Corrigan expects Fermanagh's famine to end on Sunday

June 22, 2018

Fermanagh's Tomas Corrigan with the Anglo-Celt Cup.
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Tomas Corrigan is confident that Fermanagh can end their 130-year wait for Ulster SFC honours on Sunday.

Fermanagh and Wicklow have the dubious distinction of being the only two counties to have never won a senior provincial football title, but Corrigan expects the Erne County to put that right against Donegal in Clones.

"There's great belief in the county that we can go on and win. It's exciting," the livewire attacker told the Irish News.

"This is special. This is my eighth year on the Fermanagh panel, and there have been a lot of years we didn't go too far. I was there in 2008 for both games. It was heart-breaking, I remember the missed frees that could maybe have swung it Fermanagh's way - there was just intense disappointment after those games so hopefully it'll be a different story on Sunday.

"Hopefully, if we're still in the game in those crucial moments, I'll be there to step up and kick the frees."

Corrigan, who plays his club football in Dublin with Eoghan Ruadh/St. Oliver Plunkett's, is under no illusions about the task facing Rory Gallagher's men.

"Donegal have blown everyone else in Ulster out of the water so far and they've been good value for their wins," he said.

"They're playing an exciting brand of football and we know that we'll have a lot of work to do to nullify their dangermen on Sunday.

"I'm looking forward to it, it's where you want to be as an inter-county footballer, you put in all the work and you trek up the road going to training and there are times when you think 'Is this worth it at all?' and then, after the Monaghan game, you think 'definitely, this is worth it'.

"We're within toughing distance and we know we have one big 70 minutes in us - hopefully that'll be enough."

Follow our match tracker for a bumper weekend of action including three provincial finals and eight qualifier games from the All-Ireland football championship.



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