Eamon Maguire experienced disappointment when Fermanagh lost out to Armagh in the Ulster championship final.
And having returned to the losers’ dressing room once following a trophy battle this year, he has no wish to repeat the experience when he lines out with St Patrick’s (Donagh) against Derrygonnelly in the Fermanagh football final at Brewster Park, Enniskillen on Sunday (3.30).
In fact, it would be doubly disappointing for Eamon if St Patrick’s were to miss out on the title as his father Sean is manager of the side.
“I suppose you could say it would be a double blow within the family,” smiles Eamon.
“But that’s something we will be doing our utmost to avoid.”
Sean, who served as a Fermanagh selector when Charlie Mulgrew was in charge, has watched St Patrick’s mature under his guidance, but knows that Derrygonnelly, powered by the Greene brothers Paul and Martin, Jonathan McGurn and Paul Ward, will be difficult opponents.
Derrygonnelly, under the joint baton of Francie Ward and John McGovern, have only won the Fermanagh title twice - but that’s twice more than St Patrick’s!
“Obviously getting into the final is a huge bonus for us, but now we want to go the whole way,” insists Eamon Maguire.