Mayo See Off Cavan Challenge

Cavan suffered their third defeat in a row in Division One of the Allianz National football league.

Mickey Graham’s men lost to Mayo 1-13 to 11 points in McHale Park this evening.

The five point win for Mayo leaves the Connacht side with three wins from three with no league action next weekend.

Evan Regan’s controversial goal just before half-time the decisive score in the game. Mayo led 1-07 to seven points at half-time.

Cavan with a blistering start were four points to one ahead after ten minutes. Cavan then went 18 minutes without scoring and Mayo kicked the next three scores and the sides were level on the 16th minute. Mayo took the lead for the first time in the 24th.

Conor Rehill scored Cavan’s last two points of the half inbetween the Evan Regan goal where the forward leapt above Cavan goalkeeper Raymond Galligan to punch the ball to the net after Matthew Ruanes shot dropped short of the post.

Many Cavan supporters in the crowd felt the goalkeeper had been fouled in the lead up to the goal.

Mayo outscored the away side in the second half six points to four as James Horan’s side marched to victory.

Cavan had to play the final 10 minutes with just 14 men after Stephen Murray was given a second yellow card .

Elsewhere in division one, Kerry edged Dublin 1-18 to 2-14 i in Tralee.

Peter Crowley fisted the winning point deep into stoppage time.

Both Mayo and Kerry have six points at the top of the league standings

Cavan will return to Kingspan Breffni for their round four match against Roscommon on 24 February.

Cavan manager Mickey Graham will be in charge of Longford club St.Columba’s Mullinalaghta next weekend in the AIB All-Ireland Senior club semi-final against Dr.Crokes in Thurles.