Senior B – Leinster League semi final vs Danesfort (Kilkenny), Sunday 3rd April 2022
Winning 3 out of 4 games and finishing 2nd overall in the group stages of the Leinster league, earned our Senior B camogie team a home semi-final against Danesfort, Kilkenny, who arrived up to Firhouse Rd. early on a bright but cold Sunday morning, ready for battle on an impeccable PUM pitch.
Danesfort got off to the better start in the first half and the Boden defence was kept busy throughout, denying the opposition multiple scoring chances, however it was same the other end of the field with scores for Boden hard to come by. Despite this, Boden kept themselves in the game, trailing only by 1 point at half time. HT score Ballyboden 0:3 Danesfot 0:4.
The second half, the Boden girls continued to enjoy good possession but failed to covert this into scores and they soon found themselves trailing by 5pts. However, after a wonderfully taken goal by Hollyn, planted into the top corner of the net, the girls then followed almost immediately with another point, Boden were back and it was game on. Alas, we were unable to build on this renewed momentum and Dansefort soon found the net and converted another point to finish up winners by 5pts. Final score Ballyboden 1:6 Danesfort 2:8.
Not to be disheartened by this defeat, 5 competitive games in this league will surely stand to the Boden girls as they now turn their full attention to the league campaign with plenty learnt.
One final mention of a notable but rare enough moment was the presence of 3 sets of sisters lining out for the Boden team – Kiara & Leah Cunningham, Aoife & Ciara Barnes and Aisling & Yvonne Gargan, great to see!
Thanks to Miriam Doyle for the match day pics.