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Friday 9 December 2016

Harps look to be on song to shade this coastal showdown

Dublin SFC Round Previews

Photo: SPORTSFILE
Photo: SPORTSFILE

Previews of this evening's Dublin SFC games

CLONTARF v SKERRIES HARPS

(St Pat's, Donabate Tonight, 7.15)

In the first round, Clontarf beat Fingal Ravens. Only a point in it. Tarf finished strongly. They had valuable donations from Jack McCaffrey, Paddy Breen, Ciarán Johnston and the freetaking of Ian O'Dwyer.

They are doing well in Division 2. So too are Harps. They overcame O'Toole's in the opening round.

Mark Boylan got the only goal of the game. Skerries won by six points.

But the Larriers gave Harps much to think about. Harps hit late points from Graham Cullen, Barry Davey and Bryan Cullen.

Harps boss Terry McGinnis is doing a top job on the coast. The side is sprinkled with youth.

This could be the match of the night.

VERDICT: Skerries Harps

 

Fenton doing Raheny proud as they seek more progress

RAHENY v NAOMH MEARNÓG

(Parnell Pk, Tonight, 8.15)

BRIAN FENTON has lifted the village. Flourishing in Dublin’s engine room.

Memories of the days when Whelo was King. Himself and Shane Ryan the dynamic duo of Pillar’s Parade.

Raheny lost to Lucan at Balgriffin last year, despite a noble revival in the second half.

They had beaten St Peregrine’s in the fist round. They campaign in Division 1, a floor above Mearnóg, who are managed by Cormac Sugrue. The Portmarnock side have been boosted by the return of Graham Rusk from his League of Ireland travels.

The original tie, scheduled for Donnycarney, saw rain stop play. These two sides will do justice to the Donnycarney wicket.

VERDICT: Raheny

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