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Bangor forced to change it up in All-Ireland quest

A second attempt will be made to play the All-Ireland Junior Cup semi-finals this afternoon with Bangor, following their exhausting 7-5 Junior Cup final victory over Instonians on Tuesday evening, returning to Enniscorthy.

Second row forward Darren Kelly and centre Desi Fusco will be on the sidelines to provide cover for Dave Caughey and Michael Weir respectively.

Jason Morgan is rested after his back problems so Ross McCloskey will play at out-half for Adam McCusker to come in at full-back. Michael Ferguson and Phil Whyte are also doubtful.

Last week, Bangor travelled on the Friday afternoon but on this occasion they made a very early start this morning. Enniscorthy are the top Junior team in Leinster and, with a successful record in the competition, will be difficult opponents.

The other semi-final brings together Instonians and Clogher Valley with a 4.15pm start as Cooke will face Dromore first on the pitch at Shaw's Bridge.

The visitors already have a 20-8 win over Inst to their credit and will be much fresher but home advantage could be key.

Inst will need to show more discipline as two yellows cards on Tuesday evening cost them dearly.

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