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Foxrock fired up for battle royal against Pat's Models

THE Dublin senior champions are heading to the pretty village of Aughrim next Sunday. And the ladies' president, Pat Quill (pictured), will be wearing a different hat.

Pat is managing Shelmaliers of Wexford who meet Foxrock-Cabinteely in the Tesco Leinster Senior Championship final at 1.30.

"Shelmaliers are an outstanding team," says Pat Ring, in charge of the Fox-Cabs with Gerry McGarry, Niall Callan and Paul Hamill.

"We have played them over the years in the All-Ireland Sevens. They have a similar style to ourselves. Both of us are good footballing teams. It should be a cracking match.

"Shelmaliers have seven or eight from the Wexford team and they have Wexford camogie players as well. They beat Senechalstown of Meath by nine points in the semi-final, so we are up against it."

The capital's junior champs, Thomas Davis, are also not expecting a picnic in London next Saturday when they play their All-Ireland quarter-final against Holloway Gaels at Ruislip.

Stephen Bates, Niall Kelly and Mary McGrath run the side who brought home the first Leinster title to the Kiltipper Road in 20 years.

"Holloway will be a decent team. They have players from Ireland with a fair bit of experience, so it's not going to be easy," remarks Niall.

"We are looking forward to it. It's something different, travelling outside of Ireland, but at the same time we are not going for a holiday.

"Winning Dublin was a tremendous achievement by the girls, and they really enjoyed the Leinster campaign. And this is something new again."