MONAGHAN DREAM OVER

30 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

CAVAN 1-13
MONAGHAN 1-08

A MORE clinical Cavan booked their place in the final of the Ulster inter county Vocational Schools championship at the expense of Monaghan in this entertaining and at times exciting contest that was played in greasy and wintry conditions in Clones on Thursday morning last.
A somewhat fortuitous goal nine minutes into the second-half when big Liam Buchanan got the vital touch in a goalmouth scramble to force the ball over the line was effectively the turning point in this contest and when Cavan added two points in quick succession from Oisin Carolan and Conor Bradley it gave them a foothold that Monaghan where unable to wrest from them and they drove on for victory.
Conditions on the day were not conducive to open flowing football but both sides rose above that and at times served up some excellent fare even though mistakes proliferated mostly due to the greasy under foot conditions.
Cavan started much the better but were wide of the target twice before hitting three points in quick succession, the first from Jack Doyle, following good work by Killian MacSherry and Oisin Carolan with McSherry then on target from a free for a foul on Liam Buchanan and Carolan at the end of a strong run to open a three points gap after just eight minutes.
Monaghan opened their account through …

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