With no Cup games on for our adult teams focus turned to our four Minor teams who were in League action over the weekend. Before we go into the results of these matches we would just like to pay tribute to the efforts of all those involved in getting 4 Minor teams on the field of play, no easy task I’m sure you’ll agree! The Minor A’s were at home to Na Fianna looking to bounce back from their defeat to Ballymun two weeks ago and bounce back they did registering an impressive 4-16 to 1-07 win in Sancta Maria. This game was preceded by the B’s who had a good win over Templeogue Synge Street by 3-10 to 3-07. Meanwhile our C’s and D’s were up in Ballycullen against Good Counsel and Naomh Barrog respectively. The C’s returned a seven point victory by 3-11 to 3-04 (see report below) while the D’s went down by 2-06 to 4-08. A satisfying three wins from four with much to be happy about and plenty more still to work on for both Mentors and players.
Thanks to Liam Cunningham for providing pics from all 4 Minor matches, a marathon shift! Click here for more
Minor C Division 4A Ballycullen 15/3/15. Ballyboden 3-11, Good Counsel 3-4.
The senior football team trained in Ballycullen this morning. Some of their training included some hill running down by the rock at the far end of the pitches. As they ran up the hill, some of them were looking over their shoulders and well they might. If the performance of our Minor Cs this morning is anything to go on, the clubs best may have be concerned about what’s behind them.
From the word go, our two pillars of invincibility in midfield, Jamie Kavanagh and Eoin Monaghan took control and launched an attack which saw Sean O’Gorman slotting over from distance. In the event that Good Counsel did get past our midfield, the ball was gathered and further attacks were started by the three half backs of Barry O’Donnell, Paddy Munnelly and Man of the Match Tommy Deane. Further scores, including two goals, were tagged on by Rob Byrne, Fionnan Keogh and the returning Dave Emmanuel. Robert Keegan had to follow his man out to half back but that only meant ‘Boden had an additional platform to launch attacks. Good Counsel finally got on the score board just before half time with two goals and a point. One of the goals was a penalty which stand-in keeper Eoin Ward was unlucky not to save.
The second half continued as the first half had. ‘Boden were by far the better side and continued to dominate. Great work between Luke Bolger and Fionnan Keogh saw the ball being moved deftly up the lines and kept the score board ticking over. Any attacks by Counsel were mopped up well by Eoin Ward and Munnelly who was now in the full back line. Conor Kennedy had a fantastic second half at wing back, getting on the ball on numerous occasions and always taking the right option when releasing it. Sean Durkin arrived just as the game was about to throw in and took a while to settle. He did however score 1-1 in the second half. First there was a goal chance that went over the bar, followed by a point chance that he managed to place in the corner to raise the green flag.
A great morning’s work of which the lads can be very proud. We’re expecting a few calls from the Senior management!!!
Minor A’s V Na Fianna
Minor B’s V Templeogue Synge Street
Minor D’s v Nh Barrog
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