EVENING HERALD DUBLIN SFC FOURTH RD
Templeogue/Synge St v Lucan Sarsfields
(O'Toole Park, Today, 4.0)
THE furniture of Division 1 suits Synger. They are looking like a fixture and fitting already.
Dave Cullen can be pleased with the progress. He's the man that led the Dublin lady footballing minors into history.
A win against Brigid's is good for the confidence. Young Fergal O'Gara had a match to remember when coming off the bench to kick three points in their superb 0-13 to 0-12 victory.
His brother, Eoghan, and Denis Bastick, are now two of the Hoops' most famous sons. They have rekindled thoughts of when the Blue Panther, aka Anton O'Toole, used to swagger past all-comers.
Paul Casey also made a telling contribution to Sam's return -- Giller said it was the boys on the bench who tested the starting 15's iron will on the training paddock.
He brings much wisdom and conviction to the Lucan jersey.
Sarsfields came with a late spurt to overcome St Anne's.
Points from Seán Newcombe, Tommy Brennan, Brendan Gallagher and David Quinn did the trick.
Lucan always bring drive to the stage. They have valuable personnel in Fergus Gordon, Dan Gallagher, Stephen O'Shaughnessy and the O'Neills.
Templeogue's Conor McKiernan excelled at centre half-back against Ballinteer. Ger Vickery, Declan Treanor and Fintan Coffey are also highly thought of.
It looks tight on paper. It could be the same on grass.
LAST YEAR -- Templeogue/SS: Third round. Lucan: Quarter-final.
LAST TIME SFC WINNERS -- Templeogue/SS: Never. Lucan: Never.
SFC 2011 -- Templeogue/SS: Beat Brigid's. Beat Ballinteer. Lucan: Lost to Peregrine's. Beat Jude's. Beat St Anne's.
VERDICT: Templeogue Synge Street