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Cuala’s attack key in Synger face-off

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Cuala's Michael Fitzsimons will hopefully do battle with former Dublin teammate Eoghan O'Gara in the Dublin SFC2 final.

Cuala's Michael Fitzsimons will hopefully do battle with former Dublin teammate Eoghan O'Gara in the Dublin SFC2 final.

Cuala's Michael Fitzsimons will hopefully do battle with former Dublin teammate Eoghan O'Gara in the Dublin SFC2 final.

Cuala will look to secure their second successive Dublin Senior 2 Football Championship title when they meet Templeogue Synge Street in next Saturday’s decider at O’Toole Park (2.30).

The sides experienced contrasting semi-final wins at the Kimmage venue last Sunday week with Synge Street making light of their numerical disadvantage when edging St Brigid’s by 0-10 to 0-9 while Cuala dominated from the outset when easing past St Sylvester’s by 4-18 to 1-15.

Naturally, much of the focus ahead of next weekend will focus on how Templeogue are going to curb the influence of Con O’Callaghan, who was back to his brilliant best when kicking 2-7 against Syls while also creating the remaining two goals for Darragh Spillane.

Stopping that supply of ball to O’Callaghan at source will be the key for Synge Street, who will be looking to make the most of the opportunities that come their way against a Cuala defence that was badly exposed at times by Sylvester’s.

Lorcan O’Dell could well prove a pivotal figure in terms of ball retention and creating space and chances up front while Niall Scully, who experienced a mixed afternoon in terms of shot conversion against Brigid’s, can always be relied upon to take the pressure off his defence with his pace and comfort in possession.

Eoghan O’Gara will also benefit from the much-needed game time he received in the semi-final and his anticipated duel with Mick Fitzsimons (below) could well be worth the admission fee alone.

Synger’s character can never be faulted but Cuala’s attack, that also features Luke Keating, looks the more polished and that could prove the difference by the final whistle.




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