Cavan SFC: Castlerahan cruise in opener

August 06, 2020

GOAL....Oisín O`Connell opens the scoring for Castlerahan with a goal against Ramor at the senior county championship final at Kingspan Breffni.

Castlerahan had minimal fuss in the opening round of their Cavan senior football championship defence last night as they handed Shercock a comprehensive 1-18 to 0-9 defeat at Kingspan Breffni.

Pauric Smith’s goal two minutes in provided the holders with the perfect start and they’d have 1-4 on the board before Ryan Clerkin shot over Shercock’s first on nine minutes.

Paul Cusack, Karl Cosgrave and Oisin O’Connell all raised white flags to bump Castlerahan’s lead up to 1-8 to 0-2 at the half and there’d be no let up from the champions after the restart.

After Sean Clarke grabbed Shercock’s third point, the leaders hit four without reply, including a brace from midfielder Cormac Daly.

Shercock were in need of goals after that but they simply never came the way of the Monaghan border men against what was a stingy Castlerahan defence, conceding just 0-7 from play over the hour.

Next up for the Oliver Plunkett Cup holders is a date with Lacken this Sunday at Kingspan Breffni (throw-in 7.30pm).

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