Junior 1 All County Football Championship. 26/07/2020.
Vs. Ballinteer St. John’s. Venue: Marlay Park.
Result: Ballyboden St. Endas 1.11 Ballinteer St John’s 2.11
The Junior A Football team began their championship journey in the sylvan setting of Marlay Park on Sunday morning with Ballinteer St John’s providing the opposition. Preparation had gone well in recent weeks under the watchful guidance of Tony Duffy and Richie Connell. Conditions were bright and breezy and the first move of the match resulted in a well taken goal from Robert Cullen to give Boden a very good start. Ballinteer replied with some well taken points to edge in front before accurate point scoring from Damien Kenny, Conor Cullen, Aidan Garvey and Luke Basquel put Boden back in front after the first half water break. A Ballinteer goal just before half time left the score at 1.7 to 1.5 in favour of Ballyboden facing into the breeze for the second half.
The hard work in defence by Joey Donohoe, Conor Hanrahan and Charlie McPartland was limiting the chances for Ballinteer as the teams exchanged points for much of the second half. A somewhat fortunate goal from Ballinteer was to prove the difference in the end despite the constant pressure from the Boden forwards for the equaliser. Overall, a good display from the entire squad with only the kick of a ball separating the teams at the end.
The next championship match will be at home v Whitehall on Tuesday 4th August.
Big thanks to Sean Gilheaney for the photos.
Junior A squad: Adam Farrell, Conor Hanrahan, Mikey Dune, Joey Donohoe, David Gilheaney, Charlie McPartland, Barry O’Donnell, Robert Cullen, Luke Basquel, Conor Cullen, Enda Cashman, Aidan Garvey, Ciaran Cashman, Damien Kenny, Larry Murphy, Allen Kennedy, Dean Ralph, Colm Humphreys, Luke Grady, Kevin Cronin, James McTernan, Alex Craven, David Ward, Stephen Moran, Andy Hughes.
Junior 3 Championship match Vs Whitehall Colmcille
BBSE 0-15 Whitehall Colmcille 0-5.
Cloghran was the venue for our eagerly awaited Junior 3 Championship match Vs Whitehall Colmcille. Captain, Mark Fitzgerald won the toss and elected to play with the strong breeze. A smart move it would turn out to be. A pre-planned move from the throw in set Ben Kelly on his way towards goal. He passed to Eamon O’Reilly whose shot was saved superbly. The warning signs were there for Whitehall even at this early stage. Early pressure resulted in a Shane McCall point after great work from Darragh Bermingham in midfield. Doyler clipped the next couple of scores before a Cashman effort on goal rebounded to safety. Shovlin pointed exquisitely off his left to leave 5 between the sides after 15 mins. A few uncharacteristic wides by ourselves should’ve seen us ahead by more. Whitehall responded with a free before Ben Kelly pointed either side of a David Tutty score. McCall with his second sent us into the break 10 pts to 1pt ahead. We performed very well but that breeze was strong. We were taking nothing for granted.
Doyler scored 1st in the second half after a well worked move involving James Hutchinson and Sean Kane. The harsh dismissal of Shov for an innocuous challenge had us worried momentarily. However the introduction of Alex Murphy, Kev Kirwan and Vinny Moran drove us on and provided fresh impetus to get the job done. Cashman again with a peach off his left followed quickly by a kirwan pt had us in the driving seat. Doyler wrapped up the scoring for a 15 pts to 5pt win. Al in goal had a 100% record on restarts. The tireless running of Daniel Ryan and Darragh in midfield provided that platform.
The defence was superbly marshalled by Fitzy. Conor and Liam never gave their men any space. Not one goal chance coughed up. Half back line of Hutchinson, McCall and Kane had great games, adding that bit of steel and transitioning from defence to attack in the blink of an eye. Our half forward of Tutty, Shov and Ben contributed 5 pts from play and could have been more. The evergreen Doyler was at his rampant best all day causing havoc. Big Mikey, who came in for the unfortunate Eamo who got injured, had a stormer at full forward. Whatever is in the water in Carrick on Shannon certainly worked for Eoin Cashman who had a blinder.
Naomh Fionnbarra up next for a place in the knockout stages.
It’s a pity we can only name 24 in the matchday panel. We regularly have over 30 committed lads at training.
On behalf of the management team, well done to all.
Team: Alan Keane, Conor Dunne, Mark Fitzgerald, Luam McNamara, Sean Kane, Shane McCall, James Hutchinson, Darragh Bermingham, Daniel Ryan, David Tutty, Daragh Shovlin, Ben Kelly, Ciaran Doyle, Eamon O’Reilly, Eoin Cashman.
Subs, Mikey Ryan for O’Reilly, Alex murphy for Kelly, Vinny moran for Tutty, Kevin Kerwin for Ryan, Adam Ryan for Fitzgerald , Eoin Duffy, Fiachra Madden, Brendan Garvin, Donal McCarthy, Cian Kelly
Thanks to Peter Shovlin and Mick McDonald for umpiring.