Ballyboden St.Endas 2 17 Kilmacud Crokes 2 16

Saturday last the Senior B hurlers began their championship campaign away in Silver Park against Kilmacud Crokes.

Less than a week after the teams highly regarded manager had passed away, the squad gathered for a fully respected minutes silence to honour a great man.

The game began at a high tempo and this continued for the 60minutes. First quarter was evenly match with both sides picking off some nice scores from play and topping them up with some frees. Going into the first water break the sides were separated by a point in favor of the home side. And they extended this lead in the first 5 mins by hitting two quick fire goals  that left the Boden lads reeling for a brief period. But they never stopped battling and were rewarded by some fine points to cut the arrears to 5 points by half time.

The game resumed with both sides tacking in a few points each and Kilmacud Crokes leading by 6 points were indeed the happier of sides. That was until Boden stuck for the first of their 2 second half goals by John O Driscoll after a good team move. Minutes later a Mark Lambert sideline went straight to the Crokes net to level the game.

Into the 2nd water break of the game and it was Boden with a spring in their step.

The final quarter of the game was an extremely tight affair. Both sides added to their points tally and in the end a one point victory at the final whistle was greeted joyously by the Boden team and the few supporters that were lucky enough to be present.

A very good team performance with standout roles from many players including Pearce Christie, Naoise MaGuire, Mark Lambert, Fionn MaGuire and Gavin Corrigan.

Panel: Conor O Donoghue, Rob Leddy, Karl Reddy, Cian Mellett, Naoise MaGuire, Cillian Wall, Fionn MaGuire, Tomás Glynn, Mark Lambert, Peter Buckeridge, John O Driscoll, Shane Kennedy, Gavin Corrigan, Finn MacDonnagh, Pearce Christie, Keith MaCarron, Mattie Weldon, Marty O Sullivan, Mal Codd, Aaron Coffee, Eoin Small, Ruairi Kirwin, Donal Butler, Karl Weldon, Cian Corcoran, Fergal Murray.

Photos by John Kirwan

Posted by BodenGAA on Saturday, July 18, 2020