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Fitzsimmons stays focused on sealing final-four spot

Antrim will make their fourth journey within a year to the Athletic Grounds, Armagh in pursuit of success in the Ulster U21 football championship.

Last year the Saffrons held the Orchard County to a draw before surrendering in the replay and on Wednesday night past they again travelled there only for a floodlights failure to rule out the game.

Undeterred, Frank Fitzsimmons's side have clearly retained their appetite and drive for a victory when the teams renew their rivalry tomorrow.

"Obviously it was disappointing that the game did not take place on Wednesday night, but we are more determined than ever to book a semi-final place," asserts Fitzsimmons.

The winners will meet Tyrone and their manager Fergal Logan will dissect proceedings tomorrow following his team's fine victory over Fermanagh on Wednesday night.

Armagh boss Steven McDonnell is hoping that the fans will get behind his team, especially as admission to the game is free because of Wednesday night's postponement .

"I think if we get decent weather there should be a good crowd given all the circumstances and that could help us," states McDonnell.

Monaghan and Donegal are through to the other semi-final with the latter side having despatched reigning champions Cavan. The semi-finals will be played on Wednesday week with the venues still to be decided.

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