Hurling Results March 19th
- Division 1 – BBSE 3 14 V Na Fianna 1 18..Click here for a report
- Division 2 – BBSE V Faughs on Sunday, March 19th at 11.00am in Ballycullen
Leinster Senior League
- Division 1 - BBSE 1 17 Young Ireland’s 1 17 .. Click here for a report
- Division 4 – BBSE 1 17 V Carlow Town 2 09
The Adult Hurling Section has 7 teams this year. Click on the link to get upcoming fixtures as well as results and tables for each league. Fixtures, results and tables are updated on a weekly basis by the CCC
- Senior A - AHL 1 - Click here
- Senior B - AHL 3 - Click here
- Intermediate - AHL 4 - Click here
- Junior A - AHL 5 - Click here
- Minor A - Click here
- Minor B - Click here
- Minor C - Click here
Garry Maguire, Rob Leddy and Stephen Hiney in action V Faythe Harriers.
(Pics: Eamonn O'Sullivan)
- Leinster Senior League Division 1 - BBSE 1 13 Faythe Harriers 0 08
- Leinster Senior League Division 4 - BBSE 3 21 Arklow Rock Parnells 1 07
Minor Hurlers Start Hurling Year in Style
The Minor A Hurlers opened the season in style with a fine win over Castleknock. Click here for a report
The B team came up short against Ballinteer St. John's while the C team were beaten by Castleknock.
Leinster Senior League
This year we enter two teams in the Leinster Senior League. The Senior A team starts their defence of the title next Sunday against Faythe Harriers (Wex). Camross (Laois) and Young Ireland's (KK) make up the group. The Second team start at home against Arklow on Saturday. Moorefield (Kildare) and Carlow Town make up this group.
- 26/02/2017 – Faythe Harriers (Wex) V BBSE in Wexford at 4.00pm
- 25/02/2017 – BBSE V Arklow Rock Parnell in Sancta Maria at 3.00pm
- AHL 1 - St. Vincents 2 16 BBSE 0 18 Click here for report
- AHL3 - BBSE 2 15 St. Peregrines 2 10 Click here for report
- AHL4 - BBSE 4 12 Bray Emmets 1 12
- AHL5 - Clanna Gael 0 17 BBSE 2 06
This way out...Conal Keaney in action in AHL1. Picture by Eamonn O' Sullivan
Minor A League Champions 2016
Congrats to the Minor A hurlers on their magnificent win over Na Fianna to capture the Minor A League. Click here for a report from Le Fear Bog
Minor D Champions
Congrats to the Minor D hurlers on their magnificent win championship final win over St. Sylvester's on a score of 3 08 to 1 11. Click here to read the report from The Limrick Layder
Fixtures and Results - Week beginning July 11
- Junior B Championship - BBSE 2 06 Balinteer St. John 0 20
- Senior B Championship - BBSE 5 14 St. Vincent’s 0 09
- Intermediate Championship - BBSE 0 18 Thomas Davis 1 19
- Junior D Hurling Championship - BBSE 2 07 St. Jude’s 1 21
- AHL4 V Lucan Sarsfield’s in Ballycullen on Friday at 7.30pm
- AHL 1 V Na Fianna in PUM on Saturday at 11.00am
- AHL2 V Parnell’s in Sancta Maria on Saturday at 6.30pm
- AHL3 V Round Tower’s in Monastery Road on Saturday at 6.30pm
- Wednesday, July 6th - Minor B V Fingallians at 7.30pm in Lawless Park
- Thursday, July 7th – Minor A V Lucan Sarsfields at 7.30pm in 12th Lock
- Sunday, July 10th – Minor A V Cuala at 11.00am in PUM
- Sunday, July 10th – Minor B V Raheny at 11.00am in Sancta Maria
Boden Hurlers Leinster Champions for third time
Click here for a report from Wordsworth
AHL 1 - BBSE V Crumlin in PUM on Tuesday at 19:30
Results and Upcoming Fixtures
- AHL1 - BBSE 2 20 BBSE 0 13 Click here for report from the Long Fella
- AHL 2 - BBSE 1 13 Naomh Mearnóg 1 16 Click here for report
- AHL 3 - BBSE 1 13 Erin's Isle 3 09
- AHL 4 - BBSE 1 10 Clontarf 1 18
- AHL 1 - BBSE 0 12 St. Judes 0 15 Click here for a report from The Long Fella
- AHL3 - BBSE 1 12 St. Kevin's 1 18
- AHL 4 - BBSE 2 11 St. Jude's 1 21
Congratulations to the Dublin hurlers on their fine win over Wexford. Well done to Niall McMorrow on his man of the match performance. We also congratulate Conor Dooley.... a clean sheet on his Championship debut. The prize is a trip to Portlaoise to play Kilkenny in the Leinster Semi final on June 11th
The curtain raiser that day will be the Leinster Senior league Final between BBSE and Buffer’s Alley. Full details will be posted on the website as soon as they are confirmed.
Results and Upcoming Fixtures
- Minor A – BBSE 7 23 St. Brigid’s 0 05
- Minor B – Ballinteer St. John’s 2 14 BBSE 0 08
- Minor C – BBSE 2 12 St. Sylvesters 3 07
Minor C Team V Sylvesters
Congratulations to the Dublin Minor Hurlers who beat Kilkenny, after extra time on Saturday, to reach the Leinster final. In particular, well done to the 5 Boden boys on the panel - Conor O Donoghue, Cillian Byrne, Aidan Mellett, Luke Corcoran and Shane Kennedy.
The sunny weather is here so it can only mean one thing....exams! The Minors are now taking a break and the Leaving Cert takes centre stage for the next few weeks. We wish all who will be sitting exams the very best of luck.
- AHL1 – BBSE V Ballinteer St. Johns on Tuesday in PUM at 7.15pm
- AHL2 – BBSE V Naomh Mearnóg on Wednesday in Sancta Maria at 7.15pm
- AHL 3 – BBSE V Erin’s Isle on Wednesday in Ballycullen at 7.15pm
- AHL 4 – Clontarf V BBSE on Wednesday in St. Anne’s Park at 7.15pm
- AHL2 – Naomh Fionnbarra V BBSE on Sunday in John Paul Park at 10.30am
- AHL3 – St. Kevin’s V BBSE on Sunday in Dolphin Park at 10.30am
- AHL4 – St. Jude’s V BBSE on Sunday in Tymon Park at 10.30am
- AHL1 – BBSE V St. Jude’s on Tuesday (May 24th) in PUM at 7.15pm
Fixtures and Venue may change....check the website for updates
Championship Hurling This week
Thursday, May 5th
- Senior A Championship V Faughs in O' Toole Park at 7.00pm
Saturday, May 7th
- Senior B Championship V Kilmacud Crokes in Silverpark at 6.15pm
- Intermediate Championship V Kevins in Dolphin PArk at 6.15pm
Results from Weekend
- Senior Hurlers open campaign with 0 22 to 1 13 win overSt. Oliver Plunkett's ER. Click here to read The Long Fella
- Senior B team come out best in Goal Fest...click here for a report from Wordsworth
- Intermediate team beaten by Judes on a scoreline of 1 06 to 0 14
- Junior B team fall to St. Maur's on a scoreline of 2 09 to 2 17
- Junior D team mark special day in style...click here for a report from The Third Policeman
- Boden Senior Hurlers top Clara to reach Leinster League Final. Click here for a report from D'Evening Eko
- Minor A 3 12 V St. Vincents 3 08 Click here for a report from Le Fear Bog
- Minor B 0 13V St. Sylvester's 4 18
- Minor C 6 10 V Na Fianna 2 07 Click here for a report from The Limerick Layder
The season goes up a notch this weekend with all 5 Championship teams in action. Luckily all teams are playing at home venues with the exception of the Senior A team who play just down the road in O’ Toole Park. Best of luck to all our teams.
Click here for more photos courtesy of Clíona Mellett
The season goes up a notch this weekend with all 5 Championship teams in action. Luckily all teams are playing at home venues with the exception of the Senior A team who play just down the road in O’ Toole Park. Best of luck to all our teams as they set out on what will hopefully be the long road to success.
- Senior A V St. Oliver Plunkett's ER on Friday at 6.45pm in O' Toole Park
- Intermediate V St. Jude's on Saturday at 6.00pm in PUM
- Junior B V St. Maur’s on Sunday at 11.00am in Sancta Maria
- Senior B V St. Sylvester's on Sunday at 11.00am in Sancta Maria
- Junior D V Thomas Davis on Sunday at 11.00 in PUM
Check website for any venue changes
Weekend Results and Upcoming Fixtures
- BBSE 0 21 St. Patrick's Ballyragget 1 17. Click here for a report from Wordsworth
- Minor A - BBSE 1 09 Cuala 0 09. Click here for a report from Le Fear Bog
- Minor B - BBSE 2 12 Naomh Fionnbarra 2 13
- AHL 1 - Kilmacud Crokes V BBSE in Silverpark at 6.00pm on Saturday
- AHL 2 - St. Pat's (P) V BBSE in Glenauline Park at 6.00pm on Saturday
- AHL 3 - Naomh Olaf v BBSE in Páirc Uí Bhriain at 6.00pm on Saturday
- AHL 4 - BBSE V Fingallians in Ballycullen at 6.00pm on Saturday
Fixtures - Weekend of March 13th
- Leinster Senior League (R2) - BBSE V Camross in Derrynaseera, Coolrain at 4pm on Saturday
- Minor A League - BBSE V Lucan Sarsfields in PUM on Sunday at 12 noon
- Minor B League - BBSE v Faughs in Sancta Maria on Sunday at 11.00am
- Minor C League - BBSE V St. Pat's (P) in Ballycullen on Sunday at 11.00am
Hurling League 2016 Commences
Senior A Hurlers topple Vincents (3 17 to 0 12) Click here for report from Joe Roche
Senior B Hurlers lose out to OPER ...click here for report from The Long Fella
Adult Hurling Leagues Commence
All four teams will be in action next weekend. Boden are unique in that we have four teams playing in the top four divisions. This brings its own difficulties as all four teams play at the same time. Good luck to all our teams.
