Division one: McGleenans focus on Donegal after Tyrone game postponed

The Allianz Football League meeting between Tyrone and Cavan has been postponed and several games survived pitch inspection after Storm Ewan brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the country.

The all-Ulster Division 1 clash was lost after heavy rain fell at Healy Park.

Referee David Gough made the decision to postpone the 2.30pm scheduled game at 1.30pm.

The NHL Division 3A tie between Tyrone and Donegal which was to have been the curtain-raiser was switched to Carrickmore, but that too was called off due to an unplayable pitch.

Cavan had gone into the game following a defeat to Dublin on the opening day and a 0-07 draw with Monaghan the last time out. They return to action next Saturday evening against Donegal in Kingspan Breffini Park.

The other Round 3 games did go ahead this weekend with Monaghan seeing off the challenge of Kerry by a single point winning the contest by 2-08 to 1-10. Donegal and Dublin drew on a scoreline of Donegal 2-05 Dublin 1-08. Meanwhile Mayo were the winners over Roscommon by 1-19 to 0-14.

Cavan manager Mattie McGleenan spoke with Shannonside Northern Sounds Mickey Brennan after the game and he said it was the right call, He outlined that pitch wasn’t playable and ‘it isn’t safe to play and we don’t need injuries we need the players healthy and well’

In terms of the weeks ahead he told Mickey Brennan ‘we’ll plan and reorganise and hopefully the days rest will stand us in good stead as Donegal play Dublin. its going to be a crucial game’.

He feels the players are in a great vein of form. He outlined that it’s a fantastic division to play in and theres great competition for places.