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Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson

All times stated are UK

  1. Coming up next

    Monaghan will discover their semi-final opponents next Sunday as Fermanagh face Antrim at Brewster Park, throw-in 16:00 BST.

    There will be commentary on Radio Ulster medium wave with our live text coverage on the website.

    The full match will be shown on BBC2 Northern Ireland at 19:00 BST.

    See you next week.

  2. Poll result

    We asked who you thought would win the Ulster Championship - well, current holders Donegal topped the poll with 30% of the vote. Next came Armagh on 22%, Monaghan 12% and, would you believe, Fermanagh with 9%.

    Thanks very much for taking part.

  3. Antrim hurling woe

    Antrim exit from the Leinster Hurling Championship after a 2-18 to 1-11 defeat by Carlow at Dr Cullen Park. Their only remaining hurling action this summer will be the Ulster final and it's the Christy Ring Cup for them next summer. Ouch.

  4. Post update

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

    "Maybe Cavan just lacked that wee bit of experience to get over the line. The game was there for them to win but fair play to Monaghan, they showed great character in the second half after not playing particularly well for much of the match."

  5. Malachy O'Rourke's view

    "In the second half, we just upped our game and that was the difference more than anything else. We were able to get Conor McManus on the ball a bit more.

    "There was a time early in the second half when the game could have got away from us if our boys hadn't held their heads."

  6. Celebrations

    Monaghan are applauded by their delighted, and no doubt relieved, supporters. They now look forward to a semi-final against Fermanagh or Antrim on 21 June.

  7. Full-time

    Cavan 0-15 0-16 Monaghan

    Colin Walshe's left foot sends over a nerve-settling score and Monaghan lead by two with less than a minute to go.

    Martin Dunne lands a free for Cavan but seconds later the final whistle sounds and Monaghan go through - but only just.

  8. Wide of the mark

    Raymond Galligan started in goal for Cavan instead of Conor Gilsenan
    Image caption: Raymond Galligan started in goal for Cavan instead of Conor Gilsenan

    Cavan's young keeper Raymond Galligan, who plays as a forward for his club, has a go from distance but the free goes wide.

    The number 16 has another crack with a 45 - but it is wide again.

    We are into added time.

  9. Post update

    Cavan 0-14 0-15 Monaghan

    Cavan's number 14 makes it 14 points each. Martin Dunne landing over a fine score.

    But Monaghan maestro Conor McManus quickly replies with a brilliant score.

  10. Post update

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport at Breffni Park

    That Hughes free puts Monaghan ahead for the first time since the 23rd minute.

    On that occasion they stayed in front for only two minutes - can they hold on this time?

  11. Join the debate at #bbcgaa

    Niall: Why have Cabhan stopped releasing the ball into Argue...running into walls and negating the tactic that paid dividends.

    Henky7: @bbcchampionship Who's going to win Ulster this year boys? With the Red Hands out of the way can Armagh do it this year Oisin?

    You can get in touch at #bbcgaa or pop on to the BBC Championship Facebook page

  12. Monaghan momentum

    Cavan 0-13 0-14 Monaghan

    Monaghan move into the lead thanks to a Kieran Hughes free. The last five scores have gone to the Farney county. Are Cavan letting their big opportunity slip?

  13. Post update

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

    "Cavan have panicked a bit but fair play to Monaghan for battling back. Cavan have lost their shape."

  14. All level

    Cavan 0-13 0-13 Monaghan

    Monaghan equalise through a Dessie Mone free after Cavan's free-taker Martin Reilly receives a black card for hauling down an opponent.

  15. Post update

    Cavan 0-13 0-12 Monaghan

    It is a one-point game now as veteran replacement Dick Clerkin registers from play. Cavan haven't scored for 10 minutes or so.

  16. Having a Mone

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport at Breffni Park

    Dessie Mone is still remonstrating with the umpire after not being given a penalty. He felt he was impeded as he tried to kick the ball.

  17. Antrim Hurlers update

    Antrim are heading out of the Leinster Hurling Championship and into next season's Christy Ring Cup as Carlow move 1-15 to 1-6 at Dr Cullen Park. Ciaran Johnston has also been sent off the Saffrons. Dark days for Antrim hurling.

  18. Post update

    Cavan 0-13 0-11 Monaghan

    Conor McManus lands a free for Monaghan who felt they might have had a penalty just before that when Dessie Mone went down as Thomas Corr challenged. Would have been a harsh award.

