Can Fermanagh 'erne' Ulster title

Can Fermanagh ‘erne’ Ulster title


Ulster Intermediate Championship Final Preview Fermanagh v Cavan

Fermanagh are up against old rivals Cavan in the Ulster Intermediate
Final on Sunday in Clones at 1.30pm. This will be the third year
in a row that Fermanagh have reached the final and will be hoping
for third time lucky. Fermanagh are going into the game with high
hopes of becoming Ulster Champions for the first time. Fermanagh
Ladies will contest their first intermediate Ulster final Sunday
1st July, this being Fermanagh third Ulster final in three years.
2005 seen Armagh beat Fermanagh in Clones in the junior final,
both teams progressed into the All-Ireland series only for the
pairing to meet again in the All-Ireland semi-final in which Fermanagh
lost out again, Armagh progressed to the All-Ireland final which
they won.

In 2006 Fermanagh met Cavan in the Ulster Final, on the day Cavan
won by a single goal 2-09 to 1-09, on the day both teams played
fast hard hitting football and little separated the team with
Cavan winning the junior title and Cavan’s Bronagh Sheridan receiving
player of the match. This season had already witnessed the meeting
of both these teams in the league, on the first occasion Fermanagh
traveled to Mullabawn in Cavan, on a day that weather conditions
never favored either team, Fermanagh trailed by 6point but they
kept plugging away and the never say die attitude seen them level
the game and share the spoils. The second meeting was in the National
league semi-final at home in Lisnaskea in which Fermanagh played
top class football and over run Cavan all over the park on the
day. Following the semi-final Fermanagh went on lift their first
ever national league title. It’s been 7weeks since that national
league final and competitive football; Sunday past seen the Erne
ladies play their first All-Ireland qualifier game against Tipperary
at home. This was a game which Fermanagh will want too forget
very quickly.

The Erne management and players have now 7 days to put that defeat
behind them and focus on the Ulster final. Performance will need
too be upped all over the field as Cavan will still have in the
back off their mind the semi-final defeat and will be seeking
revenge. Paula Cunningham will be asking big question of her player,
to produce a winning performance. This is a talented Fermanagh
side that has a good blend of youth and experience which will
be crucial for them to over come neighbours Cavan. There are a
number of new faces in the panel this year and they have played
important roles for Fermanagh throughout the League campaign,
namely Terri Cassidy, Lynne McFrederick, Orla Rehill and the return
of Newtown’s Glenda Fitzpatrick. Four of the panel received college
All Stars this year and their experience should play a vital part
in their bid to win an Ulster title. Nuala Curran got one playing
for JMU, Shauna Hamilton for Liverpool Hope, Eimir Martin for
St.Mary’s Belfast and Caroline Little at UUJ.

The current Fermanagh panel is: Frances Maguire (Devenish), Shauna
Hamilton (Devenish),Nuala Curran (Tempo), Teresa McGirr (Tempo),
Edel McGovern (Belcoo), Sabrina McGovern (Belcoo), Donna Maguire
(Belcoo), Adele Gallagher (Derrygonnelly), Mary Smith (Maguiresbridge),
Orla Rehill (Donagh), Glenda Fitzpatrick (Newtownbutler), Kyla
McManus (Newtownbutler), Aine Johnston (Newtownbutler) Aine McBrien
(Newtownbutler), Marcella Connolly (Newtownbutler), Lynne McFrederick
(Enniskillen), Teri Cassidy (Enniskillen), Shauna Woods (Lisnaskea),
Sharon Little (Lisnaskea), Claire Woods (Lisnaskea), Caroline
Little (Lisnaskea), Eimir Martin (Lisnaskea) Tara Hughes (Lisnaskea),
Louise Slevin (Lisnaskea), Carrie Mooney (Lisnaskea).

Ulster Intermediate Championship Final Fermanagh V Cavan Venue:
Clones Date & Time: Sunday 1st July @ 1.30pm

Teresa McGirr Club Press Officer Fermanagh Ladies County Board


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