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TUESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2014

THE Parnell Park turnstiles will be clicking merrily next Saturday for the big Dublin Senior Hurling Championship semi-final double-bill.

O'Toole's will be first out against St Jude's (4.0), followed by the clash of the heavyweights, Ballyboden St Enda's against Kilmacud Crokes (5.30).

Quality is guaranteed. And the St Patrick's, Palmerstown manager, Mick Cuffe, predicts top-class entertainment.

"It is no co-incidence that the standard in the county championship has improved so much in recent years. It reflects the progress the Dublin team has been making," states Mick.

"Week in, week out in the club matches, you are coming up against inter-county players, and that only helps to raise the levels even more."

Of the four sides, only Jude's have never won the title. These are memorable times at Tymon because the Jude's footballers are also in the last four of the championship following their splendid victory over Brigid's on Sunday.

O'Toole's top the poll with eight titles, the last one coming in 2002. Crokes are bidding for their sixth crown. They were last champions in 2012, while Boden, the holders, are chasing title number seven.

That's a remarkable achievement, considering their first didn't arrive till 2007.

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