Ulster Intermediate Championship QF – Omagh – 5pm
Cullyhanna head to Omagh on Saturday evening hopeful of picking up their first ever win in the Ulster Championship.
It’s only their second ever time entering the competition having previous played in the provincial campaign in 2008.
Their involvement last just one round back then so Stephen Reel’s side will be keen to improve that record.
They blazed through the Armagh Championship to claim the Atty Hearty Cup with little or no fuss.
Only Pearse Og gave them any sort of credible test and still the St Pat’s men emerged as five-point victors.
In the final against St Paul’s, it was all one-way after the opening period. The flood gates really opened after Shea Hoey’s first major.
And Cullyhanna have the potential to do that, even to a lot of senior clubs. When their forwards are on fire, they’re very hard to stop.
Aidan Nugent looked to be back to his best after finishing the championship as top scorer with 5-31.
He’s accompanied up top by Caolan Reavey, Hoey, Ross McQuillan, Gavan Duffy and Tony Donnelly, all well fit to kick a score.
In midfield they have the perfect blend of power and pace in the shape of captain Pearse Casey and Jason Duffy.
Sean Connell mans the edge of the square assisted by Sean Og Irwin while Mickey Murray could return this week.
Barry McConville played all those years back in 2008 and is still doing the business at wing half back.
Pomeroy have a bit of county quality mixed into their line up as well with three All-Ireland winners.
The McGeary brothers, Hugh Pat and Kieran (2021 Footballer of the Year) along with Frank Burns are quality players.
This will no doubt be Cullyhanna’s biggest test of the campaign to date. But with their firepower up front, they have a great chance to reach the last four.