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Fermanagh SFC Final: Derrygonnelly Harps vs Ederney St. Joseph’s Preview

Derrygonnelly Harps remain on course for their sixth New York Cup in a row. Now, Ederney St. Joseph’s will attempt to stop them. The 2020 Fermanagh SFC Final takes place at 6pm on Sunday the 27th of September.

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This fixture is a replay of the 2018 final. On that occasion, Derrygonnely won by 2-16 to 0-10. Ederney have not won a final since 1968. Previously, they also lost the 2006 final. However, a strong campaign so far will have them hopeful of ending their drought.

Firstly, they defeated Belnaleck in the quarter-final. A 1-11 to 2-2 scoreline was a great marker to lay down in the Championship opener. In the semi-final, they had six-points to spare in their win over Teemore. It finished 2-16 to 3-07. On the whole, conceding just fourteen scores over two games is a statistic that will buoy them going into this test.

On the other hand, Derrygonnelly began their title defence with a 0-10 to 0-06 against Roslea Shamrocks. This was a repeat of the 2019 final with the same outcome. In a physical game, the holders had too much for Roslea in the end. After that, they marched into the final with a 2-7 to 1-02 victory over 2019’s Kinawley. Kinawley won the 2019 Intermediate Championship and carried their form into 2020. In addition, they actually beat Derrygonnelly earlier in the league. But, Derrygonnelly’s Championship experience proved to be a valuable asset in the semi-final.

Derrygonnelly are hot favourites to retain their title. Paddy Power currently have them at 1/4. In contrast, Ederney are 7/2. A draw is an optimistic bet at 9/1.

Fans will be expecting Derrygonnelly to add to their 8 Championships. But, if Ederney’s defence remains solid and they take their chances, they could push the Champions all the way.

Fermanagh GAA TV are broadcasting the game from Brewster Park.

Fermanagh SFC Final: Derrygonnelly Harps vs Ederney St. Joseph’s, Sunday 27th September 6pm. 



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