Result: 3-06 to 3-07
This was very much a game of two halves in Ballycullen. The first half saw Bridget’s adopt a blanket defence so that space was very scarce for the ‘Boden forwards. They also were playing into a very strong wind. They did manage to score two points despite these obstacles. A quick 1-4 from the visitors just before half time saw them lead by seven at the break.
The half time chat among the lads was very positive and they hit the ground running in the second half, a half which they were to dominate. Bridget’s only managed a few attacks but unfortunately they scored two goals on these. The ‘Boden lads kept plugging away and were rewarded with goals from Brendan Kavanagh and full back Riche O’Halloran, the latter making a rare visit into the opponent’s half. On another day, the odd ball may have bounced our way and we would have come out with the spoils. A great gutsy performance was displayed by the lads in the second half against a team that are at the top of the table for a reason.
One should always be looking to improve but the attitude shown in the second half needs very little work and should serve these lads well come Championship.
TEAM: Eoin Doone, Kevin Hickey, Richard O’Halloran, Oran Dunne, David Monaghan, Luke Kelly, Luke Mulligan Lynch, Brendan Kavanagh, Kevin Kirwan, Daniel Ryan, Cian Hassett, Oisin King, Eoghan Duffy, Daragh O’Neill, Patrick Molloy, Daire Sweeney, Tommy Farrelly, Sean Flaherty.