BBSE 2 22 Ballinteer St. John’s 1 07
A bhuíochas le Vivian Ruddy agus Martin Durkin, bhí an gort i Sancta Maria ag féachaint go hálainn don chluiche Roinn a 4 maidin Domhnaigh idir Baile Buadáin agus Cumann Naomh Eoin Baile an tSaoir. A leithéid de mhaidin ghrianmhar Earraigh! The clocks went forward by an hour, but the lack of sleep had no effect on a well-drilled Boden outfit. Tús maith leath na hoibre a deir an seanfhocal agus thosaigh Baile Buadáin go tapaidh. Taobh istigh de thrí noiméad, bhí cúl faighte ag Eamonn Gorman, after good work from the pacy Oisín Byrne. A feature of the first half was that five or the six forwards scored from play. At leathama bhí Baile Buadáin chun tosaigh 1-10 go 0-4.
Oisín Byrne found the net early in the second half and from then on, the result was never in doubt. Eoin McKenna, who had a fine game in midfield, and Chris Lambert kept the scoreboard ticking over. Bhí sé ana dheas Ronan Cleary a fheiscint ar ais ar an bpáirc tar éis briseadh fada le gortú. He got on a lot of ball and picked off one excellent point it a twenty-minute cameo. Fáilte romhat ar ais Ronan.
The man of the match award this week goes to the combined full-back line of Gillo, Weldon and Bagsy, who between them gave a master class in anticipation, interplay and covering which was a joy to behold. Meanwhile, player manager Des O Sullivan looked fresh and eager at centre back, as he left the three lads to mind the house. Garrett Crowley was back to his best from placed balls and as well as two fine points from play, he scored two long range points from frees along with a 65.
Bhí sé go hiontach na leaids óga Oisín Byrne, Seán Ó Shea and Conall McGlynn a fheiscint ag an leibheál seo agus chruthaigh siad go maith. All subs got a run and we were able to rest young Wiggy, currently nursing a hamstring.
Bhí ana chluiche ag uimhir a 6 Aaron Hurley do Chumann Naomh Eoin agus d’éirigh leis an gcúlbáire Paddy Buckley cúpla ‘raspers’ a shábháil.
Ár mbuíochas leis an réiteoir Declan Enright as contae Luimní, a scaoil leis an imirt i gcluiche breá spórtúil.
Best wishes to Alan McGrath and Aaron Coffey who are still on the injury list and hopefully will be togged again in the coming weeks.
With Susan Creed unavoidably absent, the boys had to go hungry after the match and were none too happy about it!
Ronan Sharkey; David Gilheaney; Karl Weldon; Ruairi Kirwan (0-1); Ruairi Hestor; Des O Sullivan; Andy Hand; Eoin McKenna (0-3); Garrett Crowley (0-5, 2 Fs, 1 65); Connell McGlynn (0-2); James Enright (0-1); Chris Lambert (0-5); Oisín Byrne (1-0); Eamon Gorman (1-1); Dan O’Riordan (0-1); Ben Kelly (0-1); Sean O Shea; Ronan Cleary (0-1)