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Quigley admits Oak Leaf men need to step it up

Published 16/05/2015

Kevin Hinphey forms the Oak Leaf engine-room partnership along with Brendan Quigley
Kevin Hinphey forms the Oak Leaf engine-room partnership along with Brendan Quigley

Derry midfield ace Brendan Quigley acknowledges his team will have to step up considerably on their recent performance against Mayo if they are to have any chance of halting London's progress in the Christy Ring Cup at Owenbeg today.

Fergus McMahon's side will arrive at Owenbeg boosted by their fine 3-16 to 0-19 replay win over holders Kildare last weekend.

Quigley, who forms the Oak Leaf engine-room partnership with Kevin Hinphey, believes that unless they hit the ground running Derry could find themselves in trouble against the cross-channel visitors.

"While we got the better of Mayo by two points it wasn't a very impressive performance," he said. "We could blame the weather or whatever but at the end of the day I suppose we won and that was the main objective."

Meanwhile, in the Nicky Rackard Cup, Monaghan meet Donegal at Clones while Fingal host Tyrone at Swords. Donegal's elevation to Division 2 will bolster hopes of more success, while Tyrone skipper Damien Casey can again prove a rich source of scores against Fingal.

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