URNEY star Johnny Lafferty believes the St Columba’s should look to take inspiration from surprise packets Pomeroy as they seek to pull off their own Championship shocker this afternoon (Saturday).
The North Tyrone side are rank outsiders going into their first round collision with traditional heavyweights Errigal Ciaran in Loughmacrory, but with the Plunketts pointing the way for the underdogs by toppling the holders Killyclogher a few days ago, Urney will be hoping to claim a massive scalp themselves.
League form, as well as the contrasting Championship pedigree over the years of the two combatants, might suggest otherwise, but Lafferty insists that Urney won’t be making the long trip just to make up the numbers.
“ Seeing that (Pomeroy) result should give clubs like ourselves a bit of heart. We would class ourselves as around the same level as Pomeroy with both of us promoted last year, so to see them beat the Senior champions Killyclogher, shows us the gap isn’t that massive.
“ They have shown that you can stay up and compete with the top teams. It should give us the heart and belief that we can also go out and compete and do a job.”
As expected Urney’s first experience of senior football in Tyrone since 1997 has been a sobering one at times, and they are shortly to face neighbours Strabane in a relegation play-off.
Posted: 8:19 am September 16, 2017
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