Shamrock Rovers attacker Graham Burke insists the new FAI Cup winners are confident they can beat Dundalk any time the sides meet. 

Burke was an influential figure in attack in Sunday's decider, largely creating the situation which led to the 89th-minute penalty, converted by Aaron McEneff. 

The Republic of Ireland international was withdrawn shortly after and watched from the sideline as Michael Duffy took the game into extra-time with a dramatic last-minute strike.

However, as it transpired, that merely put the celebrations on hold as the southside club triumphed 4-2 in the penalty shootout, reclaiming the FAI Cup after a 32-year famine. 

"We'll all enjoy it," Burke told RTÉ Sport after the game. "It's been a long time since this club has won a Cup.

"The stature of this club, it's crazy to think that Shamrock Rovers has gone about ten years without being in the final. 

"Lucky enough, we got over the line and they can enjoy their night tonight. 

"It's an unbelievable feeling. I've been here from the start with what Stephen (Bradley) was trying to do. I've left for a couple of months and I've came back. It just makes it all the sweeter to finally have won something.

"I think it was one of those days when I could have stayed there and stayed there and  might not have scored.

"But to have an impact on the penalty, to slip (Aaron) Greene on and him to be taken down and Mac (Aaron McEneff) to finish it, that was as good as a goal for me." 

After toppling Dundalk in the Cup, Stephen Bradley's side will set their sights on upending their dominance in the league. 

Rovers made a superb start in 2019 league campaign and led the Premier Division by a sizable margin in the spring, albeit with the reigning champions retaining a couple of games in hand for most of that period. 

Shamrock Rovers' challenge eventually waned midway through the season and Dundalk would retain the title at a canter, making it five leagues wins in six years.

Burke is adamant the Hoops are close to Dundalk and if they can iron out defensive errors, they can get closer still. 

"We want to take it away from them. We've been close. The games against them this year and the games against Bohs are where we've lost points.

"We think we can beat Dundalk on any day. It's just the factors on the day sometimes didn't go our way and we gave away some stupid goals.

"But tonight was a complete performance other than that goal they got there, But I think we truly deserved to win the game, we had more chances."