Football League Division 2: Cavan bounce back to defeat Galway

Damien Comer gets to grips with Martin Reilly
Damien Comer gets to grips with Martin Reilly

Cavan recovered from a five-point half-time deficit to ease any relegation worries by beating Galway in Football League Division Two at Salthill.

Jack Brady and Martin Dunne scored first-half points as the Breffnimen trailed 0-7 to 0-2 at the break, Dunne having a 27th-minute penalty saved.

Dunne was again prominent in the second half as Cavan drew level at 0-9 apiece and went on to run out the winners.

A 60-yard free from Martin Reilly helped seal the victory for his side.

Dara McVeety and James McEnroe also got their names on the scoresheet for Terry Hyland's visitors, who secured their first success in the League over Galway since 1936.

Michael Martin, Damien Comer, Paul Conroy and Danny Cummins were among the point-scorers for Galway.

Cavan manager Terry Hyland: "We fought very hard. We haven't scored a goal in the league yet this year but as long as we are winning, we don't mind. The goals will come eventually.

"The conditions for our last two home matches were very wet and windy - we prefer the dry ground like today. It's all about consolidating our position in Division Two."

TEAMS

Cavan: C Gilsenan, J McLoughlin, R Dunne, K Brady, J McEnroe, F Flanagan, C Moynagh, T Corr, G McKiernan, R Flanagan, D McVeety, M Reilly, C Mackey, J Brady, N McDermott.

Galway: M Breathnach; J Duane, F Hanley, C Sweeney; P Varley, G Bradshaw, G O'Donnell; F O Curraoin, E Tierney; S Denvir, M Martin, D Comer; D Cummins, P Conroy, A Varley.

WEEKEND RESULTS AND FIXTURES

WEEKEND RESULTS

SATURDAY

Football League Division 1

Mayo 0-10 2-18 Dublin

Division 2

Meath 0-13 0-13 Laois

Hurling League Division 1A

Clare 2-22 2-20 Dublin

Division 1B

Limerick 0-21 1-21 Offaly

Division 2B

Kildare 3-20 1-14 Mayo

Division 3B

Longford 2-16 2-11 Warwickshire

SUNDAY

Football League Division 1

Kerry 2-13 2-11 Donegal

Monaghan 0-15 0-10 Derry

Tyrone 2-10 0-17 Cork

Division 2

Galway 0-10 0-12 Cavan

Kildare 2-12 0-24 Roscommon

Westmeath 0-10 2-17 Down

Division 3

Clare 1-11 3-11 Armagh

Fermanagh 2-19 2-10 Limerick

Louth 3-11 4-16 Tipperary

Sligo 2-10 1-08 Wexford

Division 4

Offaly 0-14 1-10 Carlow

Wicklow 1-10 1-16 Longford

Waterford 0-13 0-15 Antrim

Hurling League Division 1A

Tipperary 2-22 1-13 Kilkenny

Galway 0-20 2-17 Cork

Division 1B

Waterford 4-30 0-10 Antrim

Laois 0-25 5-22 Wexford

Division 2A

Carlow 3-17 1-24 Kerry

Westmeath 1-22 2-10 Wicklow

Division 2B

Down 4-17 2-11 Donegal

Meath 1-15 1-17 Armagh

Division 3A

Tyrone 1-20 2-07 Louth

Monaghan 0-18 2-12 Fingal

Roscommon 0-16 0-06 Fermanagh

Division 3B

Sligo 2-10 1-15 Leitrim

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