It will be a real derby affair in Kinawley on Sunday evening when Lisnaskea take on St. Pat’s for a place in the Intermediate Championship final.

The Donagh men have been in scintillating form, easily accounting for Newtownbutler in their quarter-final, a result which brought their winning run to 13 games after concluding their Division Two programme with 12 straight victories.

Lisnaskea have had a tougher season, albeit plying their trade in Division One where they finished second from bottom and must now come through the play offs to stay in the top flight.

Both St. Pat’s manager Ogie Cadden and his Lisnaskea counterpart Kevin O’Rourke though agree that form goes out the window when it comes to derby games like this.

“There has never been an easy game between Lisnaskea and ourselves, they are always tight games and we would expect this one to be the same,” said Cadden and O’Rourke concurred. “These games are always the same, no matter about form there is never anything between us when we meet,” commented the Lisnaskea manager.

The Emmetts overcame Derrylin in a tight encounter in the quarter-final but O’Rourke believes that game will stand to his players.

“The fact that we got the win has given us a boost. Our league form actually wasn’t that bad but we were not getting the results so the win over Derrylin will have given us a lift and hopefully we can build on that. We know that St. Pat’s finished the league strongly and they had a good win over Newtown but our goal will be to make it into the final,” he stated.

St. Pat’s were hugely impressive in their win over Newtownbutler but Cadden stresses that they have plenty of areas to work on ahead of Sunday’s derby clash.

“It is all about taking it one game at a time and there are certainly things that we need to improve on for this weekend. We made mistakes last week and we can’t afford to do that Lisnaskea who are a Division One side and will take their experience they have built up from playing in Division One into the game,” said Cadden.