Doing themselves justice is a recurring theme during the interview with Ciaran Corrigan.

The versatile player, who played in every minute of Fermanagh’s 2019 league campaign, knows that the Fermanagh team which took to the field in Clones in last year’s Ulster Final did not reach the levels expected and which were required to bring home a first ever Ulster title to the banks of Lough Erne.

Almost a year later, Fermanagh have the chance to right a few wrongs on Sunday when they welcome Donegal to Brewster Park.

After a promising Division Two league campaign which saw Fermanagh being in contention for promotion right up until the final day, Corrigan knows the Championship is a whole different animal.

But that is all in the past.

“I think it is forgotten about now. It was a disappointing end to the league in terms of how we were set up after five games,” said Corrigan. “But I think if you had said to us going into the last game of the league we would have a realistic chance of going up we would have took it and I think for a week or two boys were annoyed but now it has been forgotten about and full focus is on Donegal.

“It was a positive league to be in the position to go up. But it is well out of the minds now.”

Fermanagh travelled to Donegal in the league and came away from Letterkenny four point winners, but the Maguiresbridge clubman knows it will be a vastly different Donegal team that lines out on Sunday.

“We went down to Letterkenny wanting to get the win and we were delighted to get it over them but they had a lot of players out injured. Michael Murphy wasn’t back, Paddy McBrearty wasn’t back so they will be completely different team now for championship. We are really looking forward to not really revenge but doing ourselves justice in this game because we felt we didn’t perform at all in the Ulster Final and that has been the thing that has been annoying players and management since that we didn’t perform that day and we are lucky enough first game back in the Ulster Championship we have a chance to perform and do ourselves justice.”

Corrigan is well aware of the poor performance the side put in last year, but the focus is on looking forward and not back at what could have been.

“We didn’t perform in the Ulster Final at all and that is the most annoying thing. But if we perform the way we can we have a really good chance and that’s what we want to do and it’s about focusing on ourselves

“There was an awful amount of hype around the county before the Ulster Final last year and I suppose that got in the way and we didn’t play any way we wanted to so we are just focussing on our own game and bringing a real intensity and giving the supporters something to get behind and hopefully be in the game the longer it goes on and then you never know where it will take you.

“We didn’t carry out our game plan last year but we know first of all well have to compete and that’s the first thing we have to do and bring a performance that will bring us justice because we didn’t do that last year.”

For Corrigan himself and being part of this Fermanagh team, it has been a positive season so far, he has added a scoring threat to his hard running game, look at the four points he scored against Donegal in the league. And even though he is happy with how things are going, he’s realistic to know that the league is quickly forgotten about at this time of the year.

“I had a good league and I was happy to get a good string of games.

“But it’s all about the championship now. Your league form goes out the window very quickly. It doesn’t really matter how you played in the league if you have a poor game on May 26. But the whole team is ready to go and we need to perform on the day and that is all that matters.”

Come 2pm on Sunday, Corrigan and his side will be hoping justice will be done.

And he can’t wait for the challenge.