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Dub Stars to bolster funds for Climb4Clare

LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL: Manager Fintan O'Curry has announced his Dub Stars Panel of 2014 that will line up against Leinster champions Dublin tomorrow in Parnell's GAA club, Coolock (12.0).

This 2014 panel is made up of representatives from five clubs and will be captained by Leah Caffrey from Na Fianna, the reigning Dublin senior county champions. The Ladies football clash is following by the Dub Stars camogie game (1.30).

Admission is free of charge however there will be a collection made on the day for Climb4Clare to help raise funds which will result in the introduction of the CLIMB® initiative in the Republic of Ireland. Climb® helps children that have a close family relative who has been diagnosed with cancer.

DUB STARS (Ladies Football Panel 2014): Serena Hannon (Clann Na Gael Fontenoy) Aisling Barrett (Clann Mhuire), Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna), Nuala Mohan (Foxrock Cabinteely), Phillipa Green (Kilmacud Crokes), Aedin Murray (Foxrock Cabinteely), Grainne Barrett (Clann Mhuire), Lucy Collins (Na Fianna), Ciara O'Riordan (Foxrock Cabinteely), Amy Connolly (Foxrock Cabinteely), Michelle Davoren (Kilmacud Crokes), Eabha Rutledge (Kilmacud Crokes), Oonagh White (Clann Mhuire), Fiona Claffey (Foxrock Cabinteely), Orlagh Egan (Na Fianna), Aoife Nolan (Na Fianna), Ciara Purdy (Na Fianna), Anna O'Grady (Kilmacud Crokes), Ann Marie Cahill McBarron (Kilmacud Crokes), Niamh Keane (Clann Mhuire), Maria Moore (Clann Mhuire).

DUBLIN (Camogie v Dub Stars): H Cosgrave (St Jude's); R Noctor (Kilmacud Crokes), G Quinn (Nh Bríd), R Doherty (Setanta); E O'Meara (Na Fianna), R Collins (Nh Bríd), L Twomey (Capt) (Nh Mearnóg); M Twomey (Nh Mearnóg), S Walsh(Kilmacud Crokes); L Butler (Nh Jude), S O'Donovan (Nh Uinsionn), E Flanagan (Lucan Sarsfields); A Bugler (St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh), M Moynihan (Lucan Sarsfields), Á Fanning (Nh Uinsionn). Subs: A Spillan (Skerries Harps), L Devoy (Erin's Isle), J Tully (Ballinteer St John's), A Kelly (Raheny), M Cronin (Nh Uinsionn), E Mc Carthy (Nh Uinsionn), C Power (Nh Mearnóg), L Walsh (Nh Mearnóg), S O'Toole (Lucan Sarsfields).

DUB STARS (Camogie panel): S Ní Coitir (Ballyboden St Enda's), A Cullen ( St Vincent's, captain), D Johnston (St Vincent's), J Duffy (Na Fianna), C Rigney (Lucan Sarsfields), A Maguire (St Vincent's), H Hegarty (St Jude's), S Kehoe (Na Fionnbarra), J Horan (Ballyboden St Enda's), A Twomey (Lucan Sarsfields),

L O'Hara (Erin's Isle), A Griffen (Ballyboden St Enda's), O Beagan (Lucan Sarsfields), A Maher (St Vincent's), M O'Gorman (Na Fianna), K Whyte (Lucan Sarsfields), C McCollough (Na Fianna), A Carolan (St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh), M O'Donohoe (Ballyboden St Enda's), L Quinn (St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh), E Maria Elliott (St Vincent's), C Berkeley (Na Fianna), N Byrne (Lucan Sarsfields), O Durkin (Skerries Harps), O Smith (Ballyboden St Enda's).

Double blow for Harte's men

GAELIC GAMES: Tyrone duo Conan Grugan and Ciarán McGinley have opted out of the Red Hands' senior panel for 2015.

Grugan was one of the stars in Omagh St Enda's county championship success at the end of September, along with their run to the Ulster club SFC final, operating at centre-field alongside Joe McMahon.

After having been left out of Tyrone manager Mickey Harte's plans for his team's Ulster SFC preliminary round clash with Down (including the replay) back in May, Grugan was somewhat of a surprise starter in the quarter-final defeat to Monaghan but isn't willing to commit to the panel for the upcoming season.

McGinley is believed to be unavailable due to work commitments in England, which will certainly be a blow to Harte after the Errigal Ciarán man started in all of Tyrone's championship outings in 2014.

Tyrone begin their Dr McKenna Cup campaign away to Kieran McGeeney's Armagh on January 4.

Loughmore retain Tipp title

GAELIC GAMES: Loughmore-Castleiney retained their Tipperary SFC title despite not scoring in the second half of yesterday's final replay victory (0-9 to 2-2) over Cahir in Cashel.

A crowd of 1710 attendance turned up at Leahy Park as Loughmore powered into a 0-9 to 0-1 lead but Paddy O'Flaherty netted in first half stoppage time to lift Cahir hopes.

Dean Lonergan added 1-1 in the second half for Cahir as they reeled in their opponents but the defending champions hung on for victory.

South Africa's strong start

cricket: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis made the most of their let-offs to score 121 and 99 not out respectively as South Africa bossed the opening day of the second Test against West Indies in Port Elizabeth.

Elgar survived a missed stumping while Du Plessis was dropped twice during a 179-run stand between the pair for the second wicket as South Africa closed on 270 for two.

Elgar made the bigger contribution to the partnership before he became West Indies' debutant Kenroy Peters' first Test wicket, while Du Plessis ended the day one run short of his milestone as South Africa made a good start in their bid to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.


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