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Dublin reps Davis up for 'Down

CLEAR the stage for the Tallaght Troubadours. The Kiltipper Road will be jammers next Sunday.

Thomas Davis welcome Galway's Annaghdown in the Tesco All-Ireland JFC semi-final (2.0).

The countdown clock is already ticking, but Davis are keeping their hands firmly on the ball, and their boots on the ground.

Stephen Bates, Mary McGrath and Niall Kelly manage the side.

"Our immediate focus is our inter-league play-off against Kilmacud Crokes tonight," says Niall.

Last week it was hard for the Davis girls to keep their feet on the ground. They flew to London to beat Holloway Gaels at Ruislip in the All-Ireland JFC quarter-final.

Before that, they had Leinster wins against teams from Wexford, Westmeath, Offaly and Carlow after beating Lucan Sarsfields in the Dublin final at St Peregrine's.

"All we were concerned about was Dublin. Leinster never even entered our minds," explained Niall.

"But we have really enjoyed the adventure.

"It has been very exciting travelling around and testing ourselves against teams from the different counties," added Niall.

"It's been a long time since Thomas Davis had a successful run in Leinster. Everybody has really got behind us.

"All the girls have been training hard. But when you are on a run like this, that is no sacrifice. Everybody wants to be playing in these games.

"We are now the last Dublin club in Leinster. That shows you just how competitive the province is.

"We know we face a tough game on Sunday. Galway football is very strong. Any side that comes out of there has to be good. We'd love if other clubs from Dublin would come out and support us."