Dublin Senior Football Champions Ballyboden St. Endas are in Leinster Quarter Final action this weekend
Newtown Blues (Louth) v Ballyboden St. Endas
Sunday, November 10th. 1:30pm
Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda
In their last foray in the provincial championship Boden reached the final, were victorious over Portlaoise, and went onto the lift the All Ireland Senior Football Championship in March the following year. This year the Southside club are already on a roll through League and Championship.
In the AFL 1 this year they went fifteen games unbeaten, only dropping points in their draw against Kilmacud Crokes. And in the Senior 1 Championship, they saw off Thomas Davis, St Judes, Na Fianna, Skerries Harps, Lucan Sarsfield and Clontarf to lift county silverware once again.
Along the way in the Championship, Boden bagged 8-90, conceding 3-59. Brian Collopy of Lucan, Na Fianna’s Karl Deeley, and Chris Guckian of St. Judes were the only players to rattle the Boden net over six games.
But the slate is wiped clean this weekend as they make the trip to the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda to face Louth Champions Newtown Blues. And the Louth men will be looking to the first in their county’s history to claim Leinster Silverware.
Newtown Blues had the honour of competing in the first ever Leinster Club Final in 1970, but were beaten by Gracefield of Offaly. Louth have not been represented in the provincial final since Mattock Rangers lost to Dunshaughlin of Meath in 2002. Ranger, Newtown Blues and Cooley Kickhams are the three teams to have competed in previous Leinster football finals.
2019 Dublin Senior 1 Football Championship
Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-15 Thomas Davis 0-9
Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-10 St Jude’s 1-10
Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-15 Na Fianna 1-15 (After extra-time)
Senior 1 Football Championship Group 2
28th September (Parnell Park) Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-20 Skerries Harps 0-6
25th April (Monastery Road) Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-19 Lucan Sarsfields 1-9
13th April (O’Toole Park) Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-11 Clontarf 0-10