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Milk Cup boys try out combinations
Fermanagh Milk Cup senior squad took on a Ballinamallard under-19 team preparing for next week’s Foyle Cup.
Milk Cup manager John Quinn admitted it was a tough workout for his boys.
“That was what we were hoping for. Playing against the under-19s meant they were bigger and stronger and quicker, something that we will experience in the Milk Cup in two weeks time.”
“I felt the boys coped well with the competitive element for the majority of the game, even though the under-19s were that big stronger,” said Quinn.
The Milk Cup manager went on to say that in terms of the tournament which is only two weeks away he admitted he hadn’t really concentrated on his starting 11.
“I’ve found that the make up of the squad is such that there aren’t that many weak areas. It means players can come in a do a job in more than one position. I think the squad is much better for that. We were able to re-create the pressure and strength that we might face in the Milk Cup itself.”
Quinn pointed out that combinations will be needed during the tough week.
“It’s a hard week for them and when injuries kick in it will be even harder. Because of that we have to have a number of combinations to work with,” said Quinn.
He’s happy with the condition of the boys, most of whom have played regularly over the winter months.
“There are a few there from last year’s Milk Cup and at this stage we are just trying to keep them fresh for the week,” he said.
The plan for the run in to the Milk Cup is a day at the beach which will include some light training and another few light sessions to concentrate on set plays.