Senior football championship v Whitehall Colmcilles, O’Toole Park, 15 August 2020
Ballyboden St Endas 4 – 22
Whitehall Colmcilles 1 – 10
Whitehall got the first score in the first minute to take an early lead, but it didn’t last long. In the 2nd minute Conal Keaney saw his first effort for a goal well blocked by the goalkeeper but when it rebounded to him, Conal made no mistake as he finished to the net. Kieran Kennedy, although wearing No. 2, lined out in the half forward line and had his name on the board a minute later. Brian Bobbett made one of his customary runs up the middle from his half back position and as he sought a colleague to pass to, he saw a gap opening up and decided to go for it and he finished confidently to the net. Whitehall got a point back, but Ross McGarry and Robbie McDaid added further points for Boden. As the first water break approached, Whitehall had their purple patch scoring a goal and two points, to leave just two points between the sides. After the short break, Boden added 9 points with just two in reply for Whitehall. Ross McGarry (3, 1 mark), Warren Egan (2, 1×45), Conal Keaney (1), Aran Waters (1), Robbie McDaid (1) and Colm Basquel (1 free) to leave Boden in front 2 – 12 to 1 – 6 at half time.
Colm Basquel got the first score of the second half after four minutes, but this was quickly cancelled by a Whitehall point. Robbie McDaid and Whitehall exchanged points before Warren Egan and Colm Basquel (free) added to Boden’s total. Michael Darragh Macauley was working hard and a rasper of a shot for goal came back off the cross bar and was cleared and Whitehall followed their good luck with another point. If there was any doubt about the result up to this, it was put beyond doubt when Tom Hayes set up Colm Basquel for a tap in goal. Colm added a point from a free and Ross McGarry added to his tally before Tom Hayes finished to the net after good work by Donogh McCabe. Whitehall managed one more point but Boden finished in style with Colm Basquel (2 frees), Warren Egan (1) and Brian Bobbett (1, with his fist). This leaves Boden at the top of its group, unbeaten, and will face the runners-up of Group 4 in the quarter final.
TEAM: Darragh Gogan, Bob Dwan, Shane Clayton, Cathal Flaherty, Brian Bobbett, Darragh Nelson, Aran Waters, Michael Darragh Macauley, Robbie McDaid, Ryan Basquel, Warren Egan, Kieran Kennedy, Ross McGarry, Colm Basquel, Conal Keaney. SUBS USED: James Holland, Simon Lambert, Tom Hayes, Declan O’Mahony, Donogh McCabe. Other panel members: Jake Turley, Ciarán O’Reilly, Stephen O’Connor, Tom Hanifin.