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Things are hotting up for excited Lisnaskea

Lisnaskea chairman Collie McCaffrey can scarcely bring himself to believe that today’s Ulster Club Intermediate football final against Monaghan champions Doohamlet might just go ahead at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan.

The pitch passed yesterday but another inspection is planned for later this morning and McCaffrey is keeping his fingers crossed.

“Obviously we are very anxious to see this match played. It has been postponed twice and this has been very frustrating for both teams,” says McCaffrey.

With the temperature having touched -9 in Fermanagh in midweek, McCaffrey makes the salient point that football might just be somewhat removed from people’s minds at the moment.

“I think the weather, the economy and the fact that Christmas is almost upon us is giving people more than enough to think about at present. But over the course of the past 24 hours there has been a palpable air of enthusiasm for the game and now we are all up for it,” says McCaffrey.

Lisnaskea have shown impressive form in reaching the final with Mark Little’s quality finishing key, but Doohamlet have chalked up some eye-catching scores on their journey into the final.

The manner in which they overcame Tyrone champions Derrylaughan by 2-12 to 1-5 hinted at an attack that certainly knows where the opposition posts are but Lisnaskea too are not short on attacking armoury as they proved when overcoming fancied Rasharkin by 2-11 to 0-9.

Meanwhile, the Leinster senior club football and hurling finals have been arranged for the end of January and the beginning of February although the province’s junior and intermediate deciders will go ahead on Sunday next.

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