Ballyboden St Endas and Setanta lock horns tonight as the Senior A Hurling Championship gets back underway
Two wins from two over Lucan Sarsfield and Whitehall Colmcille have ensured the reigning champions will be part of this year’s Quarter Finals. But the still need to complete their final game against Setanta
April was the last time we had Club Championship action in the county as the Inter County season took hold. And Joe Fortune’s panel are ready to rock.
Having lost both their opening games, Setanta play for pride tonight. Whitehall and Lucan will go head to head this Sunday, with the winners taking the second last eight slot from the Group.
Kilmacud Crokes and Na Fianna are both unbeaten in Group 1. Their fixture against each other ended in a draw after Na Fianna looked certain of snatching the win.
Crokes, beaten finalists last year will face Faughs this Saturday in their final round game with Na Fianna taking on O’Tooles.
Cuala, like Ballyboden, are already guaranteed to get out of Group 2. Now managed by Willie Maher after the departure of Mattie Kenny, the Dalkey side are looking to reignite the form that brough them All Ireland glory in 2017 and 2018.
Ballinteer St John’s will be Cuala’s opponents this Saturday, with St. Jude’s and St. Brigid’s battling for the second Quarter Final slot.
In Group 3, Craobh Chiarain will be looking to continue their impressive for as they face St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh on Sunday.
Having stunned St. Vincent’s back in April, the Donnycarney side have stamped their mark on the group by putting double seven goals and twenty two points past Naomh Fionnbarra in the opening round.
If Chiarain’s and Vincent’s win this weekend, they’ll both go through to the Quarter Finals.
2019 DUBLIN SENIOR ‘A’ HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP – Round 3
Thursday, September 5th
Ballyboden St Enda’s v Setanta (Parnell Park, 7.30).
Saturday, September 7th
Kilmacud Crokes v Faughs (O’Toole Park, 3.30)
Na Fianna v O’Toole’s (Parnell Park, 3.30).
Cuala v Ballinteer St John’s (O’Toole Park, 5.15)
St Jude’s v St Brigid’s (Parnell Park, 5.15).
Sunday, September 8th
Craobh Chiaráin v St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER (O’Toole Park, 2.30)
St Vincent’s v Naomh Fionnbarra (Parnell Park, 2.30).
Lucan Sarsfields v Whitehall Colmcille (Parnell Park, 4.15).