Cavan took the game to Omagh CBS from the start and hit the first three points through Darragh Lovett, Emmanuel Shehu (free) and Philip Smith. They maintained that three points’ gap until 20 minutes in when the Tyrone boys shook off the shackles and hit six points in a row through Conor Owens (4), Paddy McCann and Eoin McElholm. That left Omagh CBS ahead by 0-9 to 0-6 at half time.
The second half, part of which was played during a heavy shower, wasn’t quite as open. But on the restart Darragh Lovett and sub Cormac Galligan hit points to close the gap on Omagh.
Although Conor Owens pointed a free in response, Shehu with two frees and Lovett from a mark edged Cavan ahead with five minutes remaining on the clock. Caolan Donnelly however saved Omagh blushes with a late point.
It was probably a fair result after a game that swung in one direction then the other over the hour, as both sides progressed.
Omagh CBS 0-11
St Patrick’s Cavan 0-11
Omagh CBS: Conor Owens 0-5, Conor McGillian 0-2, Paddy McCann, Eoin McElholm and Caolán Donnelly 0-1 each
St Patrick’s: Emmanuel Shehu 0-4, Darragh Lovett 0-3, Philip Smith, Conor Casey, Mark McDermott and Cormac Galligan 0-1 each.