David Kelly claims Sligo do not fear any team after they reached the Connacht Senior Football final with a dramatic 1-14 to 0-16 win over Galway in Markievicz Park on Saturday.
Kelly, who hit 1-02 in the victory, paid tribute to his teammates as they edged the Tribesmen in a thrilling finish.
He said: ‘We went down that point or two towards the end and found it somewhere to go back and get a few points. It is nearly even sweeter when you only win by one point.
‘Towards the end of the first half we let them get ahead of us a bit. We kept chipping back and chipping back.
‘Credit to all the lads, they never gave up and we got the winner in the end.’
Asked by RTÉ’s Joanne Cantwell on Saturday Sport where the belief comes from, the forward pointed to manager Kevin Walsh’s management as the key to bouncing back from the heartbreaking defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland qualifers in 2009.
‘It has been drilled into us, especially last year, that was a big learning curve.
‘We’re not afraid of anyone. We’ll give any team a good go. I’ve never played in a squad where there is so much competition and training is as physical as any other game.'