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Killester will look to keep Saints at bay

Only four LSL Senior Division clubs managed to survive to the FAI Intermediate Cup last 16 and this weekend the number could dwindle even more.

Some of the biggest names are already confined to the Inter Cup scrapheap, but there are still some heavy hitters left swinging.

One of those still firing is Killester United, but a huge task awaits as Killester travel to Cork to take on current Munster Senior League leaders St Mary's in what is one of the ties of the round.

The Saints start as favourties, not that Joey Graydon's side mind the underdog tag. The Dubliners will need to tough it out in the opening exchanges, soak up the pressure and hit on the counter-attack.

United are capable of beating the best that this grade has to offer. If they leave Cork tomorrow evening with their Inter Cup hopes still intact, even if it's a replay back in Dublin, then it's job done.

FAI Inter Cup 4th Rd (LSL ties)

CRUMLIN UNITED v COBH WANDERERS

Wanderers may reside in the third tier of Munster football, but they are highly experienced outfit. The Blues need their big game players such as James Lee, Ger Rowe and Alan McGreal to be firing. Verdict: Home Win.

DUNBOYNE v TOLKA ROVERS

While Dunboyne will be anxious to make a big impression, it is hard to see Rovers slipping up against a side a couple of leagues below. Rovers should progress with the minimum of fuss. Verdict: Away Win.

ST MOCHTA'S v COCKHILL CELTIC

Cockhill will aim to get this back to Donegal and will set out their stall accordingly. The Senior 1 leaders, who ended Celtic's Inter Cup run last season, will want to avoid a road trip north and should finish the job at the first time of asking. Verdict: Home Win.

ST MARY'S v KILLESTER UNITED

If United can soak up the early pressure, sit back and wait for the counter, then they are in with a great chance. Joey Graydon's side is one of the best the LSL has to offer and are capable of coming out alive. Verdict: Draw.

UCC v GLENVILLE

The Glens claimed the scalp of Rockmount in the last round, but with the win went their element of surprise and this could be the end of the road for the Senior 1 scrappers. Verdict: Home Win.


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