DUBLIN JFC ‘C’ SEMI-FINAL
Blackrock into ‘C’ final thanks to Henderson
TOM Henderson grabbed a hat-trick at Kilmacud Crokes last Thursday afternoon to propel Blackrock College towards a comprehensive victory against Lucan CC in the Dublin Schools Junior ‘C’ Football Championship semi-final.
Though traditionally regarded a rugby school, ‘Rock overpowered their opponents to eventually prevail with 19 points to spare (6-16 to 3-6). They can now look forward to a forthcoming decider against either Colaiste Cois Life or Colaiste Choilm, Swords – who are expected to meet following the completion of the Easter holidays.
The fact that this game could took place in Crokes was a distinct advantage for Blackrock as they had seven players from the Stillorgan club within their ranks. For their part, Lucan had progressed to the last-four courtesy of a thrilling quarter-final success over Lusk CC.
Thanks to the scoring prowess of Luke Curran, Jack Lawlor and Paul Tuite, they came out on the right side of a 7-15 to 5-10 scoreline. They remained in contention during the opening period of their clash with ‘Rock – trailing by just four points at the break.
However, the Williamstown school’s decision to push up on Lucan’s short kick-out paid rich dividends on the restart. While Henderson led the way for ‘Rock he was ably-assisted by Sean Purcell and Darragh Dempsey.
The impressive Purcell grabbed a brace of goals to ensure Lucan remained at bay throughout the second half.