Clann Eireann IIs captain Oscar McKeagney says his side are delighted to be competing in the final of the JFC.
The Lurgan men started up their seconds team this season without really knowing where it would end up.
“We’re all delighted to be there,” said McKeagney. “This is our first year starting the second team and we’re really delighted with the way it’s going.
“We got promoted into Division 3A and this is definitely bonus territory at this stage. But there’s a lot of buzz about the team and I think we can go all the way.
“We weren’t really sure where this team was going to go at the start of the year. Starting off in 3B, we won a few games and lost a few games and we really picked up ahead of steam at this stage of the year.
“I’m delighted to be captain but there’s a lot of leaders in the team,” added the young defender.
“Even though it’s quite a young team, there’s still a good few lads that are willing to put their hands up. It’s not just me, there’s loads of other lads helping out as well.”
Tough Thomas Davis test
They face possibly their toughest test to date this weekend when they lock horns with Ballyhegan. But Clann Eireann are well road tested, having come through a difficult semi-final with Thomas Davis.
“Somethings didn’t go our way; we were up by maybe six points and the game sort of fell away. I though we maybe had enough to push on, but we didn’t,” recalled McKeagney.
“Ballyhegan were in Intermediate last year and dropped down into Junior this year. They beat Clonmore and I think Ballyhegan probably would have fancied themselves for that game.
“We’re just going to have to take the game as it comes, and I don’t see too much between either team so it should be a really good game.”