    Darren Hughes then charges forward to fire over another Monaghan point - deficit down to two now.

  19. Cavan on top?

    Cavan 0-13 0-9 Monaghan

    Ciaran Brady is on target with a fine score from play and then Michael Argue's shot on the turn opens a four-point advantage for Cavan. Are Monaghan's hopes of a third successive Ulster final fading?

  20. Cavan 0-11 0-9 Monaghan

    Conor McManus does the business again with a free from the left - Monaghan really needed that!

  21. Malone gets the road

    Dermot Malone's afternoon comes to an early end as he gets a black card for a cynical bodycheck. So, he has to be replaced and Stephen Gollogly is the man summoned from the Monaghan bench.

  22. Second half

    Cavan 0-11 0-8 Monaghan

    Two points from play in the opening minute - Karl O'Connell for Monaghan and Geroid McKernan with Cavan's reply.

    Then Niall McDernott's free just makes it over the bar to put Cavan three points to the good.

  23. Antrim hurlers update

    Half-time: Carlow 0-8 1-3 Antrim. Carlow lead by two at the break at Dr Cullen Park even though they are down to 14 men after Marty Kavanagh's sending off.

  24. Post update

    Philip Jordan

    Three-time All-Ireland winner

    "Monaghan haven't been able to get a good supply into Conor McManus even though he looks to have the beating of his man."

  25. Post update

    Oisin McConville

    BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

    "I have no doubt the hairdryer will be out in the Monaghan dressing-room at half-time. Monaghan didn't look up for it in the first five minutes and it is very hard to lift it when you don't come out with the right attitude."

  26. Post update

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

    "Cavan are the more hungry team and they are getting more turnovers. Monaghan need to try and hit more long-range points in the second half."

  27. Sideline shift

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport at Breffni Park

    Cavan selector Anthony Forde is putting in as big a shift as the players. Manic running up and down the sideline and running on to issue a few instructions.

    This game being played at an incredible speed. Can they keep this up for 70 minutes?

  28. Post update

    Cavan 0-9 0-7 Monaghan

    Gearoid McKernan moves forward to slot over the last score of the first half with his trusty right boot. Underdogs Cavan enjoy a two-point advantage at the break.

    Today's attendance: 18,540

  29. Post update

    Cavan 0-8 0-7 Monaghan

    Cavan defender Ronan Flanagan advances to score a nice left-footed effort to edge the hosts into the lead.

  30. Post update

    Cavan 0-7 0-7 Monaghan

    Cian Mackey goes forward and his right-foot effort is tipped over by the Monaghan keeper Rory Beggan for a point.

    Play quickly switches to the other end and Paul Finlay adds to his free tally.

  31. Keeper scores

    Cavan 0-6 0-6 Monaghan

    Cavan's young keeper Raymond Galligan lands a long-range free, Paul Finlay quickly replies for the visitors and Niall McDermott registers again to tie the game up once more.

  32. Post update

    Cavan 0-4 0-5 Monaghan

    Conor McManus is accurate with another free and Monaghan have regained the lead. Star man McManus has four points already.

    Cavan should know all about the threat posed by Monaghan's Conor McManus
    Image caption: Cavan should know all about the threat posed by Monaghan's Conor McManus
  33. Antrim hurlers update

    Antrim are level 1-2 to 0-5 against Carlow in the Leinster Hurling Championship game at Dr Cullen Park which also started at 14:00. Conor Johnston has scored Antrim's goal.

  34. Teams level

    Cavan 0-4 0-4 Monaghan

    Paul Finley is pushed just as he is about to shoot - Conor McManus slots over the resulting free and suddenly the sides are level

  35. Yellow card

    Cavan's Niall McDermott goes into the book for a high tackle.

  36. It's close

    Cavan 0-4 0-3 Monaghan

    A foul on late replacement Shane Carey leads to Paul Finlay scoring Monaghan's second point with an easy free, and then Conor McManus scores from play to add to their tally.

  37. Post update

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

    "Terry Hyland will be very happy. He has got his tactics exactly right so far."

  38. Post update

    Cavan 0-4 0-1 Monaghan

    Cavan extend their lead as Niall McDermott lands another free with his left peg

  39. Monaghan keeper wide from long-range

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport at Breffni Park

    Cavan fans giving Monaghan 'keeper Rory Beggan plenty of stick, especially after he misses his first long-range free attempt.

