Big wins for Ballyboden,Cuala and Kilmacud Crokes at the weekend. St.Vincents had a narrow win over Na Fianna on Friday night. This game promised a lot but it turned out to be a poor game more like a league game with nothing at stake. Na Fianna were looking good midway in the second half but The Vinnies came alive and pulled away at the right time. Manager Cathal Fallon will be delighted with the win but disappointed with the performance. Ballyboden are back to where they were a few years ago and had little trouble putting away St. Johns Balinteer. They now play St. Vincents in the semi-final and on Friday’s showing they should be able to qualify for the final. Kilmacud Crokes were the better team on Sunday but failed to really put away St.Judes, who battled all the way. Cuala were much too strong for Lucan Sarsfields. The meeting of Kilmacud Crokes and Cuala in the semi-final promises to be the game of the year. Kilmacud push Cuala to the limit every time they meet and this time it is do or die for them. The Dublin winners have two rather easy home games in the Leinster championship and they have every chance of winning the Leinster title. The loss of David Herity is a big blow to Dublin Camogie. He ran a very professional outfit and he raised the bar for fitness, nutrition and coaching and it was paying dividends. Hopefully, Dublin Camogie doesn’t regress to the bad old days. Well done to Donal Leavy and Luke Swan who were chosen on The Electric Ireland Minor Team of the Year.