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Glebe to pick themselves up at Bangor

Glebe North return to Senior Division action tomorrow morning when they take on Bangor Celtic looking to patch up a few open wounds that they picked up on their way out of the FAI Intermediate Cup last weekend.

The Balbriggan side were on the wrong end of the biggest shock of the first round in the grade's Blue Riband competition when they were sent spiralling out the exit door at the hands of lower league outfit Dunboyne.

Glebe may have dominated the game against the Meath men, but the Senior Division giants failed to find a breakthrough -- and to confound their misery they were then hit with a last-minute winner.

Glebe know that it was probably just one of those nights, though, and tomorrow they can get back on the straight and narrow.

Despite last weekend's defeat, the famous Balbriggan club have progressed under Liam Kelly's astute management over the past couple of seasons, including a Cahill Cup success last term.

They will, however, want to start making inroads into a genuine title challenge and defeating the likes of Bangor will be a major leap in the right direction.

Tomorrow, Kelly's side get the chance to restore a bit of confidence and prove that last week was just a blip when they travel to take on a Bangor side that is still searching for a little bit of consistency that will stabilise their campaign.



Firhouse will be looking to build on their remarkable victory over Bluebell in the FAI Intermediate Cup last weekend. Peter Flood's side showed resilience as they overturned the Bell by the odd goal in five in extra time. Town have only one win in nine and have lost four out of their last five. Not the sort of form that will get you anything in Tallaght.

Verdict: Home win.


These two giants have been struggling of late. Last Sunday was a black day on the double for the Bell. They slipped back to third in the league and also exited the Intermediate Cup. Wayside, too, are also finding things tough. Peter Lennon's side have just one league win in six games and suffered back-to-back defeats in their last couple of games. The Bell will consider themselves unlucky to have lost last weekend and they could right that wrong tomorrow.

Verdict: Home win.


The Celts have struggled to find any type of consistency this season. Although they won their last outing, a 3-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Newbridge, they have still only amassed nine points from eight games. Glebe are on the same amount of points, but have played two games less. Glebe should avoid defeat tomorrow.

Verdict: Draw.