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Hinch wary of Enniskillen's bid for revenge

 

By Ronnie Ingram

Ballynahinch II, Malone II, Banbridge II and Armagh II have managed to avoid each other in this afternoon's quarter-finals of the Millar, McCall, Wylie Junior Cup and it would be no surprise if these second strings of AIL clubs all qualified for the semis on November 25.

It is all so different now as Hinch II and maybe Ballymena II were the only teams to previously make any real impact in Junior competitions.

This is due to the fact that AIL teams need such massive squads to compete and in consequence their second XVs are considerably stronger.

Hinch II captain Ian Dornan knows their opponents Enniskillen will be up to the challenge.

"They will be keen to have a crack at us especially as we 'stole' the Towns' Cup from them with a last move try in April."

Former Inst Schools' Cup winning scrum-half Rhys O'Donnell has played a big part in Hinch's successes. He scored twice in the recent win at Larne and stamped his authority against Instonians.

"He is some kid. He has an abundance of talent" Dornan added.

Enniskillen have had a disappointing season with only one victory from their five league games, but after a first round bye in this competition did manage an encouraging win over a strong Carrickfergus 14-8. They will have their work cut out against Hinch, especially at Ballymacarn Park.

The other ties are: Armagh II v Coleraine, Portadown v Malone II, Ballymoney v Banbridge II.

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