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SOCCER – Eoin Rooney knocks back the tags of favourites as Drumaness prepares for their semi-final meeting with Kilmore Rec. Read the interview now.

NAFL Clarence Cup semi-final

Drumaness Mills v Kilmore Rec

Saturday, 4pm, Seaview (Belfast)

By Jonathan Brown

DRUMANESS Mills forward Eoin Rooney says his side won’t be taking anything for granted going into Saturday’s Clarence Cup semi-final against local rivals Kilmore Rec.

The Mills, who sit fourth in the Amateur League Premier Division, face a Kilmore side who play in the division below, with the Crossgar outfit placed fourth in NAFL 1A.

Drumaness will go into the game as favourites, but Rooney adds he and the rest of the squad aren’t thinking about that too much.

“I’m sure outsiders are talking and calling us favourites, but it won’t come into our heads, we’re not going to go into the game thinking that it’s going to be a walkover.

“I know they’re a league below us but it’s a local derby so it’s always going to be tight, I’m sure Kilmore will put it up to us.

“But we’re not too focused on who the opponent is, we just want to get over the line and play as we know we can.”

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