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JUNIOR FOOTBALL VOTES ON WHO WILL WIN THE FINAL
JUNIOR FOOTBALL VOTES ON WHO WILL WIN THE FINAL
Sunday is the biggest day in Junior Football in Tyrone as Brackaville take on Aghaloo in the final of the Power NI Championship at Healy Park. Teamtalkmag.com has surveyed the views and opinions of all the other junior clubs in an attempt to garner the opinions of those in the know. Opinion is split between Brackaville’s youthful exuberance and Aghaloo’s guile and experience. Which one will prevail? Well all will be revealed on Sunday around 3:00pm but in the meantime we can have a look at what the other clubs had to say in the run up to the game.
Adrian Harley Tattyreagh: Brackaville have been the slickest team we have played in Junior football all year. They are a great young side whose style of football will suit Intermediate. That said I would still fancy Aghaloo to win as they always produce consistently on the big day and their experience on occasions like this will prove decisive. AGHALOO
Galvin Early Owen Roes: Aghaloo for me, they are a bit like Derrytresk last year, they are coming into the final somewhat under the radar. They are the only team that gave us a bit of a going over. They have in the past relied a lot on Stephen Donnelly for scores but that has changed this year as they have a number of young and exciting forwards starting to make their mark. I am expecting an open and high scoring game with Aghaloo to win. AGHALOO
Fergus Mc Crossan Dregish: Aghaloo because they have a good mixture of youth and experience. They are a strong physical side and with their previous experience of the big day I expect them to come out on top by at least two points. AGHALOO
Christopher Rafferty Dungannon: Brackaville have been the most consistent team all year with a lightening quick forward line. Young Che O’Donnell is a potential star of the future, Bob Mc Nally was very impressive against us. The big pitch will suit their style and I would love to see them win. However the injuries they have picked up and their vulnerability round midfield might affect their chances of winning. Aghaloo on the other hand are a very strong and seasoned team with lots of experienced campaigners with no injury worries. I think they may be too strong physically for Brackaville so I am going for a win for Aghaloo. AGHALOO
Aidan Maguire Newtownstewart: Whilst Aghaloo have championship pedigree and have enjoyed fairly recent experience of winning titles and appearing in finals I think this final is set up for Brackaville. I have been very impressed by them this year and I think they have reacted brilliantly to their recent loss to Dungannon in what was effectively a league decider. It seems they have quickly turned their focus on the championship carefully selecting teams for the remaining league games and very importantly remaining unbeaten since. If they can show good discipline in defence and not concede too many scorable frees then I believe it will be Brackaville’s day. BRACKAVILLE
Fabian Mc Glone Drumragh: Aghaloo have a great championship record and Stephen Donnelly is a great target man who really knows where the posts are. I think Brackaville have the better all round team with a good running game which just might shade it. They are very fit and are the most impressive Junior team I have seen this year. BRACKAVILLE
Eunan Lindsay Glenelly: It is a very difficult game to call. Aghaloo have a very good blend of youth and experience with guys that have won both junior and intermediate championships in the past. Brackaville have been excellent all year and have put up some big scores. Both sides have excellent forward lines and the game will be won by the side with the best defence on the day. I think Brackaville will win but only narrowly. BRACKAVILLE
Eugene Mc Connell Clogher: In spite of Aghaloo’s huge experience I am going to go for Brackaville. They have been the most consistent team all year and have a freshness about them which could well be the difference. BRACKAVILLE
Mickey Mc Mullan Fintona: Midfield could prove to be a crucial area and Aghaloo are particularly strong there. They began very well against us and we had to play catch up whereas Brackaville struggled when we started well against them. It is a hard one to call but I am going to give a tentative nod in favour of Brackaville but only just. BRACKAVILLE
Paul Donnelly Brocagh: I was very impressed with Brackaville when they beat us. They are young and fresh and fearless but if Aghaloo get stuck into them early on and build up a lead it will be interesting to see if they can cope with that. I am still going to go for Brackaville to win it but only narrowly. BRACKAVILLE
Aidy Morgan Killyman: I will side with Brackaville but I have a feeling that Aghaloo’s experience could prove crucial. However the fact that Brackaville have missed out on automatic promotion through the league might just give them that extra bit of hunger that will take them through. BRACKAVILLE.
Gerard Tracey Beragh: I have to go with Brackaville because they have been the most consistent side in the league all year. BRACKAVILLE
Tiffy Quinn Errigal Ciaran: I am going for Brackaville because they have played consistently well all season. They are a young and exciting side who like to play fast, open football and the wide open spaces of Healy Park will suit their style. Granted Aghaloo are a very experienced team but Brackaville just look the better, fitter and hungrier side. BRACKAVILLE
Brian Meehan/Damien Leonard Castlederg: It is a while since we played both sides but even then we were very impressed with Brakaville. They looked very fit, very sharp and very well drilled. Aghaloo of course are very experienced and in Stephen Donnelly and the two young lads O’Gorman and Mc Glone look well capable of causing trouble. It will all come down to who wants it on the day and we feel that ultimately that could be Brackaville but we wish both teams all the best for the game. BRACKAVILLE
Seamus Mc Gale Drumquin: I will go for Aghaloo simply because on big occasions like county finals experience can be so important and Aghaloo have been down this road a few times already. AGHALOO.