FERMANAGH SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS
DERRYGONNELLY V ENNISKILLEN
Saturday, Tempo, 4pm
HOLDERS Derrygonnelly are back in the business end of the Fermanagh Championship and they’re fairly strong favourites to go all the way. Enniskillen have brought in a raft of youthful talent in recent years, and they’ll be bidding to avenge last year’s defeat in the final to the Harps. On that occasion, they were swatted aside by 2-8 to 0-5. Derrygonnelly are also a supremely motivated outfit after their poor showing in last year’s Ulster final, and they should take another step towards making it back into the provincial arena this weekend.
ERNE GAELS V KINAWLEY
Sunday, Derrygonnelly, 4pm
ERNE Gaels have had a fine season and are one step away from making it back to their first senior final appearance since 2016. They had a thoroughly deserved win over Roslea in the quarters with nine men getting on the scoresheet, but they’re unlikely to get it so easy against Dominic Corrigan’s Kinawley. They did manage to get the better of Kinawley in a recent encounter so they’re probably slight favourites for this one.
Verdict: Erne Gaels
FERMANAGH INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS
DERRYLIN V DEVENISH
Saturday, Brewster Park, 7.30pm
FOR much of the last decade, Devenish held their own in the senior championship ranks, and they still have plenty of experience in their ranks. Former Fermanagh footballer Barry Mulrone is an injury doubt, however, for this weekend’s clash, having come off early in their quarter-final win over Belcoo. Derrylin, in a sense, having travelled the opposite direction as only a few short years ago they were one of the weaker teams in Junior football. They’ve brought in some extremely talented younger players and maybe they can take another big step here.
BELCOO V TEMPO
Sunday, Brewster Park, 1.30pm
TEMPO have had an excellent championship campaign, qualifying for the semi-finals with an unbeaten track record in the group stages. Belcoo will also be high in confidence after they secured a win over Division Two champs Irvinestown in the quarters. In a positive omen for Belcoo, they ran out 1-18 to 0-10 victors when they met in the league back in August.