- AHL 1 V St. Vincent’s in Páirc Naomh Uinsíonn at 10.30am on Sunday
- AHL2 V Oliver Plunkett’s ER in Sancta Maria at 10.30am on Sunday
- AHL3 V St. Peregrine’s in Blakestown at 10.30am on Sunday
- AHL4 V Bray Emmet’s in Ballycullen 10.30am on Sunday
Best of luck to the Dublin hurlers who play Cork in Croke Park on Saturday. Belated congratulations to Niall McMorrow on his selection on the Hoganstand team of week. The Ballyboden St Enda's clubman raised four white flags in the metropolitans' seven point success over Galway.
If heading to Croke Park on Saturday to support the Dubs, why not call to the Grafton Lounge for a coffee / drink or food? The Grafton Lounge is one of our major sponsors and always look forward to welcoming Boden members to their establishment.
2016 Hurling Season Commences
Many thanks to all who attended the Quiz on Friday last. A great night was had by all and congrats to the winning team. Decan O’ Brien was brilliant in his role as Quiz Master and we are extremely grateful for his assistance. Thanks to all who contributed Spot Prizes.
The Senior Hurlers have their first outing on Saturday next when we host Tullaroan from Kilkenny in the Leinster League. The game is fixed for 3pm. The venue will be decided later in the week and will be posted on the website.
Well done to the Dublin Senior hurlers on their win over Galway in Parnell Park on Saturday. Conor Dooley once again starred in goals, keeping a clean sheet. James Madden made his league debut.
The Dublin Minor Hurling Panel are busily preparing for the Leinster Championship. This year we have 5 players on the panel....Aidan Mellett, Cillian Byrne, Conor O’ Donoghue, Luke Corcoran and Shane Kennedy. Good luck in the campaign.
The Minor Hurling Leagues return on Sunday morning. We have three teams this year and, as luck would have it, all games are away. Games are timed for 11.00am.
- Division 1 v Naomh Barróg in Páirc Barróg
- Division 2 V Whitehall Colmcille in Cloghran
- Division 5 V Trinity Gaels in Drumnigh
Senior B Hurlers Promoted
Senior B team edge out Naomh Barróg in Promotion Final. Click here for the report from The Long Fella
Minor B and Under 21s advance
- Minor C Championship – BBSE 3 13 Setanta 0 11
- Under 21 A Championship – BBSE 4 20 Cuala 0 12 Click here for report from Joe Roche
- Under 21 C Championship – Setanta have two points to spare over Boden
- AHL 3 - BBSE (A) V Setanta in Poppintree on Saturday at 5.00pm
- AHL 3 - BBSE (B) V Na Fianna in Mobhi Road on Saturday at 5.00pm
- AHL 4 - BBSE V St, Brigid's in Russell Park on Saturday at 5.00pm
AHL 3 Play Off
Hurling - AHL3 Play-off
AHL 3 - Promotion Semi Final
BBSE V Round Towers
Sancta Maria at 10.30am on Sunday
Mixed Emotions for Senior Hurlers
Senior A Hurlers advance to Sem-final with victory over Vincents. The Long Fella reports here
Senior B (pictured below) just fall short after epic battle with St. Oliver Plunkett's ER. Read the Long Fella here
- Minor A fall to Na Fianna. Read a report here from the Long Fella
- Minor B have a fine win over Kilmacud Crokes (4 12 to 2 12)
- joe.ie asks if Junior E winners are Ireland's oldest champions. Click here
Niall O' Riordan, Brian Kelleher, Brendan Ryan (Manager and Youngest by a country mile!), Ray McKenna and Tomás Ó Riordan.
Click on the links below to see how our teams are doing in their respective Championships.
Click on the links below to see how our four AHL teams and our Minor teams are doing in their respective Leagues
Results - Weekend of 13th September
The Junior C team celebrate after this morning's Championship win over Whitehall Colmcille
The Three Amigos....We've done it!!
- First Junior E Championship for Club
- Junior C team claim Championship with ten point win over Whitehall Colmcille..Click here for a report from the Long Fella
- Junior E team claim championship with three points to spare over Ballinteer St. John's. Click here for a report from Joe Wordsworth
- Senior B team reach final with win two point over Naomh Fionnbarra... Click here for a report from Joe Wordswotrth
- AHL 3 – BBSE 2 14 v Thomas Davis 3 11
- AHL 1 - Cuala 2 09 BBSE 0 09
"This way Mal"..,...Conor Dooley directs from the back..action from the closing stages of the Senior B semi (Photo courtesy of Adeline Coffey)
Results - Weekending August 30th
- Senior A team top group with win over Judes. The Long Fella reports. Click here
- Senior B team reach semis with fine win over Kilmacud Crokes. The Long Fella reports. Click here
- Junior C team advance to Championship final. The Long Fella Reports. Click here
- Junior E reach final with win over Wild Geese
Minor Championship Update
- Boden Minor A hurlers play in Group B of the Minor "A" Championship. They play against Naomh Barróg, St. Brigid's, and Na Fianna. First game is on Sunday, September 6th at home V Barróg.
- The Minor B team play in Group A of the "C" Championhsip. They play against O' Toole's, Sylvester's and Kilmacud Crokes. First game is on Sunday, September 6th at home V O' Toole's
Results - Weekend of August 17th
- Senior B Championship - BBSE 1 19 St. Vincent’s 1 08
- Intermediate Championship - BBSE 2 12 Clanna Gael 1 10
- Junior C Championship BBSE 3 13 Kilmacud Crokes i2 12
- Junior E Championship BBSE 2 12 St. Pat’s 0 06
Matty Weldon keeps his eye on the Sliotar V St. Vincents in PUM on Saturday evening. Photo courtesy of Andrew Coffey
" This way boys!" Alan O' Connor in action for Intermediate team V Clanna Gael. Photo by Clíona Mellett
Proposed dates for Adult Hurling Championships
Senior A (Weekending)
- Round 3 V St. Jude’s – August 30th
- Quarter Finals – September 13th or September 27th (TBC after Dublin V Mayo)
- Semi Finals – September 27th or October 11th (TBC after Dublin V Mayo)
- Final – October 11th or October 25th (TBC after Dublin V Mayo)
Senior B (Weekending)
- Quarter Finals – August 30th
- Semi-Finals – September 13th
- Final – September 27th
Junior C and Junior E (Weekending)
- Quarter Finals – August 16th
- Semi-Finals – August 30th
- Final – September 13th
Results from Weekend of July 26th
- Senior B team keep on track with win (1 15 to 0 13) over Olaf''s...Click here for report from The Long Fella . Click here for League table
- Inters beaten by Naomh Barróg (4 11 to 0 06). Click here for League table
- Junior team beaten by St. Finian's (2 20 to 0 06). Click here for League table
- AHL1 - BBSE 1 18 Lucan Sarsfield's 1 17. Click here for Leage table
- AHL3 - St. Peregrines 5 12 BBSE 2 20 Click here for League table
- AHL 3 - BBSE (Inters) 2 13 Round Towers 0 17 Click here for League table
- AHL 4 - BBSE V St. Oliver Plunkett's ER 1 16 BBSE 2 09 Click here for League table
- Minor A V Cuala in PUM on Tuesday, August 4th at 7.15pm
- Senior B Championship - BBSE V St. Vincent's in Sancta Maria on Saturday, August 15th at 6.15pm
- AHL 1 - BBSE V Balinteer St. John's in Marley Park on Monday, August 17th at 19:00pm.
Results and Fixtures July 20
- July 15th – Minor A – BBSE 5 11 Craobh Chiaráin 0 11 Click here for League table
- July 15th – Minor B – BBSE 4 08 Erin’s Isle 2 15 Click here for League table
- July 19th - Minor A - BBSE 2 18 St. Brigid's 0 07
- July 22nd - AHL 3 - BBSE (Sen B ) v Naomh Olaf at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Bhriain
- July 22nd - AHL 3 - BBSE (Inters) V Naomh Barróg at 7.30pm in St. Anne's Park
- July 22nd - AHL 4 - BBSE V St. Finians's at 7.30pm in Ridgewood Park, Swords
- July 25th - AHL 1 - BBSE V Lucan Sarsfield's at 6.30pm in PUM
- July 25th - AHL3 - St. Peregrines V BBSE (Sen B) at 6.30pm in Blakestown
- July 25th - AHL 3 - BBSE (Inters) V Round Towers at 6,30pm in Ballycullen
- July 25th - AHL 4 - BBSE V St. Oliver Plunkett's ER at 6.30pm in Ballycullen
Dates and Venues may change.... check website for update
Results and Fixtures July 13
Congratulations to Paul Ryan on his Man of the Match display against Limerick on Saturday. Well done to the Dubs and we now look forward to their game against Waterford on Sunday week.
