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'The Black Death' Banished As Cavan Roscommon Produces ALL The Goals

'The Black Death' Banished As Cavan Roscommon Produces ALL The Goals

"The one real anomaly in the League is The Black Death (Cavan). They have continued to play the most horrible, defensive football the game has ever seen."

A little under three years ago Cavan's performance in Division 3 produced that infamous line from one unreticent Joe Brolly. However, after today's eight-goal Division 2 final, that label has been commissioned to a death of its own.

Cavan and Roscommon produced an enthralling final today that saw Roscommon continue their hoodoo over Mattie McGleenan's side. The final score was 4-16 to 4-12.

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The goals came in all shapes and sizes. There was standard goals.

Penalties.

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Hand goals.

Even volleys.

Late in the game, Cathal Cregg came off the bench to grab a double for Kevin McStay's side while Diarmuid Murtagh was outstanding throughout. Roscommon now have a prolonged break until their Championship opener when they will face the winners of Leitrim and New York.

Cavan can take an enormous amount of heart from their overall league performance that saw them lose just one game and finish with the best point difference in the league. Today's game was a testament to two relentless sides willing to go blow-for-blow.

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Maurice Brosnan

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