Cabinteely manager Pat Devlin hopes his side earn promotion to the Premier Division of the Airtricity League but is well aware of the challenges it would bring.

They are currently in fourth place with four games to go, seven points behind leaders Shelbourne.

"It's nerve wracking, we are in a great position," Devlin told the RTÉ Soccer Podcast.

"None of the games are easy in that First Division; you never know what is going to happen. We'd love to get to the play-offs. 

"Are we ready to go up? Football wise, yes. But as a club? No.

"People are not supporting it, they are not getting behind it. Financially it's difficult, the people doing it are doing their best but they need more support.

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"But then it is a lot of work to do to get in and to stabilise. Would we be able for three games a week? No. We had to call off some games because we had players doing their Leaving Cert."

Cabinteely currently play their games in Stradbrook, the home of Blackrock RFC. If they do earn a spot in the top flight they may have to look at relocating.

"The pitch has come on a lot but is it ready for Premier Division football? Probably not, we’d have to look at Bray or UCD or Tallaght.

"My biggest worry is the financial side, can we cope but like UCD, you take it you cope."