Cavan look to down Offaly for 100% record

Jun 2, 2023 13:53 By Dave Hooper
Cavan look to down Offaly for 100% record
8 May 2023; Raymond Galligan of Cavan, left, and Declan Hogan of Offaly during the Tailteann Cup launch at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile
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Cavan look to win group one to take home quarter-final game on road to Croke Park

Cavan look to round-out their Tailteann cup group phase with a 100% record by beating Offaly.

Both sides are already guaranteed progress to the knock-out phase. Cavan having dispensed of Laois and London with relevant ease.

Offaly’s draw with Laois in round one means they need a win to win group one. While Cavan can afford a draw to secure a home quarter-final.


Last year’s runners-up are look to go one further and add the Tailteann Cup to the division three title.

Whereas, Mickey Graham has made three changes to the side which beat London. Cian Reilly replaces Killian Clarke at right-corner-back. Clarke moves to centre-field for James Smith and Jonathan McCabe comes in for Gerard Smith.

Whereas, Dara McVeety is involved in this year’s Tailteann Cup campaign for the first time, having being named on the bench.


Similarly, Offaly are guaranteed a place in the knockout round. Additionally, victory would see them win the group and take a home quarter-final. A draw would see them take a home pre-lim-quarter-final.

Defeat would see Offaly enter the pre-lim-quarter-finals although possibly as third seed’s, depending on results. With three points on the board they are guaranteed a place as one of the top three third-placed teams.

Cavan: Raymond Galligan, Cian Reilly, Padraig Faulkner, Niall Carolan, Ciarán Brady, Oisin Kiernan, Cian Madden, Killian Clarke, Conor Brady, Jonathan McCabe, Gearóid McKiernan, Tiarnán Madden, Ryan O'Neill, Paddy Lynch, Oisin Brady.


Offaly: Ian Duffy, Lee Pearson, Declan Hogan, David Dempsey, Cian Donohoe, Peter Cunningham, Ciaran Donnelly, Jack McEvoy, Conor McNamee, Dylan Hyland, Ruairi McNamee, Anton Sullivan, Cian Farrell, Nigel Dunne, Joe Maher.

Cavan v Offaly

Tailteann Cup Rd 3


Saturday June 3

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park; Throw-in: 3pm

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