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Replying To Breffini1967:  "Super performance from Cavan when it counted yesterday. When the pressure came on, goals were needed. Really came out on top in the forwards in the second half. Delighted for players and management. Stood tall!

Sets the team up well for Tyrone now. Terrible record against the Red Hands over the years, a last win in Championship been in 1983. Can anyone confirm where the Tyrone game will be? It was mentioned on Sunday Game that the game will be in Omagh, but if memory serves correctly, after Cavan winning a preliminary match away, the winner of preliminary game, is at home next day? Can anyone confirm this?"
It's in breffni on the 21st

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 880 - 08/04/2024 14:20:20    2536600

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Replying To Breffini1967:  "Super performance from Cavan when it counted yesterday. When the pressure came on, goals were needed. Really came out on top in the forwards in the second half. Delighted for players and management. Stood tall!

Sets the team up well for Tyrone now. Terrible record against the Red Hands over the years, a last win in Championship been in 1983. Can anyone confirm where the Tyrone game will be? It was mentioned on Sunday Game that the game will be in Omagh, but if memory serves correctly, after Cavan winning a preliminary match away, the winner of preliminary game, is at home next day? Can anyone confirm this?"
Sunday 21st April, 4pm, Breffni Park.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 5008 - 08/04/2024 14:24:09    2536601

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Reason we won the game yesterday was Faulkners decision to go for goal when 9 players out of 10 would have been happy with a point form the position he was in and the number of defenders in front of him. How often have we seen Cavan players in much better positions take the handy point and end up losing the game afterwards. If faulkner takes a point we probably end up losing this game as it gave the team tremendous confidence entering the last few minutes.

breffnibluewhite (Cavan) - Posts: 451 - 08/04/2024 16:57:53    2536664

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Sunday 21st April, 4pm, Breffni Park."
41 years since we beat them and that was Breffni park too…Martin Lynch with 7 points that day.. I wonder how many times have we actually played them at home in the Ulster Championship since 1983…? Can anyone enlighten…? It might be our time again with another Lynch on frees this time…!!!

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 1868 - 08/04/2024 17:01:51    2536666

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Replying To breffnibluewhite:  "Reason we won the game yesterday was Faulkners decision to go for goal when 9 players out of 10 would have been happy with a point form the position he was in and the number of defenders in front of him. How often have we seen Cavan players in much better positions take the handy point and end up losing the game afterwards. If faulkner takes a point we probably end up losing this game as it gave the team tremendous confidence entering the last few minutes."
I did think back to Brian O'Connell's point when we went behind again late on. Felt we may have been punished.
In fairness to him, he had just run the length of the field at full pelt and was being closed down.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 5008 - 08/04/2024 17:13:30    2536673

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Replying To cavanman47:  "I did think back to Brian O'Connell's point when we went behind again late on. Felt we may have been punished.
In fairness to him, he had just run the length of the field at full pelt and was being closed down."
Probably he took the right decision…. wrong player in that position at that time… he was looking to off load it so he obviously wasn't confident enough to go for goal… he did the right thing

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 1868 - 08/04/2024 18:38:30    2536708

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Just getting time now for a few thoughts. Jeez but what a win that was on Sunday. Had a feeling we'd sneak a win, and the best thing is that we have turned our form right around and League is now very far in the rear view mirror. That's the season opening up before us, and no reason we can't go at Tyrone and then the group stage of the All ireland and go from there.

The best thing about it is we did it while missing players like Clarke, mcVeety, and McLoughlin, yet we got into the pace of the game quickly and managed things very well. Bar a few stretches and some missed shots we managed time very well. 2 down at half time in that wind was near a result in itself. I text someone saying we'd take that as it was more a 2 point wind as it proved. It was also interesting to hear Galligan say that they chose to go against the wind v Armagh which absolutely backfired. Clearly with some players back from that game and from learning our lessons we were able to keep things tight, waste time, and break to win frees which Lynch was then exceptional from. If there's anything to take from a bad loss it's to learn from it and make it right when it matters.

Worked that 2nd half very well in not killing ourselves 3rd quarter but staying in it, picking off chances and then taking the game when it was there. Our match ups worked, and while it was poor to give 1-2 away and not score for near 10 minutes after the Faulkner goal and O'Connell point, we didn't panic and did the job. That last goal was just unreal

We had so many good performances all over the field. Lynch and Faulkner - what more can you say there. Gerry Smith rapidly turning into one of our most important players. Gunner class, Carolan and Holla too, O'Connell and Cian Reilly really good games. Oisin Brady maybe needs to grab a few more scores but overall worked very hard and had a good game for me. O'Rourke rapidly growing into a brilliant keeper. The 2 Maddens had good moments (Cians pass to Lynch first half unreal) but do need to be more involved. Overall I'd be nitpicking at others - near everyone had good games without going through every single player.

The crowd was very disappointing. Lot of factors at play - weather, soon after League, ticket prices, on tv, other events on. It's still disappointing. Thought we'd travel the short trip better than that. The only thing is maybe those who stayed away are back to Breffni in a few weeks. We owe Tyrone more than one, but I'd take this one. Last time we played in Breffni in Championship vs them we won. In fact we've never lost to them in Breffni in championship. get some lads back from injury, hope Smith is ok, and let's go at them.

Loughduff Lad (Cavan) - Posts: 2378 - 10/04/2024 13:09:28    2537118

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