Kilmacud Crokes defender Ross McGowan feels there is more to come from the side as they prepare for Sunday's Leinster senior club showdown with Mullinalaghta.

The Dublin champions are warm favourites to overcome their Longford opponents at O'Connor Park  in Tullamore (1.30pm), but McGowan, not surprisingly, is only too aware that they should not take anything for granted.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport, he said: "Mullinalaghta are the first Longford side to get to the final. You can't dismiss their recent victories over Rhode and then Éire Óg, they really impressed against Éire Óg and put up a huge score.

Ross McGowan

"They ran St Vincent's close a couple of years ago and you'd have to say they are building towards something.

"There may be a bit of gulf between Dublin and Longford, but that chasm does not apply here. It's 15 v 15."

Assessing Crokes' campaign so far, the defender was quite adamant that greater heights can be scaled as they strive for a fifth provincial crown and a first since 2010.

"There is definitely more in the tank," he added.

"You learn from every game and we know that we still have to produce a full 60 minutes of football. "We are hoping to produce that 60 minutes on Sunday. That's said we have prepared for what will be a battle against Mullinalaghta."

Also, pivotal in Crokes' march to the decider is a blend of youth and experience that McGowan that is serving the club well.

"Dara Mullin, Callum Pearson, Tom Fox and Liam Flatman are all just out of minor and their inclusion underlines the nice conveyor belt of talent coming through.

"And then you have Paul Mannion's scoring ability and Cian O'Sullivan's leadership.

 "We also have the likes of Andrew McGowan and Cillian O'Shea who were on the Dublin squad this year.

"You talk about Cian O'Sullivan, well he embodies Kilmacud Crokes in how he carries himself on and off the pitch. We are blessed that Cian is with us."          

Follow Kilmacud Crokes v Mullinalaghta via our liveblog on RTÉ.ie/sport and the News Now app from 1pm on Sunday.