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Sunday 19 August 2018

Larriers set to stump unbeaten Vincent's Boden to bring their form to fell Faughs

EVENING HERALD DUBLIN SHC 'A' GROUP B
ST VINCENT'S v O'TOOLE'S
(Páirc Naomh Uinsionn, Tonight, 5.45)

BOTH are home and showered. Vincent's will want to hold onto their unbeaten record -- the only one left in the competition.

They have been playing an efficient brand of hurling. It's built on commendable defending -- Rory Pocock, Declan Qualter and Mark Kirwan.

Excelling against Crokes were Ruairí Trainor, Ronan Fallon and Willie Lowry.

Damien Russell and Diarmuid Connolly are good engineers, and there's pace in the heels of Stephen Loughlin, Pádraig Fleury and Cian McBride. Thomas Connolly and Mossy will bring the good darts.

Peadar Carton was finding the board against Faughs two weeks ago. Ger O'Meara, Liam Ryan and Jody Bastow pack a lot on experience into the suitcase.

So do Brendan McLoughlin, Philip Brennan, Liam Ryan, Michael Carton, Conor White and so many of the other Larriers.

The Malahide Road will close for this one. It has the touch of the Saturday night X-factor about it.

SO FAR -- St Vincent's: Beat Pat's, Palmerstown by 6 points. Drew with Faughs. Drew with Ballyboden. Beat Crokes by 3 points. O'Toole's: Beat Ballyboden by 4 points. Beat Patrick's (P) by 2 points. Lost to Crokes by 2 points. Beat Faughs by 6 points.

VERDICT: Draw



Boden to bring their form to fell Faughs

EVENING HERALD DUBLIN SHC 'A' GROUP B

FAUGHS v BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S

(Tymon North, Tonight, 5.45)

FAUGHS were unlucky that the bounce of the ball put them in such a difficult section. But they have been impressing observers with their development, and there will be no white flag flying over Tymon at tea-time.

The champions won't be in the mood to accommodate, especially judging by the way their approached the Pat's match, and in the clinical manner which they concluded it.

Damien Burke, Seán White, Maurice O'Brien and Mick Connolly will contest everything. Karl O'Brien, Eoin Toomey, the crafty Conor McCann and the talented Ciarán Brennan won't lack quality for Faughs.

Conal Keaney will top the bill for Boden. He was brilliant when he came off the bench against Pat's. James Duffy, Martin O'Sullivan, Stephen Nolan and Malachy Travers are classy hurlers who work hard into the bargain. Boden have so much quality in depth. Conor McCormack, David O'Connor and James Doody will plan to profit.

Boden are finding form and will give another example of their intentions here.

SO FAR -- Faughs: Drew with Vincent's. Lost to Crokes by 2 points. Drew with Pat's, Palmerstown. Lost to O'Toole's by 6 points. Ballyboden St Enda's: Lost to O'Toole's by 4 points. Beat Crokes by 11 points. Drew with Vincent's. Beat Pat's, Palmerstown by 23 points.

VERDICT: Ballyboden St Enda's

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