Kevin Carroll has billed Sheriff YC as the top side in the country, but suggests even the best can be beaten.
The Collinstown town boss is in confident mood going into Leinster Junior Cup final claiming his side produce their best against the best on the biggest stage.
The Clondlakin side have positive Leinster Junior Cup previous against Alan Reilly’s dominant Junior side.
Indeed, Collinstown are the last side to defeat Sheriff in the contest and defeated the reigning champions in the 2014/15 decider.
Carroll doesn’t see why his side can’t repeat the feat and is adamant his players are excited rather than scared of the challenge that lies ahead.
“As a young club, we want to play in the big cups against the best teams, and that is what is going to happen on Sunday,” Carroll told GazetteSport. “Everyone is looking forward to it because you always play your best football against the best teams so everybody just can’t wait at this stage.”
“In all the games we have played against them down the years, we have always pushed them. We have probably been one of their closest rivals in the AUL over the last few years so with the way we have been playing this year and the way we are set up to play, we fancy our chances
“We know them well and always have cracking games. We are going in with a positive attitude for a good game of football because, as I said, we are going to play the best team in the country,” he continued before stressing his side won’t change their game to suit that of a side driving for five this season.
“Obviously, it is the biggest cup in Leinster so the team talk will be a small bit different but nothing else will be different.
“We will go into it the same way we have played every game this year. We want to get the ball down and play. When we don’t have it we will try to get behind the ball.
“We won’t throw anything different in just because it is a big final, we want to play the game rather than the occasion.”
“I think they are too clever for that now! They have been the top side in the country for too long so I think winning the trophy on a Sunday then playing another final the following week won’t faze them at all because they are very professional in what they do.”