Dublin GAA championship update


The Dublin SFC reached the semi-finals over the weekend, with this year’s champions to be crowned from amongst Ballyboden St Enda’s, St Vincent’s, St Jude’s and St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh.

Templeogue Synge Street were knocked out at the hands of reigning Dublin and All-Ireland champions St Vincent’s after staying with them for most of the game.

The sides were level at half-time before a Tomás Quinn hat-trick helped Vincent’s to a hard fought 11 point win.

The most notable name omitted from that final foursome is that of Ballymun Kickhams, who were favourites again this year to win the championship, but were sent packing by an experienced and resilient Oliver Plunkett’s side, which featured the Brogan brothers and former Dublin midfielder Ross McConnell, on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-10,.

A Kevin McManamon hat-trick helped St Jude’s weather a strong St Brigid’s comeback in their quarter-final.

A strong breeze aided Jude’s into a half-time lead of 1-07 to 0-01, with Brigid’s registering their solitary score just before the interval.

The breeze then favoured Brigid’s after the break, but the damage was already done, and Jude’s will play Plunkett’s for a place in the final.

Ballyboden St Enda’s overcame Lucan Sarsfields in a tame affair. Boden started fiercely, racing into a 0-07 to 0-01 lead early on, before leading at half time 0-10 to 0-04.

In a game where much of the scores came from frees, Boden edged it with 5 points to spare; they will play holders St Vincent’s for a place in the final.

The Dublin SHC is also at the semi-final stage and it also features both St Jude’s and Ballyboden St Enda’s, in addition to Kilmacud Crokes and O’Toole’s.

In what was the glamour tie of the round, Boden accounted for a talented Cuala side in the quarter-final stage, coming out on top by a single point.
With both sides containing a host of Dublin players at both senior and u21 level, it could’ve gone either way.

Boden lead 0-12 to 0-06 at half-time, but the Dalkey men brought it back to a point gap, Boden pulled three points away before being reeled in to a point again but Cuala couldn’t get over the line.

They will play Kilmacud, who accounted for Vincent’s, for a place in the final; Jude’s, who overcame Faughs, will play O’Toole’s, who defeated Lucan.

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