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Nells to blunt O'Toole's

O'TOOLE'S v PARNELL'S (Tonight, Parnell Park, 8.15)

THE remarkable Larriers just keep turning up for work. The size of the ball doesn't alter their commitment.

Most are dual players. Last season, the hurlers reached the county final. The footballers secured their Division 1 ticket.

The Blunden Boys returned to the big time by beating Fingallians, who were on their home turf, in last year's play-off decider.

O'Toole's will inject their own helping of parish pride. The Nells will have to be quick off the grid and in Johnny Murtagh have a forward who knows where the posts are.

However, Parnell's are likely to be without their Laois lions, MJ Tierney and Darren Rooney, ahead of their Leinster SFC clash against Longford this Sunday.

Templeogue Synge St or St Sylvester's is the second round appointment.

VERDICT: Parnell's