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Gordon stays grounded as Island eye their final target

By Staff Reporter

Published 23/01/2016

Loughinisland's Kieran Gordon
Loughinisland's Kieran Gordon

Loughinisland goalkeeper Kieran Gordon believes the winning habit that his side has acquired will stand them in good stead for tomorrow's All-Ireland Club Football Intermediate Championship semi-final against Mayo and Connacht champions Hollymount-Carramore at Kingspan Breffni Park.

The Down title-holders roared past Bundoran in the Ulster club final but although Gordon (pictured) is buoyed by his team's consistency, his feet remain firmly on the ground.

"We scored four goals that day against Bundoran but their defence was not at its best," he said.

"Nevertheless, the fact that we have kept winning matches is encouraging and means that we go into tomorrow's game feeling that we can get a result, but conscious that we will be up against a very capable side."

Skipper Dan Gordon is the fulcrum of a Loughinisland side that made waves in 2015 and looks capable of making it into the All-Ireland final.

Rory Mason, Paddy Megoran and Conor Killen are other key men in manager Jerome Johnson's side that are capable of hitting the high spots when the pressure is on.

"This team just keeps driving on but they will face their biggest challenge tomorrow," said Johnson.

Monaghan side Rockcorry will take on Mayo and Connacht champions Ardnaree Sarsfields in the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship semi-final at Pairc Tailteann, Navan where they can expect a tough contest.

Rockcorry overcame Derry champions Faughanvale in the Ulster decider. Fergal McGeough, Mark McGurk and Lorcan Smyth are key figures in the Rockcorry attack.

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