Junior A 1-07 V Nh.Mearnog 1-08
Junior B 0-11 V Wanderers 0-10
The Junior B’s dug out a tough championship one point win against local rivals Wanderers on Thursday night after an absorbing contest. Played in damp conditions in PUM from the off it was clear this would be a tight contest. Boden opened the scoring with a fine point from Ronan O’Reilly after some good work by Dave McCabe and quickly went two up after a marauding run by Paudge O’Mahony. Wanderers promptly replied at the other end as the game went nip and tuck right up to half-time where Boden lead by one after scores from Dave McCabe, Tom Conors, and Niall O’Connor. The first half was notable for the excellent work of the Boden defence who limited Wanderers to long range points and this good work was epitomised by the full back line of Alex Murphy, Ross Traynor and Michael Dunne who is turning into one of the finds of the season. There was also some notable attacks from led by James McTiernan that cut Wanderers wide open but just lacked a killer instinct.
The second half was a real dog fight and Boden did well to hold their discipline as a nasty undercurrent was evident at times of spilling over. The midfield and half back line of Stephen Coughlan, Jay Long, Dean O’Donnell, Oisin Cannon and Tom Wafer got stuck in and held their ground. With less than ten minutes to play Boden went two points down but aided by subs Ross Maguire, Mick O’Dwyer, and Liam McNamara drew level going into injury time. After great work by Tom Wafer and Jay Long Boden won the kick dispatched to Tom Connors who swivelled around in space and split the posts. There was still time for a late Wanderers charge but Boden held firm and advance to the next round. True grit and character shown by the panel…
Notable mention also to the twelve subs who didn’t get on and Sean Brennan who deputised for Ger Flaherty just in case…
Indeed, the scorekeeper wasn’t called into action until the fifth minute when Boden showed their first real glimpse of attacking prowess. The men in blue and white were awarded a free in the middle third as a quick long delivery found Carl Moloney; the corner forward turned quickly before unleashing an unstoppable looping effort over O’Dwyers netminder Peter O Donohue and into the far top corner.O’Dwyers were stunned and appeared rooted to the ground all over the park. Boden tagged on a minor through Owens before they struck for their third goal on nine minutes, centre back Sam Molony’s point effort somehow finding the net after a scramble in the O’Dwyers six yard box.
0-0.When Boden did rediscover their shooting boots they were relentless. Seamus Keane started off the barrage of scores with a palmed goal after the keeper had parried a Collie Dunne effort. Six further unanswered points for Boden through Dunne (2), Owens (2), Keane and Carl Molony saw them lead at the break 4-9 to 0-1, O’Dwyers’ score coming from a Liam Prout free on 30 minutes.
The Rathfarnham side had registered four further points before O Dwyers scored their first minors from play, both from the right boot of David Smith.In the final quarter, both teams amassed 1-4 each as O Dwyers succeeded in restoring some pride.O’Dwyers will now look to refocus and they will certainly have better days this season.
Last Wednesday the Seniors travelled to Na Fianna hoping to build on their last few performances. The game turned out to be a wake up call for us as we struggled to contain a rampant Na Fianna side full of movement and workrate. The truth is we were second best for most of the game and despite a period of better play in the second half, we never came close enough to worry the home side. With Championship looming the lads need to put this result behind them and refocus themselves for Trinity Gaels.
Upcoming Fixtures 14/5/14
Minor Football Table Quiz.
BBSE Minor Football Teams in association with Knocklions Special Olympics Club are holding a Table Quiz in the clubhouse on Thursday 8th May at 8.00pm.
Please support this fundraising event – proceeds will be split between the Minor teams and the Special Olympics.