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St Vincent's manager Brian Mullins.
St Vincent's manager Brian Mullins.

Preview: AIB Leinster SFC Quarter-Finals


 Sunday November 12

AIB Leinster SFC Quarter-Finals

Rathnew (Wicklow) v St Vincent's (Dublin), Aughrim, 2pm

Brian Mullins' St Vincent's retained the Dublin Championship following victory over Ballymun Kickhams.

St Vincent's have registered seven Leinster titles in total, including three since 2013, but Rathnew will be striving to cause them problems.

Rathnew sampled provincial glory back in 2001 and beat Blessington by 3-8 to 0-12 in the Wicklow decider last month.

Mark Doyle, Leighton Glynn, and James Stafford grabbed goals for Rathnew in that encounter.

Vincent's beat Ballymun Kickhams in the Dublin final and their star studded forward line includes Diarmuid Connolly, Enda Varley, and Tomas Quinn.

Portlaoise (Laois) v Moorefield (Kildare), O'Moore Park, 2pm

Portlaoise might be going through a transitional phase, but they still carved out a fine win over Rhode in the preliminary round.

That was a satisfying success for Portlaoise, who were inspired by Brian McCormack.

Paul Cahillane is a capable free taker too for the Laois standard bearers, who will need to be diligent defensively.

In the Kildare decider against Celbridge, Adam Tyrrell and Eanna O'Connor scored heavily for Moorefield.

St Columba's, Mullinalaghta (Longford) v St Loman's (Westmeath), Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, 2pm

These two clubs clashed a year ago when Mullinalaghta earned victory.

Luke Dempsey's St Loman's were impressive winners in Westmeath taking a third title on the spin.

Inter county footballers John Heslin and Paul Sharry were instrumental in the final against Tyrrellspass.

The McGivneys are important players for Mullialaghta, who also feature Rian Brady in attack.

Starlights (Wexford) v Simonstown Gaels (Meath), Innovate Wexford Park, 2pm

Colm O'Rourke guided Simonstown Gaels to a second successive Meath Championship and now they want to perform in Leinster.

Starlights ended a 13 year search for a Wexford title last month with Liam Ryan and Dylan Redmond prominent.

Former Meath star Seamus Kenny continues to make an impression as an impact substitute for Simonstown Gaels, while Shane O'Rourke, Padraig McKeever, and Conor Sheridan are other crucial figures.

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