Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna: 3-19 CLG Naomh Jude 1-11
‘Tús maith leath na hoibre’ a deir an seanfhocal agus nuair a bháigh Jason Devery an sliotar san eangach taobh istigh de 30 soicind, bhí leath na hoibre déanta ag Boden. Os rud é go raibh an aimsir chomh te san, bhí na sosanna uisce ar ais agus faoin am gur tháinig an chéad sos uisce, bhí 1-9 aimsithe ag Boden agus gan ach cúilín amháin ag Judes. 6 players got on the scoresheet in the first fifteen minutes, always a good sign, with most of the scores resulting from excellent passages of teamwork and faultless finishing. Another feature of the opening quarter was the relentless work rate of Boden, typified by an excellent turnover by Eoin McKenna, allowing Gareth Crowley to point with ease. Shortly after the water break, Owen Wigglesworth produced scór an chluiche, an excellent point from the carpark sideline, following a sublime pass from the lively Ben Kelly.
Bhí Boden 1-14 go 0-5 chun tosaigh ag leathama and hard to see a way back for Judes. A goal from distance gave them a glimmer of hope. However, this was quickly snuffed out by a cracking goal from Rhys McDonell, following good work by the newly introduced Oisín Byrne. A second goal from Jason Devery, also following a good pass from Oisín, sealed the deal for Boden, bua éasca acu sa deireadh agus 14 cúilín idir na foirne.
The backs were very-well organised all through, well-marshalled by Des O’Sullivan and Ronan Sharkey in the goal. Bhí sé go hiontach Ruairí Kirwan a fheiscint arís tar éis gortú, agus é ar a sheanléim arís. Josh Corcoran bagged two points from play in a strong display.
The new combination of Eoin McKenna and Ben Kelly worked very well at midfield. With 7 of the forwards, including sub Dan Nugent, on the score sheet, it was a while before we even noticed that Chris Lambert was missing. While the management will be happy with the return, they will also have noted the number of goal chances missed from close quarters. Rhys McDonnell, one of the sweetest strikers in the club, had another rock-solid evening on the frees. The half-forward line of Jason Devery, Connell McGlynn and James Enright provided a strong ball winning platform for the rest of the forwards.
To pick Laoch na hImeartha for this one was difficult as many lads had excellent performances and at least 5 or 6 names in contention, including Josh Corcoran, Connell McGlynn and Gareth Crowley. However, in the end the award goes to Ben Kelly for the amount of ball struck and turnovers completed.
Táimid ag súil go mór leis an gcéad chluiche eile as baile i gcoinne Fingallians. Ní bheidh an ceann sin chomh héasca agus dhá chluiche buaite ag Fingallians chomh maith.
Buíochas leis an maorchúil Marc Mac Liam agus le Ronan Cleary, an buachaill uisce. Buíochas freisin le Emmett Pullan, bainisteoir faoi 19 a chabhraigh linn le 4 imreoirí a chur ar fáil dúinn tar éis dóibh cluiche a imirt i gcoinne Dúrlas Éile an oíche roimh re. Bhí cluiche ana mhaith ag an réiteoir Rory Hamly ó CLG Naomh Bríd.
Míle buíochas le Keith O’Donnell who provided a slap-up feed after the game, assisted by sous chef Susan Creed and kitchen porter Ronan Cleary. Mick Farrell got Keith to slip an extra few chillies into the pot and the resultant thirst resulted in record bar profits on the night.
Laoch na hImeartha: Ben Kelly
Ronan Sharkey; Andy Hand; Des O Sullivan; Ruairi Kirwan (Captaen); Josh Corcoran (0-2) ; Malachy Codd; Ruairi Hestor; Eoin McKenna; Ben Kelly; Connell McGlynn (0-3); James Enright (0-1); Jason Devery (2-0); Rhys McDonnell (1-7, 3f, 165) ; Owen Wigglesworth (0-1); Garret Crowley (0-4); Alan McGrath; Oisín Byrne; Cian Corcoran; Matthew Ormsby; Aaron Coffey; Dan Nugent (0-1).
Weekend Round Up
The Senior A team had a bye this weekend but return to action August 27th with a visit to Parnell Park to play Na Fianna. Na Fianna were beaten by Cuala at the weekend. We play Cuala in our final group game on September 10th.
The Senior B team had a fine win over Thomas Davis. Three goals and a clean sheet helped them to a fine 3 12 to 0 18 win. That was a welcome win after the opening round loss to Faughs. Next up is Na Fianna on August 27th (Senior A also play Na Fianna at the same time!) Click here for photos from John Kirwan.
The Inters kept their 100 per cent record with a fine win over St. Judes – report above. Next up is a game away to high flying Fingallians on August 27th at 6.00pm.
The Junior B team suffered their second loss when they travelled to Swords on Sunday. St. Finians had made full use of home advantage to win 4 13 to 1 09. Next up is a game against Oliver Plunketts ER at 11.ooam on August 28th. A win here is vital to keep hopes alive.
The Junior E team suffered their first loss when beaten by Clanna Gael on Friday evening. Calla Gael proved much too strong on a scoreline of 1 22 to 2 06. Our next outing is against Castleknock on August 28th at 3.00pm