A full round up of the results in Round 2 of the Dublin Senior 1 Football Championship
Well this week we got through another round in the Dublin Senior Football Championship, with games played over the last two night across the four groups. And there were some interesting results with the competition going into the break for the Inter County Championships.
So here’s a round up of all the action from Wednesday night and last night so you can see how thing stand.
Dublin Senior 1 Football Championship Round 2
Reigning Champions Kilmacud Crokes continue to lead the line in Group 1 and enjoyed a 1-12 to 0-09 win over Na Fianna this week, showing the mark of champions against strong opposition. Crokes turned the screw for two spells in each half, particularly early in the second half, and got the scoring returns during these passages which carried them to victory. Na Fianna had their share of chances with James Doran hitting the crossbar in both halves and Conor McHugh saw his opportunity go wide from close range. But Pat Burkes 1-04 in the night was the difference between the sides.
A huge game in Balgriffin saw Ballymun dust themselves off after their Round 1 defeat by Crokes to claim a massive 4-20 to 2-10 victory over St. Sylvesters. Syls have now lost the opening two games having suffered defeat at the hands of Na Fianna in Round 1. For Round 3 they’ll need to face Kilmacud, with Na Fianna and Ballymun going head to head.
It’s pole position for Ballyboden St. Endas with two wins from two. Their opener against Clontarf was a narrow 0-11 to 0-10 win, but this week’s result over Lucan Sarsfields was a little more emphatic. Leading by 0-02 at the break, Ryan Basquel, Ross McGarry and Warren Egan lead the line helping them to a 1-19 to 1-09 victory. Having beaten Skerries in the opening Lucan now have some work to do in Round 3.
Elsewhere a late Killian McGinnis point Skerries the narrowest of wins over Clontarf. The Clontarf men were 1-10 to 1-04 the good at half time but Skerries hit 1-06 without reply. It leaves Clontarf the only side in the group without a win. And with Lucan as their Round 3 opponents it’ll be a tough assignment. Skerries go to tBallyboden for the last round with all the qualifying spots up for grabs.
Thomas Davis are enjoying life in the Senior 1 Championship, and have the points to prove. Currently sharing the top spot in Group 3 with St. Judes, they bagged a precious 2-11 to 0-07 win over St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh this week, and remain unbeaten. Judes, who drew with Plunketts in the opening round got their first win with a 2-12 to 2-05 victory over Raheny.
There’s two points seperating the four teams going into the last round. Thomas Davis go to Judes for their last game with Raheny facing Plunketts. This one is going down to the wire.
A late smash and grab saw Castleknock finally get a Championship win over St. Vincents to push them to the top of Group 4. Eleven minutes into the second half Vincents were ahead by 0-10 to 0-04. But Castleknock dug deep to put three goals past them, two in the last few minutes of the game, to pull off a shock win. This means St. Vincents will need a result against Ballinteer in the last round to aid their qualification.
Ballinteer enjoyed a 1-16 to 2-11 win over St. Brigids, keeping the in the race for a knock out spot. It gives Brigids a steep climb in Round 3 as they face Castleknock who are in form.
Group Tables: Official Dublin GAA