Result: 3 – 12 to 1 – 14

Ballyboden St. Endas 3 – 12  Trinity Gaels 1 – 14

Late in the second half, a fine goal by Mark O’Toole of Trinity Gaels left just two points between the sides 2 – 9 to 1 – 10.  But as in the St. Brigids’ game last week, the Boden response with impressive.

Good work by Conal Keaney set up Rory Hussey for a point.  A great delivery by Enda McNulty was fielded by Keaney who pointed and then a great three man move between Kenny Naughton, Conal Keaney led to Cormac Smith goaling with his first kick.

Boden were now seven points to the good and although Brendan O’Brien continued to add to his tally (he scored 11 points in all), the home side held on for a valuable pair of points.

Kenny Naughton gave Boden an early advantage with a spectacular goal and three points by Andrew Kerin and another from Ian Clarke and Conal Keaney accounted for the first half tally.

Early after the restart, Declan O’Mahony cracked home a fine goal and Cian Hore notched a clever point.  But a slick Trinity Gaels attack was causing problems and Sean Manley did superbly to deny them a goal.

Robbie Maher did well in defence and Darragh Kiernan and Mark O’Sullivan also performed well.  Ian Clarke caught some fine ball at midfield.

Sean Manley, Conor Dolan, Darragh Kiernan, Mark O’Sullivan, Niall Clarke, Gareth O’Reilly, Robbie Maher, Ian Clarke, Declan O’Mahony (1 – 1), Ken Naughton (1 – 0), Stephen Hiney, Rory Hussey (0 – 1), Andrew Brennan, Conal Keaney (0 – 5), Andrew Kerin (0 – 3).

Subs: Brian O’Regan for Hiney (inj); Enda McNulty for O’Reilly; Cian Hore for O’Regan; Cormac Smith for Hussey; Andrew Gardiner for Clarke.