21 December 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

CAVAN 1-15
Cavan full forward Kevin Mulvaney put on an exhibition of point scoring from both play and frees that helped catapult Cavan through to the final of the Ulster Bank Vocational Schools inter county championship at the expense of Monaghan in this keenly contested and at times hard-hitting contest that was played in blustery and bitterly cold conditions in Cloghan on Thursday afternoon last. Overall Cavan’s play was that much more assured than Monaghan’s and they got a good return from their midfield pairing of Liam Buchanan and David Harper who won a lot of primary possession in that area but it was Mulvaney’s ability to win possession, go for scores or distribute the ball meaningfully that was the key element in this deserved victory. In any analysis of this match Monaghan will have to look at the number of unforced errors they committed, the turnovers and simply squandering possession against a Cavan side who tackled and harassed in numbers particularly in their defence thereby denying Monaghan the space or time that they needed. Monaghan enjoyed their best spell in this game in the opening quarter at the end of which they led by four points to two, but Cavan staged a strong finish to the first half and came back from that two points deficit to go in two in front at the break. A goal a mere 15 seconds after the restart gave Cavan the perfect tonic at the start of the second
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