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O'Rourke juggles two roles for now

New Fermanagh football manager Malachy O'Rourke has insisted that he is totally focused on Cavan Gaels' Ulster Club championship clash with St. Gall's at Casement Park tomorrow.

O'Rourke is performing something of a juggling act at the moment, but is committed to his role as Cavan Gaels manager until their involvement in the Ulster championship ends.

"It has been difficult in terms of juggling a couple of balls, but the Fermanagh thing isn't up and running yet," he said.

"It has been more about making phone calls and trying to get things organised. But with the games coming up for Cavan Gaels, including this very important fixture against St Galls tomorrow, it's important to keep the focus on that."

O'Rourke is very familiar with St. Galls, having guided Derry's Loup to victory over them in the 2003 Ulster club decider.

"There would be four or five younger fellas that have come into the St. Galls side since then.

"CJ McGourty is a big plus for them and I think the year they won the Ulster title (2005), they didn't have Sean Kelly or Kieran McGourty starting in the final, so that shows you the strength of their squad."

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