On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Pairc Ui Murchu, our U16 A ladies football team were delighted to play on our hallowed ground.

The game was slow to start and the Boden girls were first to score with a well executed point. The first half of the game was end to end and Boden went into the break with a score line of 1-06 to 1-01. The Boden defence were phenomenal, the tackling and support runs were too much for the visitors and Boden were always ahead for the whole game. When Clanna Gael were awarded a penalty, Boden’s goal keeper showed her nerves of steel and made a great save.

The Ballyboden midfield steadied the ship and delivered the ball to the forwards who kept chipping away and the game finished Ballyboden 2-11 to Clanna Gael 3-02.

Team: Lauren Heavey, Ailbhe Dunne, Amy Brennan, Aisling Quinn, Ailbhe Christie, Jenny Maguire Edel McCreery, Heather Bolger, Ciara Phelan, Ruby Hynes, Isabelle Morris, Sarah Kelly, Nicola Collins, Emily White, Clodagh Kinsella, Anna Duff Hogan, & Lily Burden.

Missing on the day: Julie Brady, Heather McGrath, Ellen Sweeney & Sadhbh Ni Chianain.

Mentors: Teresa Molohan, Aoife Dwyer & Deborah Heavey

Special mention to umpires Declan Maguire, Maurice Sweeney and team photographer Miriam Doyle.

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