Lavey (@1.33) vs Mullahoran (@3.75)
24-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Lavey will win

Lavey – Mullahoran Match Prediction | 24-08-2019

Cornafean are the most successful senior team winning on twenty occasions. The Cavan Senior Football Championship is an annual club competition between the top Cavan clubs. The winners of the Cavan Championship qualify to represent their county in the Ulster Senior Championship and in turn, go on to the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. The current (2018) champions are Castlerahan who claimed their first title with a defeat of Crosserlough in the final. The first winners of the Cavan football championship were Maghera MacFinns in 1887, who beat Ballyconnell First Ulsters 1-04 to 0-01.

In 1992 Holybrook Construction sponsored the jerseys although it was only for 1 game. Kingspan has continuously sponsored Cavan since 1995. Cavan have had only 4 sponsorship deals since sponsors on jerseys were permitted by the GAA in 1991. There was no sponsorship on GAA jerseys until the 2nd game of the Meath V Dublin 4 in a row in 1991 so only a handful of teams had sponsorship in 1991. For the 1993-94 seasons Cavan Co-op Mart took over sponsorship.

On a national level Cavans had a rivalry with Kerry. In Gaelic football Cavans biggest rivalry has been with nearby Monaghan. They stopped Kerrys bid for a 5-in-a-row in 1933 and they also bet Kerry at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Both counties were the strongest sides from Ulster during the 1970s and 1980s. The 1991 four-game tie added to the intensity between the two counties. The Cavan football team also share a rivalry with neighbours Fermanagh, Meath and Longford.

The top 8 teams go into a random unseeded draw for the Quarter-Finals while the bottom 4 teams will enter a Relegation Playoff. No team can meet each other twice in the group stage. If teams are level on points and a place in the Quarter-Final is at stake, a Playoff will be conducted to determine who goes through. All 12 teams enter the competition at this stage. A random draw determines which teams face each other in each of the four rounds.

Ladies' football[edit]

Bailieborough won in 1982 and 1984 and Cavan Gaels in 1983 and 1985. 1982 saw the start of Cavans most successful period in their Hurling history due to the influence of soldiers from hurling counties such as Kilkenny,Clare and Cork who were stationed at the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland during the troubles. From 1982 to 1985 Cavan Gaels and Bailieboro Shamrocks won 2 Championships each. In-between both Championships they won the National Hurling League Division 4 in 1984. The County team also had success winning the Ulster Junior Hurling Championship in 1983 and 1985.

Ballyhaise won successive championships in 1948 and 1949. Again hurling died away in the county with only eight championships been finished between 1937 and 1981. Granard won their first championship in 1950 and Bailieboro Shamrocks and Cavan Gaels dominated the 1970s and the early 1980s. Cavan Gaels won in 1973 and 1974. Bailieborough were victorious in 1966. Bailieborough won their second championship ten years after the first in 1976 and won again in 1977.

The mystifying collapse in their form in recent weeks does not inspire confidence, however. Gilsenan has missed out of late due to injury but is nearing a return while county man Michael Argue, who has played just one full game and didn't see much game time with Cavan, is also close to full fitness and will be a massive addition when he is. In a wide open championship, it is certainly not beyond the bounds of possibility that the Shamrocks would go a long way. At midfield, Christopher Dunne has been superb, with Rhys Clarke, Luke Gilsenan and Gary Daly very impressive up front. BailieboroughThe Shamrocks have been building incrementally for the last few seasons. They open their championship campaign against the same opponents in Cootehill, a match which should tell us a lot more about both teams. A club with their history, tradition and population base should be in senior ranks and they are putting in an almighty effort to get there. After a slow start in which they lost two of their first three games against Shercock and Killinkere, they won eight of their next nine, culminating in victories over Ballyhaise and Swanlinbar in which they hit a cumulative total of 10-26. A number of players have been in outstanding form. Last year, they had a big win over eventual champions Mullahoran in the group stages before losing to Laragh in a replayed quarter-final and they will be aiming to go a couple of steps better this time round. While Alan O'Mara is currently in America, the defence has been settled with Philip Clarke and Sean Cooney excelling. Don't rule them out! Four points up at half-time in New Inns against Lavey and a return to the top flight after 15 years away beckoning, they conceded four goals in the second half and lost and then Ballyhaise, whom they had beaten by 13 points three weeks earlier, thumped them in the resulting play-off.

The Cavan Senior Hurling Championship is an annual club competition between the top Cavan clubs. Mullahoran have won the most titles with a total of 21. The winners of the Cavan Championship qualify to represent their county in the Ulster Senior Club Hurling Championship and in turn, go on to the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship. The current Cavan County Champions are Mullahoran. The first winners of the Cavan hurling championship were Belturbet in 1908.

6.21 (4) If a Championship is partly organised on a League basis, the following Regulations shall apply:(a) League Results shall be credited as follows: 2 points for a win, and one for a draw. (c) As provided for in this Competition Regulation, when teams finish with equal points for Qualification for the Concluding Stages, or for Promotion or Relegation, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified: (i) Play-Off. (b) If a Team is Disqualified or Retires during the course of a League Stage, its played games shall stand and its un-played games shall be awarded to the opposing teams.

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The team was captained by Mollie OBrien from Killygarry (ne Donohoe) who helped revive the game in Cavan in 1968.[1] All Cavans scores in both matches were scored by Rita Sullivan.[2]Cavan won the second division of the National Camogie League in 1981 and reached the 1994 junior final only to lose to Cork. Agnes O'Farrelly and Agnes Hennessy served as presidents of the Camogie Association). They won the Mire N Chinnide Cup in 2009. The high point in Cavans camogie history was their Ulster senior titles of 1940 and 1941, when they beat Antrim 2-3 to 1-2 after a wrangle over getting permits to travel to war-time Belfast. They lost to Galway by 4-4 to 0-3 in the 1940 All Ireland semi-final, but drew with Dublin in the 1941 semi-final 4-0 to 3-3, thanks to a last-minute goal from Rita Sullivan, losing the replay 3-4 to 1-1.