Senior A Camogie League Round 1 BBSE vs Na Fianna
The Senior A Camogie League campaign got underway on Tuesday evening. Na Fianna got off to a good start with a well worked point. Boden responded quickly with two points, one from full forward Dearbhla Brennan, and the other from Hollyn Kennedy. The next 15 minutes proceeded in both teams swapping wides. Boden won 3 frees in that space of time but couldn’t convert them. At the other end, a free from Na Fianna dropped short but Socky gathered it cleanly into her hands and dissipated any danger. The next couple of minutes were slightly rocky with what looked like an imminent goal ended in a free, which Na Fianna converted. Another point from Na Fianna levelled the game at 0‐2 all. Trojan work from the back line, with Hannah Leddy and Mairead Luttrell at the helm, kept the opposition at bay, forcing numerous wides. A well worked couple of points for Boden, the first, which Doireann converted from the touchline and the second from Brennan, with an assist from midfielder Jodie White. Another free from Brennan was quickly nullified at the other end when a 13‐metre free was saved on the line by Sile, went out for a 45 and then finished to the net. Score 1‐3 to 0‐5 to Na Fianna.
Boden got off to a roaring start in the second half, with four scores on the board. One of those coming from Erica Tobin on her Senior A League debut. Na Fianna countered with two points but the ladies in blue and white responded with two points of their own. Things were looking good for the Boden team until halfway through the second half. A wave of attack from Na Fianna forced numerous frees and suddenly the game was levelled at 1‐8 to 0‐11. The final 5 minutes were extremely tense with a free from Brennan nullified by a penalty for Na Fianna, which they opted to put over the bar. Then Na Fianna concluded the evenings scoring with a point and the final whistle sounded. Na Fianna win 1‐10 to 0‐12.
Hard luck to the ladies. However, it was a very promising start to the season with plenty of positives. A special welcome to all the minor girls who made a huge impact in their first Senior A League Campaign.
Boden: Síle Nic Coitir, Hannah Leddy, Mairead Luttrell, Aoife O’Neill, Aisling Gargan, Martha O’Donoghue, Grace Walsh, Sarah Nagle, Jodie White, Doireann Mullany (0‐3), Aoife O’Brien, Laura Burns, Erica Tobin (0‐1), Dearbhla Brennan (0‐7, 0‐4f, 0‐1 45s), Hollyn Kennedy (0‐1), Ally Ramsden, Ciara O’Neill, Sarah Ann Murphy, Aisling Byrne (for Nagle 55mins), Olivia Meagher (for Burns 20mins), Robyn Flynn (for O’Neill 55mins), Sarah Keehan, Claire Kirwan (for White 37mins)