Belfast Star will turn up heat on Killester, says Adrian Fulton
New Belfast Star head coach Adrian Fulton is adamant that his young side can topple one of the big guns in the All Ireland Premier League, starting with Dublin outfit Killester on Sunday afternoon (3.30pm) at MCB.
Fulton stepped into the hot seat following the departure of Josep Maria Berracol and started with a victory last weekend over Moycullen but he knows that hot shots Killester will provide a much tougher test in their Tayto-sponsored clash.
The Dubliners now hold a record of 11 wins and one defeat in the league and have already beaten Star three times this season – twice in the league and once in the cup.
Fulton said: "Last week was very hard after Josep left but the lads responded very well and now we have Killester who along with Demons are the top two sides in the country.
"But I believe that if our lads play at their very best then they have a chance to beat Killester. We know they have great quality and can attack from all over the place but we'll be ready and give it a real shot.
"We're still in with a real shout of making the top four play-offs and if we could beat Killester that would be a massive boost."
Paul Dick, Star's top performer this season, concurs with head coach Fulton, whose dad Danny is now his assistant.
Dick said: "We are excited about getting another shot at Killester and finally beating one of the top teams to give us a chance to try and get into the top four.
"We're planning to make it a much more competitive game than our last one."
Meanwhile, the Ulster Rockets entertain DCU Mercy on Sunday at MCB (1pm), hoping to bounce back from last weekend's two defeats.