An Afternoon that had everything except the result. Gale force winds,rain , sunshine, leads built up, comebacks , extra time and the heartbreak of losing on penalties.
A topsy turvy first half saw Boden playing against the wind. With our usual keeper Ben O’Riordan out injured, Jack Finn started in Goal and despite kicking out into a gale, his kickouts and goalkeeping all afternoon were excellent. First half saw some fine points from Cathal Creed, James Colleary (twice) and Conor McGrath. Boden were however trailing 0-4 to 1-6 at Half Time
Second half started and Boden plugged away with 2 points from Aidan Dundon and one from Cathal Creed reducing the deficit to 2 points. Then Tom Dunne go a fine opportunistic goal followed by another Point from Aido and Boden were 3 ahead. Crumlin didn’t give up and responded with a goal and 3 points , with Fegus Tighe scoring a point for Boden in between. Time running out and Boden were 3 behind but they kept at it and two wonderful scores from Ryan Skelly and one from Aido sent the match into extra time.
The lads were out on their feet and the first half of extra time was scoreless. The second half Crumlin scored a point and Cathal Creed equalised for Boden. Both teams had chanes but it wasn’t to be and the match went to penalties.
Unfortunately the penalties didn’t go Bodens way. It was a heartbreaking end to a wonderful Season for the Junior Ds. Thanks to the management of Eoin O’Rioran, Cathal O’Toole and Sean McGarvey, thanks too to Susan Creed. Thanks to all the supporters who came along all season and helped out doing umpire, taking down nets etc. Thanks too to the players for their continued efforts.
Thanks to Eamonn Gormley for braving the weather and taking the pics, more pics here
BBSE squad Conor McGrath (0-1) ,Dara Kelly, Cathal Creed (0-3), Jack Doran, Fergus Tighe (0-1) , Aidan Dundon (0-4) , Ron Kelliher, Mick McDonald, Conor Reynolds ,Cathal Regan, Ruairi Farrelly, Jack Finn , Cian O’Toole, Tom Dunne (1-0) , David Kane, James Colleary (0-2), Ciaran Sharkey, Gearoid O’hEaloithe, Ollie Brophy, Ryan Skelly (0-2), Matthew Kirwin, Tom White