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John Mountney: We are confident going into this game


Speaking to ahead of the Final was midfielder John Mountney and while he admitted that the players are all looking forward to the final, he is treating it like every other week.

“It’s the same build up as any game but it’s that little bit special when it is the FAI Cup final in the national stadium. It has been a great season for us so far and the manner in which we won it was brilliant.

“We have kept that form going into the Cup final which is great and we are all looking forward to it now.”

The Mayo man missed a large part of the season with a knee problem and conceded that it has been disappointing for him however he has been pleased with his recent form and happy to be back in the lineup.

“I missed big spells of the season with injury which was very disappointing and coming back I have had a shorter run to the end of season than the others.

“I have been trying to make the most of it and thankfully I have been in the team for the last few weeks and I am looking forward to Sunday. Hopefully we can go out on a high. “

Sunday marks the end of the 2018 season and the 26 year-old is intent on going out on a high by taking the FAI Cup back to Dundalk however is wary of the threat that the Leesiders pose.

“Winning would be massive, having won the league and you forget about everything else when you play a Cup final. We have been in this position before where we can go and win the league and Cup so it’s a great place to be.

“Our form this year has been brilliant. We are confident going into the game. We have played Cork City four times in the league this year and got the result in three of them. They are going to be difficult to play against. They are a good side and we have seen that. We are ready.

“There’s a real buzz around the place and there’s going to be a great atmosphere in the stadium. We want to go out on a high in the season and bring the trophy back to Dundalk.”

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