Offaly off to winning start

OFFALY got their league campaign off to winning start with a deserved victory over Cavan in O'Connor Park on Sunday.

OFFALY got their league campaign off to winning start with a deserved victory over Cavan in O'Connor Park on Sunday.

Allianz Football League Division 3

Offaly 1-12

Cavan 0-8

A goal from Bernard Allen on his senior debut on the hour mark setteld the game but in truth the home side should have won by more.

Cavan held a 0-2 to 0-0 lead after the opening exchanges but despite missing more than 10 scorable chances, Offaly were by far the better side and lead 0-7 to 0-2 at the interval with Ciaran McManus hitting three consecutive points to get Offaly on track.

Cavan mounted a brief comeback in the second-half and at one point were within three but Offaly rallied strongly and Allen's goal secured a deserved win.

See this Wednesday's Offaly Express for full report and reaction