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deadly dozen

IT'S the delicious dozen for Kilmacud Crokes in the 2014 Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Star Hurling nominations.

The Stillorgan club won their sixth title when they overcame St Jude's following extra time in last month's dramatic final.

The triumph marked a successful first year in the job for the Crokes chief, Ollie Baker, the former Clare hurler.

Jude's come second in the Dubs Star poll, getting nine nominations, a deserved reward in a historic season for the club.

Jude's defeated O'Toole's in a thrilling semi-final, and the Larriers finish third in the Dubs Stars poll with eight players.

Their fellow semi-finalists, Ballyboden St Enda's, have three players on a shortlist which sees 16 Dublin clubs represented.

Lucan Sarsfields, who reached their first final last season but who lost in the quarter-final this time, have five names in the frame.

St Vincent's and Cuala have four, Faughs and Crumlin have three, Parnell's and St Oliver Plunkett's/ER have two, and there's one each for Ballinteer St John's, St Brigid's, Craobh ChiarĂ¡in, Naomh Fionnbarra and St Patrick's (P).

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