Result: 1 13 to 0 09
The Junior B’s descended upon Páirc Ui Mhurchu on Tuesday last and came away with the brace of
league points. The game could be considered as a microcosm for this team’s season so far. After a
despairing and chastening start Ballyboden eventually raised their game and made what looked like
a lost cause into a competitive battle by half time.
After 20 minutes Raheny lead by 8 points to 2. The visitors were dominant all over the pitch and in
the skies. Their backs bossed their zones while their forwards, especially the corner forwards, were
running into spaces that Bubbles would be proud of. Eventually, Raheny’s bubble did burst and
while this could be attributed to a certain amount of implosion, a number of Boden lads did step up
to stem the flow. Cathal Ryan at full back thundered into the game, Ger. Keating marshalled the half
back line while Cillian Wall found his mo jo. In addition, the switching of Aidan Horgan to corner
back put manners on the one of the lively forwards. By half time Boden left the field trailing by a
manageable 2 points – 8 points to 6.
Raheny’s only score of the second half came straight from the throw in as a ball that appeared to be
well wide was volleyed over the crossbar. Immediately, a reinforcement was called for in the form
of an umpire. From there until the end of the match, he was the most redundant man on the field
as Raheny failed to raise either a green or white flag.
The decisive score of the match came in the 25 th minute when Brian Cummins repeated his speciality
act by blasting a free to the net. Boden lead for the first time and from there they kicked on to
victory in impressive style. Special mention must be made for recently repatriated Ciarán Twomey
who scored 3 second half points. One of those was scored from almost behind the door of the
dressing room. Cummins pucked over 3 more fine frees while subs Evan McDonnell, a 65, and
Conor Barton added gloss to the 7 point victory.
Team: Marc MacLiam, Gavin Duff 0-1, Brian Kirwan, Cathal Ryan, Ger. Keating 0-1, Cillian Wall,
Tomas McAuliffe, Seán Gorman 0-1, Rob. Donohoe, Aidan Horgan 0-1, Ciarán Twomey 0-3, Kevin
Dooley, Jonathan O’Donoghue, Brian Cummins 1-4 (all frees), James Kinsella. Subs. Dave Keville,
Evan McDonnell 0-1 (65), Conor Barton 0-1, Tomas Sweeney.