Boden, Jude’s, Lucan through to final four

by Cóilín Duffy

WEST Dublin clubs provide three of the last-four contesting the We Are Dublin Senior 1 Camogie Championship semi-finals this Sunday (10am).

Ballyboden St. Enda’s host St Jude’s, while Lucan Sarsfields travel to Marino to take on St Vincent’s in these penultimate round ties.

Boden took second spot after the group stages, after being pipped by St Vincent’s for top-spot on scoring difference following last Sunday’s final group games.

At Páirc Uí Mhurchú, the hosts powered to a 2-13 to 0-5 win over close rivals Ballinteer St John’s.

St John’s took an early lead, but Ballyboden moved 1-6 to 0-2 ahead at half-time.

The hosts found the net for the second time early on the restart, with all five of St John’s scores over the hour coming from placed balls.

Mairead Luttrell and Dearbhla Brennan accounted for the winners goals, with Darina Ryan (0-5) top-scoring.

St Jude’s also made home advantage count with a 5-12 to 5-3 win over Skerries Harps on Sunday.

Cliodhna Nicoletti (2-3), Aoife Molloy (1-2), Aisling Darcy (1-1) and Helen O’Malley (1-0) netted the winners goals.

St Jude’s led by 2-8 to 2-0 at half-time, with Nicola Thorne and Orlaith Durkan netting Skerries first half goals.

Both sides added three goals each on the restart, with Durkan adding to her tally, while Niamh Cotter found the net twice for the visitors.

Lucan Sarsfields recorded a 2-15 to 0-12 home win over Na Fianna in the battle for fourth spot last Sunday.

Na Fianna led by 0-9 to 1-4 at half-time, despite leaking an early goal from Chloe O’Connor in the second minute.

Aided by a strong wind, Eve O’Brien, Róisín Baker and Orla Grey worked hard for Na Fianna to push them two points clear at the break.

The sides traded points early on the restart, before Sarsfields dug in with Orla Beagan netting a penalty goal.

Sarsfields semi-final opponents St Vincent’s ended their group stages with a 3-13 to 0-5 win over Faughs/Celtic.

Away to Faughs on Sunday morning, Vincent’s impressed throughout, with a solid performance.

Aisling Maher, Áine Fanning and Carol Anne Canning, all found the net in a game where the Marino outfit dominated.

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