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Omagh Begin Title Defence
Omagh will at last get the chance to defend their Ulster minor title when they take on Antrim champions Lamh Dearg at the St.Pauls Club in Belfast on Saturday afternoon [1.30]. The game has already been postponed twice due to the inclement weather conditions but now its all systems go and the influential Conan Grugan is looking forward to what he acknowledges will be a tough test.
“It has been very frustrating this last couple of weeks when the game was called off but in truth it perhaps helped us as we had a few niggly injuries that have since cleared up although we are still without Ronan [O’Neill ] which is a big blow. Conor Clarke also has a slight hamstring injury but he should be okay to play.
We have had to train indoors which isn’t ideal and we haven’t been out on grass since we beat Dromore in the league final and any momentum that we had is now gone. Having said that the boys are all looking forward to it and we are determined to give it our best shot in defence of the title.
We know that it wouldn’t be easy as we played them before in the Paul McGirr tournament and we know that they have four Antrim minors including dual college All Star Declan Lynch.”