Senior vs St. Vincent's
Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Result: 0-15 to 1-10

From the throw in, the home team got stuck-in to the unbeaten league leaders and in the first minute Collie Dunne had two points on the board. The next twenty minutes belonged to Ryan Basquel as he tormented the Vincents defence, scoring four points from play and two from frees. The backs and mid-field were giving the Vincents forwards little or no room. As we approached mid-way of the half a dangerous Vincents attack seemed destined to end in a goal but a last-ditch finger-tip flick of the ball away from the danger area by Declan O’Mahony prevented a goal being scored. However, in the process Declan collided with the goal post and, although he resumed play, he had to be replaced five minutes later by Johnny Murphy. The loss of Declan had a major effect on how the game developed from there as Vincents had the upper hand for the remainder of the half, scoring their only three points of the half, two from frees. This left the half time score at 0 – 8 to 0 – 3.

Almost from the throw-in of the second half Vincents scored a point from a free which was quickly cancelled out by two pointed frees by Ryan Basquel. Then as a promising attack broke down, Vincents stormed forward and finished the ball to the net. Game on. They then scored the next three points (one free), to bring he sides level, at the mid-way point of the second half. Collie Dunne and Johnny Murphy restored the home side’s lead but it was quickly cancelled out by two Vincents pointed frees. Ryan Basquel from a free and Simon Lambert, who had replaced Alan Flood, put Boden back in control with a two-point cushion, with five minutes left to play. With time running out Vincents pointed another free but Ryan Basquel again restored the two-point margin, well into added time.

TEAM: Conor Dooley; Cian Murray; Cathal Flaherty; Graham Heavey; Stephen O’Connor; Tom Hanafin; Shane Durkin; Declan O’Mahony; Darragh Nelson; Darren O’Reilly; Ryan Basquel; Sean Gibbons; Barra McGarry; Alan Flood; Collie Dunne. SUBS USED: John Murphy; James Madden (Snr, back from his exploits with the Dublin hurlers); Donagh McCabe; Simon Lambert.

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