With both teams playing in different divisions this year, the prospect of a meeting between Enniskillen and Clogher Valley was somewhat unlikely.

But thanks to the magic of the cup, the two sides will face each other in a winner takes all semi-final of the River Rock Towns Cup on Saturday.

The Skins travel to the Cran buoyed by a run of six wins, while Clogher are sitting top of Qualifying League Two.

But all that goes out the window as they meet in this derby game for a place in the final next month.

For Clogher coach Steven Bothwell and Skins captain Ryan Cathcart, the appeal of a derby game adds extra spice to the occasion.

"With us playing in two different leagues this year I didn’t think the derby would happen. I suppose it helps Enniskillen as well. It adds a bit of spice and gets a few more boys out training," says Steven.

"It's brilliant. We were all pretty happy with the draw, we would have liked a home draw. It's fairly close to home and it’s a great encounter and we sort of miss playing them. The derby match hasn’t been there for a couple of seasons so everyone looking forward to it," added Ryan.

With weather conditions expected to be huge factor on Saturday, both men the battle of the forwards to play a major part.

"The battle upfront will be crucial. Obviously haven’t played them in a while but it looks like they are still getting by in having a fairly dominant pack, physical, a good set piece and scrum. A lot like ourselves so it will be an interesting battle upfront," explains Ryan.

Steven says his team are aware of the power of the Enniskillen pack and will be hopeful his side can play the game in the right areas to minimise the threat of the Skins front eight.

Clogher are looking to to get back to the final since they last won it in 2014, while Enniskillen are hoping to make it three finals in fours years, having lost the previous two finals.

"The Towns Cup is always a good one for us. We find it a lot easier focussing on one game at a time. Cup format seem to suit us. We always find our feet quite well at this time of the season. But its a sore one for us that we are still trying to put right," says Ryan.

"It's bonus territory. If you had said we would be top of league and in the semi-final of the cup, I'd have took it and run but as year went on we are deservedly there on our performances," adds Steven.

Clogher Valley host Enniskillen at The Cran on Saturday, March 16 at 2.30pm.