GAA: Eskra and Killeshil to enter battleground Brewster

Killeeshil's Kevin Hughes pounces on the loose ball during their game in Newry on Sunday. INTT4513-700DCA

Killeeshil's Kevin Hughes pounces on the loose ball during their game in Newry on Sunday. INTT4513-700DCA

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Tyrone Junior and Intermediate champions Killeshil and Eskra will attempt to reach their first ever Ulster club finals when they travel to Enniskillen this weekend for their respective semis.

Junior challengers Killeeshil made hard work of beating Teconnaught in Newry last weekend, but their superior class eventually won out in the end.

They’ll need a more complete performance if they are to beat Donegal champions Milford, who incidentally celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, in the Ulster semi-final.

The experienced Shane Mallon and goalkeeper Ciaran Reilly put in smart displays for the St Mary’s in the quarter-final and a repeat performance from the duo could go a long way to seeing them into an Ulster club final for the first time.

Eskra enjoyed a much more comprehensive semi-final victory as they swatted aside the challenge of Enniskillen Gaels with consumate ease on their Ulster club bow.

Centre half forward Peter Hughes and centre half back Niall McGinn have been important players for the Emmets this season and the Cavan champions, Killeshandra Leaguers, will certainly be looking to curtail the influence of the talent pair.

The action gets underway in Enniskillen at 12.45pm with the Intermediate tie pencilled in for a 2.30pm throw in.

The two sides will be hoping for better luck than the last time two Tyrone teams travelled to the venue with Derrylaughan and Coalisland both losing out in the 2010 Ulster Intermediate and Senior semi-finals.