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Maurs set to prove too much for Trinity

TRINITY endured extra-time to defeat Naomh Mearnóg in the first round. Then they met an in-form Na Fianna at St Margaret's.

The Donaghmede lads would give their last Rolo to Tomo Behan, so often the toast of Fr Collins Park. Tomo now picks the team. The red and black blood flows through him.

Maur's will test the spirit of the Gaels. They gave the mighty Crokes much to think about in the opening round.

Maur's are 13th in Division 1. Trinity are 13th in Division 2.

Maur's then produced a waterfall of goals and points against Clontarf at Garristown. Maur's are a pacey, skilful side. No kick and rush here.

Alan Durnin is the boss. The Dublin U21 All-Ireland winning duo, Ciarán Reddin and Luke Fletcher, will add a touch of class. Maur's have other noble-men in David Carrick, Barry Moore and Chris Carthy.

Trinity have the quality of Declan Conlon, Graham Dillon and Dublin senior panellist Dean Kelly. The Trinity Troops play with their hearts on their sleeve and with the sweat on their brow.

Playing in Division 1 will benefit Maur's. They have recorded three victories there.

Trinity will plan to keep it tight. If Maur's slip into their running shoes, they can start dancing at the crossroads.

VERDICT: St Maur's