It has been a good six months or so for St Michael’s full back Garrett Cavanagh.

He helped his club Belnaleck to an Intermediate Championship title with victory over Irvinestown in the final at the end of last season and he has followed it up by landing a MacRory Cup winners medal.

And now he wants to add to that collection when St Michael’s take on Naas CBS in the Hogan Cup final on Saturday.

“Winning an Intermediate Championship with Belnaleck was good and then coming into this year with St Michael’s we knew we had the capabilities to do well.

“We felt we had a good side and it was great to win the MacRory but we soon got back down to training and preparing for the Hogan.

“Just getting to the final is a great achievement but we now want to push on and win it,” he said.

The versatile Cavanagh has played most of his football further out the pitch but Dom Corrigan has opted to play him at number three and he has been impressive in the position, following up a strong display in the MacRory Final with a fine performance in the Hogan semi final victory over St Colman’s Claremorris last Saturday.

“I’ve adapted well to it I think. It doesn’t bother me where I play really and we would have a lot of players who are capable of playing in different positions which is good,” he said.

St Michael’s are now one game away from securing a first ever Hogan Cup and Cavanagh expects that the Fermanagh school will face one of their toughest test to date in the final.

“There is going to be a serious level of intensity on this game. We played Naas before and they are similar team to ourselves in that they are a physical side and a good running team and I would expect it to be a really tight battle.”

He is though hoping that when the final whistle goes on Saturday afternoon that it is the Fermanagh side who are celebrating becoming All Ireland champions.

“Hopefully we can come away with the win. A Hogan Cup victory would be great for the school,” he added.