Date Time Competition Season
28 May 2022 2:00 pm Tailteann Cup 2022

Match Report

Tailteann Cup: Cavan deliver against Down

Cavan booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Tailteann Cup with an impressive nine-point home win over Ulster rivals Down this afternoon.

It wasn't all about the hosts in this encounter, and indeed the Breffni County trailed by 1-0 to 0-0 after just five minutes when Ruairí O'Hare grabbed a goal for Down.

However, Cavan quickly grabbed a lead they wouldn't relinquish, firing the next six scores.

Points from Gerard Smith, Ray Galligan and Paddy Lynch levelled the contest by the eighth minute, before further scores from Oisin Kiernan, James Smith and Galligan ensured a 0-6 to 1-0 lead by the 14th minute.

Odhran Murdock and Paddy Lynch swapped scores, before Galligan's third point from a placed ball left the tie at 0-8 to 1-1 in his sides favour on 24 minutes.

Barry O'Hagan delivered a much required score for Down from play, but Cavan took control once more.

Four unanswered points, including three-in-a-row from Gearoid McKiernan pushed them seven ahead by the 31st minute.

Anthony Doherty and Galligan swapped scores, before Cavan's Paddy Lynch picked up a black card deep in injury-time, after a foul on O'Hagan.

However, Down failed to take advantage after Galligan saved twice, and Cavan took a 0-13 to 1-3 interval lead.

Down rang the changes at half-time, with keeper Niall Kane making way for Rory Burns, while Andrew Gilmore entered the fray for Ruairí O'Hare.

Cavan continued to show their experience on the restart and extended their lead to nine points midway through the second period following a Thomas Edward Donohoe score.

Down battled hard with the likes of Ryan Magill and substitute Andrew Gilmore taking scores, but with McKiernan, Lynch and Galligan impressive, there was no doubting Cavan's place in the next round.


1Raymond Galligan Goalkeeper 8', 14', 24', 45', 46', 54', 57'
2Luke Fortune Defender
3Padraig Faulkner 22 Defender
4Killian Brady Defender
5Jason McLoughlin 23 Defender
6Killian Clarke Defender
7Conor Brady 19 Defender
8Thomas Galligan 18 Midfielder
9James Smith Midfielder 12', 38'
10Oisin Kiernan Forward 11'
11Gearoid McKiernan Forward 26', 30', 31', 36', 47', 49'
12Gerard Smith Forward 7', 26'
13Martin Reilly 25 Forward
14Paddy Lynch Forward 8', 22', 55', 63'
15Cormac O’Reilly Forward
16Liam Brady Goalkeeper
17Benjamin Kelly
18Chris Conroy 8 Defender
19Cian Madden 7 Forward
20Ciaran Brady
21Michael Argue Midfielder
22Niall Carolan 3 61'
23Oisin Brady 5 Forward
24Ryan O’Neill Forward
25Thomas Edward Donohue 13 50'
26Jack McKenna


1Niall Kane 16 Goalkeeper
2Peter Fegan 18 Defender
3Adam Lynch Defender
4Tomas McInearney Defender
5Darren O’Hagan 23 Defender
6Conor Poland Defender
7Ryan Magill Defender 50'
8Anthony Doherty Midfielder 33'
9Ruairi O’Hare Midfielder 5'
10Daniel Guinness Forward
11Odhran Murdock Forward 16'
12Pierce Laverty Forward 44'
13Ruairi McCormack Forward
14Barry O’Hagan Forward 25', 42'
15Andrew Gilmore 22 Forward 52'
16Rory Burns 1 Goalkeeper
17Brendan McArdle
18Conor Francis 2
19Jack McCartan
20Kevin McKernan
21Liam Kerr 22 Forward 38', 70'
22Niall McParland 21
23Patrick McCarthy 5
24Patrick Murdock
25Ronan Campbell
26Ryan O’Higgins

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