"We knew we would only get one chance at it and we wanted to get off to a good start"

May 19, 2019

Cavan manager Mickey Graham celebrates at the final whistle. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

A good start proved to be half the battle for Mickey Graham and his Cavan charges against Monaghan yesterday.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the Breffni boss revealed the secrets behind his team’s 1-13 to 0-12 local derby success.

“We didn't stand back,” he pointed out.

“The lads went for it right from the word go - we knew we would only get one chance at it and we wanted to get off to a good start.

“The collectiveness of the team was important, from one to 15 and the lads that came on, it was a great workmanlike performance.

“Cavan have experienced a lot of disappointments in the Ulster Championship in recent years so to get a win over our neighbours on our home patch is special.”



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