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Fermanagh back band of brothers to deliver title


Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher
Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher

By John Cambpell

Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher will lean on a strong family flavour when he sends his team into battle in Sunday's Ulster senior football championship final against Donegal at Clones (2.00).

No fewer than four sets of brothers are expected to be in the starting line-up - Che and Lee Cullen, Ryan and Conal Jones, Declan and Paul McCusker and Sean and Seamus Quigley.

Also strongly focussed on starting places will be the experienced Corrigan brothers Tomas and Ruairi whose father Dominic is a former Fermanagh manager.

The family 'feel' to the team is viewed as one of the reasons for its progress to date but Donegal too are peppered with familiar names with the McBrearty, McHugh and Brennan clans strongly represented.

Fermanagh skipper Eoin Donnelly believes that the close bond which has been nurtured within the squad can prove a key weapon in the heat of battle.

"We're all in this together and every man just wants to get the side over the line. Obviously we would love to play our part in helping to make history by bringing the Ulster title to Fermanagh for the first time," said Donnelly. "I have never known such football fervours in the county."

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