Some interesting outcomes in this weeks Round 2 Senior A Hurling Championship fixtures
Round Ended Friday, April 19th 2019
Some absolutely brilliant results this week in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship. The top flight teams never fail to deliver some amazing performances and Round 2 was no different. Starting Wednesday we saw Cuala continue to rule the roost in Group 2 with their second win, securing their knock out berth. Also on Wednesday St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh got up and running and Both Kilmacud and Na Fianna registered wins. But lets go into the detail a little more.
Senior A Hurling Group 1, Round 2
After nothing could seperate either Na Fianna and Kilmacud Crokes in the opening round, both sides went in search of their first wins in the competition. And as expected both of these teams were successful. In Wednesday’s double header in Parnell Park, Kilmacud got the action going in the first game. And they proved too strong for O’Tooles, running out comfortable1-17 to 0-07 winners. While the sides played a tight first half, Crokes pulled away after the break leaving O’Tooles behind.
In the groups other game, Na Fianna cruised to a 0-15 victory over Faughs. Sean and Colin Currie were on fire for the Mobhi Road men, Sean scoring 3-03 and Colin registered 0-09. Burke, Murphy, Quilty and McHugh were also on target finishing on 3-19 to Faughs 2-07. David Croke and Chris Bennett were on target for Faughs, raising green flags.
So Kilmacud Crokes will finish their Round Robin campaign with a game against Faughs, while Na Fianna will face O’Tooles.
O’Tooles 0-07 Kilmacud Crokes 1-17
Na Fianna 3-19 Faughs 2-07
Senior A Hurling Group 2, Round 2
Cuala are two for two after this week’s Round 2 game. On Wednesday night, they followed up their opening night day win over St. Brigids, with a convincing 2-27 to 0-16 victory over St. Judes. this sees Cuala go into Round 3 in the best position. And they’ll be feeling confident heading to Ballinteer St. Johns for their Round 3 game.
Ballinteer suffered a second defeat yesterday, with St. Brigids winning 0-27 to 1-10, leaving them bottom of the group table. Brigids win sees them share second position with Judes. Both Judes and Brigids will face each other in the final round with the winners qualifying for the knock out stages with Cuala.
St. Judes 0-16 Cuala 2-27
Ballinteer St. Johns 1-10 St. Brigids 0-27
Senior A Hurling Group 3, Round 2
St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh put themselves in a better position in Round 2 with a 1-19 to 1-13 win over Naomh Fionnbarra, seeing Finbars sitting bottom of the group. Plunketts will have an uphill task in the final round as they’ll face group leaders Craobh Chiarain. Chiarains recorded their second win of the competition with a comfortable 0-22 to 0-11 win over St. Vincents.
Should St. Vincents beat Finbars in the final round, they’ll be hoping that Craobh Chiarain will be successful over Plunketts to ensure qualification.
St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh 1-19 Naomh Fionnbarra 1-13
St. Vincents 0-11 Craobh Chiarain 0-22
Senior A Hurling Group 4, Round 2
Whitehall Colmcille will be disappointed having fallen short of a major comeback over Ballyboden St. Endas. But Boden held on to win 2-18 to 2-17. This means Ballyboden go two for two and will qualify for the knock outs.
Lucan Sarsfields consigned Setanta to the bottom of the table with a 4-22 to 0-15 win yesterday. Their final game is a must win as they face Whitehall with the winner taking the second knock out slot up for grabs.
Lucan Sarsfields 4-22 Setanta 0-15
Whitehall Colmcille 2-17 Ballyboden St. Endas 2-18