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Cavan beat Scotland in Scotland to reach Junior All-Ireland final

Cavan representing Leinster, took on Scotland in the All-Ireland semi-final in Edinburgh.

Enda Reilly got the Cavan goal.
Enda Reilly got the Cavan goal.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Cavan 1-17

Scotland 0-6

CAVAN DEFEATED SCOTLAND in Edinburgh tonight, to set up an All-Ireland final clash with Kerry.

There were 14 points between the teams in the end, but in truth a spirited Scotland side did put it up to Cavan for long periods.

Just eight points down coming into the final quarter of the game, the All-Britain champions had managed to keep Cavan from finding the back of their net before Enda Reilly ended the game as a contest with his well-taken strike.

The Cavan U21 star was one of a number of youngsters lining out for Cavan against a Scottish side who made history in being the first team outside of Ireland or England to contest an All-Ireland Junior semi-final.

Cavan were well served by Reilly, Paul O’Connor, and Packie Leddy; all Ulster U21 medallists in recent years, while Scotland full-forward Tony Gallagher had his moments.

The Ulster team, representing Leinster in this championship due to the absence of an Ulster competition, will now face Kerry in the final. A Munster team has won the Junior All-Ireland in each of the last three years.

Cavan vs Kerry will take place in two weeks time, with further match details yet to be announced.

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