St Michael’s coach Gerry Donnelly feels his side will have to lift their performance if they are to overcome St Mary’s Magherafelt and book their place in the Rannafast Cup final in Killyclogher on Friday at 1pm.

The sides met in the group stages of the competition in a game that finished in a draw but Donnelly accepts that it is a game that St Mary’s probably should have won.

“We were three down with five minutes to go and came back to get the draw that day and I would say that Magherafelt would feel it is a game that they should have won whereas we were happy with the draw.

“We know that we are going to have to be better than we were against Dungannon last week when we were very wasteful. We have to be more clinical and we’ll have to improve our all round performance from that game,” he said.

For this group of players this is unchartered territory as they have never been beyond the quarter finals in any of the previous competitions and Donnelly acknowledges that they are underdogs.

“If you are being honest, the other three teams left would all have wanted us in the semi-finals but being underdogs is nothing new to Fermanagh teams and it’s something they relish. Magherafelt are one of the competition favourites but we’ll be going there to give it our best shot,” he added.

St Michael’s will look to keep things tight at the back with James McCaffrey a key player while in the middle third of the pitch the likes of Fionan O’Brien, Ultan Reilly and Malachy Flanagan will all play important roles.

And further forward St Michael’s will be hoping that Diarmuid King, Conor McGovern and Cathair Leonard can all chip in with the scores needed to take them over the line and into the final.