Result: 3 – 12 to 0 – 8
Ballyboden St Endas 3 – 12 Civil Service 0 – 8
Leading by just a goal at the break 1 – 4 to 0 – 4, the Boden went on a scoring spree in the first 15 minutes of the second half knocking in 2 – 5 to kill off the Civil Service challenge.
The first half goal was credited to Sean Nixon and points followed from Sean, Paddy O’Connell, Damien Kenny and
Within a minute of the restart a well placed clearance by impressive centre back James Kilduff set up Emmet Carroll for a neat point. Sean Nixon added a second before Emmet Carroll and Gavin O’Gara continued the good spell. The latter began with a great move begun by goalkeeper Gavin Sadlier. An Emmet Carroll skyscraper was finished to the net by Paddy O’Connell in the 39th minute before Aidan Dundon pointed.
With Stephen Coughlan, Andy Gardiner, Shane Hogan, John Corrigan and Captain Aaron O’Reilly (below) filling the defensive positions with style Boden killed the match with their third goal – this time from Kevin Maguire. Joey Marinan led the attack and subs Ryan Basquel (0 – 1), Hugh Ruddy (0-1), Cillian Blake and Eoin Crowley kept the pressure on the Service end.
The visitors replied with their first point of the half in the 46th minute and while they tagged on three more they never looked like breaching Gavin Sadlier’s goal.
Gavin Sadlier, Andy Gardiner, John Corrigan, Shane Hogan, Aaron O’Reilly, James Kilduff, Aidan Dundon, Gavin O’Gara, Sean Nixon, Joey Marrinan, Kevin Maguire, Emmet Carroll, Damien Kenny, Paddy O’Connell
Subs used: Cillian Blake, Eoin Crowley, Ryan Basquel, Hugh Ruddy