Lagan Harps' Ladies are set for the under-18 All Ireland Final and know they will have to ignore the issues of training on a plastic pitch and being out of season, according to their manager.
The team practices on a plastic surface but will take on Connaught Cup champions Castlebar Celtic at McSharry Park in Sligo on a grass pitch next Sunday.
Harps’ manager Brid McGinty and 16-year-old captain Ciana Brogan, from Manorcunningham, said in the Sunday Sport studio that they will do their best to be crowned champions.
They also spoke of the difficulties they face as Harps play summer football, while Castlebar play winter football.
Harps reached the final after coming from 2-1 down to beat Cork side Douglas Hall 4-2 in the semi-final in Dublin.
Youth international Ciana, a holding midfielder who has one cap for her country, also said on Sunday that she hopes to add to her Ireland appearances…