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Finnegan twins fire St Brigid's into final

By John Campbell

In the Paul McGirr Memorial Tournament semi-final, Antrim side St Brigid's maintained their winning ways when they beat Donegal outfit St Michael's to secure their place in the decider.

A power-packed display from Patrick Finnegan at midfield proved vital to St Brigid's 1-7 to 0-7 victory and not to be outdone his twin brother Joe also turned in a five-star offering.

St Brigid's progress is viewed with considerable satisfaction in Antrim, as efforts to bring success in the under-age sector are stepped up within the county.

They now face a huge task in the final against Down aces Burren, who produced the outstanding performance of the competition to date by beating favourites Dungiven and are now in pole position to lift the trophy.

Termon of Donegal triumphed in the All-Ireland ladies football semi-final when they beat Kilkerrin-Clonberne (Galway) by 3-11 to 2-12 while Tyrone side St Dympna's were beaten by St Ciaran's (Roscommon) by 3-13 to 2-13 in the junior semi-finals.

And there was disappointment, too, for Monaghan Harps who found Galway side Clonbur much too strong in losing by 4-12 to 2-2 in the intermediate semi-finals.

Termon now face Cork side Mourneabbey in the senior final.

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