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New hunt for Fox' machine

THE Dublin champions, Foxrock Cabinteely, are heading for Bray. But they know it won't be a stroll on the beach.

Next Sunday they'll dip their toe in the Tesco Leinster Senior Championship for the first time when they face the Laois champions, Timahoe, at the home of Bray Emmet's (3.30).

"We are grateful to our friends in Bray for the use of the facilities. We wanted to keep it local so as to get a good crowd," explains Fox Cab manager, Pat Ring.

The Fox Cab's own home of Kilboggit wouldn't be suitable to stage such a fixture, but Bray is only 10 minutes down the road. And Pat is stressing that the Dubs will need all the support they can muster as they tackle a highly-rated Timahoe side.

"This is going to be a most difficult game. We are under no illusions. Timahoe are a super team.

"They have been champions so many times in Laois over the last 20 years, and I think they won four of the last six county titles.

"They had a brilliant win in the recent county final against Sarsfields. That was a cracking match. There was wonderful football in it.

"They only played their semi-final a short time before that, so they'll be match fit. And that is a big plus."

Last season, Na Fianna swept all before them as they won Dublin and Leinster and reached the All-Ireland final.

Exciting times on the Mobhi Road, and it took a legend like Carnacon's Cora Staunton to stop the party.



Pinnacle

The Glasnevin club looked like they were going to remain at the pinnacle of Dublin football for some considerable time.

Yet the Fox-Cabs won a stirring county final with a performance that was laced with skill and energy.

"We have had a long lay-off since the Dublin final. It's been over six weeks, so that's a fair stretch But we have played a couple of challenges. The girls have been working hard, and they are now ready for Sunday," added Pat.

"Timahoe have vast experience. They have a few county players, but our girls will give it a go, as they always do."

The Fox Cabs have some wonderful footballers.

They include a modern day superstar, Sinead Goldrick, whose fitness is absolutely extraordinary.

Marla Candon is the conductor of the orchestra, and her experience will certainly be valuable as the club take their first trip on the Leinster Express.


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