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Parnell's triumphs written in the stars!

THE Senior Hurling 'B' Championship victory of Parnell's was written in the stars, according to mentor, Kieran Murphy, who explained:

"They were saying in the club that we always win senior championships on the big dates like the 1913 (Lockout), 1916 (Easter Rising), 1939 (start of the war), 1945 (end of the war) and 1988 (millennium).

"So with this being the 100th anniversary of the Lockout, our name must have been on the Cup from the start," quips Kieran.

THE Dublin Masters footballers beat Antrim 5-11 to 0-11 in Belfast last Saturday. The match was well contested, but as David Coleman said, goals pay the rent.

In contention for the man-of-the-match award were John Egan, Jimmy Owens and Alan 'Nipper' McNally. "The win secures our place in the All-Ireland semi-final," says Wayne Daly.

"Many thanks to St Gall's for their hospitality after the game, but we had to give Joe Tarpey a yellow card after his directions for the venue saw us all getting lost!" smiles Wayne.

IT will be a big night for the Boden boys and girls next Sunday as the club salutes their Dublin representatives from hurling, ladies football and football. There will be much to celebrate – Dublin's first Leinster senior hurling title since 1961, the senior ladies securing Leinster gold and the return of Sam.

IT'S the 85th year of Cumann na mBunscol. Croke Park will stage 32 finals over two days on Monday and Tuesday, November 4/5.

Sam will be in the building. David Henry has guided the Holy Trinity, Donaghmede team to the Promised Land. And Fitz, Grogan and co will ensure the festival of football will be run-off like a Broadway production.

THERE'S a mid-term half-price special for the GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour from October 27 to November 3.

There's a tricks or treats trail and prizes for the kids. Click onto www.crokepark.ie