Big wins for St Jude’s, Thomas Davis and St Anne’s on good weekend for local teams in SFC
St Jude’s and Thomas Davis will meet in the quarter-finals of the Dublin Senior One Football Championship following positive conclusions to their respective group stage campaigns at the weekend.
There was also a big win for St Anne’s in the Dublin Senior Two Football Championship against Trinity Gaels on what was a generally encouraging few days on the field of play for local sides.
In Group Four of SFC1, Jude’s recorded an emphatic 2-23 to 0-7 triumph against Round Tower Lusk at Parnell Park on Sunday to finish on top of the final standings.
Dublin senior panellists Kevin McManamon and Tom Lahiff led by example throughout, while Alan Connolly and Niall Coakley rattled the net to capped a dominant team display.
Thomas Davis entered their game against Skerries Harps at the same venue on Friday needing a win to reach the knockout rounds.
The Tallaght outfit managed to do just that, with goals from Josh Lambert and Seán Reilly the highlight moments of a convincing 2-16 to 1-7 win.
Defending champions Ballymun Kickhams will provide the opposition to Lucan Sarsfields in the last-eight, after the 12th Lock men had 19 points to spare (4-16 to 0-9) over St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh at O’Toole Park on Sunday.
Brendan Gallagher, Harry Ladd, Colm Walsh and Robert Ennis raised green flags as Dave Cullen’s charges finished Group Four in fine style.
Meanwhile, veteran attacker Conal Keaney raised a green flag at O’Toole Park on Sunday to guide Ballyboden St Enda’s towards a 1-12 to 0-5 victory over Whitehall Colmcille.
The Firhouse Road men claimed top spot in Group One, but will be forced to wait before discovering their forthcoming quarter-final opponents.
Despite suffering a 1-23 to 0-6 reversal at the hands of Kilmacud Crokes in O’Toole Park on Saturday, Ballinteer St John’s will enter into a play-off with Castleknock for a knockout place.
In the quarter-finals of the Senior Two Football Championship, Templeogue Synge Street and St Mary’s Saggart will clash for a penultimate round spot. Although they lost out by eight points (3-11 to 1-9) to Fingallians on Saturday, TSS had done enough in their previous games to secure first place in Group Three.
Courtesy of a 2-14 to 1-7 home win against Fingal Ravens, St Mary’s advanced as runners-up from Group Four.
The aforementioned Anne’s registered a comprehensive 2-17 to 0-7 success over Trinity Gaels in Group One at Bohernabreena on Saturday and will now meet holders Cuala in the last-eight.