Niall McNamee is hoping Rhode's close team bond - there are an incredible nine sets of brothers in the squad - can help inspire them to the Leinster club SFC title.

The villagers have lost four provincial deciders in the last 10 years and are aiming to atone for that heartache against St Vincent's in O'Moore Park (2pm).

McNamee's brother Alan and cousins Ruairi and Conor McNamee are all part of the panel.

"It's a big occasion for the small place we come from," Offaly star McNamee told RTÉ Radio 1's Saturday Sport.

"These days don't come around too often and this team of the last couple of years isn't going to last forever so we're trying to make the most of it while it's here.

"We have nine sets of brothers on the panel, which is probably unheard of. We're a very tight-knit group.

"Obviously the families are well behind us, which helps, and it's brilliant for everyone that we're getting these days out."

Rhode's last Leinster final appearance was against the same opponents in 2014, when the Dublin side strolled to a 10-point win, securing back-to-back provincial crowns on their way to the All-Ireland title.

The Marino men boast the likes of two-time All Star Diarmuid Connolly and former Dublin stars Ger Brennan and Tomás Quinn in their ranks.

"They're probably one of the best club teams ever," said McNamee. "They've All-Ireland winners in most lines, in terms of club and inter-county.

"They're a very good side and we're under no illusions as to their depth of talent, even the bench that they have.

"But all we can do is look after how we prepare and keep doing the things that we've been doing all year.

"We play a nice brand of football, no different to Vincent's, so it should be a good, open exciting game, with a lot kick-passing and a lot of scores. We're looking forward to it."