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Maskey eyes more glory for St Enda's

By John Campbell

Joe Maskey has certainly endured contrasting sporting fortunes to date this year.

It was while playing for Antrim against Carlow in the Allianz Hurling League that Maskey sustained a broken ankle which initially threatened his involvement for the remainder of the season but a prompt recovery saw him go on to play a big part in the St Enda's county intermediate football championship title success.

Now this talented dual player will focus on further success when he lines out with St Enda's against Monaghan champions Doohamlet tomorrow in the Ulster Intermediate Club Championship.

Maskey is one of several talented players in the St Enda's side that will confront a Doohamlet outfit which takes its inspiration from Monaghan ace Colin Walsh.

Odhran Eastwood, Ruairi Scott, Peter Healy and Eoin Nagle in particular can drive the Glengormley outfit into the last four, something that would certainly please manager Frank Fitzsimons.

Derry champions Banagher, meanwhile, will look to the experienced Mark Lynch to provide impetus when they face Donegal representatives Glenfin at Ballybofey (2.30pm).

Banagher have made steady progress this year, their potent blend of youth and experience having carried them this far. But in Glenfin they will face a strong, physical side which looked impressive in landing the Donegal title.

Belfast club Bredagh continues to hit the high spots and tomorrow it's the turn of their intermediate footballers to take a centre-stage role when they meet Cavan side Mullahoran in the Ulster club series at Kingscourt (2.30pm).

Bredagh's meticulous under-age coaching policy has helped to nurture a corps of talented young players and they will now get the chance to strut their stuff on the provincial stage.

Mullahoran looked capable and confident in winning the Cavan crown and will have their sights on further progress.

St Peter's, Lurgan turned the formbook upside down when they won the Armagh title and their 'reward' is tonight's confrontation at the Athletic Grounds (5.00pm) with an enterprising Tattyreagh side which clinched the Tyrone title in style.

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