Even if Cavan rotate players, from their last game that would mean could start the likes of Dara McVeety, Gearoid McKernan and James Smith, id suggest that would strengthen their team more, such is the depth of squad no matter who they put out will be a tough game and players be fighting for place in championship plus after last weeks defeat they be highly motivated.
Fermanagh midfield will need to be on form Sunday as id expect Cavan to press the kickouts from the start, they have some big men in there with Clarke, Brady, Smith, so Ellis, Lyons and McCaffrey will need to be strong on the breaking ball.
Hopefuly Fermanagh still have a clean bill of health and Ciaran Corrigans finger injury wasnt as serious as it looked.
Praying Sunday isnt as dramatic as last few games but with Fermanagh its never easy no matter what:-)
Should be a strong show of green and white in Breffni on Sunday to push on Kieran and the lads who have shown great commitment and desire throughout the campaign
macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1011 - 23/03/2023 10:42:25
Congratulations to players and management on a deserved promotion, at the beginning of the league campaign certainly wouldnt have thought Fermanagh be in this position now, delightful surprise.
Team showed great fighting spirit in Breffni Park to bounce back twice from sucker punch goals, didnt panic despite the importance of the game, can see the belief management have instilled in the players, greatly supported through the recent results in edging 3 games by a point each, winning is a great habit to have.
Excellent performances today all over the field with Luke Flanagan and Johnny Cassidy covering every blade of grass, Horan and Jones did well, with Ryan kicking 3 excellent scores in the second half, while Ultan Kelm was yet again brilliant.
For the 3rd time this year Fermanagh conceded a goal from a effort from a point coming off post which is a worry but the second goal on high ball was more of concern as should have been dealt with and teams will target.
Fermanaghs greater hunger and need showed as the game wore on,so wouldnt read too much into Cavan based on today, ive no doubt be a different animal Saturday, especially with Lynch and McVeety to return. They made a strong press on McNallys kick out second half which caused problems,id expect them to enforce this again in Croker.
Just on 45s, might need to look at options for these when Quigley not on pitch, Breen got a wind assisted one just about v Westmeath but clear not a comfortable kicker, could be crucial in tight games ahead
The league campaign has been brilliant, with many memorable moments, the comebacks v Down and Antrim, and have been getting more scores on the board. Promotion to a very competitive Division 2 has been secured for 2024 which is a huge step in their development, so the lads deserve the credit and to enjoy it and look forward to a trip to Croke Park.
macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 1011 - 26/03/2023 18:25:12