Cavan recorded their second Allianz Division 3 win of the season with a comprehensive 0-15 to 1-06 victory over Meath in Navan on Saturday night.
Indeed, the home side could only register a single first-half point from Michael Newman’s free while David Givney, Cian Mackey (0-02) and Gearoid McKiernan (0-03) all contributed to the Ulster men’s 0-10 to 0-01 lead at the break.
Newman goaled early for the Royals in the second period but Martin Reilly was on target to keep Mick O’Dowd’s men at bay.
Cavan’s Neil McDermott was sent off late on but it was too late for Meath.
Elsewhere, Antrim and Fermanagh couldn’t be separated after a thrilling 2-09 to 1-12 draw at Casement Park.
Kevin Niblock raised a green flag for the home side to ensure parity at the break, 1-02 to 0-05.
Fermanagh hit back through Daryl Keenan’s goal but the Saffron’s Seán McVeigh hit the back of the net as the sides took a point apiece.
In Division 4, Limerick edged out Waterford in a low-scoring affair in Dungarvan 0-08 to 0-06.
The visitors managed just two points in the opening 35 minutes while the Déise put four on the board.
However, the Shannonsiders had the better of the second-half exchanges and Seanie Buckley was among the scorers as Limerick made it three wins from three to top the table.