7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"We beat them at Kingsholm, but then they got their revenge at the Madejski Stadium," he said.
"They are a good side with a lot of quality throughout, but we have done alright against them this season, we know how they play and we know how to beat them.
"They have a pretty big pack, with Alex Brown a key man in the line-out. The set piece will be crucial, and I think who ever comes out on top in the scrum and the line-out will come out on top.
"We will have to be pretty streetwise to beat them, I expect it to be a pretty fiery contest."
Irish have only played one other English side en route to their final appearance. They overcame Newcastle Falcons 27-22 in a thrilling semi-final.
"I love playing in this competition," said Danaher. "I love travelling to France and Italy to play my rugby. It's what you dream of as a youngster, so to get to the final of a major competition is a dream come true.
"The European Challenge Cup is a great competition for the youngsters to get experience, and the like of Topsy Ojo and Delon Armitage have really done a job for us this year.
"When I was a youngster here I cut my teeth in the European Shield, and now it's great to see the young players doing the same now."