Football update 23/2/15

The weekend saw our Adult football teams kick off their League campaigns with 3 victories from 3 games as the Seniors overcame Brigids in Russell Park, the Inters dispatched Raheny in Sancta Maria and in the game of the weekend the Junior A’s came from 9 behind against Balinteer in the last 15 minutes to win by 2. The Junior B game was postponed due to an unplayable pitch. Well done to all teams, see reports below on all games.

Seniors 2-07 St.Brigids 0-11

A quick start that yielded 1-3 in the opening 10 minutes against a strong wind proved decisive as we edged out st brigids on scoreline of 2-7 to 11 points. Brigids got it back to level by half time with some accurate free taking mainly. A missed penalty half way through the second half didn’t prevent us from pushing on to secure the points. Our second goal with 10 minutes left gave us the cushion we needed. Dara Nelson had a major impact on the game as did our two newcomers, Collie Basquel and Shane Clayton.

Inters 3-09 Raheny 2-06

Good start to the league for the senior 2 team with a 3-9 to 2-6 win over Raheny on a wet and cold Sunday in Sancta Maria . Overall it was a good team display with some well taken goals. Half forward line Colly Dunne (captain) Eoin Crowley and Dara Kilduff worked very hard and provided the platform for some great scores. The defence stood up in the conditions with Graham Heavy, Dan Buckingham and Sean Prendegast all showing well. With a lot of young players in this team and new management  a win in first game was very welcome. Building on this and gaining momentum and confidence is key.

Junior A 3-07 Balinteer St.Johns 2-08

A rousing last 15 mins saw Ballyboden’s Junior A’s beat a physically bigger Balinteer team by 2 points. With a strong wind in the first half , Balinteer led 2-4 to 1-2 at half time. A quick free from Damien Kenny to David Curley and the subsequent goal was the highlight of the first half. Points from Alan Carter and Conor Mchugh kept Boden in the game. Ballinteer started well in the second half and the game looked like it was slipping away with Boden behind by 9 points but a spirited comeback sparked by goals from Conor Deane and Sean Nixon and points from Damien Kenny, Dylan Ryan , David Curley and two from man of the match, Dave Gilheaney, ensured Our Junior A footballers got off to a good start in the league.