James Stephens and Dicksboro will go head-to-head once again on Sunday as the Revise.ie U19 A Hurling Championship reaches its conclusion.
A talented James Stephens side narrowly got the better of Thomastown in a breathless quarter-final back in August, eventually coming out on top on a scoreline of 3-18 to 3-14.
They had to wait more than two months for last weekend’s semi-final clash with Erin’s Own and despite trailing by a single point at the interval, the home team secured a place in the decider with a deserved 0-20 to 0-11 victory.
Dicksboro proved too strong for fellow city club O’Loughlin Gaels in the last-eight as they ran out 1-21 to 1-15 winners.
They comfortably bested Mooncoin by 2-23 to 0-10 in the semi-final as they made yet another underage decider this year.
This weekend’s final is somewhat of a revenge mission for James Stephens, having lost the Under 15 and Under 17 finals to their city rivals earlier this season, although Seamus Dwyer’s senior team did get the better of Dicksboro in a highly competitive semi-final.