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Coa and Derrylin set to face in delayed Fermanagh Junior final

Fermanagh Junior Championship final

Coa v Derrylin

Friday, Brewster Park, 8pm

GOOD things come to those who wait? Well, it’ll certainly apply to one of these teams set to play in tonight’s Fermanagh Junior Championship final.

This game was initially supposed to be played last October, but an upsurge in Covid cases prompted the GAA to call an immediate cessation to all club fixtures.

In fairness, the Fermanagh CCC have been good to their word, and the fixture is set to be fulfilled this evening – 10 months later than planned.

On current form, Derrylin will be favourites to take home the trophy. Managed by Fermanagh minor boss Aiden Gilroy, they’re top of the table in Division Two, winning five of their six matches to date. It’s a credit to the club that they’re in this position as only a few years ago they were seriously, seriously struggling, and they have some fine players like Jake Smith, Daniel Leonard and James Boyle, who have the potential to cause the Coa defence no end of problems, while Cathair Leonard and Luke Flanagan are supremely effective half-backs.

Coa, meanwhile, are having a fairly average season to date but they have more pedigree than Derrylin at this level and Fermanagh captain Eoin Donnelly and Darren Rodgers form a supreme midfield partnership.

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