- AHL 1 – BBSE 1 15 St. Pat’s 3 07
- AHL3 – BBSE 2 21 Naomh Olaf 2 09 (Sen B)
- AHL 3 – BBSE 1 18 Fingallian’s 1 15 (Inters)
- AHL 4 – BBSE 3 18 Faughs 2 07
- Senior B – BBSE 2 18 Naomh Olaf 0 13
- Intermediate – Na Fianna 2 11 BBSE 1 13
- Junior C – BBSE 1 11 St. Sylvester’s 0 10
- Junior E – Lucan Sarsfield’s 1 14 BBSE 0 11
- Senior A have two games played in the group stage with two wins and now await the final game against St. Judes to determine top spot in the group. They have already qualified for the Quarter Finals. It is unlikely that remaining games take place until Dublin’s interest in the Senior Championships ends.
- Senior B have one game left in the group stages against St. Vincent’s. A win will see them top the group. They have already qualified for the Quarter final. The Vincents game is provisionally fixed for August 12th.
- The Intermediate team finished in 5th place in their group and will not progress to the knock out stages.
- The Junior C team have topped their group and will now play the fourth placed team in the second group (Kilmacud Crokes) in the Quarter final. This game is provisionally fixed for August 16th.
- The Junior E team have 2nd in their group and now play the 3rd placed tea in the second group (St. Pat’s Donabate) in the Quarter final. We await confirmation of date.
- July 15th – Minor A – BBSE V Craobh Chiaráin at 7.30pm in PUM
- July 15th – Minor B – BBSE V Erin’s Isle at 7.30pm in Ballycullen
- July 19th – Minor A – BBSE V St. Brigid’s at 11.00am in Russell Park
- Sunday, July 5th – Minor A V Na Fianna in Sancta Maria at 9.45am. Click here for table
- Sunday, July 5th – Minor B V St. Peregrines is OFF. Click here for table
- Good luck to the Dublin Minor hurlers in the Leinster Final. Aidan Mellett and Cillian Byrne are the Boden representatives on the panel.
- Tuesday. July 7th - Junior B Championship V St. Sylvester's in Broomfield at 7.30pm. Click here for table
- Wednesday, July 8th - Senior B Championship V Naomh Olaf in Páirc Uí Bhriain at 7.30pm. Click here for table
- Wednesday, July 8th - Intermediate Championship V Na Fianna in St. Mobhi Road at 7.30pm. Click here for table
- Thursday, July 9th - Junior E Championship V Lucan Sarsfield's in Ballycullen at 7.30pm. Click here for table
Results and Upcoming Fixtures
- AHL 1 - BBSE 0 19 St. Brigid's 1 09
- AHL 3 - BBSE (2) 2 15 St. Kevin's 2 13
- AHL 4 - Clontarf 1 13 BBSE 1 07
- AHL 3 V Thomas Davis was OFF
- Senior B team have fine win over Na Fianna. Click here for report
- Senior A, Intermediate and Junior C team in action tonight (Wednesday). Vincents, Setanta and Lucan provide the opposition. Click here for full details.
- Minor A have a fine win over Fingallians (3 23 to 0 17)
- Minor B just lose out ot Naomh Olaf ( 1 12 to 2 08)
- Congratulations to the Dublin Minor Hurlers on their fine win over Westmeath. Aidan Mellett was the sole BBSE representative on the day. They now play Kilkenny in the Leinster final on July 5th.
- Congratulations to Senior Hurler Stephen Nagle and Anita Davey who were married on Friday in Butlersbridge, Co. Cavan. The happy couple are pictured below. Sliocht sleacht ar shliocht bhúr sleachta,
Results from last weekend
- AHL 1 - BBSE 5 13 V St. Jude’s 1 19. Click here for report
- Senior B Championship - St. Sylvesters 2 17 BBSE 2 11
- Intermediate Championship - Naomh Mearnóg 0 17 BBSE 1 07
- Junior E Championship - BBSE 1 09 V Round Towers 1 06
- Updated tables below
Adult Hurling Blitz - Sunday 7th June 2015
Click here for teams and arrangements
- Saturday, June 13th, Senior B Championship V St. Sylvesters in Broomfield at 6.30pm
- Saturday, June 13th Intermediate Championship V Naomh Mearnóg in PUM at 6.30pm
- Saturday, June 13th, AHL 1 V St. Jude’s in Tymon at 6.30pm
- Sunday, June 14th, Junior E Championship V Round Towers in Community Centre at 3.00pm
Always check the website for updates before travelling!!
• Tues, 26th May – Jun C Championship V Parnells in Ballycullen at 7.15pm
• Wed, 27th May – Sen B Championship V St. Vincent’s in Sancta Maria at 7.15pm
• Wed, 27th May – Inter Championship V Lucan Sarsfield’s in 12th Lock at 7.15pm
• Wed, 27th May – AHL 1 V O’ Toole’s in Blunden Drive at 7.15pm
• Thurs, 28th May – Jun E Championship V Wild Geese in Ballycullen at 7.15pm
Check website for updates
Championship Results - Weekend of May 17th
- Senior A - BBSE 4 27 St. Pat's 1 14. Click here to read a report from The Long Fella
Dotsy strikes again... photo by Kevin Maguire
- Senior B team have big win over Kevin's...click for report from The Long Fella
- Intermediate team draw with Thomas Davis - click here for report
Cian, Des and Liam give chase under the watchful eye of JS - Photo by Clíona Mellett
- Junior C team keep on track with win over St.Olaf's - 1 15 to 3 05
Paul Ryan has his say
Boden and Dublin sharpshooter, Paul Pabs Ryan,has his say on the Penalty Debate. Click here for his interview with The 42
Weekend Hurling from May 10th
- The Minor As had a good win over table toppers, St. Vincents, in a high scoring game. Click here for report from Conor Sheehan
- Minor Bs (below) had a fine win over Kilmacud Crokes
Spot the Ball??
Upcoming Championship Fixtures
- Senior A - BBSE V St. Pat's (P) in O' Toole Park on Thursday, 14th May at 7.15pm
- Senior B - St. Kevin's V BBSE in Dolphin Park on Saturday, 16th May at 6.00pm
- Intermediate - BBSE V Thomas Davis in PUM on Saturday, 16th May at 6.00pm
- Junior C - Naomh Olaf V BBSE in Páirc Uí Bhriain on Sunday, 17th May at 11.00am
Minor A hurlers top Cuala
Boden were slow to get started on this occasion with Cuala scoring some beautiful long range points to put them four to the good. Eventually our guys got more into the rhythm of the game and tightened up the marking in the centre third. Michael Boland was on the mark with three points from frees. Other well taken points from Aaron Coffey, Cian Murray and two superb goals from Boland and Rob Byrne left the half-time score of 2-7 to 0-11 in favour of Boden.
Cuala started the second half with a bang and soon had notched up a goal and two points to leave them ahead by three. Our defence was under severe pressure but dealt with it exceptionally well. Neil Hestor was mopping up a lot of ball in the centre and Cillian Byrne was outstanding at midfield. The work rate shown by all was now very encouraging and it was only a matter of time when the breaks would come. And they did. Aiden Mellet who was covering a huge amount of ground and a constant thorn in Cuala’s defence tore through three defenders and crashed the ball to the net. Further scores from Cillian Byrne, Michael Boland, Conor Kennedy and a goal from Aaron Coffey left the full time score 4-12 to 1-15 in favour of Boden.
Team: Conor O’Donoghue Kevin Cronin Luke Corcoran Karl Weldon Jack Mahon Neil Hestor Rob Leddy Cillian Byrne(0-2, 1f) Mark McGee Cian Kelly Cian Murray(0-2) Aidan Mellet(1-0) Aaron Coffey(1-2) Michael Boland(1-5,, 4f) Rob Byrne(1-0) Ruairi Kirwan Conor Kennedy(0-1) Daragh Byrne Luke O’Donoghue Ciaran Ryan.
Championship Wins for 4 out of 5 teams
- The Senior A hurlers opened their championship campaign with a fine win over Crumlin in O' Toole Park (4 23 to 1 14.) Click here for a report. Photos courtesy of Kevin Maguire
David O' Connor keeps his eye on the ball!!
Finn McGarry gets away closely watched by Stephen O' Connor
- Senior B Championship - BBSE 0 25 Naomh Barróg 0 13. Click here for a Report
Senior B team above and Conor Dooley scoring one of his long range points!!
- Intermediate Championship - Castleknock 1 12 BBSE 1 08
- Junior C Championship - BBSE 3 17 V Civil Service HC 0 07
- Junior E Championship - Civil Service HC 1 03 v BBSE 5 14
Results week ending 19th April
- AHL 1 - BBSE 0 18 Kilmacud Crokes 0 17. Click here for report
- AHL 3 – BBSE 3 13 Round Towers 0 10. Click here for report
- AHL 3 – BBSE (B) 4 15 Commercials 1 16. Click here for report
- AHL 4 – Trinity Gaels 1 13 BBSE 0 12
Upcoming Championship Fixtures
- Senior A Championship - BBSE V Crumlin in O' Toole Park on Friday, 24th April at 7.00pm
- Senior B Championship - BBSE V Naomh Barróg in Sancta Maria on Saturday, 25th April at 6.00pm
- Intermediate Championship - Castleknock V BBSE in Somerton Park on Saturday, 25th April at 6.00pm
- Junior C Championship - BBSE V Civil Service HC in Ballycullen on Sunday, 26th April at 10.30pm
- Junior E Championship - Civil Service HC v BBSE in Islandbridge on Sunday, 26th April at 12 noon
Rule Changes come into effect on April 11th.
