Football League Division Two: Roscommon 1-11 Cavan 0-14
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An inspired second-half performance from Gearoid McKiernan helped Cavan earn a draw at Roscommon in their Football League Division Two opener.
Cavan trailed 1-5 to 0-6 at the interval, with Cathal Cregg scoring the only goal of the game after 12 minutes.
McKiernan scored four points from play in the second half to put Cavan ahead while substitute Barry Reilly added two good points for the Ulster side.
The game ended 1-11 to 0-14 and Cavan's next opponents will be Laois next week.
Both sides were promoted from Division Three last season and Cavan went into the game boosted by an encouraging McKenna Cup campaign, which saw them lose out to Tyrone in the final.
A Martin Dunne free gave Cavan an early lead and Dunne pointed again in the first half, with Darra McVeety (2) and Martin Reilly also getting their names on the scoresheet.
McKiernan, whose contribution proved significant, was returning to action after being handed a two-match ban for directing sectarian abuse at an opponent during a McKenna Cup fixture between Cavan and Monaghan.
ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESULTS
SATURDAY - 19:00 GMT
Tyrone 0-09 1-13 Monaghan
Donegal 1-15 0-12 Derry
Fermanagh 0-16 0-07 Louth
Waterford 0-14 0-10 Wicklow
SUNDAY - 14:00
Cork 1-15 0-16 Dublin
Kerry 0-10 2-11 Mayo
Galway 2-13 1-12 Meath
Roscommon 1-11 0-14 Cavan
Westmeath 1-12 0-10 Laois
Kildare 1-15 3-13 Down
Clare 1-16 0-05 Wexford
Limerick 0-14 1-09 Sligo
Armagh 2-8 0-13 Tipperary
London 1-02 0-09 Offaly
Leitrim 0-15 1-12 Longford
Antrim 1-12 0-15 Carlow