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Campbell eyes back-to-back trophies for Derry wonderkids

By John Campbell

Derry hope to take what would be a big step towards a second significant trophy at under-age level when they meet Tyrone in the Ulster U17 championship semi-final at the Athletic Grounds tomorrow (7pm), a match that will be preceded by the other last four clash between neighbours Cavan and Monaghan (5.15pm).

Last Sunday Derry captured the Ulster U20 title when they beat Armagh in the decider and tomorrow U17 boss Paddy Campbell is keeping his fingers crossed that his side can have their passport stamped for the final.

Monaghan manager Seamus McEnaney is hoping his side can deliver on the promise they have been showing when they confront a Cavan team which looked sharp in accounting for Fermanagh.

Meanwhile, Galway and Kilkenny will cross swords in the Leinster hurling final at Croke Park (4pm) where the men from the west will be aiming to inch closer to another All-Ireland crown.

In the Munster hurling final, Cork and Clare will meet at Thurles (2pm) where Clare will be seeking their first provincial crown in 20 years.

It should be an intriguing showdown.

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