The following Rule changes come into effect for all games played on or after April 11th.
Who will be the first Boden player to score a penalty under the new rules?? Who wil be the first Boden goalkeeper to save a one to one penalty??
- A Yellow Card does not carry into extra time.
- Referee may consult with a neutral linesman concerning the validity of a score.
- Penalty – One defending player on the goal-line who may not move towards the 20m line until the ball has actually been struck. The player taking the penalty may place it up to 7m back from the 20m line and within the arc but must strike the ball on or outside the 20m line.
- For free pucks for Technical Fouls committed inside the large rectangle and awarded on the centre point of the 20m line, a maximum of five players may stand on the goal-line and may not move forward until the ball has been struck. The player taking the free puck may place the ball up to 7m back from the 20m line and within the arc but must strike it on or outside the 20m line.
- For a 20m free puck awarded for a foul committed outside the large rectangle, all players shall stand a minimum of 20m from the point of award of the free and may not move closer to that point until the ball has been struck.
- Rule 2.4 and 4.16 – If a defending player(s) fouls before the ball is struck and a goal does not result, the referee shall give the penalty taker/free taker the option of re-taking the Penalty Puck/Free Puck or of having a point scored to stand.
- If a player taking a Penalty Puck or other Free Puck awarded on the 20m line fails to lift the ball at the first attempt or fails to strike it with the hurley, even if the action causes it to marginally cross the 20m line, he shall be allowed to strike the ball on the ground without delay.
- Advantage – Referee may allow the play to continue for up to 5 seconds after a foul; if no advantage accrues during that 5 seconds he may subsequently award a free puck for the foul.
(This is the same rule that has been in place in football for the past year; no advantage accruing would include such instances of a pass going astray, another player moving in to tackle as soon as the fouled player gets away from the initial foul, a shot taken within the five seconds which goes wide, a shot taken within the 5 seconds which is saved by the goalkeeper etc; in these instances the referee should come back and award the original free.
If a player/team who had been awarded an advantage commits a foul within the 5 second period then the free shall be awarded against him for the subsequent foul)
- A Yellow Card does not carry into extra time.
- Referee may consult with a neutral linesman concerning the validity of a score.
- Rule 2.3 and 4.16 – If a defending player(s) fouls at a Penalty Kick situation before the ball is kicked and a goal does not result, the referee shall give the penalty taker the option of re-taking the Penalty Kick or of having a point scored to stand.
Championship Fixtures for our 5 Adult teams are detailed below. Please note that these are subject to change by CCC
Weekend Results - March 29
• AHL 1 V St. Vincents OFF
• AHL3 - BBSE 2 15 Naomh Barróg 0 13 Click here for report
• AHL 3 - St. Peregrine's 2 18 BBSE 0 15
• AHL 4 - St. Jude's 0 11 BBSE 1 04
David O' Connor in action V Naomh Barróg
Weekend Results - March 22nd
- Minor A have first win of campaign, beating Craobh Chiaráin in Clonshaugh. Click here for report
- Minor B fall to O' Tooles - 3 07 to 3 11
- Leinster Senior League - BBSE 0 13 Lucan Sarsfields 0 13. Click here for report
Congratulations to the Dublin hurlers on their victory over Galway yesterday. Thye now play Limerick in Croke Park on Saturday evening next.
Action from Minor A V Craobh Chiaráin
- Senior Hurlers open campaign with 0 22 to 1 13 win overSt. Oliver Plunkett's ER. Click here to read The Long Fella
- Senior B team come out best in Goal Fest...click here for a report from Wordsworth
- Intermediate team beaten by Judes on a scoreline of 1 06 to 0 14
- Junior B team fall to St. Maur's on a scoreline of 2 09 to 2 17
- Junior D team mark special day in style...click here for a report from The Third Policeman
Weekend Round-up March 8
- 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.
The CCC has published the draw for the Hurling Championships. BBSE will have 5 teams participating. First Round games are due to be played the week beginning April 20th.
- Senior A are in a group with Crumlin, St. Pat's (P) and St. Jude's
- Senior B are in a group with Kevins, Naomh Barróg, Naomh Olaf and St. Vincent's
- Intermediate are in a group with Thomas Davis, Na Fianna, Lucan Sarsfields, Naomh Mearnóg and Castleknock
- Junior C play Naomh Olaf, Civil Service HC, St. Sylvester's and Parnells
- Junior E play Lucan Sarsfields, Wild Geese, Civil Service HC, Trinity Gaels and Round Towers
Senior Hurlers Return to Action
The Senior Hurlers had a useful work-out against Eire Óg from Kildare in Sancta Maria on Thursday evening. New manager, Paul Carley, has invited his "home" club, Glynn-Barntown, to Sancta Maria on Sunday morning. They can be assured of a warm welcome from Paul and the Boden boys. The game starts at 11.00am on the All-Weather pitch.
Boden Just fall short
Boden edged out by Raheny in Under 21 C Hurling Final
Raheny 2 06 Ballyboden 0 11
This was a game played in ideal conditions at Alfie Byrne Park on Saturday last.
Ideal for January, that is..... a cold and tricky wind from the North East coupled with a low Wintersun. The result came down to a shooting contest in the second half, Boden with the strong wind and clawing at a lead of 7 points.
The bulkier Raheny side opened the better and proceeded to press for scores early on. Frees were the dominant contribution from both sides, Eamonn Gorman the Boden contributor. Morgan Ryan was also prominent with a fine point. Goal chances came, Ruther for Raheny, hooked as he batted the ball, only to be given a second chance. Joe Mernagh got on the end of a fine move through the lines, only to be thwarted illegally. Gorman followed the “new rule of thumb” and pointed. Score of the half came from Kavanagh for the Northsiders, all of 80 yards and drawn in by the wind.
Half Time had it 1 05 to 0 04 in favour of Raheny.
The second half opened with another goal for Raheny, out of a ruck of players on the edge of the square, Ruther the taker. The remainder of the game was dominated by Boden, trying to use the wind to point their way to victory. Goals were almost impossible due to the consistent “stopping” of attacks at the 20 metre line. Fergal Murray stood out as top man on show, a fine contribution of diagonal clearances to the feet of the forwards. Gorman was called to the free line several times and reduced the margin. Mernagh was getting about and causing problems for the Raheny rearguard. At the other end Conor McHugh was assured and cleared all that came at him. Another to show was Fionn Maguire with a fine point. Lorcan Mullaney came into the action and upped the pace for Boden. With ten minutes left, Raheny got what turned out to be the winner after fine work by Smith. Boden kept clipping away at the lead, but incurred a series of wides. The final whistle came, with a point as the margin, to cheers from the sizeable Raheny support.
Hard luck on the squad and the mentors after a fine campaign.
Boden: Sean Brennan, Fergal Murray, Rian Cannon, Ronan Dooley, Cian Mellett, Fionn Maguire, Joe Mernagh, Morgan Ryan, Ciaran O’Brien, Eamonn Gorman, Ross Cullen, Conor McHugh, Alan McGrath, Timmy O.Connor, Lorcan Mullally, Conor Deane, Eoin McKenna,
Under 21 C FINAL
New Senior A Hurling Manager
Paul Carley has been appointed as the BBSE Senior A Hurling Manager for 2015.
Paul is a former Wexford Hurler from the Glynn-Barntown club. He played at wing forward for Wexford between 2004 and 2009. He scored 11 points against Tipp in the NHL in 2005!! His last championship game was against Clare in the All-Ireland Quarter Final in 2009. Since then he has been actively involved with Wexford under age teams. He was Minor Manager in 2013 and Combined Colleges Manager in 2014. Paul’s Management team will be announced shortly.
We wish Paul the very best in his new club. We now look forward to a successful year with the BBSE hurlers.
Minor Hurling Managers 2015
- Applications for the position of Minor A Hurling Manager are now requested.
- Applications for the position of Minor B Hurling Manager are now requested.
- Please apply by e-mail to the Hurling Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Latest date for applications is now Friday, 2nd January
Under 21 Final - No Joy for Boden
Ballyboden St Endas lined out against Lucan Sarsfields in the Dublin U21 Hurling Championship final in O’Toole Park on the 14th December 2014. Having had good wins against Kilmacud Crokes and St Vincents in earlier rounds, the supporters travelled in anticipation in this last championship of the year.
On a very heavy pitch, Boden played with the assistance of a strong breeze in the first half. Jamie Desmond, who had a fine game at centre-back, put over a long range free after a few minutes. The exchanges were close and with no run on the ball, most of the action took place in the middle third of the field. Paul Doherty put over Boden’s second of the day in the 12th minute followed by a fine Eoghan O’Neill point. Kenneth Wigglesworth and Niall Keegan repelled most Lucan attacks in the first quarter and the score on the quarter hour was 4 points to 2 to Boden. A similar pattern emerged for the rest of the half and try as they might, Boden’s forwards could not create enough chances to threaten the Lucan goal. A pair of Colm O’Neill frees brought the score at half-time to Boden 0-5 Lucan 0-4.
