Result: 2 16 to 3 19
Senior B Hurling Championship Na Fianna 3 – 19 Ballyboden 2 – 16
The 1st match in the Senior B hurling championship took place in Mobhi Road on Saturday 6th April.
Na Fianna were much quicker “out of the blocks” than Boden were and at one point during the 1st half they were 10 points ahead. Nonetheless our team did begin to fight back and at no stage did they ever give in. The half time score was 2 – 13 to 1 – 8.
However the team were annoyed with their performance and at the half time break, they were determined to continue with the fight back and how well they performed once the 2nd half took place. At one stage in the 2nd half we had reduced the lead to just 2 points with Na Fianna leading by 2 – 16 to Boden’s 2 – 14. Then a double tragedy happened. Firstly our inspirational captain Naoise Maguire had to leave the field with a hamstring injury and then we conceded a penalty from which Na Fianna scored and in the process we were reduced to 14 players when Conor O’Donoghue was dismissed for obtaining a 2nd yellow card.
The team however performed really well after the initial poor start and there were many outstanding performances especially from Jamie Desmond, Conor O’Donoghue, Keith Robinson, Mark Lambert, Finn McDonagh and Gavin Corrigan.
Scorers for Boden were
Mark Lambert 1 – 4
Keith Robinson 1 – 2
Finn McDonagh 0 – 3
Gavin Corrigan 0 – 3
Conor O’Donoghue 0 – 2
Kevin Desmond 0 – 1
Fionn Maguire 0 – 1