Dublin SFC: Jude's and 'Boden reach semis

September 29, 2018

Ballyboden St Enda's Ryan Basquel celebrates scoring a point.
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St Jude's and Ballyboden St Enda's are the first teams through to the Dublin SFC semi-finals after overcoming Ballymun Kickhams and Na Fianna respectively.

In the first of this evening's quarter-final double-header at Parnell Park, St Jude's caused a big surprise when they came from behind to edge out Ballymun Kickhams on a 2-9 to 1-11 scoreline. Kieran Doherty scored the winning point in injury-time after Kickhams had led by 1-10 to 1-6 with five minutes of normal time remaining.

Cork's Niall Coakley gave the underdogs a dream start with a goal in the second minute, but a Dean Rock penalty ensured Kickhams of parity at the break. With Rock helping himself to 1-7 and Paddy Small chipping in with two points, the northsiders looked to have done enough before a Chris Guckian goal in the 57th minute brought Jude's level. 

Rock and Coakley then traded frees before Doherty won it at the death for Kevin McManamon's team. 

In the second quarter-final, brothers Ryan and Colm Basquel scored 3-6 between them as 2015 champions Ballyboden St Enda's defeated Na Fianna by 3-13 to 0-15.

The talented siblings each raised green flags in the first half to give 'Boden a commanding 2-9 to 0-6 interval lead. The southsiders lost Michael Darragh Macauley to a second yellow card with 10 minutes remaining, but the result was already decided by then.

Parnell Park will host another quarter-final double-header tomorrow afternoon featuring St Sylvesters v Kilmacud Crokes and champions St Vincents v Castleknock.

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