Boden started well in the second half with a fine point from out on the left by James Roche. Lucan then levelled and this is when Boden had their purple patch. A low ball from Roche on the sideline found Adam Jermyn on the run. The centre forward moved into position and fired a dipping shot over the Lucan keeper to the net. This gave the team a great lift and better was to come – Roche again got his hand on the ball and went for goal. Fearing a hook, he lifted the ball across the square where the in-rushing Jonathon O’Driscoll found the net after 13 minutes. Unfortunately for Boden, Lucan took control for most of the rest of the match and scoring chances were very limited. Level after 20 minutes, the west Dublin team closed out the match with some well-taken points. A late penalty and free offered some hope but it was not to be. Final scoreline – Boden 2-6 Lucan Sarsfields 0-17. Well done to the lads for a great effort in difficult conditions and thanks for the entertaining hurling produced over the past couple of months.
Team photo : Back row left to right – Evan Flanagan; Conor Dooley; Gavin Corrigan; Jamie Desmond; Dónal Butler; Jonathon O’Driscoll; Keith Robinson; Tom Hanafin; Keith McCarron; Adam Jermyn; Conor McHugh; James Madden; Kenneth Wigglesworth.
Front row left to right – Colm O’Neill; Conor Robinson; Paul Doherty; Niall Keegan; Eoghan O’Neill; Eoin McKenna; Naoise Greene; James Roche; Chris Lambert.
Grassroots GAA Award for Boden
- Boden referee Dave Conway is outstanding!! That's the view of Grassroots GAA. Dave was one of 5 referees who were honoured at an awards ceremony in Coppers this weekend.
- Congratulations to Aidan Horgan and Neal Farrell who were both selected on the Grassroots GAA AHL3 &AHL4 Team of the year. The boys are pictured here with their award. Well done lads!
Declan Maguire Tournament
The Annual Declan Maguire Touranment will take place on St. Stephen's Day at 11.30am in PUM.
Hurlers will be given an opportunity to burn off some calories on St. Stephen's Day in the Annual Declan Maguire Tournament. This is the 12th Anniversary of the Tournament.
The report below appeared on the Boden website in January 2005.
The Second Annual Declan Maguire Memorial Trophy held in the club on St. Stephen's morning was a huge success with a total of over 44 players involved from either Firhouse or Rathfarnham. All the Maguire family were present - Ollie, Olive, Peter, Dermot, Gary, Paula and little Laura. Gary presented the trophy for a 2nd year in a row to Rathfarnham. Rathfarnham"s Captain this year Emmet Carroll expressed the views of the whole hurling section when he said how much Declan was missed by everyone and how he would have loved a day like today, for the hurling, the camaraderie and the craic. He also thanked all the players involved, the family for their attendance and all who helped in feeding everyone afterwards.
The above report alludes to the fact that Rathfarnham had just won a two in a row. Rumour has it that Firhouse have had the better in recent years - 8 in a row they claim!! Hurlers who turn right leaving the club play with Rathfarnham and those turning left play with Firhouse. Let's hope that the numbers turn up on the morning to dust off the cobwebs, have the "craic" and remember one of our great players.
The Minor Match on the day will invlove the Over 35s and a Junior Selection. This game will commence at 10.30am.
Under 21 Championship Semi
Promotion for Junior A team
- Super team performance seals promotion for Junior A team. Click here for a report from Conor Sheehan
- Congratulations to John Small on his election to the chair of the Hurling Section. Best wishes for the year ahead.
- Congratulations to Shane Durkin on his selection as a Blue Star. Maith thú Shane!
Hurling AGM 2014
Hurling Managers 2015
Applications are now invited for the positions of Manager of the 4 Adult Teams for 2015.
These 4 teams are: Senior A, Senior B, Junior A and Junior B.
If you wish to express an interest in any of these positions please submit your application in strictest confidence to Bodenhurling@gmail.com before Monday 1st Decemeber 2014.
You may submit an application for more than one position but please indicate clearly which Team(s) you are applying to manage.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Managers and their assistants for their huge efforts in ensuring the ongoing success of Hurling in the club in 2014.
Under 21 Hurlers Advance....Minor B team falls
Junior A Top 4 Semi-final
The Junior A Top 4 Semi-final V St. Jude's is on Sunday morning at 11.00am in PUM. Please support.
Results Weekend of November 2nd
Weekend Fixtures 24/10/2014
- AHL 1 V Cuala in Sancta Maria (4 15 to 2 18)
- AHL2 V St. Oliver Plunkett's ER in Martin Savage Park (0 14 to 0 16)
- AHL 4 V St. Mark's in McGee Park (Boden given a W/O)
Minor A Semi Final
- Minor A Semi-Final : BBSE V Kilmacud Crokes in O' Toole Park at 10.30am on Sunday. Bí ann!!
- Minor B Round Robin Game: Rialto Gaels V BBSE in Liffey Park at 12 noon on Sunday
- AHL 2 V St. Oliver Plunketts ER on Satuday, 25th October in Sancta Maria at 5.00pm
Senior A and Junior A Fall
Under 21 Hurling
- U21 Hurling Training on Wednesday at 7.00pm in Oldcourt.
- All eligible players welcome.
- Championship starts on 5th November.
Determined Crokes Advance to Final
In a repeat of the Group game between the sides, Kilmacud Crokes battled hard To defeat Ballyboden in the semi-final of the championship by 1 16 to 0 12 at Parnell Park an Saturday.
The game hung in the balance until the last ten minutes, when Crokes pointed four scores in a row and closed out the game with ease.
The opening half was a dour affair with both sides using a sweeper. Crokes looked the more dangerous in the goal department, but the champions had the best chance when Collie O’Neill was put through, but his kicked effort went over the bar. At the other end Crokes went close for a goal, Barry O’Rorke shot past Garry Maguire’s far post. Oisin O’Rorke was the main threat while Simon Lambert got the best score of the half from the sideline chalk. Simon had to “ship” the heaviest tackle of the half, one more appropriate for a different code, but he composed himself to give a fair showing.
Half-Time, 9 to 4 for Crokes.
Boden came out fighting in the second half, but it was becoming obvious that the 2012 champions were in defiant mood. After Niall McMorrow hit a fine point from the 60, Crokes responded with a goal through Sean McGrath after 6 minutes and the fine attendance presumed that the affair was settled. However, Boden got serious and scored four points in a row, two of these from Keaney in his, “high catch, turn and score” style. Conor McCormack latched on to a fine pass and pointed, unchallenged. The margin was now only one. But that was as good as it got for Boden and with Caolan Conway hitting a rich vein of form, Crokes notched up four points, unanswered, and ran out winners by seven.
Boden will rue a high number of wides and their failure to win more 50/50 ball. Crokes will be in ambitious mood after this performance and they will meet Judes in the final. Best of luck to them both.
Boden have been great champions and it is important in defeat to recognise the tremendous achievements of our Senior Hurlers. 6 Championships in 8 years is truly amazing and after licking our wounds, we will return with venom next year.
Boden: Gary Maguire, James Madden, Stephen Hiney, Conor Robinson, Dean Curran, Shane Durkin, Stephen O’Connor, David Curtin, Niall McMorrow, Collie O’Neill, Conal Keaney, David O’Connor, Paul Ryan, Finn McGarry, Mattie Weldon, Gavin Corrigan, Tim Sweeney, James Roche, Conor McCormack, Simon Lambert.
St.Jude’s claim their third Junior A title at Boden’s Expense.
Ballyboden 2.08 St Jude’s 2.13 at Sunny O’Toole Park. Sunday afternoon.
A simplistic view of this Junior A Hurling championship final would be “a classic game of two halves”, or something similar. It was indeed a classic hurling encounter, quality play and good entertainment, but the game’s story deserves more analysis than that.
Ballyboden opened in a”Desert Storm” and inside a few minutes had opened a fair lead, 1.3 to nil. Niall O’ Neill accepted a Michael Griffin assist and slotted a point, Alan O’ Connor was upended and Griffin pointed, and Collie Durkin was “late-tackled”, Griff did the rest. Then Oisin “Schwarzkopf” Cannon latched onto a Durkin pass and flashed the ball to the net. Jude’s were on the backfoot and depending on Ciaran Quigley from placed balls. Cannon again found space after good work in midfield, but he was happy with a point. Judes woke up and scored the next 4 points, Niall Murphy from midfield, Sean McLoughlin from close in and Quigley from frees.
