Result: 5 13 to 1 19

Senior A team victors over Judes

The Senior A Hurlers made the short journey across to Tymon Park on Saturday afternoon to play St. Judes in the league. They received a warm welcome from our close neighbours. The game was certainly keenly contested and unfortunately tempers boiled over at times and to the dismay of the Boden supporters, resulted in two Boden players receiving red cards.

Boden started the game with at a cracking pace with the two Davids, O’Callaghan & Curtin putting over a point each in under two minutes. One minute later Conal Keaney rattled the Judes net with a rasper of a shot. Things were looking good for Boden despite playing uphill. However,  Danny Sutcliffe was making his presence felt and Judes put two points on the board.  The Boden supporters could be forgiven for thinking that we were on our way to victory, when Paul Ryan pointed from a free and a minute later Collie O’Neill stuck the ball in the Judes net for goal number two and we were still only 12 minutes into the game. Over the next ten minutes both teams registered 3 points each, the Boden scores coming from Paul Ryan (free), Collie O’Neill and Eoghan O’Neill. Then with the score at 2 06 to 0 06 in favour of Boden, the game suddenly changed as Judes got completely on top and  rattled off four unanswered points to leave them just two down . Judes, now in control of the game, pressed home their advantage.  It was their turn to shake the Boden net and take the lead as halftime approached. Two more points for Judes left the score at 2 06 to 1 12 at the break.

The point scoring in the second half was even with both teams registering seven a piece. However they say that goals win matches and that man David Dotsy O’Callaghan certainly proved that to be the case as he found the St. Judes net  three times in the second half despite very very close attention from the opposition. In a game that initiallylooked like a cake walk for Boden, then began to look like a disaster, we  finally finished with an amazing win on a score of 5 13 to 1 19.

The real positive from the game was that when our backs were well and  truly to the wall, the team showed tremendous spirit when it would have been very easy to drop the heads. Another positive was the good performances of young Rob Leddy, new boy Michael Clifford and Eoghan O’Neill who has recently returned from injury.

Boden: Gary Maguire, Kenny Wigglesworth, Michael Clifford, Rob Leddy, Eoghan O’Neill, Shane Durkin, Stephen O’Connor, David O’Connor, Finn McGarry, David Curtin, Paul Ryan, Conor McCormack, Conal Keaney, David O’Callaghan.

The next outing in the league is away to St Vincents on Wedensday the 24th June at 7.30 pm, in Pairc Naomh Uinsion. All support vey welcome.