The scores are in and we know six participants in the Quarter Finals of the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship
What an interesting day it was. And while a lot of the outcomes may have been cut and dry, the action was still entertaining. We now have six of the eight teams chosen to compete in this year’s Dublin Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Finals. Two more game to come tomorrow but here’s what today action brought.
Dublin Senior A Hurling Championship Round 3
We knew before today that St. Vincents and Lucan Sarsfield had already qualified for the last eight. And in one of the first throw ins this afternoon at Parnell Park the sides played out a 1-17 to 1-17 draw to see them both finish on 5 points in the table.
Meanwhile over in O’Toole Park St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh and Ballinteer St. Johns also played out a sporting 2-14 to 0-20 draw to finish off their 2020 campaign. With no danger of relegation these two clubs can now enjoy the rest of the championship as onlookers.
Kilmacud Crokes, who were already through to the knockout stages of the competition, made it three for three this evening. They were 3-23 to 1-09 winners over newcomers Scoil ui Chonaill at Silver Park. Scoil can look forward to another year at Senior A level knowing there’s no relegation battles this season.
Elsewhere Ballyboden secured their last eight slot, beating Craobh Chiarain in today’s decider. Craobh still had the chance to qualify. But with Ballyboden building momentum since their opening day defeat to Crokes, they finished with ten to spare on 2-20 to 2-10
Just like Group 1, the meeting of Na Fianna and Cuala this afternoon was to play for position as both had already secured their Quarter Final berths. But this afternoon’s game in Parnell Park was as entertaining as ever. Two first half goals saw Na Fianna continue the momentum they’ve shown right through the competition and at the break they lead Cuala by 2-11 to 0-12. In the second half another 1-22 from the Mobhi Road men saw them finish six points clear of Cuala to top the group.
And in almost a carbon copy of the Group 1 bottom of the table clash, Setanta and Thomas Davis played out a 1-17 a piece score draw to end the season for the two clubs.
Don’t forget tomorrow sees Group 3 come to a close and we’ll know the final two sides to advance to the Dublin Senior Hurling Quarter Finals.