Saturday, 1st April 2017
Result: 3-07 to 0-11
Ballyboden 3-7. St Sylvesters 0-11
Bodens Intermediate team travelled out to Malahide Saturday evening for an important league game. After a disappointing defeat in our 1st game it was vital we picked up points to build momentum. Syls strengthened by a few available seniors had the same plan. Boden started well with points from Eamonn O'Reilly and Mikey Dunne but the opposition came back strong with 4 points and some other close efforts. Boden, under a bit of pressure, held out with a super low save from Dara Gogan and some great defending from Stephen Ward, Scott Cullen and Neil Hestor. In a hard fought first half Boden went in 1 point up after points from Conor Dean, Mikey Dunne a well taken goal by Ciaran Archibald.
Sylvesters clearly came out for 2nd half to get physically stuck into a young Boden team. However they unwisely targeted the wrong man in Dan Grimes who returned this aggression with interest to give Boden dominance around the middle.
A well taken penalty by Eamonn O'Reilly and another quick goal by the same player put Boden in a great position. Conor Dean also hit a super long range free. Syls didn't stop though and came at us strong, another huge save by Dara Gogan and consistently good kickouts playing a huge part in keeping them at bay. Bodens taking of their 3 goals and Sylvesters efforts being delt with superbly by our keeper swung the game our way.
Managment helped on the day by the wise Liam Deane are delighted with the win and will hope it helps build our momentum with championship fixed for 3 weeks.
Team. Gogan, Cullen, McGuire, Ward, Grimes, Hestor, Bobbett, Kirwan, Archibald 1-0, Dean 0-2 , Flaherty, Murphy, Dunne 0-2, McGrath, OReilly 2-3.
Subs on. McGuire, ODunaghue, Carolan, McGrath, Gilheaney.