Devenish 0-18 Erne Gaels 0-09.

Devenish bounced back from the disappointment of losing a county final to secure a place in the league final by virtue of possibly their best performance of the year and a double scores win over near-neighbours Erne Gaels. 
And the fact it was against rivals Erne Gaels was something that helped focus the minds of the Devenish players according to their manager, Malachy Cullen;
“The fact it was a derby game helped. There was a lot of pride at stake and the boys showed a lot of character and they are to be really commended for it.
“It was obviously very difficult after not producing a performance in the county final but they really lifted themselves and as I said the fact it was a derby was something that helped matters,” he said.
Looking forward to the final over Ederney this weekend Cullen said he was delighted to have the chance to finish off the season with some silverware;
“I think putting aside the disappointment of the county final if you look at the year subjectively to date we have got to both finals, league and championships and that has to be looked on as progress. 
“This weekend we have a realistic chance to win some silverware and of course Ederney will be thinking the exact same and there is never too much between the teams so I am expecting a close encounter,” the Devenish boss said.
For his counterpart, Maurice McLaughlin it was a case of more disappointment to go with their first-round championship exit to Derrygonnelly.
“We just never got to the pitch of the game and no matter what we did we couldn’t get it turned around. 
“Devenish was the much better team on the day and fully deserved their win,” he said.
McLaughlin has been in the Erne Gaels hot seat for three seasons now but stressed he would be making no rash decisions about his future just yet;
“I don’t think this week is the time to decide to be honest. But we will sit down over the coming weeks and decide what is best for myself, the team and the club. 
“What I do know is that it has been a very enjoyable three years to date and I do feel that progress has been made.”
The game itself saw Devenish well on top and they led 0-08 to 0-03 at the break. Barry Mulrone was moved back to centre half back for this encounter and he was a dominant figure for the winners. 
Gavin Gallagher, Terry O’Flanagan, Jason Love and Chris O’Brien shared the scores in the first half.
The second half got even better as the winners outscored Erne Gaels 0-10 to 0-05. 
JJ O’Brien and Declan Rasdale added their names to the list of usual scorers with Love in particular very productive with his shooting in the second half.
For Erne Gaels their attack really failed to fire although they did hit the bar early on through Tommy McCaffrey. The livewire attacker was among the point scorers for Erne Gaels with Paul Ward also contributing. In the second half McCaffrey and Seamus Ryder shared the points for the losers.