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|Trophy||Oliver Plunkett Cup|
|Date||10 August - 21 October 2018|
|Champions||Castlerahan (1st win)|
|Qualify for||2018 Ulster Senior Championship|
The 2018 Cavan Senior Football Championship was the 110th edition of Cavan GAA's premier gaelic football tournament for senior graded clubs in County Cavan, Ireland. The tournament consists of 12 teams, with the winner representing Cavan in the Ulster Senior Club Football Championship.
The championship starts with a league stage and then progresses to a knock out stage.
Due to reconstruction of the stadium in 2018, Breffni Park was not used as a venue for any matches during this season's S.F.C., except for the final.
Cavan Gaels were the defending champions after they defeated Castlerahan in the previous years final.
This was Shercock's return the senior grade for the first time since the mid 1980s after claiming the 2017 Cavan Intermediate Football Championship title.
The draw for the group stages of the championship were made on 30 April 2018.
Similar to the 2017 season, the 2018 S.F.C. shall be run on a league basis up to the Quarter-Final stage and Knock-out thereafter. Each team will play 4 rounds in the league phase against different opponents with the fixtures decided by a random draw at the conclusion of each round. Placings in the league stage shall be decided in accordance with rule 6.21 of the GAA Official Guide 2016 as amended below:
6.21 (4) If a Championship is partly organised on a League basis, the following Regulations shall apply: (a) League Results shall be credited as follows: 2 points for a win, and one for a draw. (b) If a Team is Disqualified or Retires during the course of a League Stage, its played games shall stand and its un-played games shall be awarded to the opposing teams. (c) As provided for in this Competition Regulation, when teams finish with equal points for Qualification for the Concluding Stages, or for Promotion or Relegation, the tie shall be decided by the following means and in the order specified: (i) Play-Off.
The top 8 teams in the league progress to the Quarter-Finals while the bottom 4 placed teams in the league enter a Relegation Playoff with 1 team to be relegated to the 2019 I.F.C.
The following teams have changed division since the 2017 championship season.
Promoted from 2017 Cavan Intermediate Football Championship
Relegated to 2018 Cavan Intermediate Football Championship
All 12 teams enter the competition at this stage. A random draw determines which teams face each other in each of the four rounds. No team can meet each other twice in the group stage. The top 8 teams go into a random unseeded draw for the Quarter-Finals while the bottom 4 teams will enter a Relegation Playoff. If teams are level on points and a place in the Quarter-Final is at stake, a Playoff will be conducted to determine who goes through.
|21 October 2018
|Castlerahan||2-11 - 1-13||Crosserlough||Breffni Park|
The 4 bottom placed teams the league phase will play off against each other. The 2 winners will maintain their senior status for 2019 while the 2 losers will face off in a Relegation-Final. The ultimate loser will be relegated to the 2019 I.F.C.
|Shercock||1-9 - 1-8||Cootehill Celtic|
- "The Anglo Celt Archives". Irishnewsarchive.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.