As the dust settles on the disappointment of last Sunday’s Senior Football Championship Final, we reflect on the strangest of Championship seasons during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the challenges arising from the restrictions, the team prepared well and kicked off our campaign with the first ever Senior Football Championship match played in Pairc Uí Mhurchú, with a convincing win over Clontarf, followed up by a strong away win v St. Vincent’s, which ensured our qualification to the Quarter Finals with a game to spare…

The team went on to defeat our QF opponents Raheny after extra time and our neighbours St. Judes in the semis to qualify for the final. The Dublin Senior Football Championship is recognised as one of the most competitive County Championships in the country and to reach back to back finals as reigning champions is no small achievement and warrants huge congratulations.

The Boden senior management team and the players prepared extremely well for the final, but unfortunately, we had an off day. Anyone who has followed this team over the last few years will appreciate and acknowledge that this performance does not reflect the talent and the hard work put in by this group of players and the management team.

We offer our congratulations to Ballymun Kickhams, who produced a stellar performance on the day and were worthy winners. We have no choice but to take it on the chin, dust ourselves off, prepare for “the next ball” and to come back stronger than ever.

I am delighted to confirm that Anthony Rainbow will continue at the helm, but unfortunately, as has been known since early August Brian O’Regan will depart from the Senior Football coaching position to take up his new role with the Dublin Senior Footballers.

On behalf of the current and previous Ballyboden Adult Football Committees, I would like to thank Brian for the huge contribution that he has made to the Senior Football Team over the last three years and to wish him every success in his new role.

I look forward to working with Brian as he continues in his role as Director of Coaching in Ballyboden.

Is mise, le meas,

Jack Nolan