Under 16 ‘D’ Football Championship Final 21/5/17, Ballyboden St Endas v St Pats, Palmerston, O’ Toole Park, Crumlin.
Finally, the big day arrived for our U16B boys in O’Toole Park on Saturday. We couldn’t of asked for more from the boys. They had worked hard, including extra training sessions over the last eight weeks and their preparation was excellent.
We won the toss and selected to play with the breeze and down the hill in the first half. We took control of the game right from the start and by half-time we had built up a comfortable lead of 0-6 to 0-0.
In the second half, St.Pats got off to a good start firing over the first score quickly. The Boden management team nervously looked at each other, was this to be a game of two halves? Any fears that we had were quickly allayed as the Boden boys rallied well and quickly retook control of the game again and it was to the only score that we would concede. Final score 1-13 to 0-1.
In summary, the boys were superb and it was an excellent and complete team performance. Adam Fisher, Brendan Kavanagh, and Captain Conor Cullen solid in defence. Excellent work rate from Sean Flaherty, Robert Cullen and James Nolan around the middle of the park. Daragh Cullen, Scott Harding and Eoin Duffy all put in great performances and worked tirelessly in the forward line. The Man of the match was hard to choose between Daniel Ryan at No.7 and Dan Ryan at No.10, which was shaded by Dan Ryan.
A special mention for Hugh Carrigan who unfortunately picked up a bug on Friday night and selflessly made the decision to put the team ahead of himself when he pulled out just before the off. Hugh, who is one of the first names on the team sheet at No. 3 played a large part in getting us to the Final on Saturday.
Scorers were: Sean Flaherty 1-2, Dan Ryan 0-3, Daragh Cullen 0-3, Scot Harding 0-2, Daniel Ryan 0-2 and Eoin Duffy 0-1.
A big thank you to the family and club members for turning out in big numbers to cheer on the boys and to the mentors for preparing the boys so well.
Many thanks to Tony Doyle and Miriam Doyle for the photos. For more photos, see here
Under 16 ‘D’ Football Championship Semi Final 06/5/17, St Sylvesters v Ballyboden St Endas, Bloomfield, Malahide.
The U16’s put in a solid performance today, all 18 players delivered a gallant effort and contributed a 110%. The victory was never in doubt as the boys took control of the game right from the start. They were against the wind and up hill in the first half but they led comfortably at halftime. The Boden boys had a slow start to the second half but rallied well to win out comfortably in the end.
Full Time Score: Ballyboden 2-15 St Sylvesters 2-06
The management team couldn’t be more proud of the boys. We are all looking for to a great day out in the final in two weeks time.
Many thanks to Tony Duffy and Peter Minogue for the photos. For more photos, see here
Under 16 ‘D’ Football Championship Quarter Final 22/4/17, Clontarf v Ballyboden St Endas, St Anne’s Park
Dramatic stuff last Saturday afternoon out in St Annes Park which took extra-time to settle the result in Boden’s favour by two points.