IT'S a Cork and Kerry clash in Killarney.
What more do you need to know? It's going to be a battle right to the end. There's going to be passion and skill and aggression (fair aggression). It's something to savour for neutrals and for the supporters of both clubs. Whatever happens on Sunday we can be sure of one thing: it's going to be a world removed from what happened in Kilmacthomas last Sunday afternoon. That's for sure and we can all take comfort from that.
"It was, like you said, a very facile victory," Kenmare club chairmain Andy O'Sullivan admitted.
"Conditions were poor and that affected both sides, but Kilmacthomas were a very poor side to be honest. We expected a far greater challenge and we didn't get it. Look all you can do is play what's in front of you on the day, but we'll take positives out of it. We scored 1-23 and that's good irrespective of the opposition and the scoring spread with eight players all scoring from play was good."
The names on that Kenmare team sheet will give Rockchapel reason to worry. Particularly their strikeforce – guys like Mark Crowley, DJ Brennan, Paul O'Connor and Stephen O'Brien all have the potential to create havoc, but as our colleage Noel Horgan points out opposite, Rockchapel are no bad team themselves.
"The next step is the formidable challenge of Rockchapel from the Duhallow division," O'Sullivan said.
"Rockchapel probably have an added incentive because they're fellow parishioners of Meelin who won the All Ireland Junior Club hurling championship in 2011. In fact they'd probably have Meelin lads playing with them being the same parish. Rockchapel would have a long proud history in the GAA as well as ourselves. Last Sunday will be irrevelant in terms of what we face this Sunday. It's going to be a Cork and Kerry clash, Rockchapel is located just across the border right beside Brosna that'll add a bit of spice to it!"
The only slight fly in the ointment from an injury free Kenmare point of view is the location of the match in Killarney and not on their home patch, which is unplayable.
"We'd love to have a home game because of the atmosphere and the buzz," O'Sullivan commented.
"But look we will have the atmosphere and the buzz and there's sense of anticipation about it and we would regard Killarney as a sort of second home because we play so much there. We played the junior county final this year and we played the hurling there and there would be six or seven or eight of the hurlers playing on the football team. Killarney is not new territory.
"We look forward to the game and hopefully our players will play to their form and if they can do all you can hope for then is that things will go your way on the day. That you can avoid any fella going off injured and things don't go against them. That's what you look forward to. You can't go into a game saying you're confident of winning, we're going in in anticipation of getting a ferocious challenge and at the end of the day if we survive for the sixty minutes and get the spread we have been all year then you'd be there or there abouts you'd hope."