Result: 2-12 to 2-06
Last Sunday morning at 11am saw the Minor B footballers progress to the final of the Minor D Championship. A very solid workmanlike performance was required to overcome a good, skilful team from St Marks in remarkably good conditions for the time of year. ‘Boden started very well and went into 1-2 to no score lead. St Marks were always going to have their say however, and came back in the latter part of the half to leave a two point difference at the break.
The second half was about ‘Boden dominance and they should have been well on top but for a few missed goal chances when perhaps the point would have been sufficient. A gratuitous goal half way through the half ensured St Marks stayed within touching distance. The hours had been put in on the hills in Ballycullen however and the last few minutes of the game saw all that effort converting into scores with ‘Boden winning by a six point margin.
It’s a final now for a team that is improving with ever game. For many of the players, it’s a second final in as many years, with the hope that we can go that one step farther in 2018. There is no reason to suggest why this group of players should not. They have worked exceptionally hard this year and are now putting together performances that reflect this. One more step lads!
Team: Adam Farrell, Alex Craven, Jack Lambert, Ciaran McDonnell, Daire Lynch, Feargal Ryan, Conor Cullen, Robert Cullen, Evan Cullen, Joe McGrath, Adam Kelleher, Kevin Kirwan, Aidan Garvey, Sean O’Flaherty, Patrick Molloy, Conor Woods, Brendan Kavanagh, Daragh O’Neill, Eoghan Duffy, Cian Corcoran, Tommy Farrelly, Ciaran O’Neill.