Fermanagh brush aside Antrim

Fermanagh's 'Marty O'Brien and Antrim's Sean McVeigh
Fermanagh's 'Marty O'Brien and Antrim's Sean McVeigh
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Fermanagh brushed aside Antrim at Brewster Park on Sunday in the third round of All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.

Sean Quigley was in superb form for the Erne men, pointing 14 times in a 1-21 to 0-11 victory.

Pete McGrath’s men led by 0-11 to 0-5 at the break, with the rampant Quigley on target seven times in each half.

They extended that lead after the break with Marty O’Brien scoring the only goal of the game.

Fermanagh go into Monday’s third round qualifier draw, with Longford, Kildare and Roscommon their possible opponents.

“Sean will be the first to admit that the quality of the ball he was getting was excellent and he was obviously turning that into scores on the board,” said Fermanagh boss Pete McGrath.

“He had a top class game and he is a top class player but I think that today, for a long, period our team put on a pretty impressive display.

“Whoever we face next week will provide us with a sterner challenge, but hopefully we will rise to it.”

Meanwhile, Cavan bowed out of the Championship, beaten 3-17 to 1-14 by Roscommon.

It was an action-packed affair, and Roscommon’s attacking class ultimately won the day with Enda Smith, Donie Shine, Ultan Harney, Cathal Cregg and Diarmuid Murtagh all playing a key role on a day.

when Roscommon hit 3-14 from play against a Cavan defence noted for giving little away.