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Donohoe's class can further fuel Cavan's belief levels

By Staff Reporter

Published 23/05/2015

Conall Lyons (left) of St Patrick's, Dungannon tries to dispossess St Patrick's, Cavan's Thomas Edward Donohoe
Conall Lyons (left) of St Patrick's, Dungannon tries to dispossess St Patrick's, Cavan's Thomas Edward Donohoe

Success, it is said, breeds success. Four consecutive Ulster U21 titles have renewed hope that Cavan can again begin to flex their muscles menacingly at senior level and now the feat achieved by St Patrick's College, Cavan in winning the Ulster Colleges MacRory Cup this year has spawned the belief that the county can aspire to better things in the minor grade.

This theory will be put to the test tomorrow when the Breffni side take on Monaghan in an Ulster Championship quarter-final tie at this level which sees the teams entering the fray against rather contrasting backgrounds.

Whereas Cavan conquered Monaghan earlier in the year in the Ulster Minor League and are reaping the benefits of that MacRory triumph, Monaghan did not win a match in the league.

Cavan manager Danny Brady will look to players like David Brady, Luke Fortune, Ryan O'Neill and Thomas Edward Donohoe to set the tone for his side's display.

Donohoe scored 2-3 in that St Patrick's MacRory Cup final win over St Patrick's Academy Dungannon and appears to be a corner-forward of rare talent.

Monaghan boss Garrett Coyle is anxious to see a step-up on their league form.

James Mealiff, Michael Tierney, Killian Mooney, Barry Kerr and Ryan Tierney are his key players.

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