Ballyboden St Enda’s manager Anthony Rainbow says Kilmacud Crokes are “hot favourites” for Saturday’s Dublin SFC semi-final clash at Parnell Park.
Crokes have already defeated the 2016 All-Ireland winners twice this season and Rainbow knows his team, who are fancied in the bookmakers at even money, need to put in a huge shift against their rivals if they are to join either St Jude’s or St Vincent’s in the county final.
"Looking ahead to the Kilmacud game, I would certainly see them as hot favourites given that they beat us in both the championship and the league this year,” Rainbow told the Evening Herald.
"Of course, it's going to be a very tough game for both teams and the local element to it adds further spice. It is such a massive game for both teams and it's all about who performs on the day.
"Kilmacud have some excellent players all the way through their team and they have forwards that are more than capable of putting up some big scores.”