Dara home in on double
THE 47th Hosie Cup final is down for decision on Sunday, December 30 (KO 1.30) when Cill Dara and Newbridge will do battle at Cill Dara's grounds at Beechpark.
The J1 decider will be preceded by the Lalor Cup Final when Cill Dara's 2nd XV will take on their Clondalkin equivalents at midday.
Cill Dara won a coin toss to host the North Midland Area's showpiece finale and the Hosie Cup Final features two of the province's top sides as both combatants are in Division 1A of the Leinster League.
Newbridge have won the Hosie Cup once (in 1997) since their formation in 1996, while Cill Dara, who didn't start playing in the Hosie Cup until the mid-90s, have won the trophy three times, the most recent being two years ago.