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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Demons on verge of league and cup double

Colin O'Reilly, player coach, C&S UCC Demons
Colin O'Reilly, player coach, C&S UCC Demons

C&S UCC DEMONS could wrap up the Men's Premier League title with a win at home to UCD Marian on Sunday.

The Cork side have extended their unbeaten streak to 19 games - their 20th win would seal the club's second ever league and cup double if Travelodge Swords Thunder slip up.

Demons scored 106 points in just three quarters in the last round but Player/Coach Colin O'Reilly still feels there's more in his team.

"Each player has taken on increased leadership throughout the squad which has led to some great performances," said O'Reilly.

"Yet being selfish I still feel we have room to improve. We will always look for the extra percentage to improve our play."

Swords Thunder are pinning this season's hopes for silverware on the Champions Trophy, according to Head Coach Dave Baker.

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The North Dubliners have only lost to Demons in league and cup but Baker concedes their best route to a trophy is the end of season competition featuring four Premier League sides and two clubs from the First Division.

"If we don't set goals, it could take away from what we've achieved already this season," says Baker.

"We could cement second place with a win over Killester and that would be huge for us."

Swords play Killester on tonight before a trip to Cork to face BFG Neptune on Sunday.

Neptune have given themselves an outside shot of a place in the Champion's Trophy with wins over Templeogue and UL Eagles.

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