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Kilmacud to honour Dalo and club duo

THERE'S a big party at Kilmacud Crokes this Thursday night (8.30) and all are invited.

Anthony Daly will be officially launching his autobiography, Dalo.

The occasion will also see Kilmacud thank two of their favourite sons, Richie Stakelum and Chris Thompson for their contribution to Daly's spell as Dublin manager.

Admission is free. Finger food will be served, and Dalo will sign copies of his book.

"All are welcome to come along, and we'd like to see a huge crowd join us in taking this opportunity to show our appreciation of what the lads did for Dublin hurling," says Billy Noctor.

Call for more refs

DAVE Feeney took charge of the 2008 Dublin Senior Football Championship final replay between Kilmacud Crokes and St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh.

Parnell Park was heaving. It was a night of high drama. And Dave was again in the middle for last week's show-stopper between St Vincent's and Plunkett's.

He lives for nights like that. He says the time just flies. He's in the zone. He was a top player with Parnell's. He achieved championship success.

He urges ex-players to take up refereeing. One day they could be refereeing the county final. The Foundation Course for new referees (over-18's) begins next Monday, November 10th. It will run for four Mondays at Parnell Park.

More information and to book a place, contact Aidan Shiells (087-2442764) or Paddy Power (087-2175293).

Donabate's All Star

BRYAN Kelly has become the first All Star for St Patrick's of Donabate. He was named on the Nicky Rackard Cup team of the Year alongside Fingal colleagues, Niall Ring and JM Sheridan. Bryan and Niall were a year behind the Hurler of the Year, Richie Hogan, at St Patrick's Teacher Training College.

County Board mass

THE annual Dublin County Board mass takes place next Tuesday, November 11, in Parnell Park (7.30pm). All are invited. Refreshments on the final whistle.