- Senior A team have second win in Leinster Seniro League with a three point win over Mt. Leinster Rangers in Borris (1 12 to 1 09). Report Click here
- Minor A team fall to Na Fianna (2 08 to 4 11)
- Minor B team still unbeaten after draw with St. Sylvesters. Report below from Conor Sheehan
Boden share the points with St.Sylvesters at windswept Ballycullen
Ballyboden Minor B Hurlers 3.5 St Sylvesters 1.11.
They say that three in a relationship can be too much to handle!! Such was almost the case on Sunday morning when a gale down the spine of the field threatened to spoil the endeavour of the other two in the act, a steady home side and the very determined Northside visitors.
St. Sylvesters chose the wind for the opening half and got going with two points from Dan Murphy and a beauty from Eoin Cooney. The home response was swift and good work from Mikey Dunne and Conor Barton brought off a fine stop from the goalman, only for Cathal O’Tuile to follow up and hit the net. Minutes later Ruairi Kirwan ran along the end line unchallenged to double the Boden tally. Sylvesters got serious about the field and notched a goal and two points in a row, the best from Mikey Meany from out the country. McGee pointed a beauty after great teamwork and minutes later Sean Choy O’Byrne was upended and Barton added the point. Back came the visitors and they finished the half better with more points.
Half time had it Boden 2 02 to Sylvesters 1 11.
The second half should have been a Boden domination with the strong wind, but the visitors had different ideas and probably shared possession over the thirty. Barton opened with a free and minutes later a long ball from Conor Kennedy found the net after confusion in the Sylvesters square. There followed a period of pressure from the Northsiders which seemed to come to halt every time at the Boden half back line of Kennedy, Kevin O’Flaherty and Darragh Byrne. Number 6, Kennedy, in particular, was the undoubted MVP for his tenacious work, constantly clearing his line and finding open ground for the forwards to create opportunities. With ten minutes left Barton got a beauty after good work from Kirwan and Choy. The margin was now a point, delivered late on by Barton from a free. Official Eoin Roche blew the final whistle with a few players going down with cramp.
Manager Michael Kennedy expressed satisfaction with the effort, if not with the tally.
Team, Oisin Carolan, Rob Keegan, Barry Lyons, Joe Flanagan, Darragh Byrne, Conor Kennedy, Kevin O’Flanagan, Mark McGee, Michael O’Brien, Mikey Dunne, Conor Barton, Sean Choy O’Byrne, Cathal O’Tuile, Ruairi Kirwan, Sean Gorman, Eoin Fetherstone, Niall Cregan, Eoin Monahan.