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Clonoe Clear Favourites According to the Experts

Saturday 12.10.2013
Team Talk Mag

Adrian Gilmore (Cookstown) – CLONOE

I think Clonoe are a slightly stronger unit all round. It will be a very interesting final and I’m really looking forward to it.  It will be no place for the faint hearted.  Both teams are capable of lifting the silverware but I just think that this time around Clonoe have the edge.

Dermot McCaughey (Trillick) – CLONOE

I just cannot see Clonoe losing this game.  They are a very strong outfit and they have played some excellent football so far this year.  They are very under represented on the Tyrone panel which has been a positive for them.  They are excellent up through the middle spine of the team.  They also have a very good manager who knows what it takes to win a championship.

Dermot Carlin (Killyclogher) – CARRICKMORE

I definitely think Carrickmore can win this game.  Errigal Ciaran didn’t penetrate the Clonoe defence in the way I thought they would last Sunday.  With Martin Penrose and Mark Donnelly Carrickmore have the pace to hurt Clonoe.  Carrickmore are also excellent at getting goals when they need them most.  Clonoe need to be very disciplined in their tackling because Carrickmore won’t be afraid to take them on.  Carrickmore by two or three points.

Mark Harte (Errigal Ciaran) – DRAW

I think that Clonoe go into the game quite deservedly as many peoples favourites to lift the title.  Errigal Ciaran did have ambitions to reach another final but Clonoe were just too strong in the semi final.  Carrickmore on the other hand cannot be dismissed.  They haven’t won a senior championship since 2005 and for a club like Carrickmore that is a very long time.  They will be very hungry for the ball and I genuinely think that it might take a second take to separate these two teams.

Paddy Gervin (Derrylaughan) – DRAW

It’s a game that brings together two form sides and i think that it will take a replay to decide the outcome as there is nothing between them.

Sean Teague (Greencastle) – CLONOE

Clonoe appear to be too strong in key areas throughout the field and I think they will win although it its tight going into the final ten minutes I would fancy Carrickmore.

Patsy Hetherington (Donaghmore) – CLONOE

Clonoe are a stronger and more physical side who have more of a scoring threat and I think they will come out on top although it will be close

Liam Donnelly  (Trillick) – CLONOE

Clonoe looked to be a better balanced team in both defence and attack while they are also strong in midfield and while it will be close I expect them to win.

Philly McCann aka @MoysPhillyMc (Moy) – CLONOE

It’s always hard to rule out Carrickmore in a County Final but i think Clonoe will win on Sunday.  They have looked impressive against both Omagh and Errigal Ciaran and the form of Colly Doris, Daniel McNulty and Connor McAliskey should be enough to see them over the line.

Niall Colton (Dromore) – CLONOE

I have to go with Clonoe. They have been the better side so far in the championship and that huge win over Errigal last week will boost their confidence. They have a real scoring threat in their full forward line and the pace and strength around the midfield area could prove crucial.

Plunkett Kane (Coalisland) – CLONOE

The Rahillys have looked very impressive in this year’s championship. They have a good all round side that play their system well. The big battles between Colly Doris and Conor Gormley and Danny Mc Nulty and Colm Mc Gurk will decided the outcome of the game.

Tommy Mc Guigan (Ardboe) – CLONOE

Clonoe have got better and better as the year has gone past. They work very hard as a team and would appear to have more natural finishers than Carrickmore. However you can never back against a side with Conor Gormley leading them. His influence will have a big say on where the cup ends up but I still fancy Clonoe to edge it in a tight game.

Joe Mc Mahon (Omagh) – CLONOE

A lot will depend on the key match ups but Clonoe have looked very strong and were convincing winners over Errigal in their semi final. Carrickmore will not lie down and it could be a lot closer than some people think.

Aidan Cassidy (Augher) – CLONOE

Clonoe have been playing the better football and were very impressive against a fancied Errigal team last week. Still you would not bet against a Carrickmore team in a county final but I fancy Clonoe will come out on top.

Mickey Donnelly (Eglish) – CLONOE

Clonoe will win. I would love to see big Oz get a seventh medal but I feel that clonoe have been so impressive so far that it’s difficult to see how they can be stopped. Hard to see how Carmen can block out big Dan and Skeet.  Clonoe have so much mobility. Big three in the middle mcnulty, Doris and O’Hagan are so dominant.  Carmen will have to curb these threats to prevail.



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