Ballyboden St. Endas look to dethrone Champions Cuala in tomorrow’s Dublin Senior Hurling Final

Senior Hurling Final

Cuala v Ballyboden St. Endas
Sunday, September 20th. 4:30pm
Parnell Park

It’s the biggest day in the Dublin Hurling calendar, and the fact we got there in such an unpredictable year will delight supporters. They may not be able to attend in what is normally a boisterous affair, but the Dublin Senior Hurling final still goes ahead. And this one should be an absolute whopper.

Cuala and Ballyboden St. Endas have been the best hurling sides in the county, dominating the honours for the most part of the last 15 years.

The grudge match tomorrow is both currently sit on 7 Senior Hurling titles in the County Roll Of Honours. Tomorrow’s winners will push their noses in front.

Cuala, the reigning champions, are in search of their fifth title in six years, having only lost out once in that time, interestingly the last year Boden were crowned champions.

But the Dalkey men are still on course to retain their much loved New Ireland Assurance Cup. Despite losing their final round game against Na Fianna, they had done enough in their wins over Thomas Davis and Setanta to book a quarter final slot with St. Brigids in a repeat of the 2019 Final. And even though the champs spilled two goals, they ran out nine point winners.

A closer affair ensued in their last four clash with Lucan Sarsfield two weeks ago. But in a late 10 minute surge Cuala outscored their opponents by 1-06 to 0-01 finishing on a 1-17 to 0-13 scoreline.

After being stunned by Kilmacud Crokes in the opening round, Ballyboden St. Endas took their job to task, beating Scoil Ui Chonnaill and Craobh Chiarain to finish runners up in Group 2 and advance to a last eight clash against St. Vincents. And in an impressive second half Boden finished 10 clear of the Marino men to win 1-18 to 1-08.

Like their opponents tomorrow, Boden pulled it out of the hat with a massive 1-07 to 0-01 score in the last 20 minutes against a hotly tipped Na Fianna to book their place in tomorrow’s clash, winning by 1-15 to 0-12.

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Roll Of Honours: Dublin SHC (New Ireland Assurance Cup)

Faughs (31) 1892, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1906, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1930, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1970, 1973, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1999

St Vincent’s (13) 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1967, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1993

Commercials (9) 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1916

UCD (8) 1934, 1947, 1948, 1961, 1968, 2000, 2004, 2005

O’Toole’s (8) 1969, 1977, 1984, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002

Ballyboden St Enda’s (7) 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2018

Cuala (7) 1989, 1991, 1994, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Kilmacud Crokes (6) 1966 (as Crokes club), 1974, 1976, 1985, 2012, 2014

Garda (6) 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931

Young Irelands (6) 1932, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1949, 1965

Craobh Chiaráin (5) 1971, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006

Kickhams (4) 1889, 1890, 1908, 1924

Rapparees (3) 1891, 1894, 1912

Collegians (3) 1917, 1918, 1919

Army Metro (3) 1933, 1935, 1938

New Irelands (2) 1958, 1959

Crumlin (2) 1978, 1979

Metropolitans (1) 1887

Davitts (1) 1893

Thomas Davis (1) 1913

Ruadh (1) 1951

St Columba’s (1) 1956

Junior Board Selection (1) 1963

St Brendan’s (1) 1980

Erin’s Isle (1) 1983