Result: 1 15 to 0 13
Senior B Hurlers add the points in Promotion Quest
Ryan hits scoring hotspot
To a backdrop of Sandyford industry and a remnant from the “tiger”, Ballyboden collected the points in this league fixture. Conditions were perfect, a sunny evening and long shadows for the modest attendance. The visitors left it late to get the upperhand, at times “threatening” to falter with some poor shooting. Morgan Ryan notched up a goal and a point with ten minutes left and with Jimmy Doody in fine form from placed balls the game petered out, Olafs looking for late goals.
The opening quarter was all for the home side and they bagged some fine scores to lead by 6 to a point. Prompted by a fine save by Donie Butler in the Boden goals, the visitors got going and quickly eroded the margin. Doody got some fine scores from frees and was instrumental in feeding the point of the attack, the evergreen David Sweeney, Adam Jermyn and Ryan, always a threat. Jermyn using his strength, was causing panic in the Olaf defence, at one time feeding Ryan from a tight angle for a point. Further out Brendan Treacy had his hands full, but his distribution won out and he fed good ball around. By half time the sides were level at 7 each.
The second period opened up with Olafs back on the attack, but Boden had their defence well tuned, Stephen Nagle and Darragh O’Gorman doing particularly well. Butler was called on again to keep the sheet clean, which he did with confidence. Boden created some good chances, using the “one-two” as their interplay. Doody scored a beauty after Treacy fed him twice. Sweeney and Treacy added points and Doody was again on the mark. But Olafs were not going away and tied the game mid way.
Enter Ryan, profiting from Sweeney and Conor Barton, “tickling the confusion” of the home defenders. The ball was latched onto by him and he buried it past the hapless goalman. He followed up with a point and Doody and Eoin McKenna contributed to put the game out of reach for the hard working Olaf attack.
Man in the middle JC Ryan was busy with the yellow, casting a cold eye on some robust exchanges.
Line-up, 1. Donal Butler, 2. Darragh O’Gorman, 3. Keith McCarron, 4. Luke Corcoran, 5. Ronan Cleary, 6. Stephen Nagle, 7. Mattie Weldon, 8. Dermot Coffey, 9. Eoin McKenna, 10. Conor Barton, 11. Brendan Treacy, 12. Jimmy Doody, 13. Morgan Ryan, 14. Adam Jermyn, 15. David Sweeney. 16 Colm McNamara
Scorers, Morgan Ryan 1.3. Jimmy Doody 8pts.(5 frees). Brendan Treacy 0.2. David Sweeney and Eoin McKenna 0.1.