GAA: Promoted Fermanagh aiming to capitalise against Antrim

Antrim's CJ McGourty
Antrim's CJ McGourty

Fermanagh haven’t won an Ulster Championship match since 2010 but Sunday’s game against Antrim looks like the perfect opportunity to break that run of results.

First off, there’s the motivation of having lost to the same opposition at the same stage last year.

And next year, two divisions will separate the counties, Antrim residing in the basement and the Erne County having climbed to the second tier following their promotion.

But as everyone knows, Championship football doesn’t always go to script - particularly Ulster football.

Antrim boss Frank Fitzsimons says he’s happy with his team’s preparations and that their main mission this weekend is to not leak any goals following 2014 when their defence was far too easily cracked.

“It was a very open game last year, gung-ho football and one of those games that could have gone either way,” he said, talking about last year’s Ulster quarter-final with Fermanagh.

CJ McGourty has been deemed fit to start for Antrim but Fermanagh boss Peter McGrath is sweating over the fitness of captain Eoin Donnelly, with a hand injury threatening his involvement.