All-Ireland SFC qualifier: Cavan 2-13 0-12 Carlow

Cavan's Cian Mackey in possession against Sean Gannon of Carlow
Cavan's Cian Mackey in possession against Sean Gannon of Carlow

Eugene Keating and Cian Mackey netted the goals as Cavan sealed a routine seven-point win over Carlow in the All-Ireland qualifiers at Breffni Park.

Keating fisted into the net in the third minute after Mackey had played the ball in.

Gearoid McKiernan (3), Dara McVeety, Mackey and Killian Clarke pointed to give Cavan a 1-6 to 0-5 interval lead.

Mackey finished a good move for the second goal for Cavan who went down to 14 men when McVeety was sent-off.

After the break, Cavan added points through Keating, Seanie Johnston (3), Tom Hayes and McKiernan.

Carlow's second-half points were scored by Robbie Molloy, Darragh O'Brien, Chris Blake, Daniel St Ledger and John Murphy.

Cavan, beaten in the Ulster Championship semi-final replay by Tyrone last weekend, always looked in control and go into the hat for Monday morning's third round draw.

Cavan's Killian Clarke comes under pressure from Donal Smithers of Carlow
Cavan's Killian Clarke comes under pressure from Donal Smithers of Carlow

All-Ireland qualifiers results

Round 2A

Derry 1-14 1-11 Meath

Cavan 2-13 0-12 Carlow

Round 2B

Limerick 0-10 2-12 Cork

Mayo 2-14 1-12 Fermanagh

Kildare 1-22 2-14 Offaly

Monaghan 1-13 2-13 Longford

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