Go-Ahead Division 5 Adult Cup Final. 1pm, Sunday 14th Nov. 2021, Lusk, Ballyboden St Endas 4-09 Round Towers Lusk 2-09
What a fantastic end to a wonderful season for this special bunch of players. Last game of the season resulted in a Cup Final win, securing a double for this Division 5 side.
Having only won the Cup Semi Final on Wednesday, it was a quick turnaround for the ladies with the cup final set for Sunday lunch time away to Round Towers, Lusk.
At short notice, every single member of the panel made themselves available, swapping shifts, negotiating with part time jobs and doing all in their powers to be off on Sunday! A real testament to the determination of these women.
The Boden belles started well, securing a 2-2 to nil lead going into the first water break. The Boden girls hit the ground running but Round Towers weren’t to be put off just yet, gaining momentum and closing the gap to just 3 points behind at half time. The work rate was phenomenal throughout the whole Boden team, never giving up and making each and every run possible to support each other. Every single one of backs were outstanding, remaining composed and working the ball out with ease. Lucy O Shea in particular, worked her socks off, one of a number of players who deserved Player of the Match status.
Midfielders and forwards, with the help of super subs Laura Mullen and Katie McDonald worked hard for every score they secured, being patient, keeping possession and waiting for the right moment to pounce.This group of 21 players are exceptional in their commitment to the team, to their management and to the club they love to represent. It also goes without saying that Sunday’s final was particularly poignant for the 3 selectors which have been with these girls for the last number of years. Stephen Campbell, Stuart Ramsden and Paul Hall, managed their last game with this panel. They have given their heart and soul to get this panel to where they are today and deserve huge recognition for their incredible hard work.
Well done to the Senior C team on a brilliant season 2021. Boden Abú.
Many thanks to Cliona Mellett for the photos. For more, see here