When Ederney last reached the Senior Championship final in 2006, Mickey Cassidy was the man at the helm.
Fast forward 12 years and Cassidy is again the man to steer them into the final having returned for a second stint as manager with his home club.
However, he is hoping that the outcome this Sunday is better than that one a dozen years ago when his youthful St. Joseph’s outfit went down to a very experienced and talented Enniskillen Gaels side.
“We just didn’t perform that day,” he recalls. “I suppose, looking back,there is a lot of things that you would do differently but we were coming up against a team that were very, very experienced and they had their homework done. 
“This was a team that had players with six or seven county medals and players who had very long county careers. They were exceptionally strong through the spine and you have to remember that the bulk of that team were beaten in two Ulster Club finals. They were a very good side.”
When Ederney take to the field on Sunday they will have a handful of players still involved who played in that last final and Cassidy feels that experience is vital ahead of the meeting with Derrygonnelly.
“Obviously, this is a different group of players but you do have some who were about in 2006 and they are experienced players now and then we have the younger players coming through so there is a good blend there. It’s is good to have those lads who played in 2006 still on board as their experience will be invaluable to the others. It is something we didn’t have the last time,” he added.
He is very aware though that they will once again face a very strong opposition with Derrygonnelly aiming to land their fourth New York Cup on the trot this Sunday.
“Derrygonnelly’s record speaks for itself, they are going for four in a row and they have been the benchmark for other teams in the county over this last four years. They are very strong through the middle, they are very tight at the back and they have a lot of experienced players. They are a team that know how to win games and you would very rarely see them panic in a game,” he said.
And it is for this reason that Cassidy feels that it is crucial that his side remain composed throughout the encounter. 
“There is going to be times in the game when we are going to have to show a level of maturity because you are coming up against a seasoned team who aren’t going to panic and if you start panicking then they will punish it,” he explained.
He also knows that his side are going to have to hold their own in the middle of the park if they are to come out on top.
“That middle third is going to be vital and for either team to win you are going to have to at least break even in it. They are big in the middle and they have men who are very good on break ball and if they get on top of a team they almost get encamped in their half and it is very hard to get out of that,” stated Cassidy.
The Ederney boss though stresses that his side are not going there just to make up the numbers.
“We will be going there to win,” he said.
“We have had very tight games with them over the last number of years and we got the better of them last year in the league semi-final. Even in the league this year, there was only a kick of the ball in it.
“We know that we will have to play very well and everyone in the squad will have to deliver but I personally think that the best performance is still in them and I hope it comes out on Sunday,” he added.
And he also knows what it would mean for the club to lift their first Senior Championship title in 50 years.
“It’s exactly 50 years since we last won it and it would just mean everything to everybody involved with the club if we could win it. It would give a great boost also to the youth,” he added.