Aidan McAnespies and Wolfe Tones meet in the Pat O'Brien Cup final which is scheduled for next Sunday, May 12.
Each side has had a smooth path to the final game, with McAnespies having defeated Donegal and Galway along the way, while the Tones had easy wins over
and Christopher's to get there.
It could be argued that the Tones, one of the better home based outfits in
are favourites to retain the Cup. The
Tones beat Donegal in last year's final which was not played until the
championship was well underway, but this year the final game will feature a vast majority of home based players.
With the likes of seasoned veterans Gary Brilly, Mike O'Brien, Collie Carr, and Marty Farrell, along with Cormac Joyce-Power in the lineup, the Tones have some inter-county experience on the field. Added to the squad this year are Marty Kelly, Barry McShea, and Danny Egan who beef up an already impressive lineup.
Aidan McAnespies have had the upper hand over the rivals in recent years and driven by Gareth O'Neill, Marty Bogue, and Niall Gallen will be looking to continue that trend. However, the Tones might have the horses to recapture the first trophy the season has to offer this year.
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