Thursday 18 January 2018

Delightful derby

LUKE Lawlor had the parlour gleaming.

The O'Toole Park turnstiles were spinning.

A big local derby - St Jude's against Templeogue Synge Street.

Jude's took the chalice, 1-4 to 1-0.

They had to work for it. The Super Hoops had much to be proud of.

Both sides put in the hard yards out in Portmarnock on Saturday.

On the coldest, wettest day, Mearnog had the warmest of welcomes.

Jude's came out of Group B that included St Brigid's, O'Dwyer's and Mearnog.

Templeogue progressed from Group A that had St Patrick's Donabate, Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Erin Go Bragh.

The quality of the action was top-class.

It did justice to the home of Dublin goalkeeping legend, Cliodhna O'Connor.

And it was also a Mearnog maestro, Denise Masterson, that became the first and only Dub to lift the Brendan Martin Cup in 2010.

And on this evidence, Jude's and Templeogue will have many future Dubs.

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