Cavan and Derry earn McKenna Cup wins

CJ McGourty faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines
CJ McGourty will miss the opoening stages of the National Football League

Cavan came from behind to beat Donegal 1-14 to 2-8 in Sunday's McKenna Cup Section C game at Breffni Park.

Stephen Griffin's goal helped Donegal to a 1-7 to 0-9 half-time lead but Cavan took control on the restart.

Raymond Galligan netted from a penalty and the hosts won despite Patrick McBrearty's late goal.

Leaders Derry beat UUJ 1-16 to 0-14 on Saturday with student CJ McGourty ruled out for up to 10 weeks after breaking a leg in the Celtic Park game.

The Antrim county forward suffered a broken fibula in the first half and is set to miss part of the National League.

Paddy Bradley scored Derry's goal on his comeback from a cruciate ligament injury.

Derry led 0-8 to 0-5 at the break before Bradley netted the only goal on 52 minutes.

Cailean O'Boyle was the top-scorer with five points while Derry team-mate Enda Lynn chipped in with four and Kieran Hughes fired over four UUJ frees.

Griffin scored Donegal's opening goal after 14 minutes but the visitor's slender half-time lead was quickly overturned in the second period.

Galligan converted the spot-kick after a Niall McDermott was fouled as he won a high ball.

McBrearty's strike in injury time proved to be merely a consolation for Donegal, who failed to score for the opening 25 minutes of the half.

McKenna Cup results

Saturday 14 January

Section C

Derry 1-16 0-14 UUJ (Celtic Park)

Sunday 15 January

Section A

Antrim 0-10 1-12 Tyrone (Casement Park)

Fermanagh 2-14 0-10 Queen's (Brewster Park)

Section B

Monaghan 0-11 4-12 Down (Clones)

Armagh 1-18 0-10 St Mary's College (Athletic Grounds)

Section C

Cavan 1-14 2-8 Donegal (Breffni Park)

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