Some good passing had Cannon feeding Durkin, but his shot went past the far post. Darren Lennox cleared his line, found Collie in space, pass to Cannon, it’s 1.5 to 5 pts. Cannon’s second goal was a flicked effort from the edge of the square, after Eamonn O’Gorman fed the ball through.The scoring rate then faded somewhat with Jude’s trying to get their forwards moving, but Boden’s rearguard of Johnny McCormack, Ronan Glynn and Andy Hand were in defiant mood. Half - Time, 2.05 to 0 06
The roles were reversed at the restart, with Jude’s Colm Manning goaling after three minutes. Game on! The sides shared points, O’Neill was fouled, Griffin from about 40, and a long-range effort from Jude’s. There followed a period of fiercely competitive play with blocking, hooking and strong tackling. This was beginning to suit the sturdier Jude’s outfit and their half-back line, in particular, were relishing the battle. A Jude’s free tied the game at the three quarter stage and things were looking ominous for Boden. However, the next score came from Boden, a free from Griffin. Judes tied the game once more, a free on the 50. Now enter a period of Jude’s dominance and at the centre of it was a fine goal after three good passes through the lines. 2 07 to 2 10. Boden’s misery was further tested by Jude’s, a monster point from the country. The last five minutes was almost stalemate, with Jude’s dropping their midfield in as sweepers and making a Boden recovery almost impossible. Griffin had a free on the 25 late on, but the goal attempt was thwarted and a defensive free ensued, Jude’s in ecstasy. Well done to them. Hard luck to a fine home side.
Boden: Ronan Sharkey, Ronan Glynn, Johnny McCormack, Andy Hand, Alan O’Connor, Darren Lennox, Des O’Sullivan, Mattie O’Sullivan, Lorcan Mullaney, Aiden Dundon, Collie Durkin, Eamonn O’Gorman, Niall O’Neill, Michael Griffin, Oisin Cannon, Ross Cullen, Fionn Maguire, Fergal Murray.
Mentors, John Small, John Ryan, Alex McCarthy, Michael Ryan, and squad coach, Alan Ryan.
Huge weekend for Adult Hurlers
Minor A team reach semi
Boden qualify for the MINOR A Semi after a 2 12 to 0 11 win over Clontarf. (Conor Sheehan reports)
Octoberfest has arrived and championship matches come thick and fast. A workmanlike performance, particularly in the second half, helped Boden to overcome a spirited Clontarf, our visitors to Sancta Maria, Sunday morning.
"Catch me if you can"
Tarf belied their pointless position on the table, by opening in rampant mood. Johnny Mullins, Brian Mullins nephew, attacked off the 65 and arrowing one over at the all-weather end. Garrett Crowley responded with a free, after Darragh Maguire was fouled, and was again on target, after accepting a gift on the 40. But up pops Mullins again, hitting a beauty on his favoured left side, followed by a free from Cian O’Flaherty. Boden’s Cian Murray cleared his line, found Conor Deane, who was upended illegally and Crowley did the rest. Whistleman, J.C. Ryan got busy in the office following some robust exchanges, booking players from both sides. Ciaran O’Brien pointed after an assist from Murray, 4 to 3. Deano found Cian Mellett and he got a beauty from the 40. Now enter the Clontarf talisman, Mullins, and a goal chance, but he fluffed his lines, escape for the home side. The next four scores were shared, Cian Kelly and Mellett for the home side and two frees for the sea-siders.
Now, Clontarf’s best chance, a penalty, after Ruadhain got in close and personal with his marker, ball in hand! Andy Lyons saved the shot and the clearance led to Rian Cannon slotting one over. Half time, Boden one up, 8 to 7.
Boden opened the second half with the wind and a free by Crowley. Another free, indirect this time, was planted into the dangerzone and after “ping-pong” in the square, Maguire prodded the ball to the net. 1.9 to 7pts. But Clontarf were not finished, Foley found O’Flaherty and he pointed a great score from the 60. He and Crowley shared points, before Mellett found Cannon and he got a beauty from about the 50. Boden had a series of goal chances, before the most unlikely of them went to the net off a shot from Deane, a rare mistake from the Tarf custodian.
Overall, Ballyboden will be happier with result more than the display. Clontarf will rue a host of missed chances and their failure to press our defence.
September 30th - Boden Hang on to reach Senior Championship Semi.
Ballyboden 0 15 Cuala 0 14 (Report from Conor Sheehan)
The story of this game is a story of missed chances. It boiled down to a frantic last few minutes and Cuala spurning a bagful of opportunities to end Boden's run. By then they had a stranglehold on the game, with Boden on the "backfoot" and clockwatching!
The title-holders could have wrapped up this tie in the opening 30, but a stack of wides ruined an otherwise near-perfect performance. Paul Ryan showed well for well placed ball and scored from play and frees. Cuala had their chances and through Gough and Connolly, kept in touch. Shane Durkin, Niall McMorrow, David Curtin and Ryan got the best of the scores, and Paul had a good goal chance, but he prodded the ball just past the post. In defence, Jamie Desmond, Stephen O'Connor and James Madden did the business, while on the Cuala side, Oisin Gough was influential.
Half Time came with Boden 12 and Cuala 6.
The second period was an altogether different affair with Cuala chalking up five unanswered points. Their corner-man was downed in the inner-sanctum after two minutes, but a poor shot for a goal was saved. That only got their resolve going, and over the next ten minutes they dominated, with Treacy and Cronin breaking ball to create point chances. In defence, Durkin was mopping up ball as fast as it could be landed in his territory, but the real problems were elsewhere for the champions. Boden stopped the rot, when Dean Curran got the ball to Gavin Corrigan, he was fouled and Ryan got a valuable score. 13 to 11. Back came Cuala with a great score from the sixty and with Gough becoming more of a force, he was, strangely, penalised for a throw ball and Ryan punished in his usual style from seventy yards. Madden won a fifty-fifty ball and got it to Collie O'Neill, he passed to Finn McGarry, who pointed one of the best scores of the day.. With 5 minutes left, Connolly pointed from a free to leave just two in it, and with time running out, they got the difference down to just one, a fine shot from mid-field. Cuala now were in the driving seat, but spurned three chances to dump Boden out. Some good defending by Boden ensured that the tie would end on the slenderest of margins.
Boden: Gary Maguire, James Madden, Stephen Hiney, Stephen O'Connor, Conor Robinson, Dean Curran, Shane Durkin, David Curtin, Niall McMorrow, David O'Connor, Finn McGarry, Gavin Corrigan, Paul Ryan, Conal Keaney, Collie O'Neill, Jamie Desmond, Conor McCormack, Simon Lambert, James Roche, Eoghan O'Neill.
MVP Shane Durkin.
Next up, Crokes in the semi!
- AHL 4 - BBSE A V St. Marks on Saturday at 12 noon in Ballycullen
- AHL4 - BBSE B V Craobh Chiaráin on Sunday at 10.30am in Ballycullen
- Minor A Hurlers dig deep to topple Whitehall. Report
- Minor B hurlers go down by 5 points to Naomh Barróg
Reports from previous weekend
- The Senior A hurlers were well beaten by Crokes in their Round Robin game of the Championship. Click here for a report. Click here for a report from grassrootsgaa.ie
- Senior B hurlers fall to Setanta
Ballyboden Senior B hurlers bowed out of the championship in O’Toole Park on Sunday 14th September in the semi-final against Setanta.
On a fine, clear day the opening tussles were evenly matched and the sides were level after ten minutes on a pair of points each, Boden scorers being Conor Dooley from a free and a fine Austen Lynch point from play. Jamie Desmond was having a storming game at centre back, picking up loose ball and winning puckouts with some great catches. Up front, Adam Jermyn and Jonathon O’Driscoll were causing problems for the Setanta defence, particularly on the left hand side. On the quarter hour mark, Chris Lambert won a puckout and ran into space before delivering a shot that was saved by the Setanta keeper. However, Naoise Greene was on hand to snap up the rebound and send the ball to the net. Setanta, however, scored the next three points from frees to bring the sides level – these were three from a total of eight granted to Setanta on the day. Further points by Greene, Kenneth Wigglesworth and Lambert left one in it at the break – Boden 1-6 Setanta 0-10.
Boden started well in the second half with Desmond and Matty Weldon working hard in the middle of the field. The game followed a similar pattern though and Boden, despite pressure and a few goal chances, could not find the net for a second time. Paul Doherty and a brace of long range points from Desmond kept Boden in touch. Sub Donal Butler hit the post and a few chances from outfield drifted wide as the game moved into the closing stages. Further subs were introduced but unfortunately, could not unlock the northsiders’ defence and despite only having a puck of a ball between the teams, the game ended frustratingly on a scoreline of Boden 1-10 to Setanta 0-16.Afterwards manager Ciarán Maguire and captain Darragh O’Gorman thanked the players for their effort on the day. Boden will always be a hard team to beat and the lads upheld that record throughout the year with some great championship performances – this team will have other great days.
- Junior E team fall to Setanta in Championship
- Click here for reports on last weekend's Minor games
Results and Reports from weekend of September 8th
Minor A Hurling Championship - Ballyboden 1 06 St. Vincents 3 14
Costa del Marino looked resplendent on Sunday morning for this round-robin tie against St. Vincents. There was a time when the Casino was visible from where we stood, but that was two centuries ago.
The early exchanges were fiercely competitive, both sides keen to get off the mark.
Boden, with the aid of the wind, matched Vins early scores from frees and a fine point from play, with Garrett Crowley to the fore. He pointed from frees and three from play, the best at the side line, a fine score. Ciaran O'Brien scored a fine point, a pass from Conor Deane, and he flashed home a great goal, after good passing freed him up. Cian Mellett worked hard in the engine-room to keep Vins in check and was well supported by Cian Murray. Vincents chipped in with three unanswered points, two from out the park and a free by Brian Bolger. Sean McCall at number 6 for Vins was standing out.
Half-time score, even-steven, 1 05 to 0 08.
