FERMANAGH Vs CAVAN
Saturday, Brewster Park, 7pm
The two teams who were relegated out of Division Two last year go head-to-head to start the league. In what would be a thrilling Ulster derby with a big crowd watching in normal circumstances, two teams with different perspective will clash in a quieter Brewster Park.
Cavan are Ulster champions and are looking to rise back up the leagues because playing at lower tiers will not help their ambitions of winning back Ulster titles.
Fermanagh in contrast had a frustrating year, getting relegated and losing to a Down team who had played Division Three football in 2020 was enough to annoy any of the Erne fans.
Cavan will be favoured owing to the fact that they are Ulster champions and have a team who are hungry to back up the success of last year with positive performances this season.
In this week’s Gaelic Life, Fermanagh boss Ryan McMenamin (see page 7) played down the importance of victory. He said that he wanted to see a performance from his team.
One interesting element in the game is the return of Sean Quigley. The Roslea attacker will add a scoring dimension to the team.
The players that aren’t available due to injury include Shane McGullion, Lorcan McStravick and Daniel Teague.
Fermanagh have home advantage, but Cavan should be ultra confident ahead of this game.