The action gets underway tomorrow afternoon as Round 4 of the Senior 1 Hurling Championship throws in

Senior 1 Hurling Championship

We’re getting down to the business end of the Dublin Senior 1 Hurling Championship as tomorrow we reach the penultimate round of the campaign. And it’s all to play for in a tight Championship so far. Let’s take a look at tomorrow’s four Senior 1 Championship fixtures.

Senior 1 Hurling Championship, Group 1
St. Judes v Cuala
Saturday, August 27th. 3:45pm. Parnell Park
Na Fianna v Ballyboden St. Endas
Saturday, August 27th. 5:30pm. Parnell Park

St. Judes haven’t managed a win so far out of the opening three rounds of the hurling championship, losing to Na Fianna, Ballyboden and Plunketts in the last round. And they’ll face a stiff task in Cuala tomorrow afternoon at Parnell Park. Cuala started the campaign with a bye week, but since then have registered wins over Plunketts and Na Fianna. The won’t want that momentum to be halted in tomorrow’s game.

The second game of the Donnycarney Double will see Na Fianna and Ballyboden go head to head. Both sides have had their bye weeks. Ballyboden have picked up wins over St. Judes and Plunketts. Na Fianna have dropped points to Cuala in the last round but were impresssive against Judes in the opening round. We’d expect this game to be very tight. Couldn’t call the outcome.

Senior 1 Hurling Championship, Group 2
Craobh Chiarain v St. Brigids
Saturday, August 27th. 3:45pm. O’Toole Park
Kilmacud Crokes v Lucan Sarsfields
Saturday, August 27th. 5:30pm. O’Toole Park

Like St. Judes in Group 1, Craobh Chiarain are seeking a first win in this year’s Championship. They’ve played three and have been defeated by Kilmacud, Lucan and Vincents. Tomorrow they square off against St. Brigids, who are in a similar position. Brigids have played two and gone through their bye week, but losses Vincents and Crokes see them fighting for survival.

There’s no denying that Kilmacud Crokes are the team to beat again this year and in their two round games so far they’ve put in impressive performances against Craobh Chiarain and St. Brigids. They might see tomorrow’s opponents as a little tougher going up against Lucan Sarsfields, and you’d expect this to be a fast paced game. Lucan picked themselves up after their opening round defeat to St. Vincents and put in a good shift beating Chiarains by 1-22 to 1-14. They’ve just completed their Bye week so they have tomorrow and September to challenge for a knockout slot.

We’ll round up all the results on Sunday so make sure you join us then. Also don’t forget Sunday will see the continuation of the Dublin Senior and Inter Camogie Championships.