Last Tuesday saw the Senior A’s begin their Championship campaign with what looked like a difficult trip to Naomh Mearnog. Boden started strong, and it was apparent from an early stage the result was never in doubt. See below for match report. This Sunday the A’s are back in action with St Brigids the visitors to Pairc Ui Murchu, throw in 11am.

On Thursday evening the Senior B’s backed up their League success with a fine win over Na Fianna. At this stage last year in the same competition Na Fianna had beaten us comfortably, so it was great to see the progress that this group have made in the meantime, earning a well deserved 4 point win. Match report below. This Sunday the B’s travel to Crumlin where a win would guarantee a home semi-final, throw in 11am.

The Senior C’s have had a quiet few weeks, and they begin their Championship campaign also on Sunday at 11am, visitors to Cherryfield are Erin Go Bragh.

The U16A’s travel to St Vincents for a difficult Championship group game on Saturday at 2pm, the winners here will earn a home semi-final. The U16B and U16C’s are also in Championship action on Saturday, both play in Cherryfield at 2pm.

The U14’s travel to Castleknock for a 12 o’ clock throw in on Saturday. Well done to the U13A’s who have 2 Championship wins so far. They should have enough done already to make the semi-final, this Sunday they travel to Kilmacud at 10am aiming for home advantage in the semi’s. The U13B’s will hoping to maintain their 100% record when they travel to  Marley Park to take on Ballinteer St Johns also on Sunday morning.

Saturday last saw a big crowd at Boden for the National U14 Division 1 Intercounty Blitz. The standard of Camogie on show in the terrific weather was very impressive. Many thanks to all those who provided the refreshments and also to those who assisted on the day with pitches, car parking and the pedestrian crossing. Many thanks also to Aoife in the Bar who was a great help throughout the day.

On Sunday morning our U13’s hosted Monaleen from Limerick and St Johns from Belfast. As usual James had everything sorted well in advance, see below for a report on same.

Please support all of our teams in Championship action at this busy time!!

Senior 1 Championship   N Mearnog 0-2  Ballyboden St Endas 7-10

Ballyboden St Endas Senior A began the defence of their Championship with an easier than expected win away to Naomh Mearnog yesterday evening. Played in perfect conditions Boden were on the front foot from throw-in, never giving their opponents time to settle on the ball.

Many fine scores were taken by a variety of players, with the game over as a contest by half time. The Boden ladies didn’t let up in the second half, and ran out comfortable winners. Team management will be happy with the defending throughout the field, but sterner challenges await. Next up are St Brigids on Sunday 21st at home, throw in 11am.Congratulations to Laura Nagle who made her Senior Championship debut and performed well.

Team: Sile Nic Coitir, Zenouska Murphy, Susan Kennedy, Orla Smith, Laura Burns, Fiona Corcoran, Rachel Ruddy(C), Jill Horan, Julie McGrath, Martha O’ Donoghue, Ann Griffin, Maired Luttrell, Laura Nagle, Ciara Lucey, Emer Lucey, Natalia Hyland, Aoife O’ Neill, Aoife Tobin, Roisin Walsh, Jane Edwards, Grace Walsh, Danielle White 

Senior 3 Championship   Ballyboden St Endas B 3-8  Na Fianna 2-7

After winning the League last week, this was always going to be a difficult assignment against a Na Fianna side playing a division higher than us in the League. It was a repeat of the first Championship fixture of 2013, when Na Fianna were comfortable winners.

After a slow start by the home side, Na Fianna got the first 2 points of the game. Then the Boden girls settled and picked off some fine scores with the 3 Aoife’s,  O’ Leary, Tobin & O’ Neill all prominent. Boden were a few points ahead at half time.

We again started the second half well and made the pressure count on the scoreboard. Dianaimh pick off some fine points and Aoife O’ Neill got a fine individual goal. A late goal by Na Fianna ensured a tight finish, but Boden were deserving winners.

Next up is the short trip to Crumlin this Sunday, where a victory would ensure a home semi-final.

Team: Danielle White, Laura Murphy, Jane Edwards, Aisling Keane, Roisin Walsh, Orlaight Keane, Grainne Corcoran, Grace Walsh, Karen Murphy, Aoife O’ Neill, Aoife Tobin, Roisin Ryan, Dianaimh Greene, Aoife O’ Leary, Sarah Dowling, Jodie White, Ciara O’ Neill, Hannah Hyland, Iseult Kelleher, Aoife Barnes,  Rebeka Kamvar

                  U13’s look after their visitors on Sunday morning!

Well done to all of our families this morning on what was a great, if slightly chaotic, morning’s hurling.We welcomed almost 100 visiting camogie players and over 20 mentors from St. John’s of Belfast and Milford Monaleen.

The late arrival of St. John’s put the schedule well behind so in the end the kitchen was going strong from just after 10 o’clock with little or no break until almost half one. Thanks to all for the wonderful help – it really is appreciated.

On the pitch there were many stars but none more so than the combined team of under 8’s and 10’s who took on Monaleen at very short notice. The young Boden hurlers were tremendous and competed for every single ball.There were wonderful levels of skill on display and the young guns ran out comfortable winners over a very competent Monaleen team who showed great skill themselves. Thank you to Eoin Reid, Kieran Rudden, Philip Larkin and all of the parents and mentors who helped us out at very short notice.

The under 13’s went through the day unbeaten on the pitch.

Both teams first accounted for their Limerick visitors – the B team were convincing throughout and showed really positive form before next weekend’s championship game. The A team, with some really useful support from our two guest under 14’s, moved the ball well and for the second game in a row showed signs of developing a consistent  movement pattern up front; scores came from reliable ball played early into the full forward line.

The B’s enjoyed a well deserved tea break while the A’s played St. John’s of Belfast. Again the movement and striking was impressive, and built on very consistent back play. Early ball from mid-field and half forward allowed all three of the full forward line to score goals. Impressive.