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Last Updated: Sunday, 7 March, 2004, 17:09 GMT
Cavan hammer Armagh
Eamon Coleman (left) pictured with his assistant boss Martin McElkennon
Eamon Coleman's side ran Armagh ragged at Breffni Park
Cavan handed out a 13-point hammering to out-of-sorts Armagh in Sunday's NFL Division 1B tie at Breffni Park.

Eamon Coleman's side led 0-9 to 0-3 at the break and two second half goals from Finbarr O'Reilly and a Jason O'Reilly strike extended the lead.

Kieran McGeeney departed early for Armagh with an apparent hamstring pull.

Fermanagh had a day to forget with first half goals from Declan Quill and Johnny Crowley helping Kerry to a 2-18 to 0-6 Division 1A win in Killarney.

With Pearse McKenna and Cathal Collins dominating Paul McGrane and John Toal in midfield, Cavan took an early grip of the Breffni Park contest.

Three points from Jason O'Reilly and two scores from Finbarr O'Reilly helped Eamon Coleman's outfit to a 0-9 to 0-3 interval advantage.

McGeeney, operating at centre half-forward, was forced to leave the field in the opening 15 minutes.

Jason O'Reilly (right) was in fine form for Cavan
Jason O'Reilly (right) scored one of Cavan's goals

His successor at centre half-back Tony McEntee was given the runaround by Cavan's Anthony Forde throughout while Mark McKeever also impressed for the home side.

Goals from Finbarr O'Reilly and Jason Reilly early in the second half ended any prospect of an Armagh fightback.

The understrength Armagh defence was poor throughout and Cavan won comfortably despite shooting more than 10 wides.

The victory earned Cavan their first league points of the campaign.

Like Armagh, Fermanagh had an afternoon to forget at Killarney.

Kerry showed their intentions right from the start by racking up a 0-8 to 0-1 advantage after only 10 minutes.

Declan Quill and Mike Frank Russell, in particular, caused problems for the Fermanagh defence.

Quill and substitute Johnny Crowley notched Kerry's two goals before half-time.

Of the Fermanagh team, only Stephen Maguire and Liam McBarron impressed.

Results
Division 1A
Tyrone P-P Cork
Westmeath 0-10 0-15 Dublin
Mayo 0-16 0-8 Longford
Kerry 2-18 0-6 Fermanagh

Division 1B
Cavan 3-12 0-8 Armagh
Laois 1-15 1-12 Meath
Wexford 3-17 0-13 Sligo
Galway 4-11 1-10 Limerick

Division 2A
Monaghan 0-15 0-9 London
Offaly 1-11 0-10 Clare
Leitrim 1-10 1-8 Carlow
Roscommon 0-11 0-12 Donegal

Division 2B
Antrim 1-9 1-9 Down
Tipperary 0-16 1-10 Louth
Derry 5-17 0-4 Waterford
Wicklow 0-11 0-13 Kildare




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"The Armagh defence struggled"



SEE ALSO
BBC NI's tributes to Cormac
06 Mar 04  |  Gaelic Games
Funeral of footballing 'icon'
05 Mar 04  |  Northern Ireland
McGeeney pays tribute
04 Mar 04  |  Gaelic Games


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