Division 1b Go-Ahead Adult Cup
Wednesday 17th June 2021, Silver Park

A Bronagh Lynn goal with 4 minutes left to play was the crucial score in this wonderful game of football at Silver Park last Wednesday evening.

Playing against arch rivals Kilmacud Crokes, Boden got off to a flyer after a minute’s play when, after shaking off a fierce challenge, Valerie Mulcahy showing her undoubted class rifled a left footed shot to the roof of the net. This was followed by a neat point from Orla Scollard. Kilmacud replied with a goal of their own from the lively Mia Jennings. Ballyboden continued to set the pace however and at the water break led 1.03 to 1.01.

 On the resumption, Crokes began to put pressure on the Boden defence who held firm thanks to great work from the likes of Avril Flood, Jenny Walsh and the ever reliable Hannah Leddy leaving the teams level at the end of the half 1.03 apiece. The teams traded scores in the third quarter with possession on both sides being given away cheaply but at the same time the game playing out at breathtaking pace.

Heading in to the last quarter and still all square at 1.06 each, it was clear that the game was going to go down to the wire. A pitch long movement by the visitors involving the influential Mulcahy ended with Bronagh Lynn receiving the ball with her back to goal but she somehow swivelled as the Kilmacud keeper advanced and slotted the ball low to the left hand corner of the net.

That put Boden ahead by 4 points with the same number of minutes left on the clock. The hosts tagged on a point from a free but it wasn’t enough to stop Ballyboden finishing worthy winners on a score line of 2.09 to 1.09.

An interesting footnote to the game was that our senior footballer and Dub’s star Robbie McDaid’s sister Kate lined out at midfield for Kilmacud, she was the same Kate that gave us a nutritional talk last season, so needless to say a bit of banter was in order after the game. All good fun!

Final score: Ballyboden St.Endas 2.09

                     Kilmacud Crokes.      1.09

Scorers: Valerie Mulcahy 1.02, Orla Scollard 0.04, Bronagh Lynn 1.01, Claire Kirwan and Hannah Murphy 0.01 each.