Joe Sheridan’s managerial debut has gone somewhat under the radar but the scorer of arguably the most famous goal ever to find the back of a Croke Park net has done a superb job with the Duleek/Bellewstown outfit.

This may be a step too far though as a Dunshaughlin side just a season down from the SFC ranks will present a formidable opposition.

Without question the two top teams in the grade have made it to the decider and both racked up big wins in the semi finals.

Duleek/Bellewstown scraped by the only serious challenge they faced in the group stages beating Rathkenny by two points although they did still score four goals that day.

Interestingly the green clad East Meath side could create some kind of history as if they win they would be the first side to lift an adult trophy having come through a penalty shoot out in qualifying, they achieved that against St Pats in the quarter final.

Matthew Costello will provide aerial menace in front of the Duleek sides goal, and Conor Grey will also provide an attacking threat for Dunshaughlin.

How Duleek cope with that duo will be almost as significant as how Oisin Foley and the rest cope with Duleeks attack especially as Shane Crosby can be guaranteed to break regularly from midfield/

Dunshaughlin could win with something to spare while a Duleek/Bellewstown victory is likely to be by the narrowest of margins.

On the basis that is extremely difficult to bounce straight back from relegation, unless of course you are Norwich City who make a habit of it, Duleek/Bellewstown are taken to spring a surprise


John McDonagh of Dunshaughlin