Watch: St. Jude's KO Ballymun With Stunning Late Finish

Watch: St. Jude's KO Ballymun With Stunning Late Finish

St. Jude's caused the upset of the weekend in the Dublin Senior Football Championshionship quarter-finals when they beat Ballymun at Parnell Park on Saturday.

The game looked to be in Ballymun's control until a stunning late barrage from St. Jude's.

A Ballymun side featuring Philly McMahon, Dean Rock, John Small and James McCarthy led by four - 1-10 to 1-6 - with just over five minutes left.

Jude's would score 1-3 to shock one of the favourites for the title.

The south Dublin side landed a crucial blow with four minutes remaining when Chris Guckian found the back of Evan Comerford's. The goal drew Jude's level at 2-6 1-10.

Dean Rock and Niall Coakley then exchanged points as Ballymun took the lead and Jude's clawed them back once again.

The winning point came from Kieran Doherty in the 63rd minute after centre-back Niall O'Shea found him with an incisive ball in space between several Ballymun defenders.


The game finished St. Jude's 2-9 Ballymun 1-11.

Kevin McManamon's St. Jude's side will now face St. Vincent's in the semi-final. Kilmacud Crokes and Ballyboden St. Enda's will contest the other semi-final.

Video: Dublin GAA

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