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Skipper faces no Small task in Minors' semi

By Staff Reporter

Published 20/06/2015

Antrim skipper captain Conor Small
Antrim skipper captain Conor Small

Skipper Conor Small will not just have the task of leading Antrim in tomorrow's Ulster Minor Football Championship semi-final against Cavan but he will also undertake the important role of free-taker.

It was in the quarter-final victory over Fermanagh that Small showed his accuracy by potting eight of Antrim's points from placed balls in their hard-earned 2-11 to 2-9 win.

His marksmanship could prove even more crucial today against a buoyant Cavan outfit which careered to a handsome 2-17 to 1-8 win over Monaghan in their first round game.

On that occasion, Ryan O'Neill, Robbie Fitzpatrick, Thomas Edward Donohoe and David Brady shared the scoring honours.

Brady's influence at midfield was pronounced throughout the game and Antrim must curb his ability to control today's contest if they are to have any chance of reaching the final.

Manager Sean McGoldrick is confident that his side can do better than they did against Fermanagh.

"We did not turn up in the first half, simple as that," states McGoldrick.

"But we showed character and courage after the break. We will need to show these qualities and a whole lot more tomorrow."

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