Enniskillen Skins Head Coach, Alastair Keys is treating the upcoming Towns Cup Final as just another game.

The preparations he, Conor Keys (backs coach), Raymond Savage (forwards coach) and Ryan Cathcart (strength and conditioning coach) are putting together with the Skins squad is the same as any other game they have played this season.

It is probably an insight into how consistent Skins have been this season, just missing out on winning Championship One and now getting ready to take on Ballymena II in the Easter Monday showpiece at Kingspan Stadium.

Skins last won the Towns Cup in 2019 but before that, it was 1937.

Before 2019 Skins lost out in two Towns Cup finals.

It shows the ruthlessness of cup competitions. 

But by treating this game like any other Skins will hope that they can shout out the noise surrounding it and focus on what matters most - playing rugby.

Speaking on what he would be saying to his players in the lead-up to the game, Keys said: "[It will] be very much the same as normal just trying to keep the focus on the game itself and what we have got to do during the game as opposed to all the other stuff that will be going around it and the occasion.

"Trying to shut that out if you like. Just focussing on the actual game itself."

The game itself sees, Skins take on a Ballymena II side which Keys admits they know little about, but with wins over Dromore and City of Derry - sides that play in Championship One alongside Skins - he knows they will be a threat.

"They beat Dromore away in the semi-final. Dromore are on a bit of a resurgence and they have made the final of the Junior Cup. And they beat the City of Derry in the round before that.

"City of Derry are top four in our league and Dromore are pushing for that. They are two good sides and they beat them away so from what I can gather talking to people who were involved in those games they are a very good side.

"They will come with a lot of first-team experience up there and played in the upper leagues of the AIL.

"All you can really control is what you are doing and making sure we play well," said Keys.

If they do this, like they have done for most of their games this season, Skins will be in with a strong chance of picking up more silverware and the players putting their names in the history books.

"There are a lot of good players who have gone through the club who have not been in a final, never mind winning one. So it’s a rare enough occasion.

"It's going to be the last game of the season for the guys. It's really nice for that to be a final in something like the Towns Cup which has so much tradition behind it," concluded Keys.