TALENT, skill, experience, speed - they have all been important factors in St Pat's qualifying for this Saturday's women's Premier League Hockey grand final, but coach Ben Weal feels there is something bigger at play too.
It's the sisterhood of the Saint.
While each Saturday when they pull on the blue and white Weal's side are St Pat's team-mates, the bond between them extends beyond that. They are mates who respect each other and work hard for each other.
"The big thing, what I think is so good about this group, is how they get along both on and off the field. From the young girls right through to the oldest girls in the team they get on well, they are really good friends," Weal said.
"That makes a huge difference to a team. When you've got a team which plays for each other, not just with each other.
"They always put in a huge effort for each other because they like playing with each other and I think all the teams I've coached have been like that. I haven't had a team of individuals, it's always a team effort."
Weal has certainly worked with some good teams in his previous stints as St Pat's women's coach.
The sides he coached in 2013 and 2009 were crowned premiers, while the other two years he was in charge - 2008 and 2010 - the Saints qualified for the grand final.
"We've made a grand final every time I've coached, so it's a pretty good record, but I've been pretty lucky to have some pretty good players, good teams," he said.
"I'm lucky to have a very talented group this year."
So how does the group of Saints who will meet Lithgow Panthers in Saturday's grand final stack up to the past playing units Weal has worked with?
In his estimation very well.
"A lot of the older players have been in teams I've coached previously, they're just at different stages of their careers," he said.
"Some of the raw talent we have in those Fulton girls, Ella Davis - they're as good as any of the players I've coached when they were at the same period in their career.
"So they're as good as any team I've coached and the feeling amongst the team is as good as any team I've coached as well.
"Everything seems to be clicking, no-one is more important than any other individual in the team. It's just a good feeling to be around and that's why the results are coming."
The Saints have met Panthers just once previously this season, the Lithgow outfit emerging 2-1 victors on that occasion.
But since then the Saints have strung together four consecutive wins - two of them in sudden death scenarios - to earn a spot in the grand final alongside the defending champions.
Saturday's grand final will be played from 1.30pm Saturday in Lithgow.