Antrim vs Cavan – Ulster Football – Click for Live score commentary

Ulster Football quarter-final Antrim v Cavan, We have starting teams and live score commentary, match start time is 1:15pm on Saturday.

For the second year in a row, Cavan have caused upset in Ulster by beating Monaghan. After looking like they were down and out last Saturday, a late rally saw them earn extra-time. Then, it looked like penalties were on the cards until Cavan keeper Raymond Galligan won the game with a long-range free. On the other hand, Antrim last featured in an Ulster final in 2009. The straight-knock out format of this year’s Championship doesn’t work in their favour. Yet, it may give the Antrim players the freedom to challenge Cavan on Saturday evening.

Cavan re-writing the script

After a disappointing relegation from Division 2 recently, Cavan were big underdogs going into the Championship opener. But, the Breffni men showed why they were not to be written off just yet with an incredible never-say-die attitude.

Cavan started the brighter against Monaghan. After ten minutes, they had a four-point lead. Oisín Pierson’s goal pushed them out in front. However, Monaghan came back strongly and took a seven-point lead into the break.

In the second-half, Cavan used the wind advantage wisely and began to claw in the deficit. By the time the clock was up Cavan had drawn level thanks to a superbly taken equaliser by Gerard Smith.

In a nervy extra-time period, Monaghan edged in front before Martin Reilly found the net for Cavan. Then, the final few minutes was a demonstration of long-range free taking. It looked like Rory Beggan had sealed a penalty shoot-out with a free in added time. But, with the last kick of the game Raymond Galligan sent Cavan through with a free from 58m out.

Last year, Cavan went all the way to the Ulster final. Mickey Graham will be delighted with the fight his team showed last weekend and will be hoping they can reach the decider again.

Antrim claimed third spot in Division 4 this year. In fact, they could have earned promotion if not for a thrashing by Wicklow in the first game back from lockdown. Lenny Harbinson will be hoping the extended break his team has had will work in their favour. In winter conditions, Cavan’s 90 minute battle with Monaghan will have its effects. No doubt, Antrim will be the fresher of these two sides.

The winner of Cavan vs Antrim plays Fermanagh or Down a week later.

Paddy Power don’t see another upset on the cards. They have Cavan at 1/7 versus Antrim’s 11/2. A draw is 12/1.

The game is live on BBC Northern Ireland.

Prediction: Cavan.

Ulster Championship Quarter-Final: Cavan vs Antrim, Saturday, November 7th, 13:15 (Breffni Park).

A combined 15 of Gaelic footballers with only one player per county



Connacht Football semi-final
Galway v Sligo, Pearse Stadium, 1.15pm – GAAGO

Munster Football semi-final
Limerick v Tipperary, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1.15pm – RTE News Now

Ulster Football quarter-final
Cavan v Antrim, Kingspan Breffni, 1.15pm – BBC NI

All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers round 1
Laois v Clare, 1:15pm GAAGO

Joe McDonagh Cup round 3
Carlow v Meath, Netwatch Cullen Park, 2pm

All-Ireland Hurling Qualifiers round 1
Dublin v Cork, 3:45pm – Sky Sports

Leinster Football quarter-final
Dublin v Westmeath, MW Hire O’Moore Park, 6.15pm – Sky Sports Mix


Munster Football semi-final
Cork v Kerry, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 4pm – RTÉ2

Connacht Football semi-final
Roscommon v Mayo, Dr Hyde Park, 1.30pm – RTÉ2

Leinster Football quarter-finals
Longford v Laois, Glennon Bros Pearse Park, 1.30pm – GAAGO
Wicklow v Meath, Aughrim, 1.30pm – GAAGO

Ulster Football quarter-final
Fermanagh v Down, Brewster Park, 1.30pm – BBC NI

Munster Football semi-final
Cork v Kerry, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 4pm – RTÉ2

Leinster Football quarter-finals
Offaly v Kildare, MW Hire O’Moore Park, 5.30pm – GAAGO


Antrim vs Carlow

Last updated on Apr 6th, 2020 at 10:33

Antrim – A Hasson; P Gallagher, R Johnston, M Gardiner; D Lynch (0-1), J McAuley, P Healy; C Duffin (0-1), M Jordan; D McAleese, P McBride (0-1), N Delargy; P Cunningham (0-3), R McCann, C Murray (0-2). Subs: K Quinn for D McAleese, C Small for P McBride, O Eastwood (0-3) for P Cunningham, M McCann for M Jordan, E Nagle for R McCann.

Carlow – R Sansom; L Roberts, S Redmond, J Moore; J Morrissey (0-2), R Walker, R Dunphy (0-1); J Murphy, S Murphy; S Gannon (1-0), D O’Brien, E Ruth; D Walshe, P Broderick (0-3), D Foley (0-1). Subs: C Doyle for D Walshe, C Hulton (0-1) for R Walker, L Walker for D Foley, D St Ledger for P Broderick.

Referee – C Dourneen.

Antrim vs Wexford

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 20:36

Antrim – O Kerr; P Gallagher, R Johnston, M Gardner; D Lynch, J McAuley, P Healy; C Duffin (0-2), M Jordan; E Walsh (1-0), P McBride (0-1), N Delargy; P Cunningham (0-6), R McCann (2-1), C Murray. Subs: C Small for P Cunningham, E Nagle for M Jordan, D McAleese for C Duffin, A Loughran for N Delargy.

Wexford – P Doyle; M O’Connor, G Sheehan, J Rossiter; R Devereux, B Malone, C Carty; E Nolan, N Hughes (0-1); R Heffernan, J Stafford, T Byrne (0-1); G Malone (0-2), J Bealin (0-4), B Brosnan (0-4). Subs: J Dunne for R Heffernan, S Nolan (0-1) for J Stafford, M Rossiter for J Bealin, C Devitt for T Byrne, L Coleman for E Nolan.

Referee – B Tiernan.