In Saturday’s Jim McGuigan Cup Senior B game, the opening fifteen produced three points, all to Donegal. Paul O Hare from play, Daithi Roberts from a 45 and Shane Monaghan from a free.
Donegal 3-13 Cavan 0-08
Report from Charlie Collins
Photos by Evan Logan
Cavan finally got their first score with a fine effort from Daryl McGurren in the 17th minute. Roberts kicked another 45 and Monaghan another free to make 0-05 to 0-01 but Caoimhin McGovern got Cavan’s second from play in the 23rd minute.
Senna Rooney made it a four point game again with a fine score from out on the right. Two frees from McGurren’s left foot in injury time left just two in it at half-time, 0-06 to 0-04 in Donegal favour. McGurren’s fourth point in the 31th minute left just a point between the teams and all to play for.
An excellent score from Daryl McGovern levelled it up and a minute a great run by Fionn O Reilly almost produced a Cavan goal but the final pass was poor and the chance was gone.
That proved costly as a minute later Donegal got the game’s first goal. Ciarán Moore made a strong run from midfield, Jack Gallagher’s shot was saved but substitute Eoin Martin slid the ball low to the net.
James Mc Cahill pointed for Cavan, Sub Johnny McGroddy replied for Donegal and then another substitute Matthew Coyle hammered home a second goal after Senan Rooney’s shot was blocked to make it 2-08 to 0-07 and Donegal in control.
McGroddy and Rooney hit points and then Shane Monaghan cracker home a third Donegal goal . McGroddy and Roberts knocked over points as Donegal ran out easy winners, in the end, to finish off their League campaign with a victory.
DONEGAL: Daithi Roberts ( 0-03 2/45’s ), Conor Roarty, Kieran Tobin, Dylan Dorrian; Conor Coyle, Jack Gallagher, Ryan McShane; Eoin Dowling, Ciaran Moore; Eoin De Burca, Senan Rooney ( 0-02 ), Daryl Maguire; Shane Monaghan (1-02 ), Jamie Grant, Paul O’Hare (0-02).
SUBS USED: Johnny McGroddy (0-03 ), Eoin Martin ( 1-01 ) Matthew Coyle ( 1-0 ), Caolan McColgan, Alex McCalmont, CONAL McDermott.