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Dublin: 5°C Friday 5 March 2021

14-man Cavan too good for lacklustre Carlow

Eugene Keating and Cian Mackey both found the net this afternoon at Kingspan Breffni Park.

Carlow's Darragh Foley with Ciarán Brady and Feargal Flanagan of Cavan.
Carlow's Darragh Foley with Ciarán Brady and Feargal Flanagan of Cavan.
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Cavan 2-13

Carlow 0-12

CAVAN BEAT CARLOW 2-13 to 0-12 in this afternoon’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier Round 2A clash at Kingspan Breffni Park.

An early Eugene Keating goal gave the hosts some breathing space, before Cian Mackey also found the net in the second half to all but seal a comfortable Cavan win.

Dara McVeety received a straight red card late on, while Keating also picked up a black card moments later, but Cavan still prevailed with relative ease.

After Keating’s early goal, Gearoid McKiernan, Mackey and McVeety all added points for the hosts, while scores from Daniel St Ledger, Eoghan Ruth and Darragh Foley kept Carlow in the game.

Having established a 1-6 to 0-5 half-time lead, points by Seanie Johnston and Keating extended Cavan’s advantage, though efforts from Robbie Molloy, Darragh O’Brien and Chris Blake ensured their side remained in contention.

However, Mackey’s second-half goal ultimately proved decisive, as Carlow never fully recovered thereafter, and further scores from Johnston, McKiernan and Tom Hayes put the icing on the cake.

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