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Quinn clinches clash with Enniskillen

By Ronnie Ingram

Ballynahinch II will face Enniskillen in the River Rock Towns' Cup final at Kingspan on Easter Monday while Cooke play Malone II in the McCrea Cup final at the same venue on the evening of April 19.

Clogher Valley started their Towns' Cup semi-final at Hinch as underdogs but it was only in the final two minutes that the home team clinched a narrowest of margins victory 18-17. Their hero was full-back Philip Wilson who was undoubtedly the Man of the Match. He continually attacked from deep and made a couple of penetrating runs well into Hinch territory.

Hinch went in front with a Connor Phillips try which was cancelled out by the elusive Philip Moore. Clogher missed a couple of scoring chances and Hinch took an 8-5 interval advantage with a Chris Quinn penalty. The third quarter was dominated by Clogher and two excellent breaks by Wilson helped the Tyrone team to a 17-8 advantage.

Hinch fought back with another Quinn penalty before the speedy Aaron Cairns dashed in for a try. Quinn was successful with the crucial conversion.

Enniskillen eliminated Armagh II 36-5 while in the McCrea Cup it will be a repeat of last season's highly entertaining final when Cooke defeated Malone II 29-22. In Saturday's semi-finals Cooke had the better of CIYMS 54-13 and Malone II were too strong for Queen's II 36-15.

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