The semi-final draw for this year’s Dublin senior football championship will see Ballyboden St Enda’s face St Vincent’s while St Judes will take on Ballymun Kickhams.
Ballyboden St Enda’s booked their place in the semi-finals with a 2-13 to 1-11 win over St Brigid’s today in Parnell Park.
Ballyboden St Enda’s, managed by Down All-Ireland winner Conor Deegan, continued their fine form after getting the better of Kilmacud Crokes in the previous round.
The winners trailed by 1-6 to 0-7 at half-time with St Brigid’s goalkeeper Shane Supple having netted a penalty.
But Ballyboden St Enda’s bounced back in the second-half with goals from Darren O’Reilly and Ryan Basquel helping them claim a five-point victory.
In the second match at the venue, St Vincent’s were narrow winners by 0-14 to 2-7 against St Sylvester’s. St Vincent’s lead by 0-9 to 0-4 at the interval with Ciaran Dorney and Tomas Quinn both excelling in the scoring stakes.
Eamonn Fennell went off injured early in the first-half for St Vincent’s and in the second-half St Sylvester’s bounced back. Michael McCarthy crashed a shot against the bar before Mark Brennan hit the net for them to leave them 0-10 to 1-5 adrift.
A goal from Cavan senior Eugene Keating for St Sylvester’s cut the gap to 0-13 to 2-5 but St Vincent’s clung on for a one-point win.
Ballyboden and St Vincent’s join last night’s quarter-final winners St Judes and Ballymun Kickhams in the last four.
Crusheen’s Donal Tuohy
Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
Ballyea became the first side to reach the semi-finals of the Clare senior hurling championship with a 1-20 to 2-14 quarter-final win today over 2010 and 2011 champions Crusheen in Cusack Park in Ennis.
Ballyea lead by 1-12 to 2-8 at the break with Fergus Kennedy scoring two goals for Crusheen but Fergal O’Reilly raised a green flag for Ballyea. While Tony Kelly’s scoring in the second-half inspired Ballyea to ultimately claim success.
Clare outfit Banner won the Munster senior ladies football title with a final win over Cork side St Val’s by 1-13 to 1-12 in Kilmallock this afternoon.