Some very important games tomorrow in this year’s We Are Dublin GAA / Dublin Camogie Adult Club Championships
Sunday, October 13th 2019
Tomorrow is an absolutely huge day on this years Adult Camogie Championships. As well as the Inter 1 Championship Final taking place tomorrow afternoon in Round Towers Clondalkin, The Semi Finals of the Senior 1 and Senior 2 competitions will throw in tomorrow morning. And there’s a tonne of knockout action across the Junior competitions. Lets get into the details.
Senior 1 Semi Finals
We’re down to the last four in both Senior competitions, and the games tomorrow will be hotly contested by all team involved.
Back in Round 2, only one points seperated Ballyboden St. Endas and Naomh Jude and tomorrow is expected to be just as tight. the teams finished second and third respectively with Judes dropping a vital point in their Round 3 draw against Na Fianna. Ballyboden’s only loss in the competition was against table toppers St. Vincents and have ran a clean sweep ever since. Judes shocked Vincents in Round 6 and got their championship back on track. This one will go down to the wire.
In the second Semi Final Vincents will take on Lucan Sarsfield for the remaining Final slot. Lucan will hope to be in better form than their 4-13 to 0-06 loss to the Marino side in Round 2. That was one of three defeats Lucan suffered, but their final round win over Na Fianna was enough to beat the Mobhi Road side to the final last four place and into tomorrow melting pot.
Vincents Ran unbeaten until the aforementioned Round 6 defeat to Judes, but have looked frighteningly strong throughout the competition. They have talent across every blade of grass and would be the favourites going into tomorrow’s game. That will probably suit Lucan more as the pressure will be on Vincents to deliver.
Senior 2 Semi Finals
Kilmacud Crokes go through to the Senior 2 Camogie Semi Finals unbeaten. The only points dropped for the Stillorgan outfit was in the drawn game against Naomh Mearnog in the final round. But they’ve been more than convincing with big results over their other opponents. Tomorrow they face Good Counsel who finished third in the table.
When these two sides met in Round 4 they played out a riveting 3-13 to 2-10 game with Kilmacud the victors. Good Counsel though will feel they have a good chance tomorrow and will be up for the challenge.
St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh won three, drew one and lost one to pick up seven championship points. They lost to Crokes and interestingly drew against Naomh Mearnog, who they face tomorrow.
Mearnogs also held Crokes to a draw so they’ve performed well against the top two sides. Tomorrow the slate will be wiped clean and if they can match the performance against Plunketts in the early rounds, this will be a fantastic game.
Inter 1 Final
It’s not just the Inter 1 title up for grabs tomorrow but Senior 2 status for next year’s Championship. Castleknock and Erins Isle are more than deserving participants.
Having finished top of Group 1 and unbeaten, Castleknock squared off against St. Vincents B in their last four clash. And in the tightest of contests came out 1-14 to 1-12 winners.
Erins Isle, like their opponents tomorrow, had a clean sweep of wins in Group 2. And they impressed in their Semi Final, beating Naomh Brid by a five point margin on a 1-11 to 1-06 scoreline.
Round Towers in Clondalkin will host the final tomorrow afternoon in what promises to be a fantastic contest.
The final two games in the Inter 2 round phase take place tomorrow. CBC/Portobello are into the Semi Finals on eight points. Crumlin also have eight points but with Clann na Gael facing CBC tomorrow they might still steal second place. As it stands they have a better score difference to Crumlin and if they can get a result againt CBC/Porto tomorrow they could leapfrog them in the table.
Lucan Sarsfield B and Naomh Olaf play out their final round game tomorrow, both on two points and both wanting to finish on a positive note.
Inter Shield Semi Final
Na Fianna B and Ballyboden St. Endas B will look to put a positive on their respective Group campaigns tomorrow.
Na Fianna had one win in four games in Group 1 with Ballyboden not picking up a win in Group 2. There’s still a shield up for grabs and both will badly want to avoid relegation.
Junior 1 Semi Finals
Both the Junior 1 and Junior 4 competitions reach the last four tomorrow with some great match ups. Whitehall Colmcille have had an amazing championship to date winning all of their Group 1 games convincingly. Tomorrow they go head to head with near rivals St. Vincents C, who won three of their four Group 2 games.
In the second Semi Final Naomh Maur and Kilmacud Crokes B lock horns. Maurs are three for three and even without playing a remaining game against Raheny B they would still have qualified for tomorrow’s Semi Final. Kilmacud B only lost to Whitehall in their Group 1 campaign and there will be nothing to seperate them from their opponents tomorrow.
Junior 4 Semi Finals
Na Gaeil Oga and Naomh Peregrine B face off in the first of tomorrow’s Junior 4 Semi Finals. Oga topped Group 2 with Peregrines only losing one game to Lucan Sarsfield D in the Group 1 competition.
Lucan go head to head with Round Towers Clondalkin tomorrow. Towers enjoyed a solid Group 2 campaign finishing in second behind Na Gaeil Oga. Lucan were unbeaten throughout the competition and will be tough opponents for Towers tomorrow.
Junior 4 Shield Semi Final
Ballyboden St. Endas D and Cuala C will compete in a Shield Semi Final tomorrow afternoon. Cuala just missed out on a Championship Semi Final slot to Round Towers. Ballyboden had similar fortune in their group missing out to Naomh Peregrine B.
Elsewhere tomorrow, Skerries Harps B and Good Counsel B play a back fixture on the Junior 2 competition. Two games remaining in Group 1 of the Junior 3 competition. Cuala B and Setanta, and St. Finians and Faughs/Celtic C play their final round games in Group 1 of the Junior 3 championship