Ballyboden St Endas 7-21 – Ballinteer St Johns 0-5.
A humid haze fell over Cherryfield in the early hours of last Sunday morning as our Under 15A’s took to the field to try and replicate the Under16s on Saturday – by beating Ballinteer St Johns in the football Championship.
A nervy start saw Ballinteer take a one point lead. As the haze lifted however so did the ‘Boden team. They would go on to record a resounding victory over the Tangerine and Black. The early Ballinteer attacks were marshalled well by Jack Lambert at full back with Sean O’Donnell acting as a lively sidekick. An energetic Robin to Lambert’s Batman!! Enda Cashman and Pierce Christie took control in the middle and fed the energetic power house that is Conor Lowe in the half forward line. The game quickly turned in ‘Boden’s favour as they bombarded the Ballinteer goal to lead by 5-4 to 0-3 at half time with many a well taken free coming from the boot of Patrick Molloy.
The half time message was to take their points when the chance arose and this was diligently adhered to as the lads went on to record 16 points in the second half, the pick of them being from roving wing back Dean Ralph, and the ever patient Adam Kelleher.
‘Boden ran out easy winners in the end and set down a marker for the rest of the season ahead. Well done lads.
BALLYBODEN SQUAD: Jake Turley, Joey Donohoe, Jack Lambert, Sean O’Donnell, Dean Ralph, Conor Hanrahan, Cillian Wall, Pierce Christie, Enda Cashman, Tommy Farrell, Malachy Codd, Conor Lowe, Cian Corcoran, Adam Kelleher, Patrick Molloy. SUBS: Kevin Kirwan, Daragh O’Neill, John McGuire, Leon Fogarty.