The Senior 1 Semi Finals and Senior 2 Final take centre stage this weekend in the We Are Dublin Senior Camogie Championship
Sunday, October 14th 2018
We’re literally only a couple of weeks away from the end of this year Camogie Club Championships, but as always it’s been a great year for Dublin Camogie. And on Sunday there are some massive championship games in both the Senior 1 and Senior 2 competitions. So here everything you need to know.
Senior 1 Camogie Championship
Championship Semi Finals
St. Vincents v Na Fianna
With at least three games to go, in case of replays, it won’t be long until we crown this year’s Senior 1 Camogie Champions. And Sunday the Semi Finals will be watched very closely.
Last year’s finalists St. Vincents and Na Fianna are last four opponents this year. the 2018 Final was a fantastic spectacle, so there’s no reason why this game on Sunday will be any different. Vincent’s are reigning champions but Na Fianna are no pushover. Although the result last year was 1-13 to 1-03 to St. Vincents, the score doesn’t do the game any justice.
The champions were clear winners of Group 1. They opened the campaign with a 0-06 win over Naomh Jude, and followed that with a 0-17 hammering of Ballyboden St. Endas. A 0-13 to 0-03 win over Skerries in their final group game cemented the top stop giving them their Semi Final slot once again.
Na Fianna suffered just the one defeat, and that was in a rescheduled game against Lucan Sarsfields last weekend. There was only 0-03 between the sides but it was enough for Lucan to top the group. The Mobhi Road girls 3-11 to 0-07 victory over Ballinteer St. Johns was enough to give them second position in the table.
Lucan Sarsfields v Naomh Jude
2016 beaten finalists Lucan Sarsfields will try reach the summit once again as they face Judes this Sunday. They fell to Vincents at this juncture last year and will want to undo that. A convincing win over Ballinteer and a hard fought victory over Na Fianna led them to this Sunday’s game. And they’ll be ready for battle.
Naomh Jude beat Skerries and and Ballyboden by 0-15 and 0-10 respectively, improving on their debut Senior 1 season last year. The 2016 Senior 2 Champions are well settled in the elite and their two wins this year only prove that further. But can they go one better and get a win over Lucan on Sunday?
Skerries Harps v Ballyboden St. Endas
They might not be contesting for the Championship, but there will be a matter of pride at stake as these two sides contest the 2018 Senior 1 Shield.
Senior 2 Championship
Faughs/Celtic v Kilmacud Crokes
It’s a funny old game sometimes, but the teams that bring it on the day reach the big games. Faughs and Kilmacud both finished as runners up in their respective groups. But on Semi Final day they performed a double upset, beating St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh and Good Counsel respectively to reach this Championship Final.
In Round 2, Kilmacud had been beaten, and beaten well by Plunketts. Good Counsel too beat Faughs in Round 1 this year, only by a point but a win nonetheless. So the Semi Finals certainly turned the tables around.
A Senior 2 Championship title and promotion are up for grabs this weekend and the action will take place in The National Sports Campus in Abbotstown at 3:00pm this Sunday.
St. Vincents B v Naomh Mearnog
Just like the Senior 1 competition, the Senior 2 Shield winners has to be decided. And St. Vincents B and Naomh Mearnog will go head to head for the honour. It’s third and fourth in Group 1 to contest the game, which takes place in St. Vincents at 12:30pm
And that’s all the Senior Camogie Championship details for this Sunday. Stay tuned for details of the Intermediate and Junior competitions happening on Sunday.