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Pomeroy ace Burns fired up to overthrow Errigal Ciaran

 

By John Campbell

Frank Burns might not have seen as much game time as he would have liked with Tyrone this term but he is certainly sending out a sharp reminder to manager Mickey Harte right now that he has much to offer.

Burns turned in a towering performance in helping Pomeroy shock Clonoe in a thrilling county senior championship quarter-final replay on Tuesday night at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh and will again be handed a key role by management duo Martin Begley and Brian McGuckin for tomorrow's semi-final against Errigal Ciaran at Carrickmore (5.00).

Burns proved the heartbeat of the Pomeroy side in a match in which their defiant spirit, direct attacking style and boundless stamina stood them in good stead.

But they are far from being a one-man show. The McGeary brothers Hugh Pat and Kieran, John Loughran, Aidan Woods and Gavin Goodfellow are talented footballers who thrive on a challenge.

Pomeroy will face an Errigal Ciaran side that will come well-armed to the fray.

Peter Harte, just as he does for Tyrone, pulls the strings while Davy Harte provides experience and Aidan McCrory offers defensive solidity and counter-attacking guile.

Today, meanwhile, Omagh St Enda's and Trillick lock horns in the first semi-final at Pomeroy (5.00).

The Omagh side will look to Justin McMahon, Conor Meyler and Ronan O'Neill for inspiration while Trillick will take their lead from the Donnelly brothers Mattie and Ritchie and the talented Brennan duo Lee and Rory.

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