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Tale of the tape

Published 23/04/2011 | 05:00

Dundalk RFC

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Founded: 1877

Towns Cup: 15 final appearances, 9 wins. Last in 1984.

Captain: Stephen McGee

Coach: Ene Fa'atau

Route to the final -- Rd 2: Dundalk 14 Cill Dara 13. Rd 3: Dundalk 16 Co Carlow 9. Semi-final: Tullow 10 Dundalk 17.

Fact: Dundalk captain Stephen McGee's grandfather PV McGee won the Towns Cup five times, and two of his uncles won the competition during the 1970s.

Tullamore RFC

Founded: 1937

Towns Cup: 8 final appearances, 4 wins. Last in 2006.

Captain: Adrian Hanley

Coach: Andy Melville

Route to the final -- Rd 1: Tullamore 28 Navan 24. Rd 2: Ashbourne 6 Tullamore 9. Rd 3: Tullamore 35 Skerries 28. Semi-final: Tullamore 19 Boyne 13.

Fact: Tullamore's 25-3 win over Wicklow in 2006 was the biggest winning margin in a Towns Cup final.

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