Dublin SFC 1 Final: Kilmacud v Ballyboden Prediction, Preview & Odds
In this post we preview the Dublin SFC 1 Final between Kilmacud Crokes and Ballyboden St Endas in what sets up to be a thrilling clash.
How To Watch Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyboden St Endas
When Is The Dublin SFC 1 Final?
The 2023 Dublin SFC 1 Final between Kilmacud Crokes and Ballyboden St Endas is scheduled to throw-in at 4pm on Sunday, October 22nd.
The Dublin SFC 1 Final will be televised on TG4 with coverage beginning after the conclusion of the Clare SHC Final that is also being televised on TG4 this Sunday afternoon.
You can watch the 2023 Dublin SFC 1 Final on TG4 Player.
Where Is The Dublin SFC 1 Final Being Played?
The 2023 Dublin SFC 1 Final will be played at Parnell Park, Donnycarney, Dublin.
The Final between Kilmacud and Ballyboden will be the second game of a double header on Sunday at Parnell Park with the Dublin SFC 2 Final between Clontarf and Fingallians set for a 1.45pm throw-in.
Ticket information for the Dublin senior finals can be found here.
Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyboden St Endas Odds
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Our oddsmakers find it very hard to split these two teams in the betting. Ballyboden St Endas are the marginal favourites at Evens odds.
Reigning Dublin and All-Ireland Champions Kilmacud Crokes are narrowly underdogs at 11/10 in the betting.
With little between these sides the draw could prove value at 6/1.
Kilmacud Crokes Team News
Below is the Kilmacud team that was listed to start in their Semi-Final against Raheny.
Reigning All-Ireland Champions Kilmacud have an array of talent available to them in this squad.
Inside forwards Paul Mannion and Shane Walsh are the big names that stick out when you look at the team sheet. Both Mannion and Walsh have the ability to take over a game with their scoring abilities.
Corner forward Hugh Kenny is another name to watch out for after racking up 1-01 in their Semi-Final win against Raheny.
Ballyboden St Endas Team News
Below is the Ballyboden team that was listed to start in their Semi-Final win against St Judes.
The most recognisable names on this Ballyboden team are 2013 Footballer of the Year Michael Daragh MacAuley and 2023 All-Star nominee forward Colm Basquel.
MDMA is still putting in quality displays for his club at 37 years of age. The former Dublin star’s link up play in midfield has been key to Ballyboden success on their run to this final.
Colm Basquel was one of the form forwards in Ireland during this year’s inter-county season and has a great chance of landing an All-Star award. Colm along with his brother Ryan and corner forward Ryan O’Dwyer make up a trio of clinical inside forwards.
Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyboden St Endas Preview
Kilmacud Crokes Path To The Final
Kilmacud Crokes 0-14 – 2-05 St Sylvester’s
Castleknock 1-14 – 4-11 Kilmacud Crokes
Kilmacud Crokes 1-17 – 0-17 Skerries Harps
Kilmacud Crokes 0-14 – 0-10 Ballymun Kickhams
Kilmacud Crokes 2-15 – 2-15 Raheny AET (Kilmacud won 5-4 on penalties)
Ballyboden St Endas Path To The Final
Ballyboden St Endas 1-16 – 1-11 Ballymun Kickhams
Ballinteer St John’s 1-13 – 1-17 Ballyboden St Endas
Ballyboden St Endas 3-17 – 2-07 Templeogue Synge Street
Ballyboden St Endas 1-19 – 0-11 Castleknock
Ballyboden St Endas 3-13 – 0-09 St Judes
Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyboden St Endas Prediction & Best Bet
Prediction: Kilmacud Crokes 1-09 – 2-13 Ballyboden St Endas
I’m predicting that Ballyboden St Endas will dethrone defending champions Kilmacud Crokes this Sunday evening at Parnell Park.
Ballyboden have been in irresistible form in this year’s Dublin Championship with an average winning margin of 9.2 points en route to this year’s final.
Reigning All-Ireland Champions Kilmacud, on the other hand, can consider themselves fortunate to have beaten Raheny on penalties in the Semi-Final after scoring a late late goal to force extra-time.
Ballyboden likely won’t have it all their own way in this game given the quality that Kilmacud possesses. However, I think this Ballyboden St Endas side is finally primed to make an All-Ireland run after Dublin SFC Semi-Final disappointments in 2021 and 2022.
Best Bet: Ballyboden St Endas to win @ Evens
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