Junior B vs St. Patricks (Palmerstown)
Sunday, 4th September 2016

Result: 2-15 to 1-04

It was back to winning ways for the JBs in the Lge v St Pats. Numbers were tight owing to a certain Electric Picnic but the Men who turned up had the hunger and desire to win. In a rather subdued atmosphere the game got under way. Vinnie Moran and Enda Daly set about dominating midfield from the off. Winning the ball Vinnie sent in a sweet ball for Laurence Murphy who turned his marker to set up Neil for Bodens first point of the game. Further points from Vinnie and Alex Murphy showed our continuing dominance. Donal McCarthy at half forward was terrorising the Pats defence with his direct style of play. Anthony Manning was in great form in defence and had a hand in Bodens first goal. Some excellent off the shoulder play out of defence found Jay Long on the attack. Three passes later Long found himself in front of goal and let a rocket of a shot go into the bottom corner for our first goal. Laurence Murphy was working hard to create openings for his team-mates and scored an excellent goal of his own after collecting a low ball, twisting his marker yet again and calmly slotting the ball into the net. The half time whistle went, water was supped, oranges were eaten but the message clear...do not take the foot of the pedal or allow Pats get a foothold. Eoghan Buckley was standing out at half forward, his burst of pace was a joy to see and his ball control was beyond his years. One to watch for sure. Alex Murphy was his usual dogged self, out looking for the ball and feeding the forward line. Further scores from McCarthy, Lynch and Buckley himself put the game beyond St Pats. Liam McNamara was excellent in the full back position, beating the Pats attack time after time. James McTiernan led by example and helped the supply to the forward line with his mazy runs from the half back line. Laurence Murphy chased down what seemed to be a lost cause ball, took his man on and sent over a sweetly taken point. Substitutions were made with Cian O Toole showing an excellent turn of pace and great footballing prowess! Conor Mealy came on and slotted right in to the flow of the game with ease. A credit to the club. The final whistle blew with the JBs running out eventual winners. BBSE 2-15 St Pats 1-4. With just one more win needed out of our remaining 2 games to secure a promotion play off spot, I have no doubt at all that the lads will not fail. It has been a long hard season since we started training on the 6th of January last. Mentally and physically these Men have given their all for the cause, for each other. The Management are privileged to know them and they are a credit to the club. I have total faith that they will deliver. Boden Abu! Report by Martin O’Donnell.

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