Result: 1-10 to 2-09

Narrow defeat for Minor A Footballers

Sunday 24th March 2017      Ballyboden 1-10 Lucan 2-9

Despite missing a number of key players through injury this was a very positive performance from the Boden boys who were on the wrong end of a two point defeat by Lucan on the Prunty pitch on Sunday morning. Boden started brightly and opened the scoring with a fine point from Eoghan McGarvey following a strong run from midfield by Ronan Wallace.  Soon after fellow midfielder Rob Donohoe dispatched another effort over the bar to give Boden an early two point lead. Boden were playing well but were caught by two sucker punches which resulted in two green flags being raised within the space of a couple of minutes in favour of Lucan.

Boden’s response was immediate and Ciaran O’Reilly finished to the back of the Lucan net following a defence splitting pass from Ross McGarry. McGarry followed this up with three successive points which Lucan responded to with three points of their own. With half-time approaching Boden were down by a single score however the team began to find its rhythm and scored two well worked team points finished by neatly by Eoghan McGarvey and Luke Grady to lead by a point at the half-time by 1-7 to 2-3.

Lucan were quick to start the second half and scored two early points to lead by a point mid way through the half. Boden’s response was swift and equalised with a well taken point by Jack Basquel followed with a Ciaran O’Reilly point. Lucan levelled soon after and then had a man sent off as a result of a second booking. However this seemed to inspire the opposition and despite both sides trading points it was Lucan who finished the stronger with two late points to run out 2 point winners.

This was a much improved team display from Boden who will take a lot of heart from this performance into the next game against Thomas Davis.

Squad: Mark McNamee, Ryan Bradshaw, Karl Reddy, Ruairí Hester, Fionnán Keogh, Sam Lally,  Thomas Glynn, Ronan Wallace, Rob Donohoe  (0-1),  Ross McGarry (0-4),  Ciaran O’Reilly (1-1), Jamie Dooney, Eoghan McGarvey (0-2) Daniel O’Riordan, Luke McDwyer, Luke Grady (0-1), Ross McCormack, Jack Basquel (0-1), Kevin Lawlor
Mentors: Derek Ward, John O’Boyle, Brendan Gillespie, Frank Basquel, Tony Wallace, Seamus O’Flaherty