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Down sweat over Harrison for Ulster final

 

By John Campbell

Down face an anxious wait to learn if hot-shot full-forward Connaire Harrison will be fit to face Tyrone in the Ulster senior football championship final on July 16.

Harrison turned in a man of the match performance in Down's 1-14 to 0-15 semi-final win over Monaghan in Saturday's semi-final at the Athletic Grounds and is viewed by manager Eamon Burns as a key weapon against the provincial champions.

Harrison hobbled off after scoring three crucial points that helped to underpin Down's victory over a Monaghan side rated favourites to make the Ulster final.

Burns is also facing up to the rather more pleasant prospect of having additional selection options for the match now that Donal O'Hare has made a return to action while other players will be jostling for starting places against the Red Hands.

Fermanagh boss Peter McGrath is pondering his future after last night's 0-20 to 0-11 qualifying defeat by Armagh.

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