New York GAA: Na Fianna dethrone champs, second half charm for K/D, and Dublin in a struggle
Too many Cavan weapons, goals the difference for guards
Twenty minutes in it was 0-2 to 0-1 in favor of Dublin, with Reilly getting both. There was little else of consequence in that time.
The final seven minutes did make up for the lack of action, though, as first Calon O’Hanlon had a screamer wide before Reilly and Richie Morgan swapped scores. Morgan’s came after Dublin was very unfortunate not to get a free at the other end.
Dublin had two of the final three points of the half as both sides were more fortunate in front of goal.
Brian Patton added to Armagh’s total to open the second half before sub Chris Corrigan and Cathal Hatzer pushed the capital’s advantage out to 0-7 to 0-4.
On eight minutes Brian Stokes joined the attack for the Orchard men, and he had a goal after a strong run. Patton added his second point to give the side a slim lead.
With the game for the taking Dublin answered the call with another Reilly point and a well taken Hatzer goal when he took a flick on from Reilly and drove to the net. John Maloney added an insurance point for the win.
Dublin will be happy with the win on the field as the Keaneys, Coughlin, Gray and the excellent Reilly all led the way.
Armagh had good performances from Hearty, Kevin McGeeney, Aiden Morton and Caolan Short.
This game may not be over yet, however, as Dublin were asked for ID cards after the outing. It just may take a conflab in the steakhouse to figure things out.
Dublin: 1 Ray Hennessy, 2 Colm Larkin, 3 Adam Keaney, 4 Fergal Powell, 5 Sean Gibney, 6 William Forkan, 7 Ciaran McHugh, 8 Andy Gray, 9 Peter Keaney, 10 Nick McKeown, 11 Niall Coughlin (0-1), 12 Jonathon Maloney (0-2), 13 Cathal Hatzer (1-1), 14 Declan Reilly (0-4), 15 Mikey Henderson. Subs: Chris Corrigan.
Armagh: 1 Alan Hearty, 2 Patsy Martin, 3 John Cunningham, 4 Stuart Stokes, 5 John Lynch, 6 Kevin McGeeney, 7 Brian Stokes (1-0), 8 Paddy King, 9 Brian Patton (0-2), 10 Ronan Queally, 11 Seamus McDaid, 12 Caolan Short (0-2), 13 Richie Morgan (0-1), 14 Calon O’Hanlon, 15 Aiden Morton.
Referee: Tommy Fahey.
Man of the match: Declan Reilly (Dublin).
Too Many Cavan Weapons
Cavan 2-11 Cork 0-8
CAVAN used a total team performance to get their second win in a week over Cork in this senior football contest.
The board, in its wisdom, had them playing back to back against the Rebels, and they will now play Tyrone back to back, one in the league and one in the championship.
The defense held Cork to just two points in the first half to pave the way, while four of the six forwards got on the board at the other end, with newcomer Graham Guilfoyle very impressive with his running.
The first half was completely dominated by Cavan. At the end of 30 minutes they were sitting on a 0-8 to 0-2 lead. Eoin Ward had two of the first three points for the side, and center forward Guilfoyle was also very active.
Cork’s brightest moment was Mickey Leneghan’s score when he soloed in along the end line and drilled the ball over.
Cavan added to their lead with a quick goal to open the second half when a defensive mistake allowed Ryan O’Hare the easy task of tapping to the net. They added a point, but then Cork enjoyed their best period of the half.
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