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Jackies primed to depose Royals


DUBLIN v MEATH (Russell Pk, Tom, 2.0)

TESCO Homegrown are the new sponsors of the Ladies National Football League. There will be good value in St Brigid's tomorrow.

Nothing like a meeting of the Dubs and the Royals to get the pulses sprinting on the first day back at the desk.

They last met in the Leinster final in high summer. Meath asked some hard questions in the first half on that afternoon at Dr Cullen Park in Carlow.

But the Jackies found their feet, and their team-mates, far better after the tea to progress to the All-Ireland quarter-final.

Kerry ended that championship journey by a point in Birr. This is Dublin's first competitive outing since. Dublin's league campaign concluded at the semi-final stage against Monaghan, who went on to defeat Cork in the final at Parnell Park.

Two years in the Division 2 final at the Donnycarney venue, the Blues overcame Meath. Both these counties would love to return to the capital HQ for finals day in May.

They'll know a lot more about themselves after the hour. Fingallians have one of the best sods in the business. It's sure to witness a fine duel.