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Saturday 18 August 2018

DCU's quality to impress

O'BYRNE CUP SF FIRST ROUND

OFFALY v DCU

(Tullamore, Tomorrow 2.0)

IT'S unusual to see a college outfit quoted at such prohibitive odds when playing away to a county team. Then again, maybe you haven't perused last year's O'Byrne Cup results -- DCU blitzed Westmeath by 10 points, tomorrow's opponents by eight, then beat Meath by three in the semis and Louth by one in the final.

Suffice to say, the boys of Glasnevin are defending two titles this season -- not just the Sigerson Cup -- and they have a recent record of taking this competition very seriously, even as warm-up for the third-level prize they covet above all others.

ODDS: Offaly 5/2, Draw 8/1, DCU 4/11

VERDICT: DCU

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