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Saturday 3 December 2016

Photo Finish expected after the final fence

AS they say elsewhere, it's Super Sunday in Division 1 of the Tesco Home Care NFL.

Cork have already booked their ticket, but there's quite a charge behind them to secure the other three semi spots.

It includes Dublin, who head to Cork knowing that victory is essential.

"We know that if we get a result we give ourselves a chance," says Dubs manager, Gregory McGonigle.

But as Gregory acknowledges, it's all ifs, buts and maybes.

Ahead of Dublin in the table are Galway, Monaghan and Kerry. Galway have 13 points, Monaghan and Kerry are on 12, while Dublin have 10. Then Mayo are just a point behind the Dubs.

Mayo are at home to Galway and Kerry host Monaghan, so all that adds to the intrigue.

It will be all about walkie-talkies and mobile phones as the finish line comes into view. But Dublin well know that Cork on Leeside is no Easter egg.

They met three times last year. They were all crackers. A draw in the League at Parnell Park before Cork pipped the Dubs at the same venue in the League final.

Then there was the dramatic All-Ireland final which Cork edged in the most heroic fashion.

"If we can win, it will still depend on other results. There's so many possibilities. But the main thing is that we are still alive."

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