# Cavan

This month
March 2023
# opening up
'Things start spiralling' - Johnston's regrets over Kildare transfer and 'dark time' gambling
Former Cavan captain Seanie Johnston has opened up in detail for the first time about his 2012 move to Kieran McGeeney’s Kildare.
Last year
# breffni
'Sometimes change is good' - Mickey Graham ponders Cavan future
Cavan suffered a Tailteann Cup final defeat to Westmeath on Saturday.
# breffni
Favourites Cavan viewing Tailteann Cup as 'stepping stone' to greater things
‘We’re probably here on merit,’ admits Killian Clarke.
# The Breffni Boys
The star forward Cavan 'have been crying out' that has 'the potential to be one of the best'
The rise of Paddy Lynch, the players that missed out on Cavan’s 2020 Ulster win and Mickey Graham’s star-studded backroom team.
# hard fought
Ruairi Canavan the hero as Tyrone edge Cavan in riveting Ulster U20 final
The pre-match favourites did just about enough.
All time
# too good
McCurry stars and McShane returns as 14-man Tyrone dismantle Cavan
The Red Hands kicked five points in quick succession before the break and did not look back.
# Boost
Rachel Kearns’ goal helps Mayo overcome brave Cavan
The victors will go on to their meeting with Monaghan in the next round in confident form.
# Gaelic Football
Reigning champions Cavan to face Tyrone after Ulster football draw is made
Down will face Donegal in the preliminary round.
13 for Dublin and 12 from Mayo as 10 counties feature in 2020 All-Star football nominations
Cavan, Tipperary, Donegal, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Armagh and Kerry also have nominees.
# Awards Season
Dublin lead the way with 9 players in Sunday Game Football Team of the Year
Ciarán Kilkenny won The Sunday Game Footballer of the Year award.
# dominance
Graham compares all-conquering Dublin to Guardiola's Barcelona
‘A wee bit like Barcelona under Pep Guardiola,’ was how the Cavan boss described Dessie Farrell’s side.
# thumping win
Dublin march into 8th All-Ireland final in 10 years with 15-point win over Cavan
Dublin will face Mayo or Tipperary in the decider on Saturday week.
# The Breffni Boys
'It's been a brilliant lift when we're all half locked up' - From '60s title wins to cheering 2020 Cavan glory
Cavan football great Ray Carolan looks back on his own glittering career and talks about the impact of the current team’s run.
# Underdogs
Cavan hope favourites tag will 'weigh heavy' on Dublin like it did for Donegal
Thomas Galligan reflects on Cavan’s ‘shock’ Ulster final win and the upcoming tie against the All-Ireland champions.
# star men
Cavan and Clare stars are crowned the latest GAA player of the month winners
Thomas Galligan and Tony Kelly shone in the GAA championship in November.
# Croker Calling
Cavan happy to play in Croke Park for All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin
There had been suggestions the game should be played at a neutral venue.
# Debate
Moving semi-final out of Croke Park would give Cavan better chance against Dublin, admits Galligan
But Breffni star Thomas Galligan has no issues with taking on the All-Ireland champions in HQ.
# dethroned
'Would you say Donegal were complacent? Quite possibly they were, because we were all talking them up'
Marc Ó Sé discusses Cavan’s Ulster final upset on this week’s edition of The42 GAA Weekly.
# you couldn't make it up
Greatest day of shocks in football history? How Tipperary and Cavan upset odds to taste provincial glory
A season that started with a spate of players dropping off both squads, has seen the counties advance to the All-Ireland semi-finals.
# Final Four
Repeat of 1920 All-Ireland semi-finals confirmed on weekend of Bloody Sunday commemoration
The semi-finals will take place on 5-6 December.
# every dog has its day
Mickey Graham: 'Not one person believed we could do it bar the players'
Cavan produced the second shock of the day by beating Donegal in the Ulster final.
# Lilywhites
Jimmy Hyland's 0-9 helps Kildare defeat Cavan to move back into promotion contention
Fergal Conway scored a second-half goal for Jack O’Connor’s side.
# long read
'I was sort of obsessed. Demented. Angry maybe with life as well' - Val Andrews on a lifetime in coaching
From managing Tralee IT’s galacticos on their run to Sigerson glory in the 1990s to Cavan during the Seanie Johnston transfer saga.
# top of the table
13 point loss on opening night but Cavan footballers now flying high in Division 2 after latest win
A three-point win for Cavan over Fermanagh in tonight’s Ulster derby.
# On the Move
Former Cavan player Mackey has transfer to 2018 Leinster club champions approved
Mullinalaghta will now be able to call on the services of the ex county forward.
# around the grounds
Cavan strike late for first league win and Laois come good to defeat Armagh
In Division 4 there was success earlier today for Wexford over Carlow.
Cork v Laois, Tyrone v Cavan - Saturday GAA match tracker
Thurles and Clones were the venues for today’s games.
# Last 12
Galway to face Mayo in Connacht clash - the latest GAA football qualifier draw
The games will take place next weekend 6-7 July.
# Report
Clinical Donegal dispatch Cavan to go back-to-back in Ulster
Michael Murphy lifted the Anglo-Celt Cup for a fifth time in Clones.
Cavan v Donegal, Ulster SFC final
We went minute-by-minute as Cavan went in search of their first provincial crown in 22 years.
# Cavan Champs
'I turned around and I think I was hit by a herd of buffalo, I never seen a pitch fill up as quick'
Mickey Graham on Ulster final challenges for Cavan, past and present.
# Ryan McHugh
The McHugh factor in Cavan, phenomenal McBrearty and the balance of half-back play for Donegal
Ryan McHugh is no stranger to Cavan’s Ulster final days.
# Looking Back
'You might think 'what if' the odd time' - Cavan star on his brief stint with Burnley
Former Ireland underage soccer player Martin Reilly returned home from England at 19 and forged an inter-county career with the Breffni.
# star men
Cavan and Cork forwards claim latest GAA player of the month awards
Martin Reilly and Patrick Horgan were both honoured today for their displays in May.
# Team-sheets
Clarke in attack for Armagh as 4 debutants named while Cavan bring in two newcomers
Armagh play Down on Sunday while Cavan take on Monaghan tomorrow.
# Evolution
The Cluxton effect, converted forwards and sports psychology - the rise in free-taking goalkeepers
Cavan’s Raymond Galligan and Wicklow’s Mark Jackson both kick long-range frees for their counties.
# Double-Jobbing
Graham: Balancing Cavan and Mullinalaghta jobs was 'mentally tough'
Mickey Graham had a hectic start to 2019 as he combined club and county roles.
# Ulster Derby
Monaghan send Cavan packing from top flight and ease their own relegation worries
Monaghan had Jack McCarron sent-off in the second-half.
# Goal Hungry
Cavan dominate Roscommon to deliver Mickey Graham's first win as manager
The Ulster side ran out nine-point winners.
# Tribesmen
Five players sin binned during Galway's come-from-behind win over Cavan
Last year’s Division 1 finalists got their league campaign off to the perfect start in Pearse Stadium.