Cavan’s Good start sets up win

November 21, 2019

Danske Bank MacRory Cup
St Patrick’s Cavan 3-11 St Eunan’s Letterkenny 2-9
ST PATRICK’S Cavan announced their arrival into the Danske Bank MacRory Cup with an impressive opening 20 minutes against St Eunan’s Letterkenny in Dromore yesterday.
Daniel Reilly turned over a ball in the middle of the field and Darragh O’Reilly raced on to fire to the net in the fourth minute and on the quarter hour mark Kevin McPhillips found space behind the Letterkenny defence and he cut in from the right to shoot low to the net.
With Darren McGurren accurate from frees and two points from Fintan O’Reilly, Cavan moved into a 2-5 to 0-1 lead before St Eunan’s got up and running with a goal from Keelan Dunleavy. Dunleavy added two points but the Donegal school were still 2-8 to 1-3 down at the break.
They got a good start to the second half helped by the introduction of Shane O’Donnell. However it was another Shane (Monaghan) that lit the game up with a fine goal and a point and suddenly St Eunan’s were very much back in contention.
However Darragh O’Reilly hit back with a fine strike from 20 metres out on the right wing and Cavan slowed the game down to come away with a comfortable five points’ victory ahead of next week’s games against Cookstown and Maghera.
St Patrick’s Cavan : Darragh O’Reilly (2-0), Kevin McPhillips (1-1), Darren McGurren (0-5, 0-4 frees), Fintan O’Reilly (0-2), Evan Kelly (0-1), Jack Tully (0-1), Jack Graham (0-1)
St Eunan’s : Shane Monaghan (1-5), Keelan Dunleavey (1-3), Kieran Tobin (0-1)