There is one thing that won’t be missing from Derrygonnelly on Sunday, and that is an insatiable hunger for success.

As the Harps go for four Fermanagh Senior Championships in a row some neutrals may be forgiven for thinking that the greater hunger will lie with the Ederney men when the two sides clash in the championship decider this weekend but Derrygonnelly’s wing half back, Garvan McGinley, explains that for he and his team-mates the appetite for success is stronger than ever:

“It might be hard for people to realise looking in from the outside but if anything we are more hungry now than we have ever been,” he said.

“Nothing lasts forever and we know that and we just want to make sure that we put in a really good performance on Sunday.”

Turning his attention to the Ederney team that stand in their way of four in a row McGinley admits that he has been very impressed with what he has seen to date.

“They have sort of blown everyone away. I think the three younger players who have come in to the team in the forward line have been brilliant for them. They are a very good team and we will have to be at our best.”

It is difficult to fathom considering Derrygonnelly have gone unbeaten for the entire year, including two comfortable victories in the championships, but there is a train of thought that the Harps have not hit top form yet.

For McGinley the unbeaten record is not something that is important however.

“I would rather lose five or six league games than lose a championship game. So it all comes down to Sunday. It is no good going unbeaten if we lose on Sunday.”

Preparations have been going well for the defending champions with McGinley able to point to a number of younger players as evidence of their strength in depth.

“I think the competition for places has been greater this year than in any other year. Younger players like Oisin Smyth, Aidy McKenna, Gavin McGovern and Conor Maguire have all come in and pushed things on.”

The future is bright but Derrygonnelly will still live for the moment.