Ballyboden U13A 2-6 St. Brigids 1-3
Saturday morning in Cherryfield saw the 2 unbeaten sides from Under 13 Division 1, Ballyboden and St. Brigids, finally coming together for what promised to be an enthralling encounter. This St. Brigids team had been running up high scores in their previous games so the Boden team knew that they would have to be at the top of their game if they wanted to come out on top. However, any question about the Boden desire was answered in the first minutes as the first challenges came in. Every possession was contested, no room was given, hurls were shattered and this was only the first 5 minutes.
The match was so tight that after 20 minutes, the previously high scoring teams were locked at just 1 point each, both from placed balls. This was testament to the defending on both sides with balls somehow being cleared when goals looked inevitable. Finally Boden managed to beat the keeper with a drive from the narrowest of angles. Another point was added to give Boden a 1-2 to 0-1 lead at the break.
As expected, the Brigids team came out even more determined in the second half but again the Boden girls matched them and after 3 more converted placed balls the Boden team held a 1-5 to 0-3 lead heading into the last 10 minutes. At last Brigids got their break after a quickly taken free was deflected past the Boden keeper to bring the gap to just 2 points between the sides. Boden added another point to bring the gap to 3 points but still all to play for. Finally the Boden girls got their break of the ball with a rebound falling to the Boden full forward who was on hand to despatch the ball into the Brigids net.
The final whistle blew giving the victory to Boden 2-6 to 1-3. The teams shook hands after a titanic battle which is sure to be repeated in the coming months and years ahead.
U-14 A League – Cherryfield –16th May ‘17
BBSE 2 – 3 Judes 1 – 12
In a game where we were short a few regulars, our girls fought strongly before going down by a few points. Goals by Sarah O’Connell and Erin kept the score tight throughout, and only a few late points from Judes put a slightly one-sided look on the scoreboard, that did not give a true reflection of how hard Judes were made to work for the points.
U-14 A League – Cherryfield –20th May ‘17
Our girls played Naas on Saturday morning in Cherryfield. We were short a number of regulars, and were up against a team who had beaten all before them by big scores. However, our girls gave a display of courage, skill and commitment, and Naas had to work really hard before emerging victorious. Goals were the difference in the end, but to their credit, our girls fought to the end.
Boden U10 Girls take on Raheny at Sancta Maria
It’s that time of year. Despite our numbers being somewhat depleted because of communions, it proved the same for our opposition, and so it was somewhat smaller numbers of our U10 Camogie players who greeted similarly reduced numbers from Raheny to a two-team (rather than three-team) contest at Sancta Maria on Saturday afternoon.
The reduced numbers made no difference to the girls who were present though, as they quickly settled into their positions and held their shape. Some committed play, some lovely passing and some fine scores underlined just how far our U10 camogie teams have come, and how well all the hard work at training has paid off, as more and more of our girls are taking the ball on and rising it to strike from the hand.
It was a similar story over in Somerton as our 2 team group took on Castleknock. Here again, the Boden girls showed great commitment, competing for every ball, and showing great team play and determination in every area of the field. These are a committed group of players, and their hard work and determination can be seen in the consistent improvement in performance and results.
Well done to all the girls, all the training and practice is really paying off.