Glenville FC will have to do it the hard way if they are to upset the mighty Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght on Friday night.
The League of Ireland side have fell victim to amateur opposition in Collinstown in recent years, but fielded young sides in the Leinster Senior Cup defeats to the two time Leinster Junior Cup champions.
Friday is a whole new ball game. As expected Stephen Bradley and his team see the FAI Senior Cup in a whole different light.
The blue ribbon tournament is not a viable chance of silverware for the players, but it provides passage into European.
As a result manager Stephen Bradley, who recently signed Dean Carpenter and Darren Clarke from Collinstown, claims he won’t take any chances against LSL Senior Sunday 1 opponents this weekend.
The former Lucan United player will field his strongest side in a bid to ensure the League Cup finalists progress to the second round.
“Unless we have injuries, we’ll play as strong as we can next Friday,” Bradley explained.
Goal scoring hero of this week’s League Cup semi final win over Cork City James Doona echoed his managers sentiments not long after his wonder strike set up a September 16 final with Dundalk.
The 19 year old is under no illusions as to how important the FAI Senior Cup is to the club.
“(Winning the FAI Cup) would get us into Europe and that’s the main objective for us,”
“It’s a huge game for us on Friday. People think it’s only a Leinster Senior League team but that doesn’t mean anything.
“We want to push on and win everything we can. Getting to the League Cup final is a massive lift.”