Peter Canavan ponders future with Fermanagh

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Canavan ponders Fermanagh future

Fermanagh boss Peter Canavan has put his future with the Ernemen in doubt after Saturday's All-Ireland qualifier defeat by Cavan at Breffni Park.

Canavan was non-committal when asked if he would still be Fermanagh manager when the McKenna Cup starts in 2014.

"We'll worry about the summer holidays first," said the former Tyrone star.

Canavan, who was appointed Fermanagh boss in 2011, was critical of referring decisions in the defeat with Erne pair Sean Quigley and Shane McCabe sent-off.

Fermanagh also lost to Cavan in this year's Ulster SFC but bounced back with an impressive victory over Westmeath in the qualifiers.

Cavan's Martin Reilly was also dismissed in Saturday's second-round qualifier as the hosts beat their neighbours 1-14 to 0-10 in a bad tempered encounter.

Quigley was given a straight red by referee Martin Duffy before the start of the second half after a brawl between players as they walked off at the break.

Canavan was unhappy with Duffy's performance but he was also critical of his team's display.

"A lot of Fermanagh supporters and players are very angry," added Canavan.

"It often happens where lesser or weaker counties don't seem to get the justice they deserve.

"There was a bit of pushing and shoving (at half-time) but nothing serious.

"Sean was pivotal for us and central to our plans - he scored four of our points in the first half and we were playing with the breeze in the second half.

"However, we should have been able to cope with that but we had a number of chances at the start of the second half and we needed to take them."

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