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O'Mullan's Saffrons are targeting Memorial final glory

By Staff Reporter

Antrim are due to take on Down tonight in the final of the Conor McGurk Memorial Tournament at the Dub Arena, Belfast (7.00pm).

Antrim manager P J O'Mullan has had an opportunity to assess his extended squad over the course of this competition as well as the Walsh Cup to date and tonight's line-up is expected to include a number of players who will figure in the opening Allianz League Division 2A game against Monaghan on February 14.

James Black and Kevin McKiernan are likely to start at midfield while Eddie McCluskey, Oran McFadden and Barry McFall are others who are in line for action.

Down manager Michael Johnston, like O'Mullan, has his sights fixed on the league and may look to players like Stephen Keith, Conor Woods, Michael Ennis, Danny Toner and Eoin Sands to spur his side tonight.

Meanwhile, in the Ulster U21 Club Football Tournament hosted by the Creggan Kickhams club Monaghan representatives Magheracloone will face Kilcar today (12.30pm) and this will be followed by what looks like a very tasty encounter between Down standard-bearers Clonduff and Derry kingpins Watty Grahams (2.15pm).

Watty Grahams have in recent years been the dominant force in the Ulster Club Minor tournament run by the St Paul's club in Belfast and now that many of the players who shared in success there are coming through at U21 level, the club has gained considerable status in this sector.

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