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      • 96'

        Galligan the Cavan keeper wins it for his side, UNREAL

      • 90'

        Rory Beggan levels up, what a game

      • 89'

        Chris Conroy point

      • 89'

        Cavan lead by a point

      • 85'

        Martin Reilly GOAL

      • 80'

        Half time of extra time, Monaghan by 2pts

      • 80'

        Woods puts Monaghan 2pts up

      • 79'

        Walsh kicks Monaghan ahead

      • 78'

        Monaghan - Sub McGuinness off

      • 77'

        Still no score in extra time

      • 75'

        No score in first half of extra time, Monaghan have the wind

      • 71'

        Thomas Galligan yellow card

      • 71'

        Extra time has started 3:06pm

      • EXTRA time will start in five min

      • 75'

        Conor McManus free goes wide, INTO EXTRA TIME

      • 75'

        A stunning point from Gerard Smith, level

      • 72'

        Niall Murray point from a mark, only one in it

      • 69'

        Five minutes injury time announced

      • 69'

        Wide from Conor McManus

      • 68'

        Gearoid McKernan point, only two in it

      • 62'

        Gearoid McKernan point

      • 61'

        Luke Fortune long-range point, Cavan within 5pts

      • 60'

        Monaghan lead by 6pts with 10min to play

      • 56'

        Poor wide from Cavan

      • 57'

        Monaghan 1-13 Cavan 1-07 at the waterbreak

      • 55'

        Monaghan slowing down play, Cavan will need goals

      • 50'

        Dessie Ward fisted point

      • 49'

        Luke Fortune point, Cavan within 5pts

      • 47'

        Second point from Kieran Duffy

      • 45'

        Galligan point for Cavan

      • 41'

        Cormac O'Reilly

      • 35'

        Monaghan 1-11 Cavan 1-04 at half time

      • 35'

        Fintan Kelly puts Monaghan 7pts up

      • 35'

        Who else, Conor McManus finds the back of the net. GOAL monaghan

      • 34'

        Point from Smith

      • 34'

        Its another score for Conor McManus

      • 33'

        Cavan will be happy to be three points down against a strong breeze

      • 32'

        Conor McCarthy hits the crossbar, so unlucky

      • 31'

        Kieran Duffy point, Monaghan by 3pts

      • Dermot Malone comes in

      • 28'

        Conor McManus wide

      • 26'

        Stephen O’Hanlon shot hits the cross bar and is cleared

      • 25'

        Conor McManus with an easy free

      • 21'

        Micheál Bannigan with a silky score

      • 20'

        Nice score from Smith, sides are level

      • 18'

        Conor McManus puts Monaghan ahead just before the waterbreak

      • 18'

        Ryan McAnespie levels it up, point may have been wide but no hawkeye

      • 16'

        Conor McManus with his first score of the day

      • 14'

        Stephen O'Hanlon point, gets Monaghan back within 2pts

      • 11'

        Monaghan point from Conor McCarthy

      • 10'

        Oisin Pierson GOAL for Cavan

      • 8'

        Micheál Bannigan with the opening score for Monaghan

      • 7'

        James Smith with a second Cavan score against the breeze

      • 6'

        Gearoid McKernan with the opening score

      • 5'

        No score in the first five minutes

      • The winners play Antrim in the Ulster quarter-final on Saturday week.

      • Monaghan finished in sixth place in Division 1 last weekend, winning two, drawing two and losing three games. Cavan were relegated from Division 2, having won three and lost four games

      • The last six championship games between the counties have produced only four goals.

      • LAST FIVE CHAMPIONSHIP MEETINGS 2019: Cavan 1-13 Monaghan 0-12 (Ulster quarter-final) 2017: Monaghan 1-15 Cavan 0-15 (Ulster quarter-final) 2015: Monaghan 0-16 Cavan 0-15 (Ulster quarter-final) 2013: Monaghan 1-10 Cavan 0-12 (Ulster semi-final) 2001: Cavan 0-13 Monaghan 0-11 (Ulster semi-final)

      • Monaghan: Rory Beegan, Kieran Duffy, Conor Boyle, Ryan Whylie, Dessie Ward, Fintan Kelly, Karl O’Connor, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Ryan McAnespie, Micheál Bannigan, Dermot Malone, Stephen O’Hanlon, Conor McCarthy, Conor McManus

      • Cavan - Raymond Galligan, Jason McLoughlin, Killian Clarke, Killian Brady, Gerard Smith, Ciaran Brady, Luke Fortune, James Smith, Padraig Faulkner, Martin Reilly, Gearoid McKernan, Oisin Kieran, Oisin Pierson, Chris Conway, Cormac O’Reilly


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      Monaghan 1-17


      It’s the first round of the Ulster Football championship, Monaghan v Cavan, Clones, start time 1.15pm –  We have live score commentary updates.

      Monaghan vs Cavan is the opener for what is easily the most competitive of the Provincial Championships. Last year, the same fixture threw up an upset as Cavan prevailed. Now, following the relegation to Division 3, Cavan are underdogs again. But, Monaghan are not exactly carrying form into this game. Hence, it could be an exciting tie to kick off an exciting Championship.

      In round 7 of the National League, a draw with Meath was enough to see Monaghan survive in the top Division. In what was an up-and-down League for the Farney men, they will be content as they head into knock-out football. The Meath draw was preceded by a loss to Kerry. But, Seamus McEnaney will have told his side that if they were to lose, that was the time to do so.

      2019’s defeat to Cavan in the Ulster Championship will be at the front of McEnaney’s mind. The loss shook the team who went on to lose to Armagh in the qualifiers. Now, he will be relying on his talisman Conor McManus to lead from the front. Thankfully for McEnaney, McManus is finding form at the right time. He scored 1-08 against Meath and 0-05 the week before against Kerry in just 35 minutes.

      Cavan need to show mental toughness

      On the other hand, Cavan will be wishing they had another week to prepare for this fixture. Last year’s trip to the Ulster final seems like a long time ago now in light of their new Division 3 status. Two losses since the restart will need to be quickly forgotten about by Mickey Graham’s men.

      Graham admitted his side “got what we deserved” after failing to get a result against Roscommon. In fact, a win on the day could have seen Cavan finish in the promotion spots. But, Division 2 was the tightest of the four and, true to form, the loss saw Cavan fall to 7th. Graham continued to confess nerves among his team before the game.

      If Cavan are to replicate their victory from last season, they need to quickly make peace with their League result. In the Championship there will be no time to wallow in self-pity. In particular, the Ulster Championship will be a gruelling one on its own. Beginning in the preliminary round only adds to the challenge.

      Paddy Power rightfully have Monaghan at 3/10 favourites. Cavan are 10/3 and a draw is 8/1. The game is live on Sky Sports.

      Prediction: Monaghan.

      Ulster Football Championship Preliminary Round: Monaghan vs Cavan, Saturday, October 31st, 1.15pm (Clones).

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      Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
      October 31, 2020 13:15 Ulster Championship 2020 31/10/2020 70'


      St. Tiernach's Park, Clones
      St. Tiernach’s Park, L2100, Liseggerton, Clones Urban, Ballybay-Clones Municipal District, County Monaghan, Ireland


      # Player Position
      Conor McManusForward



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