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Only the Ulster crown will do for Magheracloone, warns Doogan

Gavin Doogan
Gavin Doogan
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By John Campbell

Former Monaghan player Gavin Doogan has flashed out a warning to Tyrone side Galbally ahead of the Ulster intermediate football final.

Doogan, who stepped away from the Oriel County squad at the end of last season, is currently a livewire within the Magheracloone side which will oppose the Red Hand representatives in the decider and he has made it abundantly clear that nothing less than the provincial title will satisfy his team and their supporters.

He may be 32-years-old but the manner in which Doogan logged up considerable mileage in his team's semi-final win over Down champions Glenn last weekend suggests that he could make life extremely difficult for Galbally.

"When you meet any Tyrone side in a Championship match you know you are going to have your work cut out," said Doogan.

"I called time on my county career to be able to give more to the club, and for Magheracloone to be in an Ulster final is just great. All of our lads are fired up at the prospect of meeting Galbally.

"You can take it from me that we want to get our hands on that trophy."

Doogan may wear the No.9 jersey but this in no way restricts his brief within a Magheracloone side in which every player clearly has a designated role that they must carry out on game day.

"I know what I have to do and everyone pulls their weight. While we are happy with our progress, we are aware that Galbally will have their homework done on us," insisted Doogan.

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