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Ciaran Brenan gets his effort away for Sligo against Leitrim at Markievicz Park last Sunday

Ciaran Brenan gets his effort away for Sligo against Leitrim at Markievicz Park last Sunday

Ciaran Brenan gets his effort away for Sligo against Leitrim at Markievicz Park last Sunday

Sligo qualified for the final thanks to a crushing victory over a weakened Fermanagh at Kilcoyne Park, Tubbercurry.

But Sligo, for whom dazzling centre-forward Ciaran Brenan scored 3-4, will beware a Fermanagh side who'll return to full strength for Saturday's rematch in the decider at Croke Park - the Erne men had already qualified for the decider and rang the changes.

Top scorer Brenan continued his hot streak, bagging 2-3 in the first half, combining with a strong display from Damien Fahy and tigerish wing-backs Ethan McGowan and Aidan Morrison.

Sligo, who led by 10 points at half-time, 2-9 to 0-5, dominated the second half as goals in the last 10 minutes from Fahy and substitute Aidan Walsh added further gloss to the scoreline.

SCORERS - Sligo: C Brenan 3-4, K Raymond 0-5 (4fs), D Fahy, A Walsh 1-1 each, G Cadden 0-2, G O'Kelly-Lynch, P Leonard, G Waldron 0-1 each. Fermanagh: S Corrigan (1f), T Cleary (1f), Declan McGarry (1f), B MacLaughlin, P McGoldrick (1f) 0-2 each, S Curran, C Corrigan 0-1 each.

SLIGO - S Hayes; T Brennan, M Davey, R Redmond; E McGowan, J Kenny, A Morrison; D Fahy, G O'Kelly-Lynch; G Cadden, C Brenan, K Raymond; P Leonard, G Waldron, R Brennan. Subs: A Walsh for R Brennan (45), N Cadden for Cadden (45), N McDermott for Redmond (64), S O'Flynn for Fahy (67), J Moran for T Brennan (69).

FERMANAGH - C McGarry; M Teague, D McGarry, C McTeague; J Gavin, C Rice, P McGoldrick; C McShea, T Cleary; S Curran, F Bannon, A Breslin; D Curran, B MacLaughlin, S Corrigan. Subs: A McGee for C McTeague (42), C Corrigan for Corrigan (52), J Gavin for Gavin (52), B Duffy for Breslin (52).

REF - J Clarke (Cavan)

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