The chance to win an Ulster title doesn’t come around too often so Enniskillen Gaels manager Brendan Dooris has urged his players to seize the opportunity with both hands on Monday afternoon when they take on Ballinascreen in the Ulster Minor Football Tournament final at St. Paul’s in Belfast.
Indeed, Dooris believes his side have what it takes to win a second ever Ulster minor title for the club, the Gaels having won the competition in 1988, but that they must show that on the day if they are to return to Fermanagh as champions.
“It is a big opportunity and one that might never come around again for these players,” said Dooris. 
“They have proven that they can live with the best in Ulster and I have complete faith in their ability but it is now all about producing it on the day. 
“We’ve told the boys that in championship football every game has to be your best game and that is more so in an Ulster final but in fairness to them they have shown a level of consistency throughout the competition so far.”
Dooris acknowledges that they face a big test on New Year’s Day against a Ballinascreen side who defeat Antrim champions O’Donovan Rossa in the semi-final.
“I would be expecting it to be much the same as the semi-final. They are a big team and they are very competitive so I think it will be a physical encounter. Derry teams would also have a very good tradition in the competition so it is going to be difficult and I think that weather conditions will dictate the way the game is played because St. Paul’s is very exposed,” he added.
The Gaels manager though feels that there is more room for improvement in his charges going into the final.
“I think that again we didn’t maximise our scoring chances in the semi-final and there are a few other things that we will work on this week,” he said.
What has delighted him though has been the impact of those players who have come off the bench.
“I’ve been particularly pleased with the depth that we are now showing.We have been able to make changes when players have become tired and that but the performance levels haven’t dipped at all,” he stated.