Tonight’s Round 2 games in the Dublin Senior Football Championship have thrown up some interesting results
And just like that, Round 2 of this years Dublin Senior Football Championship has come and gone. And tonight, there were certainly some results to talk about across the eight games in Senior 1. With one round remaining, let’s see how things look in the four groups.
Dublin Senior 1 Football Championship – Round 2
Ballymun Kickhams have secured their knockout berth in this year’s Senior Football Championship as they recorded their second consecutive win tonight, beating Round Towers of Lusk by 3-26 to 1-10. The men from Ballymun had finished at the break on a 3-13 to 0-06 scoreline and hit another 0-13 in the second half.
Interestingly they face Thomas Davis in the final round, with many expecting the game to be a straight out battle for first and second. But Thomas Davis fell foul of Skerries Harps tonight giving them work to do in Round 3. Skerries were 3-07 to 1-10 winners at home, and a win over Towers on August 15th could see them qualify from the group. But it will depend on the result between Ballymun and Davis.
Na Fianna bounced back from their opening day loss to St. Judes with a 1-23 to 1-12 win over Lucan Sarsfield at Mobhi Road tonight. This leaves Lucan with it all to do as they face Judes in the final round.
Judes went two for two as they saw off Ballinteer St. John’s tonight by 0-14 to 0-08. Lucan wont make it easy for them in the final round, but Judes will be confident of finishing strong. Na Fianna will be hoping that they’ll pick up their last chance of points over Ballinteer and get out of the group.
After defeat to St. Vincents in Round 1, Whitehall Colmcille needed a victory tonight. But Clontarf had other ideas, beating the Collins Avenue side by 3-12 to 0-15. Clontarf will face Vincents in Round 3 and that won’t be an easy task.
Vincents welcomed Ballyboden St. Endas to Pairc Na Uinsionn for what was tagged as the game of the round. And by the scoreline it didn’t disappoint. Boden’s 5-11 to 1-17 win sees them in a very comfortable position as they face Whitehall in the final round. Vincents and Clontarf will battle it out for second position.
Raheny’s 0-16 to 1-10 win over Castleknock tonight gives them a lifeline as the face St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh in Round 3. It also gives Castleknock some work to do as they have to go head to head with Kilmacud Crokes.
Crokes handed Plunketts their second defeat of the competition, winning by 3-20 to 3-08. The Stillorgan club were 3-10 to 1-05 up at half time leaving Plunketts with an uphill struggle. The Crokes v Castleknock game in a couple of weeks time will be very interesting.