The second half was an eye-opener for all, with Vincents showing why they are among the principals for this title. They opened with three unanswered points, the best from mid-fielder McBride. Sean McDonnell volleyed over a fine point, when a goal opportunity slipped by. Boden now two points down and on the receiving end of huge Vins pressure, conceded two goals in the seminal period of play. Conor Reynolds fired home past the helpless Lyons and William Moloney volleyed home, after the corner man saved the ball from going wide.
Further pressure yielded a third goal from an overhead strike. The last ten minutes was fairly even, with Boden trying to get some reply, Leo Hester showing well, but with the home side now using a sweeper, the task was beyond them.
Boden must now wait for Clontarf and Whitehall in the group and hope to bag enough points to progress.
Boden: Andrew Boyd Lyons, Jack Mahon, Ruadhain Fanning, Kevin Cronin, Robert Leddy, Fergal Murray, Cian Mellett, Cian Murray, Sean McDonnell, Ciaran O'Brien, Luke O'Donoghue, Conor Deane, Dara Maguire, Garrett Crowley, Rian Cannon, Harry Coffet, Evan McDonnell, Neil Hester, Cian Kelly, Owen Wigglesworth, Michael O’Flaherty and Ronan Dooley.
Match Report Minor B Hurling Championship Sept 7th - BBSE v Kilmacud Crokes
The opening game of the hurling championship started last Sunday with home advantage. Conditions were perfect and both teams served up a great game of hurling. Ballyboden opened the scoring with a free from Ruairi Kirwan and both teams exchanged points in the first half leaving very little between them. Ballyboden were the stronger side but a goal and a point just before half time put Kilmacud leading by a point on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-10. Kilmacud continued to pile on the pressure but Ruairi Kirwan’s impeccable free-taking kept Ballyboden in touch. Mid way through the second half Kilmacud had build up a three point lead and continued to pile on the pressure. However, the Ballyboden lads showed great character and resilience. Starting with Oisin Carolan in goals, he was very reliable and was supported by tight marking in our defence and in particular by Peadar McMahuna at full back and Conor Kennedy at centre back. They kept runs down the middle by Kilmacud to a minimum. All defenders were excellent at supplying fast direct ball to the forwards and this paid off handsomly. The quality of shooting was superb and no less than seven of our players got on the scoring board with Ruairi the leading scorer of the day with a total of 0-11. Mark McGee and Eoin Kelly were in control at midfield scoring three points between them, but unfortunately Eoin had to retire early with an injury to his finger. However, Matthew Normile moved from the half forward line and filled this role with ease. Tommy Deane was very effective at centre forward and made some strong runs through the Kilmacud defence scoring two wonderful points. Ballyboden showed great mental strength and finished the stronger side winning by 0-19 to 2-11.
Results and Reports from weekend of September 1st
- Junior B team fall to Liffey Gaels in Q/F (1 11 to 1 13). Click here for report from Conor McGahern Sheehan
- Junior A hurlers have 4 points to spare over Cuala (3 15 to 2 14). Click here for report from Conor McGahern Sheehan.
Eamonn Gorman keeps his eye on the sliotar
- Junior C team march on as they beat St. Pat's (D) in play-off
- Senior A beat Na Fianna in Mobhi Road (4 18 to 2 12)
- Senior B hurlers reach semi after extra-time win over Kevin's (2 26 to 1 20). Click here for report from Joe Wordsworth Roche
- Congratulations to Chris Nagle and to Craobh Padraig Sydney who won their championship semi this weekend, beating current champions Cusacks. Good luck Chris in the final next weekend. Chris is seen taking time out in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with big brother, Maurice.
- AHL1 – BBSE 2 18 Ballinteer St. Johns 0 10 (Report from grassrootsgaa.ie... click here)
- AHL2 – BBSE 2 07 Naomh Fionnbarra 5 15
- AHL 4 – BBSE A 2 08 St. Brigid's 1 12
- AHL4 - BBSE B 5 13 Faughs 3 13
- Syncronised Hurling from Ballycullen.. Junior A V St.. Brigid's (Photo by Mick Gorman)
- Listen-up lads.....JR gives some half-time advice to the Junior A team. Photos by Mick Gorman.
Junior E Hurling Championship.
The third Policeman has often wondered why do we play sport and more especially why do we hurl? Hurling is dangerous, big hairy men with sticks, flaking, swiping, thundering around a field colliding into each other, and "don't we all have to get up in the morning and go to work”??
Often answers are found in strange places. In Rathcoole last Thursday night the Ballyboden Junior C hurlers played Commercials in a championship play-off and the truth was made known to the third policeman.
For those of us who partake, hurling is the best of us. Hurling defines us. Though the combined age of the Ballyboden Junior C hurlers was probably over one thousand years (and the combined weight would sink a large boat) nevertheless character was revealed. Strive, courage, defiance, imagination and dare I say it, a terrible beauty!!
Beaten by a point in the end, but a quarter final place still awaits. Back to the club after for more of the best of us with sausages and sandwiches, pints of porter, spoofs and stories, laughter and lies.
Why do we hurl? You might as well ask why do we fall in love, why do we sing, why do we dance and why do we write poetry? Because it's the best of us!!
Junior A Hurlers Reach Semi-final
The first of the Hurling championship quarter finals took place in PUM on Wednesday evening. The pitch looked immaculate for this eagerly awaited game V Trinity Gaels.
Fielding a very experienced team, BBSE made hard work of the first half in which they had the wind.
BBSE went into the break with a one point lead mostly thanks to the free taking of Mick Griffin. A spirited Trinity Gael side drew level but then went behind to a Collie Durkin goal. Again Trinity Gaels drew level again until the midfield pairing of Lorcan Mullaney and Cian Mellett started to win more possession and provide more ball to the forwards.
With Johnny McCormack, Oisin Cannon and Ross Cullen driving on from the back the breaks were created and Joe Mernagh scored Boden’s second goal.
The game finished with a lovely point by Des O Sullivan after a 35 yard pass from Collie Durkin.
Final Score 2 13 to 0 14
Photographs courtesy of Mick Gorman
Des O' Sullivan shows the way.
Goal....Joe Mernagh buries it!
Rónan Sharkey keeps his eye on the ball!!
Oisín Cannon shortens his grip and strikes!
- The CCC have announced that the Senior Hurling Championship will resume on the weekend of the 14th September. Quarter finals are on the 28th September. The Semi finals are fixed for October 12th with the final on the weekend of October 26th.
- Defending Minor Champions, Ballyboden St. Enda's have been drawn in a group with St. Vincent's, Whitehall Colmcille and Clontarf. Cuala, Kilmacud, Na Fianna and Naomh Fionnbarra make up the other group.
- Our second Minor team play in the "C" Championship. The group includes Rialto Gaels, Naomh Barróg, Kilmacud Crokes, Raheny and Castleknock.
- Fixtures and dates will follow as soon as they are confirmed by the CCC.
- 15th July - Junior C Championship Parnells 2-10 Ballyboden St Endas 5-14
- 16th July - Senior B Championship Ballyboden St Endas 0-17 Whitehall Colmcille 1-9
- 16th July - Junior A Championship Ballyboden St Endas 4-16 Craobh Chiaráin 2-16
- 17th July - Junior E Championship Ballyboden St Endas 3-12 St Patricks Donabate 1-13
- 19th July - Division 1 AHL Lucan Sarsfields 4-16 Ballyboden St Endas 1-16
- 19th July - Division 2 AHL Kilmacud Crokes 3-21 Ballyboden St Endas 3-18
- 19th July - Division 4 AHL Ballyboden St Endas 3-12 Lucan Sarsfields 1-15
Boden stars set for Leinster U21 Hurling Final
Best of luck to Boden players Conor Dooley, Conor Robinson, Gavin Corrigan, Jamie Desmond and James Roche in the Leinster U21 Hurling Final against Wexford in Parnell Park on Wednesday 9th July at 19:30. Click http://www.hill16.ie/news/327985/Fortune_We_are_up_against_it_but_we_feel_confident for link to Hill16 website.
Senior B Hurlers narrowly lose to Round Tower in Championship
Ballyboden Senior B hurlers struck off for Monastery Road on Wednesday 2nd July in round four of the Championship to play Round Tower. A reshuffle due to holidays and injury allowed manager Ciarán Maguire to try out some new formations in the team. In perfect conditions on the excellent Tower pitch, Boden started brightly with a brace of points from Paddy Ryan and Finn McDonagh. Tower responded with a goal but within a few minutes, Finn McDonagh, who was moving well across the full forward line, struck for a goal. At the quarter, it was Boden 1-5 to 1-4 ahead. Eoghan O’Neill was having one of his best days in midfield, winning puckouts and turnovers, shipping hard tackles and popping over a few points as well. His colleague in midfield, Mattie Weldon, was working tirelessly and supplying good ball to the forwards. However, the Boden attack was not as accurate as usual, and under pressure from the green and white defence, shot a number of wides, that proved costly in the end. Half-time Round Tower 2-8 Boden 1-7.
