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PADDY CARR'S Kilmacud Crokes could well be meeting St Brigid's in round four of the Evening Herald Dublin Senior Football Championship. If that happens, it will be a repeat of last year's final, which the Stillorgan club won by seven points.

But first, the Russell Park lads will have to overcome Na Fianna, who pushed Crokes all the way in last year's quarter-final.

On their way to the final, Brigid's delivered a defensive master-class in the last four against their neighbours, St Oliver Plunkett's/ Eoghan Ruadh, who had a remarkable first-round victory over St Vincent's in this year's tournament when they trailed by six points with three minutes left.

Mick Galvin's Navan Road side will now face the winner of the O'Toole's versus Ballinteer St John's tie, while Vincent's, if they overcome Trinity Gaels, will have a tricky one in UCD, who were quarter-finalists last term.


But before all that, Ballyboden St Enda's, the champions in 2009, must play St Mary's in their delayed second round instalment on Wednesday, September 28.

Whoever emerges from that duel will be out again a few days later for the fourth round tie with Fingal Ravens.

Meanwhile, Dublin recruit Ryan O'Dwyer faces a blockbusting debut in the Evening Herald Dublin Senior Hurling Championship.

His club, Kilmacud Crokes, have been paired with O'Toole's in what should be an intriguing quarter-final. Both clubs reached the semi-final last season.

The revised straight knock-out Senior Hurling Championship draw was made in Parnell Park last night as Dublin bids to beat the Leinster deadline.

The champions, Ballyboden St Enda's, seeking the five-in-a-row, will face the winners of Na Fianna and Ballinteer St John's, who excelled in the B ranks last term.

Boden beat St Vincent's in the final and the Marino men, looking for their first SHC crown since 1993, tackle the winners of the St Brigid's versus Craobh Chiaráin clash.

Both Brigid's and the Craobh made the last eight in 2010, and the fixture is a repeat of the 2003 final, which Chairáin's won.

Evening Herald Dublin Senior Football Championship 3rd Round: Lucan Sarsfields v St Annes, St Patrick's (P) v Thomas Davis, O'Toole's v Ballinteer St John's, Trinity Gaels v St Vincent's, Fingal Ravens v Ballyboden St Enda's or St Mary's, St Brigid's v Na Fianna, Erin's Isle v Ballymun Kickhams, Parnells v Raheny.

* Ties to be played on the weekend of Oct 2nd/3rd.

4th Round: St Peregrine's v Fingal Ravens or Ballyboden St Enda's or St Mary's, Kilmacud Crokes v St Brigid's or Na Fianna, Round Tower (C) v Erin's Isle or Ballymun Kickhams, Naomh Maur v St Patrick's (P) or Thomas Davis, St Oliver Plunkett's/ER v O'Toole's or Ballinteer St John's, Trinity Gaels or St Vincent's v UCD, Templeogue Synge Street v Lucan Sarsfields or St Anne's, St Sylvester's v Parnells or Raheny.

Evening Herald Dublin SF Relegation Championship

Naomh Mearnóg v St Mark's, Fingallians v Ballyboden St Enda's or St Mary's, Whitehall Colmcille v Clontarf, St Jude's (Bye).

Evening Herald Dublin Senior Hurling Championship

Cuala v Lucan Sarsfields, St Brigid's v Craobh Chiaráin, St Jude's v Faughs, Ballinteer St John's v Na Fianna.

*Ties to be played on the weekend of Sept 24/25

Quarter-finals: Ballyboden St Enda's v Ballinteer St John's or Na Fianna, O'Toole's v Kilmacud Crokes, St Jude's or Faughs v Cuala or Lucan Sarsfields, St Vincent's v St Brigid's or Craobh Chiaráin.

Evening Herald Dublin Senior Hurling B Championship

St Mark's v St Oliver Plunkett's/ER, Thomas Davis v Naomh Olaf, Kevins v Naomh Fionnbarra, Naomh Mearnóg v Raheny.

Quarter-finals: Crumlin v Naomh Mearnóg or Raheny, Ballyboden St Enda's B v Thomas Davis or Naomh Olaf, Kevins or Naomh Fionnbarra v St Mark's or St Oliver Plunkett's/ER, St Patrick's (P) v Erin's Isle.