At the age of 31, Enniskillen Skins captain, Stephen Fox, is one of the elder statesmen in the squad preparing for the Towns Cup Final on Easter Monday.

He is one of a handful still playing who tasted victory back in 2019 and there has been a big enough transition as the Skins squad takes on a youthful glow in recent seasons.

"The likes of me and 'Ferg' (James Ferguson) are just keeping up with them at the minute," joked Fox who is delighted to see the youth coming through the ranks, something which hopefully bodes well for the future.

And he is full of pride that he will be leading his side, young and old, out on the Kingspan Stadium turf, on April 1.

"It has been a good while, five years, since we were in the last one so they don’t come back around too often.

"Don't take it for granted. As is said it has been five years since we were in the last one and we lost two finals before that as well so it's not nice being on the other end of it."

Ballymena II stand in Skins way and with the scalps of Dromore and City of Derry - both Championship One sides alongside Skins- they will prove a difficult task.

And one area where Fox will know all about will be in the pack.

He plays across all three front-row positions and he is expecting a real challenge from the north Antrim club: "Ballymena are a senior club they are def going to have a couple of big boys but if we can get good ball for the backs we have speed on the wings and they will do a lot of damage hopefully."

Fox is confident Skins will not be taking it for granted come 3pm on Easter Monday.

He believes the way they have played this season and the training environment throughout the year will stand them in good stead against Ballymena II.

"We have pretty consistent this year and the boys have a good winning feeling about them so hopefully we can get the job done by just playing the way we are.

"We will treat it no different to any other match.

"I know it's looming over and it’s a final but it’s a young squad and the boys were in two finals last year so Ravenhill won't be too daunting to them."