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Enda Gormley still has title hunger with Under-21 team

By John Campbell

Published 13/02/2016

High aims: Damien Freeman is out to end Watty Grahams’ bid
High aims: Damien Freeman is out to end Watty Grahams’ bid

Enda Gormley, a 1993 All-Ireland winner with Derry, is still stockpiling honours with Watty Grahams, Maghera, who he has served so well for three decades.

Tomorrow he will again take charge of the club's Under-21 side when they meet Monaghan representatives Magheracloone in the semi-final of the Ulster Club U21 tournament at the Kickhams Creggan club (2.15pm) - a match which he feels will test his team's ability to the full.

"We were forced to work very hard to beat Clonduff in the last round and it will be no easier. Magheracloone have shown they are a decent team and we will have our work cut out to win," maintained Gormley.

Magheracloone boss Damien Freeman, the former Monaghan senior county player, believes his side will have to show an improvement.

"We beat a Kilcar side that maybe was not at full strength so we have to be on top of our game this time out," said Freeman.

In today's first semi-final (2.15pm) Antrim champions St John's will take on a St Patrick's, Cullyhanna side that overcame Tyrone title holders Donaghmore at the quarter-final stage.

Kickhams Creggan chairman Tony McCollum said: "These are two teams who have shown they can play attractive, attacking football so it should be a great contest."

Meanwhile, Armagh will aim to replicate the form they showed in overwhelming Tyrone when they meet Kerry in Division One of the Ladies National Football League tomorrow.

Armagh scorched to a 3-20 to 0-3 win and will again look to players like Aimee Mackin, Kelly Mallon, Aoife McCoy and Lauren McConville to set the tone.

Tyrone, meanwhile, face Cork in Mallow where they will find the going tough.

Down take on Offaly following a 4-12 to 1-4 beating at the hands of Leitrim last Sunday.

Derry, too, came under the cosh when they lost by 3-11 to 1-2 against Antrim and will square up to Longford at Owenbeg tomorrow.

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