When Peter Lynch runs out at Brewster Park on Sunday it will be his seventh championship final appearance.

His first one was 10 years ago in 2009 against Derrygonnelly.

His last final appearance was in 2015. Against Derrygonnelly.

In the last 10 years, Roslea and Derrygonnelly have shared nine New York Cups.

Lynch will be hoping it’s third time lucky against the Harps and he claims a fifth championship medal.

“It’s great to be back. I suppose we were blessed we were in a good few there at the start of this decade from 2009 onwards and you know we have had a wee bit of a slump there the last four years,” said Lynch.

“So there is a good buzz back around the town and the club that we are back in another one but there’s no point just getting there either which we have found out over the years. Boys realise we have a big task ahead on Sunday.”

Derrygonnelly will be strong favourites, having been undefeated in championship football in five years, and Lynch accepts that Sunday’s opponents have been the top team in the county in recent time.

“Derrygonnelly they have came with a very strong squad more so than a team and you can’t really argue they have been the strongest team in Fermanagh over this last few years and it has been very hard to try and match them.

“We have seen plenty of Derrygonnelly over the last few years in championship and you know what they are going to bring to the table to a degree but it’s very hard to counteract it as well.

“They have built up a good bit of experience over the last few years. They know what they are about come the big days. Every man can slot into different positions and they can kind of play it any way they want. It definitely is a big task for us but one the boys are really looking forward to.”

Injuries have robbed Roslea of a number of key players for this championship, and many may have been surprised with their run to the final. But 34 year old knows the quality of the players around him and the hard work they have put in for the last 10 months to get to the final.

“We’ve missed them players the whole championship this year and in fairness to our guys we’ve just got on with it and its stood to us coming into the championship. It wasn’t a case of us sitting back and feeling sorry for ourselves we just got on with it.

“I suppose from the outside people would probably say Roslea are down men who are influential boys.

“I’ve been around the squad long enough I know a lot of the boys there are good footballers and maybe just aren’t well known around the county or in other clubs.

“I know they can play football when they want to play football and can step in and do a job so yeah were missing players but we believe in the squad of boys we have there they can go in and can perform to a decent level and it has stood to us.

“And those boys have gained confidence as we went on getting a few wins and playing championship football and the minutes have really stood to them.”

The last final between the sides in 2015 saw Derrygonnelly halt Roslea’s quest for a third consecutive championship. Roslea have a chance on Sunday to stop the Harps’ ‘Drive for Five’.

But for Lynch, that hasn’t even come into Roslea’s mindset.

“They stopped us going for that the last time but coming from our end it’s just about Roslea in 2019 really.

“If we were to worry ourselves for five in a rows it would send your head mad. From our side we had to get our house in order from the start of the year and the boys have worked seriously hard and it’s just about us this year trying to get over the line for ourselves.

“It’s not about stopping anybody it’s just to really get a win.

“We have no hangups about stopping anybody doing anything, it’s about trying to win this game and the championship this year.”

On Sunday, the two dominant clubs in Fermanagh football over the last 10 years go toe-to-toe once again and for Lynch, there will be no better place to be.

“It is a massive challenge but we are looking forward to it. It’s the place to be.”