Dublin defender Jonny Cooper insists the hype surrounding Dublin’s bid for four All-Ireland titles on the trot is not distracting as they focus on Tyrone this Sunday.
Jim Gavin’s side are odds-on favourites to continue their dominance against a Tyrone side they have already got the better of in Omagh during the Super 8s.
Mickey Harte’s men have successfully negotiated the qualifiers following defeat to Monaghan in Ulster, but will need a significant step-up if they are to trouble a Dublin side who proved far too strong for Galway at the penultimate stage.
Cooper says the expectations around the time are something they have become accustomed to.
"People outside think that I guess," he told RTÉ Sport. "We've played Tyrone a couple of times this year. All-Ireland finals bring different things, they kind of bring a life of their own in a way.
"You have to prepare and respect the challenge they are going to bring with a lot of individual strengths and a team collective."
Victory at Croke Park would mark new territory for the Dubs, joining Kerry (1929-32 and 1978-81) and Wexford (1915-18) in the pantheon of trail blazers.
Not that it is impacting on the players’ mindset.
"Probably not," he says when asked if it has altered their approach to the game. "I think externally people looking in will build it up in that way and rightly so.
"Internally, we go back to the basics of doing our homework on the opposition and being the best we can possibly be on the day to get the result."
It will be the Red Hand’s first time facing the Dubs in Croke Park this year after a five-point defeat in the league, while the gap was reduced to three in the Super 8s game, with both clashes taking place in Omagh.
Na Fianna’s Cooper is expecting a game similar to the tigerish affair in July where Tyrone fought back to within two points of the visitors before substitute Paul Flynn sealed the win with the final score of the game.
"It was physical game with a lot of turnovers and contact. They bring a lot of energy, particularly around their defence, and then they can transition very, very hard going offensively.
"Tyrone are coming now having played nine or 10 games with a lot of experience this year and I think in that they have momentum"
"From our point of view, we're going to have be very solid defensively. We expected that tight and physical encounter in Omagh. There were a couple of points in it at the end. I guess we would be expecting the same type of game again.
"Tyrone are coming now having played nine or 10 games with a lot of experience this year and I think in that they have momentum. They know a lot about themselves and found out a lot about themselves.
"I guess we both probably learned since we played last."
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