Fermanagh manager Sean Duffy says that his side have “one foot” in the Lory Meagher Cup final but says that they “cannot be relying on anyone else” to get them there. 
Fermanagh have two wins from two in the competition with Lancashire and Leitrim both on one win. Cavan are out having lost two from two. The Breffni men play Lancashire on Saturday week with Fermanagh visiting Leitrim. 
A win guarantees Duffy’s men a place in the final in Croke Park on June 22, while even a loss could still see them through on score difference, however Duffy will be putting all his focus on ensuring his side make it three from three:
“We cannot be relying on anyone else. We have to go to Leitrim and look to win the game and that is what we will be working towards now. We probably have one foot in the final, but we won’t be thinking about the final. We want to make sure we keep our eye on Leitrim.”
It is a good policy too. With Cavan nothing to play for Lancashire are likely to pick up the win here and could give their scoring average a big boost. Leitrim meanwhile only lost to Lancashire by two points and beat Cavan by four. Fermanagh beat Cavan by five and Lancashire by four so there is little between the teams. 
That said the Erne camp should be in confident mood after what have been two very impressive performances to date and Duffy is certainly happy with what he has seen and pointed to some of their league performances as early evidence that they could go on a run in the competition.
“The boys have been great. Doing everything we ask of them and we have seen that on the pitch. We have taken a lot of confidence from how Sligo have been performing in the Nicky Rackard Cup, they have won two games and we should have beaten them in the league, so we knew that we were going the right way and improving.”
On the game against Lancashire Duffy was happy with the mix of youth and experience that made up his side and the benefits that both brought to the table:
“The young fellas have been brilliant for us. They have worked with us and listened, and they have wanted to improve. But I thought our more experienced players also played very well and the introduction of Mark Slevin I thought had a big bearing on things.”
Slevin scored his side’s first goal with Barry McPhillips claiming a second to secure the tie in what was a cracking game of hurling against Lancashire.
Fermanagh finished the game very strongly with their manager pleased with the stamina showed by his players:
“I thought our fitness showed in the last 20 minutes and we were able to see it out. Again, it is all about the work the boys have been putting in. It’s up to us now to go on and make sure we reach the final off our own bat.”
A date in Croke Park beckons if they do and a chance to claim the Lory Meagher Cup for the first time since 2015.