It may be a bit of a cliche but Belnaleck manager Gerry Flanagan believes that Saturday night’s final will come down to who wants it the most.
The Art McMurroughs will bid to become the first Fermanagh side to win an Ulster Junior Championship crown when they take on Donegal side Naomh Colmcille under the lights at Healy Park on Saturday night and he stresses that if they are to succeed then they will have to be prepared for ‘a dogfight’.
“I think it is a game that will go down to the wire,” said Flanagan. 
“It will be a dog fight , that’s what football is all about at this time of the year, the team with the biggest heart will win. It will be character and determination that will push the winner over the line.”
Belnaleck produced a devastating display when they blew away Down champions Dundrum in the provincial quarter-final but had to dig deep in their semi-final victory over Doire Trasna of Derry, finishing strongly to secure their first ever appearance in an Ulster final.
Flanagan accepts that his side are going to have to improve on their semi-final display if they are to get their hands on the silverware on Saturday night.
“We have to lift our performance big time from the semi-final game. We were not great that day although a lot of that was down to our opponents. The key thing though was that we got over the line. We finished very strongly in the semi-final, over the last 10 or 12 minutes we played very well and we will have to carry that level into the final,” he added.
The Belnaleck boss watched the Donegal side book their place in the final with a one point win over Tyrone side Tatttyreagh last Saturday night in Celtic Park and he was impressed with what we seen.
“They were very good, I was very impressed with them. They are a very strong, physical side and that is something that we will have to deal with,” he commented.
However, he stresses that his side will be ready to meet the challenge when the ball is thrown in at Healy Park.
“Everybody is ready to go and our full focus is on Saturday night. The training has gone very well since our semi-final win and there is a good buzz around the club. 
“We would have a few niggly injuries but nothing major and I would expect everybody will be available for the final and we are really looking forward to it,” said Flanagan.
Belnaleck may be a junior club but they have a lot of players with county experience and they will look to those to lead the way in the final.
“You have the likes of the two Cullens, Kane Connor, Ciaran McBrien, Conor McAuley and others who have played county level whether it be minor, U21 or senior level and they are going to be very important players for us. 
“We would feel that we have the players who are capable of winning the game.”