Sunday, 19th March 2017
Result: 0-18 to 0-10
Full Time score; Ballyboden 0-18 Thomas Davis 0-10 Half Time score: Ballyboden 0-5 Thomas Davis 0-9
Challenging weather conditions greeted each of the teams this morning in Sancta Maria. Davis’s chose to play with the wind in the first half. Both teams traded points early on. In contrast, Davis’s scores came from long range while Boden had to work the ball in and shoot from close range to get their scores. It was a tight contest with both teams not giving up any goal chances. However, the last ten minutes of the first half saw Davis’s open up a four-point lead with some excellent point taking.
At half-time, the Boden management asked the players to up the intensity and that’s exactly what they did. They exerted more pressure on Davis’s plays and forced several turnover ball. Boden started to pick off some excellent scores and by mid-way through the second half they had levelled the score. However, Thomas Davis had not gone away and had it not been for a fine save by Josh Kane, Boden could have fallen behind again. But Boden never looked back after this point and, they kicked on with some fine scores and eventually ran out comfortable winners by eight points.
It’s fair to say, a lot of work done but more to do. Next week sees the team at home to Oliver Plunkett’s in the cup and then, in two weeks’ time, we are out against St. Vincent’s, away, in the league.4