What a difference a year makes! Our U9 Girls rounded off their first year of football with 2 blitzes, both of which took place in Sancta Maria on Sunday, and the performances by all the girls showed how far they have travelled in just one year.
Hosting strong opposition from Fox/Cab, Kilmacud Crokes, Na Fianna, Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Ranelagh Gaels, the Boden girls demonstrated their full range of skills and match play in this hugely enjoyable morning’s football. Particularly noticeable was the high number of turnovers by the Boden girls, as the near hand tackle was employed to great effect, as well as the great game play on show as – time after time – the Ballyboden girls fed the football through to their scoring forwards.
One thing that hasn’t changed from their first outings though, is these Boden girls’ attitude and appetite for the games. Over the year they certainly struggled when they came up against some more experienced opposition, but never once did the girls’ heads go down, or their spirits flag. So Sunday’s strong performances were all the more deserved for this hard working group of 9 year olds.
Well done to all the girls.