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UCD play right note for Harps

NO free lunches against UCD. The Biller's Boys are always up to the Q mark.

UCD v SKERRIES HARPS (tonight, Balgriffin, 7.0)

St Jude's ended their run in the fourth round last time. Only two points in it.

Harps have won one and lost two in Division 2. Bryan Cullen and Harry Dawson are A-listers.

Harps have other notables in Mark Kirwan, Ross McGarry, Donnacha Reilly and Colin Daly.

They fell to Thomas Davis in round three in 2012. This will be another testing assignment.

Verdict: UCD


Saints keen to ground Fingal

ST PATRICK'S (P) v FINGAL RAVENS (tonight, St Margaret's, 7.0)

PAT'S are another club that can keep the two flags flying. They had a significant win over Vins in the senior hurling championship last week.

They'll remember last year's championship with pride. On the night of the O'Toole Park monsoon, Ballymun hit them with a waterfall of scores.

But then Pat's recovered to knock out St Mary's before bringing Templeogue Synge Street to a replay in round four.

Their form in Division 2 is good, three wins from three. Also in Division 2, Ravens have played four, winning one and losing three.

Fingal will bring their North County spirit to St Margaret's. Golden memories of Deego's Days. It should be an interesting one.

Verdict: St Patrick's (P)


Synger can call the tune

TEMPLEOGUE SS v ST PEREGRINE'S (tonight, Kiltipper Road, 7.0)

CULLEN'S Colts lit up last season's championship. They reached their first quarter-final since the old Synger days.

Back in 1983, Synge Street got to the championship semi-final, losing to St Vincent's by two points.

Last year they were on the verge of beating St Brigid's, but Barry Cahill changed the climate. Dave Cullen has Super Hoops in Denis Bastick, Niall Scully and Eoghan O'Gara.

Templeogue slipped into Division 2 where they have won two and lost one. They have two wins from four.

Verdict: Templeogue Synge Street