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History beckoning for the Moy men

By Declan Bogue

Possibly for the first time ever, an Intermediate football match is going to get the full TG4 bells and whistles treatment tomorrow when the Moy of Tyrone face Kerry's An Ghaeltacht.

The reason for this is of course the attraction of the Cavanagh brothers Sean and Colm and their storied history against Kerry teams, of which the legendary Marc ÓSé will be fielding here for the Galarus club, based on the tip of the Dingle peninsula.

If the Tyrone side prevail, they will play their first ever game in Croke Park, and while all the preceding details might make for a nice narrative, there is little or no relevance to the game itself, hosted in Portlaoise at 2pm tomorrow.

Moy have a number of talented players among their ranks excluding the Cavanaghs, with Harry Loughran's happy knack for goal scoring coming under the radar of Mickey Harte who gave him a run in the Dr McKenna Cup.

Elsewhere, it is a big weekend for Donegal's Junior champions Naomh Colmcille, who face Knocknagree of Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final at Mullingar on Saturday with a 2pm throw-in time.

The Donegal outfit last played at the start of December in seeing off Dunedin Connollys of Edinburgh and it was a close run thing.

Finally, the Creggan Under-21 Championship has just one game this weekend, between Monaghan champions Donaghmoyne and Donegal representatives and pre-tournament favourites, Gaoth Dobhair.

The Donegal men have brought former county defender and loyal club servant Kevin Cassidy in to help manager Tom Beag Gillespie and are further strengthened by injury returnees for their clash tomorrow at 2pm.

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