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Thomas can take fizz from Cork foes

THOMAS DAVIS face their hardest test yet. Boherbue come with a sound reputation.

They hail from Cork. Ladies' football on Leeside has many shelves. They made the long trip to Monaghan to defeat Donamoyne in the semi-final.

They'll examine the Davis verve ... and nerve. Yet the Dubliners won't arrive in St Brendan's Park with an empty briefcase. Far from it.

They have two-time All-Star Siobhan McGrath, one of the best defenders in the country. She wears the pivotal number six jersey.

Then there's the iconic Christina McGinty, still wrapping the parcels. In their Leinster final against St Fortchern's of Carlow, she scored the only goal.

In the semi-final against Annaghdown on home turf, she had a very early chance of another goal. But she opted to pop over the bar for the game's opening score. Most players would have gone for the jackpot shot, but not McGinty.

Miriam Liston is a class right half-forward. She has a telescope in the boots.

It's not easy combining Ciara McGuigan at the top-of-the-left. She had quick feet and a sure finish. She hit 1-5 in the semi-final success.

Yet it's the overall offering that most impresses about Davis. They have a work ethic, and their defence doesn't believe in passing around the Maltesers.

They play bright football, moving the ball quickly, and it's all laced together by superb fitness. Against the might of Munster, the pride of the capital will hope to be flying without wings.