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Trio make a return to the sideline for Tower's clash

TWENTY years on, mentors Bernard Sheeran, PJ Minihan and Noel McGlynn were back on the sideline as their 1993 National Division 1 Féile football champions, Round Towers, Clondalkin laced up the boots again.

Back in '93, Towers beat Simonstown Gaels in the final at Tralee and last Friday on the Monastery Road, they defeated the Towers' Gaelic 4 Fathers selection 1-11 to 1-10.

Philip Carr refereed the game and afterwards all settled down to watch that famous Féile victory and to hold court with the Bard of Belmullet, the great Bernard Sheeran, who remembers the days with fondness.

"They were a marvellous set of players. It truly was a great team. We won the Dublin U-13, 14, 15 and 16 leagues, beating the best sides in the county.

"At U-15 level, we played the Dublin U-16s. That will tell you how good a team we were and how highly we were regarded."

KYRAN O'BRIEN has long had the freedom of Fingallians. Down in Lawless Memorial Park, they call him The Snapper.

He's now been rewarded with the Club Person of the Year award. He has climbed mountains for the cause.

Like all in Swords, he's looking forward to the club's spectacular production of Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place on Saturday night.

Fingallians are erecting a special marquee for the event. And while a sell-out is predicted, there are a few tickets left. They are available at the club, by e-mail at strictly@fingallians.com or call Colin (086 2430727)/ Oisín (086 8516210).

ALL will be wearing their Sunday best in Coolock this week as Parnell's officially open their magnificent new complex in the village. The celebrations will be marked with a gala dinner and concert by Red Hurley.

The Blue Convoy will be heading to Portlaoise next Sunday for the Dublin v Kilkenny Leinster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. The Friends of Dublin Hurling buses will leave Connolly Station (1.0) and An Poitín Stil (1.30). To book, text name and pick-up point to 087 2331983 before Thursday (6.0).

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