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Ballyboden crowned Dublin hurling champions with win over Lucan

The winners go forward to a provincial semi-final against Mount Leinster Rangers next weekend.

Ballyboden St Endas team celebrates winning the Dublin senior hurling title.
Ballyboden St Endas team celebrates winning the Dublin senior hurling title.
Image: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ballyboden St-Enda’s 0-13
Lucan Sarsfields 0-10

BALLYBODEN ST-ENDA’S are Dublin senior hurling champions once more after eking out a three-point win in Parnell Park in this afternoon’s final.

Opponents Lucan Sarsfields were seeking their first title in their first ever final appearance.

But is was Ballyboden who triumphed for the sixth time in seven years and now go forward to take on Carlow’s Mount Leinster Rangers in the semi-final of the AIB Leinster senior club hurling semi-final next weekend.

Ballyboden St-Enda’s needed to dig deep as they were reduced to fourteen men during the second-half and they sought to protect the 0-8 to 0-5 lead they had established at half-time.

Kevin O’Reilly impressed during the opening period for a Lucan Sarsfields team that contained this year’s Leinster senior hurling winning captain Johnny McCaffrey and Peter Kelly who had received an Allstar award on Friday night in Croke Park.

But Ballyboden St-Enda’s, who had a plethora of inter-county players in their ranks, finished the half strongly with Niall McMorrow and Paul Ryan amongst their scorers.

McCaffrey cut the gap to 0-11 to 0-9 at one juncture during the closing half yet the experience of Ballyboden St-Enda’s proved crucial as the club who did five-in-a-row between 2007 and 2011, claimed silverware once more.

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Ballyboden St Endas Finn McGarry, Malachy Travers and Dave Sweeney celebrate
Pic: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

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