We had four very good quarter finals yesterday. At O’Toole Park Lucan got a great goal in the first minute from Matt McCaffrey and never looked back after that. They had an eight point lead at the end of the third quarter then Ballyboden came alive and brought the lead back to two points but Lucan held on with another point. Ballyboden have been an obstacle for Lucan over the last ten years and at long last they have overcome them. In the second game St.Brigids started early and had a goal from Cian O’Sullivan in the first five minutes. It was score for score after that and with time running out Brigids were two points up but then Cuala’s experience kicked in and they finished strongly with a goal and two points. Well done to all four teams for two exciting games. Interestingly, in Parnell Park both Vincents and Kilmacud had to come from behind to snatch victory. Na Fianna are an exciting young team and will be heard of again. Ciarans are a wonderful club who battle on year after year and can be proud of their achievement this year. We now look forward to the semi-finals in two weeks. Hopefully the new hurling manager will be announced before then. Well done to the Dublin camogie ladies who got seven All-Star nominations. St. Vincents and Na Fianna will meet in the senior final at Abbottstown next Sunday. We are now starting preparations for our big night at The Red Cow Hotel on Friday November 24th. We will be naming our players, schools and clubs of the year. We also will name our Hall of Fame winner. We invite clubs now to submit their proposals for these honours. Application forms are on www.fodh.ie.