The Junior A’s were beaten by a point by St. Judes in Ballycullen on Saturday evening. Playing into a strong wind, Ballyboden’s defence was solid but with ten minutes left in the half St Judes began to tag on a few scores. Ballyboden eventually went in at half time eleven points down having conceded a cracking own goal just before half time. A sideline ball from Judes flew into the edge of the square and was delicately flicked to the back of the net by Des O’Sullivan who otherwise had a very solid game.
The second half started immediately well for Boden with Mick Griffin converting a long distance free straight from the throw in. Ballyboden were now in gear and more scores from Mick Griffin and two excellent shots from Fionn Maguire left four pooints between the sides with ten minutes to go. Then, following good battling from Alan McGrath, Declan Keating nut megged the goalie from the 21 yard line to leave Boden trailling by the minimum. At this stage Judes got there first and only score of the second half to provide some breathing space. Boden could only manage one more point though and the game finished 1-13 to 1-12 in favour of ‘them over there’.