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The semi-finals of the Dublin Championship arrive this weekend. After four scintillating quarter-finals, the semis consist of the four group winners.
Holders Ballyboden St. Enda’s had to dig deep to get past a tough Raheny challenge. Their reward for doing so is a tie against St. Jude’s.
This semi-final features the highest scorers against the team to concede the least this year. Ballyboden have accumulated an impressive tally of15-69 so far. By contrast, Jude’s have only given away 1-34 in their four matches. If St. Jude’s can neutralise Ballyboden’s scoring threat, they can pull off an upset here. Dubs TV are bringing this game to fans. It throws-in at 5.30 on Saturday.
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Next, Ballymun Kickhams and Kilmacud Crokes complete the semi-finals.
Kickhams have been greatly boosted in the Championship this year by having their six county panelists well-rested. They were five points down at half-time in the quarter-final. That’s when Dean Rock, James McCarthy, John Small, Paddy Small, and Philly McMahon stepped up. Likewise, having Evan Comerford in goal is a luxury not many teams have. The young shot-stopper is a worthy successor to Stephen Cluxton.
2018 winners Kilmacud Crokes will not be a pushover though. They netted four goals against St. Vincent’s in the last round. Kickhams have to give Paul Mannion special attention. His precision in front of goal will need to be shut down.
TG4 are covering this tie on Sunday at 4.30.
Furthermore, the finals for the Dublin Championship have been rescheduled for the weekend of the 26th/27th of September.
Senior 2 Dublin Championship
The second tier of the football championship continues this weekend also. Firstly, Naomh Mearnóg and St. Brigid’s is on Saturday at 3.00. Secondly, Cuala and Templeogue Synge Street compete for a place in the final on Sunday. That tie throws-in at 2.00. Thankfully, Dubs TV is again on hand to bring coverage.