Ray Galligan

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Cavan fans after the 1997 Ulster final. File photograph: Inpho

Last Sunday night and Monday morning saw Cavan supporters across the land in a most curious position – replying to text messages congratulating them o(...)

Cork missed out on the chance to build on their win over Kerry and progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Photograph: Inpho

What a brilliant weekend for Tipperary and Cavan, the best football stories of the year. Upsets like those would do the heart good. Tipperary winning (...)

Cavan manager Mickey Graham celebrating his team’s goal against Donegal in the Ulster  final. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cavan 1-13 Donegal 0-12 The hardest thing to do is the last thing. Cavan were the better team for so much of this Ulster final that you could on(...)

The Irish squad look on after France’s Antoine Dupont scores a try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Six Nations decider on the last day of October, with a locked down Ronan O’Gara locked out of the Stade de France, forcing him out of Virgin Media’s(...)

 Cavan’s Sean Johnston is tackled by Ciarán Mullan during Derry’s qualifier win at Breffni Park. Photograph: Inpho/ Tommy Dickson

Derry 1-17 Cavan 0-18 Hot-shooting Derry caught Cavan with a classic back door ambush in the last quarter to deservedly book their place in the las(...)

Cavan’s James McEnroe dives full length to try and stop Tyrone’s   Colm Cavanagh during the Ulster SFC semi-final at  St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 0-16 Cavan 3-7 Finally, an Ulster Championship game worthy of the name. On a rotten day in Clones, Cavan and Tyrone served up an old-fashion(...)

Cavan’s Martin Reilly wheels away after scoring a penalty in his side’s win over Armagh. Photograph: Inpho

Cavan 2-16 Armagh 0-14 Be in no doubt, there is another voice for the choir in Ulster. Cavan aren’t anyone’s favourites for the northern championship(...)

“If you could see into certain players’ heads like you could with Homer Simpson, there’d be a monkey riding a bicycle across a tightrope”

Football doesn’t stand still. You’d have to wonder why people are surprised by the different tactics that come and go in the sport, as if nothing new (...)

Monaghan’s Karl O’Connell, seen here battling for possession with James McEnroe, showed a brilliant burst of power and pace to break through the Cavan defence and score a point. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So that’s it, I suppose? No more sledging. All sorted. The Cavan v Monaghan game on Sunday passed by without any incident. Nothing on camera, no compl(...)

Conor McManus scored seven points for Monaghan as they pipped rivals Cavan at Breffni Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cavan 0-15 Monaghan 0-16 It took an injection of years rather than legs off the bench to see them home but Monaghan managed to wriggle out of B(...)