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Kilmacud Crokes to meet St Jude's in Dublin senior hurling final

A Danny Sutcliffe point in the 56th minute turned out to be the winner.

Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe was in action for St Jude's today.
Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe was in action for St Jude's today.
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Updated at 19.21

O’Toole’s 0-14

St Jude’s 0-15

ST JUDE’S REACHED their first-ever Dublin senior hurling final after a one-point 0-15 to 0-14 victory over O’Toole’s, and it was subsequently confirmed that they will meet Kilmacud Crokes.

In what was a tense and tight affair throughout, both sides traded points early on, with Ronan Joyce, Andy Morris and Ger O’Meara among the scorers.

However, a couple of points from Conor Carton ultimately gave O’Toole’s some breathing space, as they led 0-10 to 0-8 at half-time.

There was little between the sides after the break as well, with Carton continuing to prove influential, though points from Danny Sutcliffe and Fionn Ó Riain Broin kept St Jude’s well in the game.

As the game progressed, both teams became more cautious, as scores from either side became increasingly rare.

Consequently, a Sutcliffe point in the 56th minute turned out to be the winner, as St Jude’s held out for a historic win.

Ballyboden St-Enda’s 0-12

Kilmacud Crokes 1-16

Kilmacud Crokes defeated Ballyboden St-Enda’s 1-16 to 0-12 in today’s second Dublin senior hurling semi-final.

A closely fought opening meant the teams were level with 0-14 apiece, after 16 minutes, before points from Caolan Conway and Dillon Mulligan helped Kilmacud Crokes establish a significant advantage.

They held a 0-9 to 0-5 advantage at the break, before a goal from Seanie McGrath early in the second half put Crokes in the driving season.

Ballyboden St-Enda’s continued to stay in the game, with Conor McCormack among others contributing points in the second period.

However, Conway continued to make a difference with a number of scores down the other end, as Crokes prevailed by a seven-point margin.

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