Tyrone Inflict Nightmare On Cavan To Make Super-8’s

Cavan bowed out of the All-Ireland championship after a heavy defeat to Tyrone by 16 points in Clones, 1-20 to seven points.

Tyrone were always in control having led by 12 points to three at half-time, Niall Murray opened the scoring for Cavan in the second minute.

Alas it was the only occasions that Cavan had the lead, Brian Kennedy and Niall Morgan pushing Tyrone in front with Gearoid McKiernan equalising in the 12th minute.

Niall Sludden restored Tyrone’s lead moments later coupled with points from Morgan, Colm Cavanagh, Cathal McShane and three-in-a-row Darren McCurry plus another two McShane either side of a Peter Harte moved Tyrone onto 12 points as they led by nine at half-time.

Gerard Smith reduced the deficit to eight in the opening stage of the second-half, Tyrone responding via Niall Sludden and Peter Harte to move 10 clear.

Gearoid McKiernan reduced the deficit. Cavan captain Cillian Clarke receiving a black card 10 minutes into the second-half as things went from bad to worse for Cavan.

Cathal McShane’s double moved Tyrone 11 clear as the scores started too added up with Ben McDonnell 61st minute killing all Cavan attempts at a comeback.

Conall McCann and two Peter Harte showed Tyrone superiority as Dara McVeety point for Cavan was the game’s final score as Tyrone won out 1-20 to seven points.

Tyrone are now in the super 8’s in the same group as Roscommon, Cork and Dublin. Tyrone face Roscommon next Saturday in Dr Hyde Park.

However Peter Harte was shown a black card in the first injury time, the talismanic forward will miss the meeting with Roscommon.