Result: 1 12 to 1 09

Leinster Senior League – Report by Declan Fitzpatrick

BBSE 1 12  Mt. Leinster Rangers 1 09

Our Senior hurlers travelled south to County Carlow on Saturday last, to take on the mighty Mt Leinster Rangers on their fine home pitch in Borris.

The game was timed for 2.00 pm, but the fact that all players had arrived in Borris by 12.45, shows how comitted these players are & how organised Paul Carley & his selectors are.

Mt Leinster despite playing against the wind, started very lively and seemed to be on top in the early exchanges. However two great long-range points, from play by Conor McCormack, settled the whole Boden Team. Conor unfortunately had to go off early in the game, due to a foot problem but his replacement James Doody worked tirelessly from the moment he arrived on the pitch. Boden went on to give a great performance for the remainder of the first half and at the end of a very entertaining first half, held a comfortable lead of 1 10 to 0 04. Finian Mc Donagh having found the Mt Leinster net for a great goal. The second half really tested Ballyboden as Mt Leinster made full use of the wind at their backs and began to eat into Boden’s lead, with two early wind assisted points.. When Mt Leinster scored a goal completely against the run of play and followed up with a point, it was then definitely game on at 1 10 to 1 07. However just when it looked like Mt Leinster might completely take over, that was when the Boden lads showed real character. With just a puck of a ball between the sides and facing a very striong wind not to mention a few hometown decisions the Boden boys dug really deep and while Rangers would score two more points they never got below the 3 pt margin, as Boden matched them with two of their own, including a great point by Dvid Curtin from a free, despite striking into the wind. The game ended on a score of Boden 1 12 to Mt Leinster 1 09.

The team was Keith Robinson, Kenny Wigglesworth, Paddy Ryan, Eoin Small, Stephen Nagle, Dean Curran, Mick McGarry, Naoise Maguire, Conor Robinson, Finn McGarry, Conor McCormack, David Curtin, Finnian McDonagh, Dermot Coffey,Adam Jermyn.

Subs used; James Doody, John O’Driscoll, Paul O’Doherty and  Keith McCarron.