Enniskillen must produce greatest performance to beat Armagh
ST MICHAEL’S, Enniskillen manager Dominic Corrigan says that his team will have to put on their best performance of the season if they are to reach this year’s MacRory Cup finals.
According to Boylesports, St Pat’s Armagh are favourites to win the competition outright
(2/1). That said, the same bookies have hedged their bets as none of the four teams left are bigger priced than 3/1.
Yet Corrigan doesn’t see it that way.
“It is a very tough challenge that we have on Saturday. I would have the utmost respect for Armagh. Their cup run has been fantastic. They have been very prominent at all age groups, and we realise that they are one of the form teams this year,” Corrigan said.
“If we are to win then we have to step up our level of performance.
“I know that for us to make it through to the final we are going to have to turn in our greatest performance.”
It should be pointed out that, of all the four MacRory Cup managers still involved, Dom Corrigan is very experienced, having managed at club and county level. He can also draw upon many years of MacRory Cup coaching experience. He managed Enniskillen to their last victory back in 2002, when they beat Omagh in the decider.
In the last round, Corrigan masterminded victory over the very same team, 1-13 to 1-12. That win came at the same venue that they will be playing at this weekend.
Corrigan’s lads led by a point at half time 1-5 to 1-4, the lead exchanged hands in the second period but Enniskillen went in front through Eddie Courtney and stayed ahead until the finish. Albeit, Omagh did make a late charge.
It was a game that will have lifted the St Mick’s player’s confidence, as Omagh had destroyed the Fermanagh school in the McCormack Cup before Christmas, 1-15 to 0-9.
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