The game kicked off and both sides assessed each other cautiously in between huge gasps of air as we realised we might have to run for another 29 mins or so (30mins a half). The visitors took advantage of the wind at their backs and created a few decent chances but crucially failed to convert any. Boden slowly got into their stride and a pattern began to emerge, mostly that Mark Magahran was basically trying to occupy every position on the pitch! After a few attacks Boden broke the deadlock when a sliderule pass from Brian McKenna found Neil Buckingham on the edge of the box who turned and curled in from the outside of the boot beyond the despairing dive of the keeper, there is no truth in the rumour that it was a lucky toe-poke!

Second half saw the introduction of Ger ‘chopper’ Flaherty who somehow managed to upset our visitors within moments of coming on though he claims he ‘did nothing ref’! An attempt was made to restrict the marauding Magahran by placing him at right back but it was utterly fruitless as it was clearly evident that he is a free spirit. Greg Dixon came out of defence to show the strikers how to score and helped himself to a hat-trick and was duly substituted for being too good. At this stage the referee started to feel sorry for the away team and announced that it was next goal the winner and we tried our best to let them score but to no avail and time was up ending the contest 5-0 to Boden. The award for the most Icelandic looking beard was a dead heat between Ray McKenna and Brendan Young with Greg Dixon a distant third. A great day was finished off with a pint in the club and a wonderful Six Nations Championship win for Ireland. Thanks to all the lads who turned up to play.

This Sunday sees our Seniors travel to newly crowned All-Ireland Club Champions St.Vincents in Pairc Na Uinsionn at 10.30am. The Inters and Junior A teams also face the same opposition and our Junior B’s face Parnells. See poster for above for full details and always check the website for any changes.

Greg Heraty is a well-known face in football and basketball terms in Dublin and especially Ballyboden St Enda’s – having played midfield for Ballyboden’s Junior B team and winning a championship in 2012 there was only one thing on his eyes when he moved to South Africa and that was to play sport… Greg is now the captain of South African Gaels and he will join the Gaels on his trip home to Ireland.The South African Gaelic Sports Association was established in South Africa to promote the development of Gaelic Sports in townships with the help of Ireland’s DFA and the GAA. The club is taking 17 South African players from the Tembisa and Alexandra townships of Johannesburg on tour to Ireland to showcase their national sport. From Ireland, they will then travel to Dubai to compete in the Dubai Gulf Games, a tournament they have participated in for over 3 years. Last year was a great success as they won the Social League and the SA Gaels were represented by three former BBSE players – Shane Heraty, Garrett Heraty and Greg.