After a long season of rugby, Clogher Valley have the chance to make club history by completing the Junior Cup double when they take on the City of Armagh IIs on Saturday at Kingspan Ravenhill.

With a first-ever All-Ireland Junior Cup already in the trophy cabinet, Clogher are hoping to round off the season with another Junior Cup trophy.

Having finished their league campaign back in March, it was not until the end of April that Clogher booked their place in the final with a hard-earned, yet rusty performance over Cooke.

Clogher coach, Stephen Bothwell had a task on his hands to keep the players interested with such a break but he has done that and they are now in good shape heading into the weekend.

“At last night’s (Tuesday) training boys were very positive and getting up for the game again,” he said.

“It’s definitely a bit of a challenge getting them up for it after such a break but there was a better intensity to training last night.”

With the chance of ending the season with another trophy and creating a bit of history, there is plenty of motivation for the squad.

But Bothwell knows the City of Armagh pose a considerable challenge.

They beat Instonians, the team who pipped Clogher to the top spot in the league on the final day, 25-0 and have been playing more regular rugby.

They also have the chance of completing a Junior and Senior double, as their 1st XV are playing after in the senior final.

“We were all kind of geared up if we won our semi-final to play Instonians but Armagh beat them.

“Armagh will be a different type of challenge to our semi-final against Cooke. They will play a lot more rugby, they are a young team, so it’s a new challenge too.”

With several boys returning after missing the semi-final victory, Bothwell is looking for improved performance on Saturday: “The whole intensity of the game the speed we want to play at I felt we didn’t set the pace of the game enough.

“We need to keep the ball better and put teams under more pressure. We didn’t seem to keep the ball for long enough periods to put Cooke under pressure.

“We got our win performance-wise but it has to go up 50 per cent at least.”

And if that is the case, Bothwell feels Clogher will be well on their way to victory, and it would be a great end to the season.

“I would be delighted for the boys and the supporters going down to make a good day of it and wrap up the season and look forwards to next season.

“For us to have the two trophies sitting alongside each other at the Cran would be a great achievement for the year,” Bothwell concluded.