This Sunday sees the final of the inaugural RSA National Cup, when Balbriggan will make the short journey to The Hills to take on NCU cup specialists Muckamore in what is certain to be an enthralling contest.

CricketEurope caught up with respective captains Neil Gill and Barry Archer to get their views on the final.

It's been a trophy laden season for the County Antrim club - with the Ulster Shield being the latest addition to the trophy cabinet, secured on fewer wickets lost against Eglinton earlier this month.

Which players did Gill feel would be crucial to his side's chances?

"Key players for ourselves would include Jason van der Merwe, who is an Ireland Under 19 international, who has just returned from the World Cup. Jason is an aggressive top order bat and off spin bowler who has scored three centuries this season.

"Craig Drummond is an opening batsman and seam bowler, who although only 19 years of age, has over 400 runs this season. Our professional Injradeet Kamtekar is a top order batsman and left arm spin bowler. He has scored over 1100 runs to date this season - his fifth with the club and set to come back again in 2013 as club professional.

"Connor Breet is another top order bat and off spin bowler. He's been incredibly consistent this season, taking nearly 40 wkts and scoring 400."

Skipper Gill himself is in prolific form leading from the front, with 39 wickets and 350 runs including an undefeated 50 last Saturday.

Gill Played in same Ireland Under 19 World Cup side as Eoin Morgan and Gary Wilson in Sri Lanka in 2006, and has also opened the bowling for Ireland A.

Gill continued: "Muckamore have a depth of experience with Les Allen, Richard Keates and Brian Dunlop - three former skippers - and Trevor Neill who showed in the Ulster Shield final when he bowled 8 overs for 17 how effective his off spin can be and a nice blend of youth in the shape of 17 year old wicketkeeper Jamie Magowan and teenager Jordan Mairs who scored 54 in the semi final win over Civil Service Dublin."

"The competition so far has seen us playing away at Mullingar and home to Co Kerry, Drummond and Civil Service Dublin. The competition has been a great idea although I feel it's needs a bit of tweaking so that it is more a level playing field for all teams but we have certainly enjoyed our cup run and hope it ends with us being the first name on the prestigious RSA National Cup."

Gill confesses to not knowing a lot about Sunday's opponents, but realizes they will be a tough proposition: "To be honest we don't know much about Balbriggan apart from they have a former Irish international in Barry Archer. I am sure they are a very good side and know we must be at our best to win. The players and supporters at the club our really looking forward to it and we hope we can bring the trophy back to Moylena."

Balbriggan can rely on the home support as they make the short trek to Milverton, and current captain Barry Archer is full of optimism.

35 year old Archer, who won the last of his 22 caps in 2000, is a crucial player for the Fingal club, as they attempt to lift the trophy.

"While the final might be close by for us, there's no doubt that it has been a long road to the final for us. While the first round saw us come up against a confident Cliftonville side, we chased 170 for the loss of one wicket. The second round saw a long trip to Tyrone for a tricky tie against Burndennett. Having been put in we reached a score of 150 odd with a last wicket stand in excess of 30, which proved vital as we won an extremely tight affair by a narrow margin.

"Next we headed into the West to face Galway, where we made 200 plus and bowled Galway out for 90. The draw against Rush in the semi final was a daunting local derby with Rush the well fancied favourites sitting in third position in the league 2 in Leinster. In a reduced overs game we made 172 and thenbowled and fielded as a unit picking up wickets at regular intervals and eventually bowling Rush out for 150 odd to secure a famous win and a final place."

"We've played well as a unit in the competition and have that great blend of youth and experience which any side needs. Stand out players though for us have been batsmen Glenn Russell and Adrian Harper and bowlers Ali Qaxim, Albert Harper, Roger Kear and Paddy Martin."

"I've no doubt it will be an intriguing final which will be played on one of the finest grounds in Ireland - weather permitting of course! This being the inaugural RSA National cup neither team have ever come across the other and so its likely to be a cagey affair.

"Perhaps the inclusion of Muckamore overseas player Kamtekar gives Muckamore the favorite tag but the Gallians will fight hard. I hope it'll be a fantastic occasion and I'd like to wish the best of luck to both teams."

The final at The Hills starts at 11:30am and will be 50 overs per side. If no play is possible then the trophy will be shared rather than a bowl-out.

Balbriggan: Barry Archer (wk and captain), Glenn Russell, Derek Rooney, Adrian Harper, Albert Harper, Roger Kear, Paddy Martin, Sarfraz Anwar, Duane Harper, Ali Qazim, Nathan Rooney, Clifford Costello (12th man).

Muckamore: Neil Gill (captain), Craig Drummond, Jordon Mairs,, Jason van der Merwe, Injradeet Kamtekar, Connor Breet, Brian Dunlop, Richard Keates, Trevor Neill, Les Allen, Jamie Magowan (wk), Luke Allen (12th man).