Derrygonnelly and Ederney will battle it out for the Division One title when they meet in Kinawley on Saturday.

For the Harps it is a chance to complete a league and championship double while for the St Joseph’s side it would go some way towards putting the championship exit at the hands of Belnaleck to bed and see them collect their first silverware since 2013.

With Ederney having finished top of the Division One table after the league programme and Derrygonnelly having won the championship, it would be fair to say that it is the meeting of the top two sides in the county and one that should attract good interest.

Ederney went into the championship tipped by many as the side most likely to end the Harps dominance of the New York Cup but late scores saw them unseated by Belnaleck at the quarter final stage.

Manager Mickey Cassidy though has been pleased with how his side has responded since then but knows they will be coming up against a side who have had a successful championship campaign behind them.

“It was hard to lift the boys after the championship defeat but we knew there was the opportunity to reach a final and that was the goal and we’re happy to be in it.

“Look, Derrygonnelly are going into the game on the back of winning the championship and there is no doubt that they will be the favourites and they will be full of confidence but we will be looking to get a performance and see how we get on,” said Cassidy.

Derrygonnelly manager Sean Flanagan is expecting a big test from Ederney on Saturday.

“It is going to be very difficult.

“They have good know how in their team and good on the field management but there biggest asset is their mobility, they can get about the pitch and they have pace so we expect it to be tough.

“But to be in with a chance to win the double doesn’t come around too often and you have to try and make the most of these opportunities,” he stated.

Both sides cruised through their respective semi-finals on Sunday in Kinawley with Ederney hitting five goals in their win over Erne Gaels while Derrygonnelly dominated proceedings against Enniskillen.

Neither manager feels though that they can read anything into those games.

“I thought that Ederney looked really good on Sunday but maybe just as our semi-final, you couldn’t take too much from it,” said Flanagan.

And Cassidy agreed: “Neither team will have learnt anything about themselves on Sunday so you couldn’t read anything into those games. This Saturday will be a different kettle of fish from the Erne Gaels game. Even from the league games between the two sides this year, neither side were full strength in either game so it will be a different game on Saturday.”

This is the second year in a row that the sides have reached the final although with the sides failing to agree on a date the game was not played last year and there was no league winner.

That may have led to disagreement at the time but it won’t come into either camps thoughts on Saturday, according to the managers.

“If that’s the focus then it’s the wrong focus and that goes for both teams,” said Flanagan while Cassidy added: “That’s not something that we have even thought about. We are just focused on this game and we are expecting a very tough battle.”

Saturday therefore promises to be a well contested encounter with little expected to divide the sides at the final whistle.