Cavan reach first Ulster decider since 2001

Ulster Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Replay

Cavan 0-23 Armagh 0-17

From Odhrán Crumley in Clones

Cavan have reached their first provincial decider since 2001 with a six point win over Armagh in Clones.

The Breffni men eventually advanced to the final after 160 minute of action against the Ulster men over the course of both games.

Kieran McGeeney’s side were left to rue their missed chances, kicking ten wides while Jamie Clarke, Aidan Nugent and Mark Shields all passed up huge goal chances.

Mickey Graham’s men led by three at the break after a small Orchard resurgence but, scores from man of the match, Dara McVeety and inspirational corner back, Conor Moynagh sealed victory for the men in blue.

Cavan will now meet Donegal in this years Ulster Final on Sunday June 23rd at 2pm in Clones.

Scorers for Cavan: Niall Murray 0-5 (4fs), Dara McVeety 0-4, Raymond Galligan 0-3 (3f), Gearoid McKiernan 0-3, Conor Moynagh 0-2, Martin Reilly, Killian Clarke, Conor Rehill, Oisin Kiernan, Oisin Pierson, Cian Mackey 0-1 each.

Scorers for Armagh: Jamie Clarke 0-7 (3fs), Rian O’Neill 0-6 (4fs), Stefan Campbell 0-2, Mark Shields, Rory Grugan 0-1 each

CAVAN: Raymond Galligan; Jason McLoughlin, Padraig Faulkner, Conor Moynagh; Martin Reilly, Killian Clarke, Conor Rehill; Conor Brady, Gearoid McKiernan; Oisin Kiernan, Dara McVeety, Niall Murray; Oisin Pierson, Thomas Galligan, Conor Madden.

Subs: Cian Mackey for Madden (39), Stephen Murray for T Galligan (46), Caoimhin O’Reilly for Pierson (62).

ARMAGH: Blaine Hughes; Mark Shields, Paddy Burns, James Morgan; Paul Hughes, Ryan Kennedy, Aidan Forker; Jarlath Og Burns, Niall Grimley; Aidan Nugent, Charlie Vernon, Jemar Hall; Rian O’Neill, Jamie Clarke, Andrew Murnin

Subs: Stefan Campbell for Nugent (29), Aaron McKay for Vernon (30), Rory Grugan for Murnin (42), Ben Crealey for Hall (53), Joe McElroy for Morgan (62), Ethan Rafferty for Burns (66).

REFEREE: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon).

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