Stephen McGullion/Ryan Jones v Brandon Horan/ Eoin Beacom

THIS battle in the middle third is key to the game, and not necessarily just these four, but the eight players in that middle sector, and whoever wins it will be a strong position to go on and take the title.

In the league final, Derrygonnelly had the better of things and it gave them the platform to go on and win the game, and Enniskillen will know that they will have to be more aggressive in this area.

They will take encouragement from how they controlled midfield in the second half of their semi-final, but they will know that the Harps will provide a much sterner test.

Getting hands on the ball, clean or dirty, will be vital to both sides’ hopes as they look to get a degree of control on the ball at midfield, and build from there.

Eamon McHugh v Johnny Cassidy

THE pair matched up in the league final and could well do so again on Sunday.

McHugh, who did a good job on Ruairi Corrigan in the Kinawley replay, is one of the Harps’ go-to players, has a great engine, physically strong and comfortable at both ends of the pitch.

He could be tasked to stop Cassidy’s devastating bursts from deep, while he will also link up play from that area, which he is very effective at.

Cassidy is the Gaels’ best defender, tenacious in the tackle and a big physical presence, but also a serious threat in terms of breaking lines and getting his side up the pitch, but he would have to be aware of what McHugh brings to the table.

Tiernan Daly v John Reihill

DALY is a safe pair of hands at full back and, after a shaky first game against Ederney, he has impressed for the Harps within a strong defensive unit.

He did well on Richie O’Callaghan in the league final, although the Gaels Captain has since been played further out the field, with Reihill providing the presence inside.

He performed well against Che Cullen as Enniskillen defeated Belnaleck, and is an intelligent footballer who is good in the air and more than capable of taking a score.