Our Minor footballers were in league action over the weekend with all three teams raring to go after a lengthy break following their first round of league fixtures. This didn’t disrupt their momentum however as both A & B team claimed good victories (reports below). Unfortunately Templeogue failed to field against Brendan Gillespies Minor C team which denied them a much needed competitive game. All three are in action next weekend also, see fixtures below.
Liam O’ Flaherty 1-03 (3f) Mark McGee 2-01 Cian Kelly, Ruairí Kirwan 0-02, Cian Murray, Seán Mc Donnell, Kevin Lynch 0-01
Senior Footballers Sarsfield tournament
With no adult football games on, the Seniors travelled to Wexford, which was the not so sunny south east on Saturday for the Sarsfield tournament (club of our former chairman Ronan Hore) The ten team competition was stiff in the group stages with 4 matches in each pool. After a shaky start Boden got into their groove with victories over Mungret Limerick and St Mary’s Wexford, next up we came up a little short v Ballymun 10 pts to 6, but rallied in the last group game v Kilineran Wexford. The lads progressed to meet fellow Dublin Dub team Templeogue Synge St in the semi winning out by 2 pts in a tight game and so it was a second tussle with Ballymun in the final. It was a great match with both teams out on their feet after 4 tough games. Ballymun emerged the winners by 8 pts to 1 – 3 but great credit goes to the Boden players and management for the manner in which they conducted themselves. It was a great exercise for some of our players on the road to recovery and all came through successfully. Many thanks to Sarsfield and their wonderful hospitality, book us in next year! We left with great memories and a great work out for all.
On a bitterly cold Dublin evening emerged a South African Gaelic football team to face Ballyboden St.Endas. They made the short walk from the dressing room to the pitch with their arms linked, chanting in unison.It was the inaugural tour for the South African Gaels. A team made up of South African and Zimbabwean natives, and former Irish ex-pats. They were captained by Steven Mavinga who played in midfield alongside former Ballyboden star, Greg Heraty. The match was played in four 15 minute quarters. The rules were relaxed for the visiting opposition with kick-outs and 45s being allowed to be taken out of their hands. Ballyboden fielded their Junior B side that compete in Division 9.It was a thrilling performance from the South African side. The athleticism of the Africans was prevalent throughout, especially in the third quarter when they blitzed their opponents by scoring two goals and four points compared to Ballyboden’s two points The final score was 3-08 to 2-09 in favour of Ballyboden St Endas. However, the final score mattered little. It was all about the occasion; the once in a lifetime experience that these South Africans were immersing themselves in, throughout their time in Ireland.
Best of luck to Robbie McDaid and Sam Molony in the Leinster U21 Final against Meath in O’Moore Park, Porloaise at 7.30pm.
Friday night is the annual club dinner dance where we honour and celebrate our achievements from the previous year. The U21 footballers will be presented medals after their heartbreaking defeat in the U21 Championship final and there will be an award to our Dublin Senior players for winning their second All-Ireland title. Tickets are still available and are priced at €25pp.