Colm Basquel was on target with 1-4 as Ballyboden St Enda’s advanced to a semi-final encounter with Garrycastle thanks to a nine-point victory over Newtown Blues.
The Gaelic Grounds scoreboard read 1-11 to 0-5 in favour of Anthony Rainbow’s side when referee David Coldrick brought today’s last eight encounter to an end.
It was a below-par performance by Rainbow’s team’s usual high standards but they can point to the dismissal of corner-back Cathal Flaherty following an off-the-ball incident just before half-time as a mitigating factor.
The teams were level on 0-3 apiece at the change of ends and the third quarter followed a similar pattern before ‘Boden put their stamp on proceedings.
Michael Darragh Macauley was fouled for a penalty which Ryan Basquel elected to put over the bar before younger brother Colm found the back of the Blues’ net.
Ballyboden St Enda's - D Gogan; B Dwan, S Clayton, C Flaherty (0-1); B Bobbett, R McDaid, A Waters; K Kennedy, D O’Mahony; D O’Reilly, C Basquel (1-4, 0-2f), A Flood; R McGarry (0-1), R Basquel (0-3, 1f, 1pen), W Egan. Subs: C Keaney (0-2) for W Egan, J Holland for D O’Reilly, T Hayes for A Flood, M D Macauley for A Waters, S Gibbons for B Dwan, D McCabe for D O’Mahony.
Newtown Blues - J Lowney; K Carr, F Donaghue, A O’Connor; J Connolly, E Carolan, I Connor; A McDonnell (0-2f), J Kermode; C Branigan, C Judge (0-1), R Carr (0-1); C Downey (0-1f), J Kelly, P Moore. Subs: C Moore for J Kelly, J McDonnell for I Connor, T Costello for C Branigan, C Reynolds for R Carr, N Costello for E Carolan (BC), R Levins for C Judge (BC).
Referee - D Coldrick.Tweet