Kesh Manager Scott Robinson has admitted it would be “massive” if the club can win the Mulhern Cup on Friday night.

The North Fermanagh side have gone 20 years since their last Mulhern win, and the Manager and his squad are determined to end their trophy drought with a win over Enniskillen Rangers in the Fermanagh and Western showpiece event at Ferney Park.

“It’s massive for us,” admitted Robinson. “Kesh had a chance a few years ago and unfortunately it wasn’t their night, but hopefully this will be our night.

“Rangers are used to winning things, but we really want to lift the trophy. It’s important to the club to get rid of that hoodoo because it has been so long since the club won a trophy.

“We have a massive support base, and they follow us everywhere, but we will have the players calm and knowing exactly what their jobs are.

“If we do what we are supposed to do then I am very confident, to be honest. Our end goal was to be in the final once the league was out of reach and we were knocked out of the Junior Cup, and right now, most teams would give anything to swap places with us, I would imagine.”

Kesh finished off their league campaign with a 4-3 victory at Magheraveely last week, and Robinson feels they come into the cup final in good spirits and with a squad at the top of their form.

“The mood in the camp has been excellent for weeks,” he revealed.

“The boys are up for it, and my job is to make sure everyone is ready and focused, which I’m sure they are.

“My only problem is every single one of them could be included in the starting line up.

“There is an argument for each one of them to start, but you can only start 11, and I have to go with what I think is the best 11 on the day.

“We have a lot of smart players in the squad and a lot of youth among the experience, which is good to have as well.

“Players who haven’t been playing got a game against Magheraveely last week, so they are all sharp and no one has been left without a game.”

All the signs point towards a closely-contested final.

The sides ended up fourth and fifth in the league table, with Kesh finishing seven points clear of their cup final opponents.

Having played out a one-all draw in October, Kesh got the upper hand in their last league meeting, winning 2-1 in January, and Robinson is expecting there will be little to choose between the teams again.

“We played them in the summer pre-season and in the league, and they have all been tight and cagey,” he said.

“No inch was given in those games, and I don’t think it will be any different in the final. Both teams will be getting stuck in, and that is what we want to see. It will be a very tight game.”