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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Jump aboard the O'Grady Express and book your spot for epic clash with the Cats

THE O'Grady Express will be taking to the road again this Sunday as they head for Cody Country.

Dublin play Kilkenny in Nowlan Park and the Friends of Dublin Hurling are running their ever-popular bus service.

The buses leave Connolly Station (10.30am) and the Poitin Stil (11am). To book a seat, text 087-2331983, with your name and pick-up point, before noon on Friday.

INTERESTING advice from former Galway hurling chief John McIntyre to Dublin hurling boss Anthony Daly (left).

"The Dublin hurlers shouldn't get too hung-up about defending their National League title. Their priority should be to ensure their Division 1 status," stated John.

"After that, they'd be better off to finish in no man's land and get themselves ready to have a right cut at the championship, with all their top players back."

John will be putting his own judgement on the line this week. He has only missed two Cheltenhams in 30 years.

HISTORY repeated itself for Colin Daly of Skerries Harps at the weekend.

Last November, Colin's late point gave Harps a home one-point win over St Anne's to guarantee their survival in the AFL Division 2.

On Saturday, in Bohernabreena, Skerries were playing Anne's again. And guess what. The game was in injury-time when Colin's golden point granted Harps a dramatic one-point victory, 1-8 to 0-10.

Paul Cashmen got the goal. Harps trailed by three points with five minutes left. That's two from two for Harps who beat Clondalkin's Round Tower in their first match. Dublin U21 Jack Smith excelled in the half-back line.

And at Croke Park on Sunday, there were a few more Bryan Cullens in the making as the Skerries U9 hurlers and footballers showed their skills in the mini-games.

ALL those that served as chairmen of the Dublin County Board are on display in Parnell Park.

The ornate, wooden Roll of Honour stands just inside the hallway of the Dublin HQ. All the names are there, right up to current supremo, Andy Kettle (above). It is fitting that the officials are celebrated in such an elegant fashion.

email: niallscullyfootball@eircom.net

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