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Inner city slickers to serve up a cracker

THERE will be two cracking quarter-final matches in the St Joseph's/OCB Inner City Football Tournament in Fairview Park tonight.

St Vincent's tackle Clanna Gael Fontenoy (6.15) and Ranelagh Gaels will meet Parnells at 7.30.

It is the 30th year of the eight-team invitational competition which has always proved a highlight of the summer in Fairview Park.

The semi-finals take place tomorrow night (6.15 and 7.30), with the final on Friday (7.30).

There will be a post-final reception and presentation at The Bridge Tavern. Parnells are seeking the four-in-a-row.


GET the royal treatment as you watch the Dubs play Laois in the All-Ireland quarter-final next Saturday.

The Project Blue Hospitality is offering Dublin fans the chance to sample corporate hospitality at Croke Park for the match, and for other big occasions at HQ.

The package includes match ticket, silver service cuisine, superior wines, complimentary bar and special guest speaker.

The aim is to generate funds for the Dublin County Board as they continue to develop the finest young talent in the county.

If you are interested in taking a table or seat at any of the remaining Project Blue Hospitality days, please contact Neville Murphy on 087-2276060 or by email nevillemurphy74@gmail.com

Sean at rest

SEAN 'YANK' MURRAY was laid to rest in Skerries yesterday. He was a hero of the Harps and Dublin football.

He played at midfield when Dublin beat Derry in the 1958 All-Ireland final. Kevin Heffernan was the captain.

Sean was a brilliant fielder and he had quick feet. In the final, Derry had the great Jim McKeever at midfield.

Dublin beat Galway in the semi-final, the Galway of Sean Purcell and Frankie Stockwell. That was the match of the year.

Sean got the nickname 'Yank' because he had spent some time in America. He became only the second Skerries man, after Bobby Beggs, to win Sam. Last year, Bryan Cullen became the third.

Sean was part of a super Skerries footballing side in the mid '50s that won the Dublin Junior and Intermediate titles.

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