There is a buzz around Fermanagh ladies football at the minute. 
A National League title and promotion to Division Three has put the senior ladies on the crest of a wave.
On Sunday, they meet an all too familiar Antrim side in the semi-final of the Ulster Junior Championship.
Leading from the from the front throughout this season has been captain Joanne Doonan.
From her hat-trick against Antrim in the first league game up until her single point against the same opposition in the final, Doonan has led by example.
But she knows there is still plenty of work left to do both personally and collectively, starting Sunday.
“It’s an honour to lead the girls and I hope that I am leading not by just talking before a game but actually leading by example on the field,” said the Kinawley player.
“It’s a different role. It’s a bit all over the place on the field and it is tough going, it’s hard work.
 “I feel like towards the start of the year it’s never going to go swimmingly, there was a lot to improve on but Jonny and all are very onboard if you want individual feedback. 
“I felt like we have come on but we’ve still a long way to go.”
Doonan has been impressed with the new management team that has came in this year and brought them success so quickly in the year. And she is glad that the side are getting the results to repay all the work that has been out in by Jonny Garrity and his management team.
“The level of professionalism they have brought to this year you couldn’t fault it and I think all the girls would agree. It’s just different compared to previous years.
“I suppose when I have been about over the last few years this is the best set up I have been involved in. They have tried to get it as professional as they can.
“I’m glad we are actually getting the results because you could have the best manager and not get the results.”
And the Fermanagh captain is hoping the results will continue going their way in the Athletic Grounds and that is where their sole focus lies.
“Playing Antrim again we know what they are like so it’s just getting that into our heads now.
“Everybody’s aim at the start of the year is the championship and it is one of our goals to get to the Ulster final.
“I don’t think there are going to be too big of surprises but at the same time they have improved so much from the start of the year. Likewise so have we and we don’t want to underestimate them.
It will be another good game its just a matter whoever turns up on the day.”
Doonan knows there was little between the sides in the two previous matches. 
But the side have been chomping at the bit to get back into competitive action.
“I think after wining the league final it was a good buzz and we got a week off but we didn’t know what to do with ourselves. After a few nights we were looking forward to going back to training.
“You spend that much time with them (the players) that when you’re not with them you are looking forward to getting back.
“So as soon as we were back everybody was ready to go and it was a good lift.
“Training has been really good and everybody has been working hard. 
“Because it wasn’t as long as previous years between league and championship it is easier to be motivated with it being only a few weeks away,” added Doonan.