It will be an all Division One Intermediate Championship final after both Lisnaskea and Belcoo overcame Division Two opposition to book their spots in the decider.

Belcoo enjoyed a four point victory over Maguiresbridge on Saturday evening to seal their place in the final while Lisnaskea edged a tight derby contest against St. Pat;s in Roslea on Sunday evening to progress.

The Emmetts battled their way back following a dreadful start which saw them go 1-04 to 0-00 down but they hit back to go in level by the break and in the end they were deserving victors.

“We’re delighted to have come through and we couldn’t have asked for much more from the lads after the start we had in the game,” said Lisnaskea joint manager Kevin O’Rourke.

“We rallied well and we were just saying on the sideline coming up to half time that we would be happy enough to go in three points down but then we got the goal and it gave us a good lift to go in level at the break. I thought we did well in the second half, St. Pat’s and us are always tight games and we expected that would be the case on Sunday night so we’re pleased to have got through,” he added.

Next up is a meeting with Belcoo, and a familiar face with the O’Rahillys managed by former Emmetts boss Peter Clarke. And O’Rourke knows it is going to be a tough test for his side.

“We have Belcoo in our next two games as we also play them in the relegation play off in the league and the two games that we have played against each other already this year have been close games.

“They have the likes of Brian Cox back and I would feel that they are stronger now than they were in the league but we should have Johnny Woods back and hopefully for the final we will have a full hand to pick from for the first time this season,” he stated.

Belcoo have put their woeful league form behind them in recent weeks and back to back championship wins shows that they are moving in the right direction and in sight now of silverware.

Manager Clarke though insists that they are not getting carried away with things and accepts that Lisnaskea are likely to provide their toughest examination.

“We are just keeping our feet on the ground and taking it one game at a time. For us every game is another step up, the Maguiresbridge game was a step up from the Enniskillen game and the final will be no different, it will be another step up.

“After playing two Division Two sides we are now going to meet a Division One team in the final so that will be a step up in opposition but the squad have been working hard and things have been going well for us since the end of August,” he stated.

Clarke was in Roslea to see the Emmetts make the final and was impressed with what he saw.

“I was impressed with the way they responded to a poor start and obviously I know that they have some quality players. I know what Lisnaskea will bring to the table on September 23,” he said.