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Celebrity BainisteoirRTÉ One, Sunday, 6.30pm

Episode 7

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Tonight's programme brings us within touching distance of the Celebrity Bainisteoir final as Nell McCafferty's Faughanvale from Derry take on Marty Whelan's Maryland from Westmeath in the second semi-final of the tournament. For one team there will be a coveted place in the final, where they will meet Gerald Kean's Mayfield, while for the other the bitter disappointment of defeat.

Faughanvale and Maryland have made it through tough quarter final encounters and both teams are on a high following their victories. The celebrations don't last long as training begins again in earnest and both bainisteoiri review their teams' quarter-final performances.

In Derry, Nell McCafferty and mentor Brian McEniffe realise that they have a lot to do if they want to get to the final. The training steps up a gear as Derry football and hurling legend Tony Scullion takes a session with the team. Nell realises that fitness levels will be crucial in the crunch match and arranges a session at the University of Ulster Sports Science clinic.

In Westmeath, Marty Whelan is also reviewing Maryland's performance with mentor Dessie Dolan and it's clear that there's room for improvement. They bring in former Offaly manager Brendan Lowney to work with the team and Marty arranges a Tai Chi session for the players.

With Faughanvale at home to Maryland the people of Greysteele pull out all the stops to welcome their visitors. On match day there's a carnival atmosphere in the village, which is decked out with bunting. The local pub has been freshly painted for the occasion and even the local dogs are dressed in Faughanvale colours.

But as the two teams take to the pitch, Faughanvale are determined to send their visitors home in defeat, while Maryland have no intention of handing their gracious hosts a victory. With both teams totally focussed on a place in the final, tonight's match is going to be an epic battle. Tune in to find out who will emerge victorious...

Marty's Maryland v Nell's Faughanvale
Marty's Maryland v Nell's Faughanvale
Nell lines out with Faughanvale
Nell lines out with Faughanvale
Marty lines out with Maryland
Marty lines out with Maryland