HEADLINE: Ballyboden Minor B continue their winning streak
FINAL SCORE: BBSE 2-17 V St. Marks 0-03
Ballyboden Minor B continued their winning streak with another fine win over St. Marks at Santa Maria on Sunday morning. It was a game of two halves with the first half being a tougher tighter game. The score at half time was -5 to -1. The introduction of fresh legs by Ballyboden in the second half made quite a difference, which quickly sealed the fate of St. Marks. Two superb goals by Philip Mc Cormack and Rory Knight, followed by a string of points brought the final tally to 2-17. Many of the points were from great combination play.
Man of the match could have been chosen from Robbie O’Connell – great attacking play, Rossa Lynch – on top running form, and Philip Mc Cormack – back to his old scoring ways.
It is important to mention our “mion bainisteoir” Adam Treacy.
A cheart don té a thuill é.
Josh Kane, Robbie O’Connell, James McDonnell, Kevin Cronin, Liam Mullen, Oisín Carolan, Seán McDonnell, Ruadhán Fanning(-1) Rossa Lynch(-1), Kevin Lynch(-1), Liam O’Flaherty(-3), Mark McGee(-1), Cian Kelly(-1), Ruairí Kirwan(-5), Luke O’Donoghue, Philip McCormack(1-3), Conor Kennedy, Rory Kinght(1-1)
A somewhat depleted Minor C team put in a battling performance against a physically stronger Cuala side before losing out on the score of 3.16 to 3.07 in Shankhill on Sunday. Cuala gained an early advantage in the midfield exchanges, which allowed their forwards make some incisive runs, culminating in some well-taken points and two crucial early goals. However, Boden managed to steady the ship and responded with two fine individual points from Eoin Cashman and one each from Laurence Murphy and Peadar Mac Mathúna, to leave the half-time score 2.5 to 0.4 in Cuala’s favour. Cuala could have been further ahead at this stage were in not for an excellent Boden defensive unit and some splendid saves from goalkeeper Stephen Mc Grath.
The second half saw Boden compete more successfully at midfield, which resulted in their forwards seeing more of the ball. Laurence Murphy pointed a free before providing David Emanuel with a defence-splitting pass, which the latter dispatched expertly to the net. However, Cuala kept the scoreboard ticking at the other end with a series of points and a goal from the penalty spot. Jamie Ryder replied with a well-taken penalty for Boden, followed by points from Eoin Cashman and man-of –the-match, Tommy Burke. The Boden boys continued to press strongly and Brian Gillespie found the net after receiving a perfect pass from Kevin O’Flaherty.
A special word of thanks to Colm Bolger’s three U16 lads, Darragh Lawlor, Robbie Byrne and David Emmanuel who helped us out in this fixture and all three of whom turned in strong performances.