Plenty of action  within Ladies Football last weekend from Minors all the way down to Under 11.

The under 9’s and 10’s had Camogie last weekend as they play football alternative weekends.  Results from last weekend  and fixtures for next weekend are now  posted up on the Boden Home page – Ladies Football Section.

Best of Luck to Fergal Brennan Dublin U14 team as they take on Laois in Parnells on Sat next @ 2.00 p.m

Under 12 Girls

All three under 12 teams were fixed at home last Sunday. As the “Red” and “White” teams took on Fingallians in Ballycullen, the “Blue” team  hosted the St. Maur’s girls from Rush in the Hermitage. Three fantastic performances by three great panels sent all the visitors back up the M50 empty handed.  The two teams in Ballycullen had good numbers  this week with a total of 29 girls eager to play and they did so with style.  Both teams were gleaming with smiles as the ref confirmed their winning scores. This week report is from the Blue Team that played in Hermitage on Sunday.

A beautiful March evening in the Hermitage became even better as Ciara Doyle started the game, showing she meant business by launching lots of her trademark long balls into the full forward line. Eabha Kelly and Grace Wright made great use of the supply, picking off 1-4 between them. Grace’s half volley point was particularly noteworthy; if Messi had done it, it would be viral on YouTube by now.  Where the ball was won by Maur’s Nicole Egan showed just how hard a forward should work to win the ball back. After their bad start, Maur’s did start to come into the game. However with Niamh Ryan commanding defence, Eve Morgan’s clearances , Aisling Coyne showing that sticking to the forward like glue means just that, and a typically solid performance from Sarah O’Hara, Maur’s were kept to 1-1 for the first half.  Aisling Murray (performing in front of Millie and Ginger who’d been brought to watch) picked off her usual couple of points and there was a solid half-time lead.

The second half started badly when the Maur’s girls broke through for an early goal but that was to be their last score. Niamh Ryan and Aisling Murray had second halves just like the first, winning ball after ball, controlling the half back and midfield areas  and driving the team forward. Huge work rate and passing movements from Aoife Aherne, Aisling O’Farrell and Kate Lyons created chance after chance but scores were hard to come by. However just as Gavin O’Gara was tiring from signaling wides and 45s, a second goal came and Boden were 5 points clear.

The Boden girls were under siege for a lot of the final quarter. However Maria Durkan’s brilliant and tenacious tackling, critical interceptions by Katie O’Connell and Kate Howard-Lehane and Sarah Joyce’s thundering clearances meant the Rush girls just couldn’t make a dent in the Boden lead. The biggest worry now for Katie, Kate and Sarah is whether they’ll have to play in the backs every week after playing so well (and the answer is …….). Maria, on the other hand, would be worried if she wasn’t a back. Ciara Doyle kept shouting about a stitch but the mentor thought it was clothes she was worried about and that wasn’t his department. A  great win, and no injuries; Very important this week as most of the team are  making their Confirmation on Tuesday!!! Wonder if they’ll make it to training that night?