Ballybodan St Enda's defeat Cuala to win Kilmacud Sevens

Updated: Sunday, 08 Sep 2013 12:14 | Comments

The Kilmacud Sevens tournament has been running since 1973
The Kilmacud Sevens tournament has been running since 1973

The first all-Dublin senior final of the Kilmacud Sevens saw Ballybodan St Enda's defeat Cuala on a 4-13 to 3-11 scoreline at the Stillorgan venue.

With both teams boasting a hefty representation of inter-county stars ‘Boden edged the first half 2-5 to 1-5, with Conal Keaney bagging two goals and Mark Schutte replying for Cuala.

The second half started at a frenetic pace with with four green flags raised in four minutes through John Sheanon and Mark Schutte for the Dalkey side and Niall McMorrow with a brace for 'Boden.

The winners withstood pressure late on, including a pointed semi-penalty by David Treacy, to eventually prevail by five points.

In the semi-finals, Ballyboden defeated Moycarkey Borris 2-13 to 1-7, while Cuala got the better of Mullinahone 6-13 to 3-03.

The beaten quarter finalists were Thurles Sarsfields, Kilmacud Crokes, Templederry Kenyons and Portroe.

The Shield decider, in which teams from counties with emerging hurling talent compete, was hotly contested by Eoghan Ruadh of Tyrone and Keady of Armagh, with the former coming out on top on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-11. 

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