Camogie Seniors start their League campaign
The Senior A’s have started with 2 victories
Senior League Premier Division
April 4 Ballyboden St Endas 2-9 St Vincents B 0-3
April 11 Ballyboden St Endas 2-23 Naomh Mearnogs 1-6
Next up is Naomh Jude in Tymon on Tuesday April 18th at 19:15
The Senior B’s lost on their first outing of the season in an entertaining encounter
Senior League Division 2
April 6 Clanna Gael/Fontenoy 5-9 Ballyboden St Endas 1-12
Next up is Naomh Fionnbarra in Cherryfield on Thursday April 13th at 18:45
U-16 A League – Silver Park – 8th April ‘17
Kilmacud Crokes 1-5 BBSE 2-9
On Saturday our U-16A’s took on Crokes in Silver Park, in conditions that would have done justice to mid-Summer.
Aisling Byrne opened the scoring after 5 minutes, but immediately any thoughts that Crokes would lie down easily were quickly banished as they swept up the field and shook Ally’s net. Hollyn then responded with a good point, but their goalie was starring with a string of top class saves.
Finally she was beaten by a long range free from Katie that somehow ended in her net. Crokes then pulled a point back before Lucy restored our two point lead. Katie stretched it to three with a free, and then Aisling pushed the lead out to four. Crokes kept in touch with a point, before Katie landed another free and Erica closed the scoring in the first half with a point from out on the right.
Half Time 1-7 to 1-2
Hollyn opened the scoring in the second half with a point that was soon cancelled by a pointed free from Crokes. Hollyn was proving a real handful for the Crokes defence and soon put some daylight between the teams with a brilliant goal from a narrow angle. The pattern continued to the finish, with a Crokes point being followed by a point from Hollyn, before Crokes closed out the scoring with a pointed free.
Final Score 2-9 to 1-5
It was a game where all the girls rose to the stern challenge presented by Crokes, and showed tremendous character, with the defence resisting in the face of serious pressure, and the attack keeping the scoreboard ticking over and responding to each Crokes score with a score of our own.
Next up is a home game against Castleknock, when another stiff challenge can be expected.
BBSE U13A Camogie 4-3 Vs. Kilmacud Crokes 4-2
This meeting of the South Dublin rivals took place in Cherryfield early on Sunday morning. Without having played together for a few weeks our girls started off a little sluggish and were a goal behind after 5 minutes. However the girls woke up a little and Clodagh settled things down with a pointed free. Our girls took control for the next 10 minutes with good pressure resulting in goals from Shauna and Hannah and then a decent move resulted in another point from Shauna which was soon followed by a goal for Sarah.
At this point, it looked good for Boden to build on this lead but a goal and a point from Crokes brought the half time deficit back to 4 points.
The second half began well for our girls with a number of attacks. However there was only a 1 point return from these attacks with a number of wides, saves and blocks.
Gradually Crokes came into the game with some great players on show. Their pressure told with a goal and a point bringing the deficit back to just 1 point. As the Boden team defended gamely, they were finally breached by a 4th goal putting Kilmacud in the lead.
To the credit of our girls, they kept going and one last break up the pitch fell to Kate who ran straight through on goal and buried the ball in the net to give our girls a single point victory.
In truth, the result could have gone either way but our girls were happy to take the victory albeit with plenty of practise required before the next match at the end of April. So don’t let them bury those hurls in the shed over the Easter holidays!!
U10 Camogie Girls Shine in Sancta Maria on Saturday
Scorchio! The April sun was doing its thing on Saturday afternoon as the 07 Girls took to the field against the girls from Castleknock who had travelled for the occasion.
Adjusting well to unusual conditions – warm sunshine! not freezing cold!! – the Boden girls took to their task with relish. All the skills of camogie were on display here, as this spirited group of girls were on the front foot from the off, and never once slowed the pace despite the very warm weather, so warm that coaches ensured that plenty of water was taken on board every half time and between every game.
The skills matched the weather: ground striking, striking on the run, and most encouragingly, rising, carrying, striking from the hand, and great puckouts were all there in abundance. So too was the teamwork and comradeship these girls have shown from the beginning – every ball was contested, every player worked hard for one another, and no Castleknock player was given any space. A super display all round – it is obvious to their coaches that the girls are taking on board all the skills they are learning at training every week and practising at home, because it shows on the field on days like this.
Well done to all the girls, a great show of camogie.