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Saturday 16 December 2017

Dubs champs face date with the Laois Lions

NA FIANNA plan to wear their Sunday best. They'll play Sarsfields of Laois in the Tesco Leinster Senior Club Championship final.

It's another chance to see one of the finest footballers of the modern era - Tracey Lawlor.

The Sars possess a cluster of Laois players. The Glasnevin club have two Dubs - Leah Caffrey and Lucy Collins.

Sarsfields got a bye in the opening round. They then had a handsome semi-final victory over Longford's Killoe.

TOUGH

"Every game is tough at this level.

"And the further you go, the tougher it gets," says Mobhi manager, Ray Dorney.

The Dubliners had two home games, overcoming Shelmaliers of Wexford and Seneschalstown of Meath.

"We are pleased with our Leinster campaign. Hopefully, we can keep things going," added Ray.

The final is a repeat of the Leinster final in 2011 when Na Fianna won in appalling conditions at Newbridge.

Top-class defending, deep resolve and three goals, carried the day. "We all know we face a big challenge against Sarsfields," states Ray.

He salutes Na Fianna's work ethic, and also the contribution of his management colleagues, Lyn Savage, Niall Williams, and the All-Star, Bernie Finlay.

Back in 2011, the fabulous Finlay had a stormer.

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