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Murdock can keep it in the family by inspiring Burren to victory

By John Campbell

The name Murdock has long been synonymous with Burren and tomorrow new kid on the block Declan will bid to carry on a fine family tradition by helping to steer the club into the Ulster Minor tournament final.

Enniskillen Gaels stand in the way of Burren's progress but if sharpshooter Murdock can replicate the form he showed in last week's semi-final win over Dunloy when he snapped up a fistful of points, the Down champions could book a final showdown with either Kilrea or Carrickmore who meet in the second semi-final on Boxing Day.

"Enniskillen Gaels will be very tough opponents from what we hear but we are ready for this challenge," says Murdock.

Burren, of course, are no one-trick pony. Thomas Travers, Conor McCartan and Liam Kerr are accomplished finishers while their defence is a solid unit.

The Gaels certainly showed impressive form in dealing with the challenge of a physical, robust Crosserlough side in the previous round.

The Fermanagh champions won 2-10 to 0-11, a result that pleased joint managers John Reihill and Brendan Dooris.

"We expected a strong challenge from Crosserlough which we got but we know that Burren will bring even more to the table," says Reihill.

"They are a good side who play an attractive brand of football."

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