Senior A Championship Final

Sunday next in Parnell Park is another huge day in the history of the club. Our Senior hurling team returns to the final after a gap of four years and in the meantime Kilmacud Crokes (once) and Cuala (on three occasions) have taken the trophy home.

We have been champions on six occasions and have been runners up on five. Our first final was in 1983 when we were defeated by Erin’s Isle (their first and only victory). We returned to the final in 1988 to be defeated by St. Vincent’s. Further losses took place in 2001 (Craobh Chiaráin) , 2004 (UCD)  and 2006  (Craobh Chiaráin).

The big breakthrough came in 2007 and the club entered a golden period with a glorious 5 in a row. We lost out in the group stages in 2012 but returned to claim a 6th title in 2013.

For the past 4 years we have been in the shadow of a seriously good Cuala team who have proven their credentials on the big stage.  Their run came to an end in the semi final when they were toppled by a very strong Kilmacud Crokes team, a team which just fell short to Cuala on a number of occasions in the past few years. We are in no doubt about the challenge ahead on Sunday.

We are delighted to be back in Parnell Park on the biggest day of the club year.  Our senior team will proudly represent every Boden hurler, past and present, when they take to the pitch at 4.00pm next Sunday. They have been brilliant ambassadors all year and their record so far this year is has been most impressive with just one loss in the League. We have a League final to look forward to but this game is by far our most important to date this year.  The  team and their management have left no stone unturned in their efforts to bring this title back to Boden…..all  they need now is your support to be heard from the stands in Parnell Park on Sunday.  They need YOU there.

Kind Regards
John Ryan