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Ulster glory would be a dream for captain Andrea

ANDREA Gordon’s rise to becoming Fermanagh captain is a surprising one.

After turning 35 years of age, Gordon, who had been a stalwart of the Derrygonnelly ladies team, was given a trial by new Fermanagh manager James Daly in October.

The Harps skipper impressed the Fermanagh manager, and not only did she get a place in the panel, but she was handed the captain’s armband in her debut season at inter-county level.

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On Saturday, Gordon will lead Fermanagh in the Ulster Championship final and she says that ‘it’s unreal’ how the year has gone to date.

“I honestly never would have thought that I would be in this position and I know that I am very privileged to be here,” she beamed.

“My family have been so supportive of me and I wouldn’t be able to commit to play at this level without them.

“The team and management have all worked so hard to get ourselves into the final and I am really excited to lead the girls out on Saturday.”

For Gordon, and a large number of the Fermanagh panel, this has been their first year of competing at senior inter-county level and the first Ulster final that they have been involved in.

The tenacious defender is pleased with how relaxed and calm the ladies are ahead of the decider.

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