Pat Devlin believes Bluebell United would look at home in the LOI First Division and as a result believes his side will ‘do well’ to defeat them in the FAI Senior Cup tonight.
Cabinteely welcome the amateur club Stradbrook in the second round of the blue ribbon cup contest tonight and their manager fully respects ‘Bell’s capabilities.
Having seen them first hand in a friendly some weeks ago he hints his side might even be underdogs against the Senior Sunday outfit.
Indeed, Devlin goes as far as to say the game is wide open.
“We played Bluebell in a game a few weeks ago. They are absolutey a top side. They would hold their own in the First Division, no problem,” Devlin told Mirror Sport.
“They played on our pitch so I know all about it. The change of venue to us at home won’t affect them. We hae to have huge respect for them. They Have Kieth Fahey and Dean Ebbe back with them. They have very good players right throughout the team. We’ll do well to win the game. At least one of us will be in the quarter final it’s going to be a great game- wide open.”