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Saturday night fever for Dublin and Kildare

The Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup final is one of three pre-season finals scheduled for next Saturday along with the McGrath Cup and Dr McKenna Cup deciders.

Dublin and Kildare players will face off in next Saturday's O'Byrne Cup final.
Dublin and Kildare players will face off in next Saturday's O'Byrne Cup final.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

DUBLIN AND KILDARE are set to face off next Saturday night in Parnell Park in the Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup final.

The Leinster Council have confirmed today that the clash will be held under floodlights at the Donnycarney venue.

Throw-in is at 7pm for a game that is expected to draw a healthy attendance as both teams play their last match before the start of the Allianz Football League.

The theme of Saturday night fixtures continues in Ulster with the Power NI Dr McKenna Cup final scheduled for the same night in the Athletic Grounds at 7.30pm.

Mickey Harte’s Tyrone side will face off against Malachy O’Rourke’s Monaghan team after both sides claimed semi-final victories yesterday.

Meanwhile the McGrath Cup final in Munster between Kerry and Tipperary has also been moved to Saturday.

The reason is a novel one as Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice is lining out for his club Finuge in the All-Ireland club IFC semi-final against Kildare’s Monasterevan next Sunday afternoon in the Gaelic Grounds.

Tipperary have agreed to facilitate Kerry by switching the game and while the venue has yet to be confirmed, the game will be in Tipperary with Sean Treacy Park in Tipperary Town and the Clonmel Sportsfield the likely candidates.

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