Ballyboden St Endas 1 17 Thomas Davis 2 08
Ballyboden got their league campaign off to a winning start with a comprehensive win over Thomas Davis. In the last 2 years we had suffered defeat to Thomas Davis in both league and championship but our team were determined not to suffer 3 defeats in a row to our local rivals The game was played on an excellent pitch which was a credit to Thomas David.
Our players started off in a very determined manner. We chased every breaking ball and made sure that our opponents had few opportunities to play their traditional passing game. Ballyboden led at half time on the scoreline of 1 – 8 to 0 – 4. While the entire team played well, a special mention should be made of our half back line of Conor Kennedy, Jamie Desmond and Naoise Maguire , while up front Matt Weldon, Shane Kennedy & Gavin Corrigan were very much to the fore. Our 1st half goal was scored by Cillian Kirwan, who ended a great passing movement in great style.
At the commencement of the 2nd half, Thomas Davis applied more pressure, to get back into the game, but against the hill & the wind factor, our players were magnificent in the 2nd half, scoring 9 points, 2 of which came from long range frees from Conor O’Donoghue. Both Mark Lambert & Kevin Desmond kept the scoreboard ticking over as well.
It was a great start to our league campaign and hopefully we will build on this victory in our next games in both league & championship against Kilmacud Crokes.
Mark Lambert 0 – 5, Gavin Corrigan 0 – 3, Matt Weldon 0 – 2, Cillian Kirwan 1 – 0, Shane Kennedy 0 – 2, Kevin Desmond 0 – 2, Naoise Maguire 0 – 1, James Enright 0 – 1, Aaron Coffey 0 – 1
Our Senior B hurlers got off their league campaign off to a good start when they face Thomas Davis on Sunday morning. Boden 1:17 Thomas Davis 2:08Photos by Cliona Mellett. #bodengaa