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Greene has sights set on dual coup for Fermanagh and Sligo


By John Campbell

Former Fermanagh goalkeeper Peter Greene has his foot in not one but two county camps as the championship season hots up.

Greene, who was the Ernesiders' tried and trusted custodian between 1976 and 1987, remains a passionate Fermanagh supporter but also wears a different hat in his current role as treasurer of the Sligo county board.

It was shortly after moving to the Yeats county that Greene became involved with the GAA and his administrative skills saw him quickly move up the ladder.

Now as Fermanagh prepare to pit their skills against Armagh in the Ulster Championship tomorrow night at Brewster Park, Greene is hopeful that Rory Gallagher's side can book a semi-final place against the winners of Sunday's Tyrone v Monaghan contest.

Greene, keen to see Sligo progress in the Connacht Championship in which they meet Galway in the semi-final, is currently preoccupied with Fermanagh's bid to enjoy a change in fortune against the Orchard county.

"When the sides met earlier in the league they drew in what was a rather dour encounter at Brewster Park and then in the league final Armagh came out on top in Croke Park," reflects Greene.

"So this match is very much a crunch game because so much is at stake.

"Each side will want to move on in the championship and I'm just glad that Fermanagh are at home.

"They showed during the league that they have some emerging players and they will now join the more experienced boys in bidding to get the team into a semi-final against Tyrone or Monaghan."

Greene's zest for football is as great as ever and he is also now numbered among Sligo's most ardent followers - hardly surprising given his huge input into the day-to-day workings of the county board there.

"I love being involved with Sligo, there's a great passion for football and they always give of their best," he says.

Tyrone native Cathal Corey is the current manager.

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