Senior A Camogie – Senior 1 League – Faughs 2-8  BBSE 2-13

Our Senior A Camogie team continued on winning ways in their second league game of the 2019 campaign when defeating Faughs in a well contested game in Tymon North last Sunday morning.

The heavy rain over the previous days made for a soft pitch in parts but did not deter two determined teams battling it out for the points. The first half was very even, the highlight being a fantastic score from a sideline cut on the 45 metre line( worth two points) from Faugh’s Kerry Finnegan. Boden stayed in touch with well taken points from Dervla Brennan and Eimear O’Leary but Faughs struck for goal on the stroke of half time , giving them a slender one point lead at the break, 1-5 to 0-7.

Facing into the elements in the second half, Boden took the game to their opponents and were rewarded with an early goal from Darina Ryan. Faughs kept the pressure on however and a goal ten minutes from time restored their lead. A battling last ten minutes, including a second goal from Darina Ryan at the death, saw Boden win through on a scoreline of 2-13 to 2-8.

A welcome return from long term injury saw Doireann Mullany introduced for the final stages of the game.

Team : Ally Ramsden, Eve O’Donoghue, Hannah Hyland, Hannah Leddy, Aoife Durkin, Laura Nagle (0-1f), Sarah Nagle(0-1),  Aisling Byrne(0-1) Laura Burns,Claire Kirwan(0-1), Martha O’Donoghue, Katie McDonald(0-1), Eimear OLeary (0-1), Jodie White, Dervla Brennan(0-7, 1f,1 45), Darina Ryan(2-0), Grace Walsh, Hollyn Kennedy,  Doreann Mullany, Danielle White, Olivia Meager , Sarah Ann Murphy, Erica Tobin

Senior B Camogie – Inter 1 League – BBSE 1-9 Naomh Fionnbarra 2-3

If a certain drinks brand did starts to a season well this would be it for our Senior B girls !!!

Having commenced their league campaign last week by defeating a fancied Na Fianna team – who we lost to in the corresponding fixture last season by 12 points – the Boden ladies stepped it up another notch this week with a tremendously courageous and hard fought victory over a resolute Naomh Fionnbarra side in Cherryfield.

The pattern of the match was strangely mirrored in both halves as Boden raced into an early four point lead only to the pegged back which left our girls behind by one at the break. At half time, Mary Hyland told the girls to be patient and that the chances would come. She was proven right as we opened strongly in the second half and once again led by four only to see a dogged response from the Barra leaving the game tied with ten minutes to go and the momentum looking as though it might turn in favour of the team from Cabra. But, this Boden team then displayed true git, determination, courage and no little skill to fire over three great team scores and this was matched with some incredible defending and goalkeeping during an exhilarating period of the match.

Yet, the drama could have had one final twist as with a minute remaining Barra’s very talented midfielder bore down on goal only to be met by a wall of courageous defenders who cleared the danger and the ref brought the game to an end. The final ten minute period really epitomised the team spirit in this bunch.

Well done girls, you should be very proud of your individual and collective performance in what was a tough and tight game. Next up for the Senior B’s a round 3 encounter against Thomas Davis.

Scores: Aine (1-1), Aisling G, Orlagh and Chloe (0-2), Elizabeth and Aoife B (0-1)

Team : (Back row) Aoife Barnes, Nicola Mc Carthy, Chloe Murphy, Lucy O’Shea, Blathnaid Slater, Aisling McCullagh, Aisling Gargan, Elizabeth Manning, Anna O’Shea, Robyn Flynn, Ciara Lambert.

(Front row) Aoife Tobin, Orlagh O’Shea, Deirbhle De Frain, Aine O’Brien, Eimear Butler, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Sadhbh Ni Mhathuna, Rachel Walsh