Go Ahead AHL 4

The Intermediate hurlers returned to winning ways with a 5-15 to 2-7 win over St Brigids on a miserable Monday evening in PUM.

Boden had no less than 13 scorers across the evening, with some fine individual performances accompanying an excellent team attitude and work rate.

Boden started strongly and brilliant tackling from the full forward line of Dan Nugent, Aaron Coffey and the evergreen Aidan Dundon resulted in an early goal for Nugent. Conor Casey and Eoin McKenna were dominating midfield early doors and Casey’s hard work was rewarded with a goal from long range effort that evaded the Brigids keeper.

St Brigids responded with a few tidy points but on a challenging evening for fancy hurling, the Boden backs continued to repel their attacks. Gaffer, Des O Sullivan,  was minding the house with aplomb , with Andy Hand and David Gilheaney mopping up everything coming their way. ‘Gillo’ in particular gave a lesson in hurling from the front. Ronan Sharkey’s long deliveries were causing Brigids half back line plenty of issues, thanks in large to Cian Durkin and James Enright’s physicality and Daire Sweeney’s ability to gather every breaking ball in sight.

Dan Nugent, fresh out of Templemore, grabbed his second goal of the evening just before half time. His time in the premier county paying dividends already. 3-7 to 7 to Boden ag leath ama.

Brigids started the second half brightly, with an early goal a wake up call for Boden who responded with some well worked scores. The pick of the bunch from Cian Durkin that the injured Eamo Gorman aptly described as ‘tasty’.

The Boden half backs began to dominate at this stage, with Josh Corcoran and David Gannon delivering great ball into the forwards, while Ruairi Hestor continued his impressive season to date. Corcoran scored his first goal in adult hurling from a penalty after more great pressure from the Boden forwards. Jason Devery and John Murray kept the score board ticking over, while Jonathan O’ Donoghue and Michael Mannings aggression ensured Boden kept going until the final whistle. Captain for the evening Eoin McKenna rounded off a fine performance with the last Boden goal of evening.

Next up for boden is a trip to St Marks in Tallaght, with a big performance needed to keep Boden’s push for the playoffs alive.

Laoch na himeartha, David Gilheaney.