Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Result: 1 23 to 1 11

Ballyboden played Scoil UÍ Chonaill  in the next  phase of the senior B hurling championship round robin series and recorded a very fine win over Scoil Uí Chonaill at their club grounds in Clontarf. Bear in mind that Scoil UÍ Chonaill are a Division 2 team and we are still a Division 3 side.  This win should ensure that we will reach the knock-out stages of the Senior B Championship in September.


In the first half , it took our team a little while to settle down . Scoil Uí Chonaill had the advantage of playing with the wind in the 1st half and after 15 minutes of play  they took the lead  after scoring a well taken goal. However our team after that goal, rose to the occasion and at half time we led by 0 -11 to – 1 – 5.


As the 2nd half commenced , our team tagged on a number of well taken points which increased our lead.  Try as hard as they did, Scoil Uí Chonaill were unable to cut back into our lead and the game effectively game to an end when Finn McDonagh scored a well taken goal with 10 minutes remaining.


The scoreline might suggest that it was a very comfortable win for our team. However it is important to note that Scoil Uí Chonaill had 2 goals disallowed by the referee for square ball infringements. Had these goals been allowed , it certainly would have made it a closer game.


Nonetheless our entire team played with great heart and determination, none more so than Kevin Desmond & Peter Buckeridge who were truly outstanding .Still there is room for improvement as we move forward with our league and championship campaign.


Scorers for Ballyboden were


Finn McDonagh         1 – 3

Mark Lambert            0 – 5

Kevin Desmond         0 – 5

Gavin Corrigan          0 – 3

Matt Weldon              0 – 2

Conor O’Donoghue    0 – 2

Morgan Ryan             0 – 1

James Enright            0 – 1

Naoise Maguire          0 – 1