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Bonagee targeting Intermediate Cup victory in Offaly

The Bonagee United USL team.

The Bonagee United USL team.

BONAGEE UNITED captain Aidan McLaughlin says the Dry Arch Park side want to make up for their Intermediate Cup disappointment of last season.

Bonagee make the trip to Paddy Maloney Park on Saturday afternoon to face Edenderry Town FC (kick-off 2pm).

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Last season, Peter Moran’s team lost 4-0 to Killester at this stage, but striker McLaughlin is itching to right the wrongs of 12 months ago as they take on a side third in Senior 1A, the third tier, of the Leinster Senior League.

“It’s a massive game,” McLaughlin says.

“It’s always nice to get into the national stages of the competition and there is a great buzz about the place.

“We got there last year and didnt do ourselves justice which we feel confident we can rectify this weekend.

The Intermediate Cup is the biggest trophy you can win at our level and Letterkenny Rovers proved it last year that there is enough talent in the Ulster Senior League to go far in the competition.”

Bonagee had had a promising start to the campaign, but two defeats in the last two games – 3-0 against Cockhill and 2-0 at Fanad on Sunday – have sent them off track again.

McLaughlin says: “The results have been disapointing, but I feel bar the first half against Cockhill we have played well.

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“We had three or four great chances at the weekend against Fanad and didn’t take them and we were punished for it.

“I think we have a team who can match anyone in the League. We just need to cut out the mistakes and be more clinical when we do get these chances.”

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