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Success tends to come in spurts for the famed south Derry football nursery of St Pat's, Maghera. They are preparing to defend both MacRory Cup and Hogan Cup titles at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh today (1.15pm) but they will have to face an Omagh CBS team who quite simply refuse to be beaten in this years' competition.

Omagh's manager is Kieran Donnelly, the former Fermanagh footballer who has been Peter Canavan's team trainer in spells at Errigal Ciaran, Fermanagh and now Cavan Gaels.

"I suppose when you were at school you always dreamed of playing in a MacRory final, it was the big occasion. Now that I am managing it is a great experience," he said.

"It's an unique situation, different from club football to an extent because lads are spending every second with each other, they are very close. To win those tight games to get there has added to the whole spectacle and given us a gelling together."

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