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Brigid's boasting enough jewels to edge out Jude's

DUBLIN SHC 'A' GROUP B

ST BRIGID'S v ST JUDE'S

(O'Toole Park, Tomorrow, 3.0)

THESE teams have already shaken hands. They produced a cracking Division 1 tie at Tymon. Brigid's won it by two points.

Last season, Brigid's had two big championship triumphs over Chiaráin's and Vincent's to reach the last four.

Ger Ryan is now in charge in Russell Park. He has a brilliant fellow member of the Goalkeeper's Union in Alan Nolan.

And then there's the polish of Paddy McAvinue, John O'Loughlin, Daire Plunkett and the McEnerneys (Brendan and Aodhán).

Danny Sutcliffe will be signing the autographs. Jude's contain many silken stick-smiths. They have respected personnel in Fiachra Feore, Robert Hardy and Seán McLoughlin.

VERDICT: St Brigid's



Larriers to let fly

DUBLIN SHC 'A' GROUP D

O'TOOLE'S v NAOMH FIONNBARRA

(Parnell Park, Tomorrow, 1.0)

BET against the Larriers at your peril, be it hurling or football. They reached the county final last season and then, mostly the same crew, managed to earn promotion to Division 1 of the Adult Football League.

The Bogies dances to the Barrs beat. They secured the Senior 'B' Championship crown and also gained U21 success.

Eamon Dillon, Ger Dodrill and the cultured Costellos add much to the Cabra climate.

O'Toole's will be very much in the frame again.

They pack so much experience with artists like Ger O'Meara, the celebrated Cartons and the Morris Majors.

VERDICT: O'Toole's



Brady a big boost

DUBLIN SHC 'A' GROUP D

NA FIANNA v FAUGHS

(Parnell Park, Tomorrow, 3.0)

LIKE Tom Jones, it's good to see Tomás Brady, finally, touch the green, green grass of home. It has been a long, lonely journey on the Greyhound Express.

Joey Boland and Martin Quilty enhance the Mobhi Road bill -- young Quilty hit three brilliant points against Galway last weekend before the Tribesmen eventually hit him. The form in Division 2 has been good. Faughs have a Dub of their own, Maurice O'Brien.

Faughs are the aristocrats of Dublin Hurling. They have 31 titles in the Tymon vault. Martin McKenna is the new boss in town. Recent signing, Tom Kearns, hit 0-9 against Kilmacud in Division 1 of the AHL.

VERDICT: Na Fianna


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