    Switches all over the field - Michael Argue at full-forward for Cavan and having some battle with Drew Wylie.

    Ronan Flanagan is wearing number four but playing at wing-forward!

  40. Post update

    Cavan 0-3 0-1 Monaghan

    This is an encouraging start for Terry Hyland's Cavan. They go two points clear with another free, this one scored by Niall McDermott.

  41. Post update

    Martin McHugh

    BBC Sport NI GAA analyst

    "There is no fear in Cavan about Monaghan."

  42. Post update

    Cavan 0-2 0-1 Monaghan

    Cavan move into the lead as Michael Argue fists over a point

  43. Join the debate at #bbcgaa

    Jarlath Burns: Very sensible points being made on @BBCSPORTNI The Championship re sledging.

    You can get in touch at #bbcgaa or pop on to the BBC Championship Facebook page

  44. All square

    Cavan 0-1 0-1 Monaghan

    Cavan pull level through a straightforward free by Cian Mackey although Martin Reilly is wide of the mark with a chance to put the Breffni men ahead.

  45. Studio debate on sledging

    Philip Jordan

    Three-time All-Ireland winner

    "I was too busy trying to keep up with Oisin on the football field to have any time for sledging him."

  46. Cavan 0-0 0-1 Monaghan

    Conor McManus lands a free to give Monaghan the lead after just 55 seconds

  47. Throw-in

    Match starts with Monaghan surging forward

  48. Join the debate at #bbcgaa

    Christopher Potter: Think a draw or a point win either way. Certainly playing at home a big help to Cavan

    Brady: The abuse won't change because it's win at all costs now more than ever.

    Lisa McNulty: What an inspiration Oisín McConville is. We know his story and my goodness hasn't he turned his life around.

    You can get in touch at #bbcgaa or pop on to the BBC Championship Facebook page.

  49. Late team changes

    Orla Bannon

    BBC Sport at Breffni Park

    No surprise that Malachy O'Rourke has made a couple of changes to his starting 15 - but no-one saw this one coming.

    He's chosen the unknown Shane Carey to make his championship debut, replacing the veteran Dick Clerkin, in midfield.

    Ryan McAnespie also comes into the attack in place of Owen Duffy.

    Two changes for Cavan also - top scoring forward Martin Dunne is replaced by Niall Murray, no news on whether that's tactical or if Dunne has suffered an injury.

    Raymond Galligan replaces Conor Gilsenan in goals.

  50. Post update

    In the Minor match, the Cavan boys beat their Monaghan counterparts by 2-17 to 1-8.

  51. Twitter & Facebook

    You can have your say on today's proceedings or send a question to our panel of pundits via Twitter by using #bbcgaa or going to our Facebook page

  52. Team news

    Monaghan have been boosted by the news that midfielder Darren Hughes is fit to play at Breffni Park today after recovering from a foot injury sustained in a club game.

    Cavan defender Killian Clarke misses the big match because of a hamstring injury, but Cian Mackey is back in the Breffni line-up after missing the 2014 Championship.

  53. Get Involved

    Monaghan were favourites to win the Ulster before the competition started, and they certainly are on the easier looking side of the draw.

    However, Donegal now have the slightly shorter odds with the bookmakers after seeing off Mickey Harte's Tyrone in last week's preliminary round.

    But who do you think will be crowned provincial champions on 19 July?

    You can choose your winners by using the voting buttons. The Ts and Cs can be found here.

    The vote will close at 15:30 BST and we will let you know the result.

  54. Starting soon

    Cavan are underdogs with Monaghan boasting a better recent record in the Championship
    Image caption: Cavan are underdogs with Monaghan boasting a better recent record in the Championship

    Welcome to our live text coverage of the first quarter-final in the 2015 Ulster Senior Football Championship.

    It's a neighbourly dispute today as Monaghan travel to Breffni Park to take on deadly rivals Cavan.

    A glance at the record book tells you that Cavan are by far and away the most successful county in the history of the Ulster Championship.

    However, they have not lifted the Anglo-Celt Cup for 18 years and it is Monaghan who have the most recent pedigree, having won in 2013 and appearing in last year's final.

    Indeed, Division One semi-finalists Monaghan are favourites to progress to a semi-final date with unfancied Fermanagh or the even more unfancied Antrim.