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Dubs fans warned of fake merchandise

THE Dublin county board has warned Sky Blue supporters to beware of ‘hawkers’ who are trying to jump on Dublin’s All-Ireland bandwagon.

The peddlers of unofficial merchandise are also “falsely claiming” that some proceeds will go towards the development of GAA in the capital.

In a hard-hitting statement, Donnycarney chiefs bring to the attention of Dublin supporters “that unofficial merchandise is currently on the market purporting to be the official produce

of the Dublin county board, and also falsely claiming that some of the proceeds from the sales will benefit the development of games in Dublin as well as contributing towards the Dublin players training/holiday fund.

“This is not the case,” the statement stresses. “Official merchandise will be available shortly, the benefits of which will go to Dublin GAA. Details of which will be posted on www.hill16.ie.”

DUBLIN football fans have an early chance to see their heroes in action – just three days after Sunday’s famous Kerry coup.

The newly crowned All-Ireland champions will tonight take on reigning county champions Kilmacud Crokes in a charity challenge at Parnell Park (7.45).

Admission is €10, with the entire proceeds divided between two charities – Crosscare and Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

THE LEINSTER COUNCIL has come up with a plan that would allow Dublin’s champions to participate in this year’s Leinster club SFC – provided it gets the green light from other counties at a full council meeting next Wednesday.

With the Evening Herald Dublin SFC way behind schedule because of the county’s success in reaching four

All-Ireland finals, the Leinster CCC has recommended that the Leinster club SFC game between the Dublin and Meath champions be put back three weeks from October 23 to November 13.

This would allow Dublin to complete its championship and enter a team in Leinster, presuming no draws scupper the revised schedule, while the Leinster club final would also have to be rescheduled from December 4 to 18.