Kildress prepared for Championship decider

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On Sunday Kildress will be hoping that all their hard work in training and preparation throughout the season will come off as they bid to defeat Galbally in the Intermediate County Championship Final.

Kildress supporters will descend upon the home of Tyrone GAA, Healy Park in Omagh, with high hopes of a famous victory.

However, standing between themselves and that coveted Championship trophy is a Galbally side who will be equally as confident that their name is on the cup.

Kildress treasurer Frankie Corey was adamant that the tie could go either way and that it was very much a 50/50 encounter.

“It is there for either side to take it. There is no doubt about it that it will be a tight contest. It will all depend who turns up on the day and takes their chances.”

Corey pinpointed Kildress hopes on the form of Dessie Tracey, who is one of the most experienced players in the squad.

“The likes of Dessie Tracey can inspire us to victory. We have a great mix of youth and experience and Dessie is critical to our chances of winning the Championship.”

All over the field, the Wolfe Tones have experienced players who can inspire the side to victory. The likes of Damian Kelly, Fran Loughran and Frank McGurk will need to show leadership and help their younger teammates when the chips are down.

However, perhaps some youthful exuberance could be key on Sunday. County Minor stars such as Conor McAleer and Matthew Higney can provide spark and energy to the side.

Frankie Corey believes that the blend of youth and experience has been perfect this year.

“It has certainly helped to freshen things up. We have a great mix of players all over the park and there is great competition for those places within the panel.”

Despite dreams of moving onto to compete in the Ulster Intermediate Championships, Corey was keeping focused on events at Healy Park on Sunday.

“Yes it would be great to play in the Ulster competition but our attentions at the moment are firmly fixed on facing Galbally at the weekend.”