Fermanagh hurlers go into Sunday’s clash with Leitrim with a win the only thing on their mind as they look to seal their place in the Lory Meagher Cup final.

Sean Duffy’s side have won their opening two group stage games against Cavan and Lancashire to put them in pole position in the table and even a defeat might still see them qualify on Sunday.

However, Duffy says that getting the win is all they are focusing on.

“It is a strange one because if we were turned over and Lancashire won well we could find ourselves out of it. We are just going with the mindset of winning the game, we can only control what we do ourselves so we will be treating it as a knockout game and we’ll be going to win the game,” said the Fermanagh boss.

He does though expect a stern test against a Leitrim side who go into the contest two points behind Fermanagh and eight behind the Erne side in scoring difference.

“It won’t be easy, Leitrim in Leitrim will be tough opposition. They are a big, physical, strong team and we have a lot of young lads so it will be tough.

“Leitrim beat Cavan the last day and they knew that if they beat us and things fall into place then they can progress. If they beat us by six or seven points it would put them ahead of us so we know the challenge that we face,” he added.

Duffy acknowledges though that Fermanagh are going into the game in a positive frame of mind.

“We would have to be pleased with two championship wins out of two and we put up a good score on both days which is pleasing.

“We are in a good place, confidence is good and we should also have a stronger hand for this game as Shea Curran will be back available for selection and Nathan Timoney who was not there the last day is back available for selection as well,” he said.

However, there is a doubt over key man John Duffy who suffered a knee injury against Lancashire.

“John twisted his knee so he is a doubt as he hasn’t done much training since but we will give him every opportunity to make it as he is important to us. Other than that though we have a clean bill of health.”

It looks to be a re-energized Fermanagh this year and Duffy puts a lot of that down to the young lads who have come through to the set up.

“The young lads have come in and freshened things up. This last couple of years we have struggled because we didn’t have that influx of youth but we have it now and you can’t beat the fresh legs and energy that young lads bring. It has been our main change this year,” he explained.

And now he is hoping that they can go on and secure their place in the final which will be played at Croke Park.

“Any man worth his salt wants to play there. It’s big incentive but we have to get over this game and then we can look at that.

“The big thing is that the boys are enjoying it. Winning brings enjoyment, it makes training better but we have to be so careful that we do the right thing on Saturday. The last thing we want is to miss out having won our first two games. The boys know what they have to do though,” he added.