One third of the Kilcoo starting 15 that turned over Derrygonnelly in the Ulster club SFC semi-final on Sunday was made up of Branagan brothers.

Niall, Aidan, Darryl and Eugene all shone in a dogfight but it was Aaron who stole the headlines.

His second-half goal proved decisive for the Down men who marched into the decider thanks to a 1-08 to 0-09 victory.

It was special moment and a special day for the Branagans, with Aaron admitting afterwards that Gaelic football is a way of life in the parish.

"Me scoring goals, that's a small miracle!" he told RTÉ Sport.

"Goals win games; thankfully it helped us push on over line. It's absolutely everything.

"There's nothing else to do in Kilcoo. You go to Mass and have a few sheep. That's really it. Football is absolutely everything."

They'll face Naomh Conaill in the decider in what will be another mighty battle.

Branagan feels they're made of the right stuff though, and paid tribute to veteran manager Mickey Moran, "the granddad I never had".

"We know how to dog out games and thankfully we got through it," he said.

"It was a brilliant game, very tough. It was well refereed I thought, very well refereed. That's the way we like it, nice and tough. We'll be looking forward to the next game. We know what we have to do.

"Mickey is something else. I always say he's like the granddad I never had. He's the best. He knows what to do and he calms us down."

As for playing with so many of his siblings, Branagan added: "To be honest we talk more about sheep! Football gets a wee bit of talk as well. No, listen, it's nice to play with your brothers.

"Then when somebody's man scores you blame somebody else. There's brilliant arguing going home but that's part and parcel of it."