The draw for the semi-final of the River Rock Towns’ Cup has thrown up a derby meeting between Clogher Valley and Enniskillen.

With the two sides plying their trade in different leagues this year following Clogher’s relegation last year, no derby clash was expected this season but now they will meet on Saturday March 16 with a place in the Towns’ Cup final at the Kingspan Stadium the prize for the winner.

“It is an exciting draw and I know the players are really looking forward to it,” said Skins coach Stevie Welsh, who watched his side book their spot in the last four with victory over Ballymena 2nd XV on Saturday.

“If we were to get an away game then Clogher was the one we wanted simply because it has the least travelling involved and there is a big prize for the winner with a place in the final which is a great occasion to be involved in.”

Welsh though is expecting a tough battle against an in form Valley outfit.

“Clogher are in good form in Qualifying Two and the reports are that they played really well in beating Portadown last Saturday so they are going to be high in confidence for the game,” he added.

Clogher counterpart Stephen Bothwell believes his side are in bonus territory from here on in although he is pleased to have got a home draw at the Cran for the tie.

“Everything is a bonus for is from now but we are delighted to have got a home draw and certainly it being Enniskillen has added a bit more spice to the game. We didn’t think that we would cross each others paths this season but we are looking forward to it,” he said.

For both sides though the focus will be back to the league for the next couple of weeks with the two sides having key games in their respective leagues to contend with before the cup clash.