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Minor success would be major achievement

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Minor success would be major achievement thumbnailLimavady teenager Callum Brown has played an important role from the bench in every game as Derry Minors have progressed to Sunday’s All Ireland final meeting with Kerry

DERRY minor gaelic footballers' manager Damian McErlean says his team will 'play to their strengths' as they seek to win the county's fifth All Ireland Minor title this weekend.
McErlean leads the young Oak Leafs into Sunday's Croke Park final meeting with hot favourites Kerry having come agonisingly close in the previous two years.
Indeed, the Kingdom have beaten Derry twice in the last three years, once in the semi-final and once at the quarter-final stage.
But there is a strong belief within the Derry squad that it could be a case of 'third time lucky' for McErlean who will take up the Derry senior manager's job following the final.
“This is probably our strongest group of the three years," admitted the Magherafelt club man.
“The quality we have and the physique of the lads is probably the best we have had as well.
“It's been a great year but we're hoping it's far from over yet," he added.
The size of the task awaiting the Ulster champions is immense: their final opponents are going for an historic four in a row and in David Clifford have one of the most exciting young talents in the game.
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