Elderly Football Championship: Jude’s go for very first title

KILMACUD CROKES will be out to protect a famous football and also tossing title double on Sunday when they tackle fellow southsiders St Jude’s in the final of this year’s Dublin SFC ‘A’.

The Stillorgin club won the SHC title in significant fashion last weekend when they saw off Na Fianna after extra-time, and also with former Dublin star Paul Mannion in flying type they will certainly be wishing to include the football title this weekend break.

“I believed that we played well versus Ballyboden,” Crokes boss Robbie Brennan told the Irish Independent this week of his side’s seven-point semi-final win, “but our begin wasn’t what we would have wanted in terms of our strength as well as we actually just started effectively in the direction of the end of the first quarter.

“A couple of things went our method that game with Conor Ferris making an essential save to deny Colm Basquel and if that goal opportunity had actually gone in, things might have unfolded differently.

Tom Lahiff of St. Judes and Shane Cunningham of Kilmacud Crokes

“However, we would certainly need to be pleased with just how we did from that factor and also we’ll be looking to improve that level of consistency in the final, as we will need do to if we’re to find out with the right result,” he added.

“There is fantastic exhilaration around the panel as well as having a senior county last to eagerly anticipate is what it is all about and also why you make all the sacrifices in terms of your time.

“To be truthful, it’s an opportunity to be included at this phase of the year as well as I would never ever take this for given.

“We would love to get over the line next Sunday however we are fully knowledgeable about the obstacle that exists in advance for us as well as it’s truly all about heading out and enjoying the event as well as ideally we can play to our possibility on the day,” said Brennan.

“We had a quick testimonial after the Ballyboden game yet that has been parked now and all our focus is now on the obstacle that St Jude’s will certainly present following weekend.”

early morning when they asserted the Dublin Minor ‘A’ Football Champion at the expense of St Vincent’s(2-14 to 1-9 ). Castleknock might have had the action of them in the Senior’B’ Tossing masterpiece last Sunday, yet with a Dublin SFC last to eagerly anticipate on Sunday, Crokes continue to be a formidable pressure. Despite making a slow-moving begin, the scoring prowess of Dara Dempsey (1-7 )as well as Louis McGauren(0-3 )aided Kilmacud to turn points about.

Vin’s had been in the quest for a minor championship double but although Kalum O’Brien registered 1-4 throughout the opening period, they eventually ended up second-rate. Tom Lahiff of St Jude’s and Crokes’ Shane Cunningham in advance of the Go-Ahead Dublin Senior Citizen Football Club Champion final which occurs in Parnell Park on

Sunday. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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