Louth selector Gerry Cumiskey has a wealth of experience within the Louth set up and he believes fellow selector Brian McEniff has been one of the main reasons behind Louth football’s renaissance in recent years.
“Brian had a big say in why we stayed in Division Two this year and why we got to a Leinster final two years ago.
“He knows what it takes, he has been there and he has won All Irelands (with Donegal).”
The gulf in size between Dublin and Louth is not only geographical according to Gerry.
“When you see the amount of money and sponsorship that gets thrown into Dublin and compare that with us living on a shoestring budget, it’s hard to compete.”
The St Pats man also responded to some of the criticism levelled against Louth two weeks ago in Navan.
“A lot of people say Westmeath were hard done by, but we got a perfectly good goal and we also missed a couple of chances in the first half that probably would have put us well ahead.
“We ended up coming out on the right side of the luck this time.
“The one thing about football I’ve grown to realise is that it doesn’t matter what way you win.”
“Last year we were beaten by two late points in injury time against Carlow. So maybe this is our year.”
However the Louth selector knows the size of the challenge awaiting The Wee Sounty in Croke Park on Sunday.
“Never underestimate Dublin.
“If you were to pick to or three times that are capable of winning an All Ireland Dublin will always be up there and in the last four or five years and they should have won more All Irelands.”
Having come so close two years ago, a title win this season would be a fitting and remakable achievement according to Cumiskey.
“You saw the support that was there for Louth two years ago in the final, it would be something else to take a Leinster title two years later.”