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Monday 25 September 2017

Thomas Davis must be at best to prevail

EVENING HERALD DUBLIN SFC
UCD v Thomas Davis
(O'Toole Park, Tonight, 7.15)

UCD are the draw that nobody really wants - it's often a step into the unknown. Getting over UCD in the Championship is always a significant result.

On board bus from Belfield could be Ciarán Lyng, John O'Loughlin and Donie Kingston. Dublin senior panellist Fitzsimons is eligible to play for the Belfield side but is not expected to line out as Cuala have IFC concerns of their own against Round Tower's, Lusk tomorrow.

The Tallaght lads realise they will have to work hard for their supper. Niall Brogan flourished last term and is also another of this year's All-Ireland U21 winning squad.

Then there's goalkeeper Ciarán Walsh, the Kirbys in defence, Eoin Behan, the hard-grafting James O'Connor, and talented forward trio of Paddy O'Connor, Shane McGrath and Ciarán Farrelly. Plenty of know-how there.

Last Year - UCD: Quarter-Final. Thomas Davis: 3rd round.

Last Time Champs - UCD: 2006. Thomas Davis: 1991.

Form - Thomas Davis (Div 1): W2 L2 D1. UCD: Don't play in Dublin Football Leagues.

VERDICT: UCD

NIALL SCULLY

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