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Davis deliver the hard way

THOMAS DAVIS have the stamina . . . and the style.

They are the OZO Dublin Senior 3 Championship winners . . . and they did it the hard way.

"Fair play to the girls. They had to play three matches in six days," explained Shane Ploughman, the co-mentor of the side with Frank Malcolmson.

"We had Lucan on the Thursday, Na Fianna on the Sunday and then Kilmacud Crokes in the final on the following Tuesday, so it was hard going.

"Then six of the girls have their football commitments as well, so it hasn't been easy on them, that's for sure."

The final was played under the lights at St Margaret's. The Kiltipper team enjoyed a blistering start.

"We were well on top in the first half. But Crokes also played some good stuff. The big difference is that we got the scores and they didn't." Kilmacud impressed after the tea, but the Tallaght team always had enough in the bank.

"Crokes deserve a lot of credit. They are a good outfit and they battled till the end.



Boost

"This is a big boost to us. It's our second successive intermediate title.

"We have mostly a young side. Several of the girls retired in the last couple of years. Winning a championship is always a lift for a club, especially when you are trying to bring the kids through.

"Camogie is going well here now. The juvenile structure is very strong. People are working hard at it.

"It will take a few years for us to reap the harvest, but at least we are going in the right direction.

"Our eye is in the right place."


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