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Enniskillen boys up against it but keep their sights on place in final

 

By John Campbell

Enniskillen Gaels may have enjoyed a fantastic scoring spree when they overwhelmed Cavan representatives Ramor United by 3-12 to 2-4 in the quarter-finals of the fonaCAB Ulster Club Minor Football tournament last weekend, but it is unlikely they will find scores as easy to come by when they meet St Eunan's, Letterkenny in tomorrow's first semi-final at Shaw's Road (12pm noon).

While the Gaels' quarter-final victory has boosted confidence within the side, they are aware of the impressive form that St Eunan's have unveiled in the competition to date.

Enniskillen certainly showed a sprightly scoring touch against Ramor, with Matthew McAleer, Conor Love and Ronan Beattie pouncing for their goals, while Eoin Beacom and Johnny Cassidy were also impressive, but tomorrow they will come up against a well organised, resilient St Eunan's defence.

The Donegal side may have been taken to extra-time by Armagh champions Clann Eireann last weekend before they came out on top by 0-11 to 0-9, but the tenacity and stubbornness they revealed augurs well for their prospects tomorrow.

In Darragh Morrison, Niall Hannigan and Oisin Purdy, St Eunan's have players of considerable talent while they also have considerable strength on the bench.

Proof of this was provided when substitute Sean Maguire held his nerve to kick the insurance point in the quarter-final against Clann Eireann, who had gone into the contest having won the Armagh title for the first time in 48 years.

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