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Donall Farmer/INPHO Kevin McManamon's St Jude's are into the last four.
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Kevin McManamon has bagged 1-4 in 25 minutes as St Jude's and Ballyboden reach semis
The Dublin club championship quarter-finals took place today in O’Toole Park.

IT TOOK 31 minutes for St Brigid’s to manage their first score in today’s Dublin SFC quarter-final – by which stage St Jude’s had scored 1-7.

And of that margin, Dublin attacker Kevin McManamon contributed 1-4, all within 25 minutes as he showed off his full array of talents.

So playing with a stiff breeze in the second-half St Brigid’s looked to turn the game around, only for that man again Kevin McManamon to bury his second goal within the opening minute.

From here the teams exchanged points before the Dublin attacker secured his hat-trick on 35 minutes. A brace of frees from Leitrim attacker Emlyn Mulligan did add some respectability to the scoreline for the Blanchardstown club – nonetheless they will be left to reflect an opening twenty-five minute period where they simply didn’t show up.

While back in the Jude’s dressing room they will be hoping that their star forward maintains his form ahead of the semi-finals.

While in today’s second game Michael Dara Macauley’s Ballyboden St Enda’s were comfortable winner against a spirited Lucan Sarsfields team.

Last year’s footballer of the year looked on from the sidelines in a cast after his recent hand injury, although with Declan O’Mahony in fine attacking form his team were able to do the business without him.

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They maintained a six point half-time lead throughout much of the second period, and with Lucan failing to come within four points of the southsiders throughout the 70 minutes the game ended 0-14 to 0-9.

Dublin football quarter-finals

St Brigid’s 0-12 St Judes 3-11

Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-14 Lucan Sarsfields 0-9

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