With the breeze in the second half, Boden again started well with the first three points of the half from Niall Ryan, O’Neill and half-back Jamie Desmond. Towers steadied with a point but then a long ball in from wing back Keith McCarron went straight to the net to put Boden ahead by a point. Again, the Clondalkin men responded and were a point ahead at the three quarter mark. Two points by man of the match O’Neill brought Boden level with a few minutes on the clock. However, Round Tower ended the match in strong fashion and held on for the win on a scoreline of 2-16 to Boden 2-13. This was a good match between two teams not afraid to press forward at every opportunity. With one match to go in the group, Boden stay on top and meet Whitehall Colmcille in the final group match on 16th July.
Boden Minors reach final of Paddy Mullen Tournament
Paddy Mullen Tournament - James Stephens GAA Club Kilkenny
Ballyboden’s minor hurlers departed the club at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning for the annual journey to James Stephens GAA Club, Kilkenny to participate in the Paddy Mullen Tournament. Eight of the best hurling teams from Cork, Tipperary, Antrim, Waterford, Kilkenny and Dublin competed to win the Paddy Mullen Cup. Since the tournament commenced in 1991 Ballyboden won the Cup in 2003 and were Shield winners in 1994, 2001, 2008 and 2011.
First up was Ballyhale Shamrocks. Sean Brennan stepped up the take responsibility for goal keeping duties in the absence of Andy Lyons. Boden knew a strong start was essential and they executed that with style with early points from Ciaran O’Brien, Michael Boland and a free from Garrett Crowley. Darragh Maguire and Cian Mellett netted two goals in the opening half. Boden defence was rock solid and limited Ballyhale to getting their scores in the first half from frees and a 65. Boden led at the break 2-3 to 1-3. Boden continued to dominate every position in the second half. Garrett Crowley gave an exhibition on free taking, knocking over 4 points and a fifth from a 65. The early ball into the forwards paid dividend with goals from Michael Boland, a second from Darragh Maguire and points from Cian Mellett. The defence worked tirelessly and restricted Ballyhale to scoring 2 points from play in the second half. Full time score 4-12 to 1-5.
Next up was Glen Rovers of Cork who had beaten Mount Sion in their opening game. This was a physical and bruising encounter where Boden stood up to the task at hand.
Boden exploded out of the blocks with an opening minute goal from Michael Boland, followed up with a point from Cian Kelly. Garret Crowley continued to excel at free taking knocking over another 4 points and a fifth from a 65. The defence lines led by Ruadhan Fanning at full back and Fergal Murray at centre back were excellent and contained Glen Rovers to scoring three points in the first 20 minutes, one from play and two from frees. Boden were awarded a penalty and Garrett Crowley’s shot was saved on the line. Darragh Maguire caused problems for the Glen Rover full back line and sored a goal, kicking the sliotar passed the keeper. Boden led at the break 2-7 to 0-3. The second half continued with high intensity and hard hitting. Glen Rovers worked hard and began picking off points from play and frees. Boden had no intention of relenting their lead and responded with points from Michael Boland, Darragh Maguire and Garrett Crowley. Conor Dean brought the game to a conclusion with a superb goal, final score 3-12 to 2-8.
Boden were set against Blackrock in the final, Blackrock won this tournament four out of the last five years. They had three county minors playing with them and were first out of the blocks knocking over a point followed up with a well-executed goal. Boden stayed in touch with points from Garrett Crowley and Conor Dean and went in at the break one point down, 1-5 to 0-7. The second half continued at blistering pace and the tired and weary bodies of the Boden lads was beginning to show. Blackrock gave and exhibition on high fielding and their defence was outstanding, closing down every Boden attack. Blackrock continued to tag on points and began to stretch a lead. Cian Kelly, Garrett Crowley and Cian Murray knocked over points keeping Boden in touch. Boden got a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty, unfortunately Michael Boland’s shot was stopped by the keeper. Blackrock closed out the game with a second goal and were deserved winners with a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-10.
Congratulations to Blackrock of their fine win.
The Boden squad had nothing left to give after 120 minutes of intense high standard hurling. Each and every one of them can be immensely proud of their outstanding performance and for the manner they represented Ballyboden St Endas.
I have no doubt the top level of hurling played during this tournament will stand to the players in their championship preparation. Ten of the squad are eligible to participate in this tournament next year.
Thanks to the Mullen family and James Stephens club for their hospitality and a top-class tournament. Thanks also to the parents and friends that travelled, your support was much appreciated.
Team: Sean Brennan, Robert Leddy, Ronan Dooley, Ruadhan Fanning, Jack Mahon, Michael O’Flaherty, Kevin Cronin, Owen Wigglesworth, Fergal Murray, Cian Murray, Neil Hester, Cian Mellett, Conor Deane, Garrett Crowley, Ciaran O’Brien, Michael Boland, Darragh Maguire, Cian Kelly, Rory Knight and Sean McDonald.
Dooley stars in Dublin U21 semi-final win
Goalkeeper Conor Dooley performs heroics in Cusack Park Mullingar. Click here for link to report on Hill16 website.
Boden Hurler Scores in Rugby World Cup
Boden Hurler scores a try for Ireland in the U20 Rugby World Cup in NZ
Congratulations to Conor McKeon, a former juvenile hurler with the club, who scored a try in the 38-0 win against Fiji to send Ireland into the semi-final of the U20 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. In conditions reminiscent of a wet and windy October afternoon in Ballycullen, McKeon won a turnover ball and followed-up to score a super try. Best wishes to Conor and the team in the early hours of Sunday morning as they face England for a place in the final.
Hurling News June 9th
Last week was an extremely busy week on the hurling front with Championship and League action.
Junior C Championship - BBSE 2 16 Kilmacud Crokes 2 10 (Report Below)
Junior A Championhsip – BBSE 2 13 Clontarf 1 08
Senior B Championship – BBSE 1 17 St. Sylvester 1 07 (Report Below)
Junior E Championship – BBSE got a walkover from O’ Dwyers
- The Junior A Championship team have 2 wins and a loss to date
- The Junior C Championship team have 2 wins and a draw
- The Senior B Championship team have 3 wins to their credit.
- The Junior E Championship team have two wins and a loss.
- The Senior A Championship is on a break until the Dublin players return.
AHL 1 – BBSE 0 18 St. Jude’s 2 10 (Report Below)
AHL 2 – BBSE 0 17 Setanta 2 18
AHL 3 – BBSE A 0 14 Sc. Uí Chonaill 01 08
AHL3 – BBSE B 0 04 St. Brigid’s 2 22
All 4 teams play again on Saturday, June 21st.
Faughs host the Senior A team. Brigid’s host the Senior B team. The Junior A team are at home to Faughs and Round Towers host our Junior B team.
Junior C Championship Report from Ger Doyle
Ballyboden faced group leaders Kilmacud Crokes in a wet PUM on Tuesday evening. Crokes got off to a dream start with a goal in the opening minutes, but after some good work Connor Bolger set up Neal Farrell to open our account. Brian Cummins drove a 21 yard free to the Crokes net before Crokes added their second goal of the game. Cummins added a couple of frees and an Aidan Horgan point left the sides level at HT after a tight first half. BBSE 1- 6 to Crokes 2-3.
Ballyboden started the second half in determined fashion and hit 5 unanswered points - a point from David Garry, 3 from Cummins and a fine score after great work rate by Tom Sweeney. Crokes stayed in touch from placed balls and drew level before the telling score - a goal by Cian Hiney. Boden kicked on again with Cummins again from placed balls and open play before the score of the game from David Garry from over near the sideline. Another Cummins free sealed a fine win. Another great team performance backboned by Tiernan Swords, Jason Long, David Keville the hard working Connor Bolger and scorer in Chief, Brian Cummins who contributed with 1-11. The win puts us top of the grou, unbeaten with 2 away games to play.
A big thank you from the players and management for all the support on a miserable night. Our attention turns to league action Saturday, away to Brigids in Russell Pk.
Ballyboden 2- 16: Brian Cummins 1-11, Cian Hiney 1-0, David Garry 0-2, Tom Sweeney 0-1, Aidan Horgan 0-1, Neal Farrell 0-1. Crokes 2-10
Senior B Championship from Joe Roche
Ballyboden St Endas Senior B hurlers made it three wins from three when they were victorious in their Championship match against St Sylvesters in Sancta Maria on Thursday 4th June 2014. A tentative start by both teams saw the action concentrated in the middle third of the field and this, allied to a number of wides, left the score after the first quarter two points each. A feature of this first quarter also was a fine save by goalkeeper Conor Dooley. The forward’s radar sparked into action in the second quarter and Boden began to take control. Pick of the scores were wonderful points from both corners by Jonathon O’Driscoll and Finnian McDonagh. This left the half-time score Boden 0-7 to Sylvesters’ 0-3.
This was a championship match so it was no surprise that the northside team started brightly in the second half and registered the first green flag of the evening with a well-struck goal. This seemed to spring Boden into life as they rattled over the next five points without reply, the last being a peach of a point by McDonagh after a superb puckout catch, run and pass by Adam Jermyn. The half-back line of Ronan Cleary, Jamie Desmond and Kenneth Wiggleswoth held firm as Sylvesters sought to claw back the lead. However, great work-rate by all but in particular, Eoghan O’Neill and Mattie Weldon in midfield, ensured their chances were at a minimum. Boden introduced some fresh legs in the final quarter and when Niall Ryan and Dermot Coffey registered white flags, the match was closed out on a scoreline of Boden 1-17 to Sylvesters’ 1-7. Boden now top the Group 1 table on 6 pts with matches against Round Tower (2nd July) and Whitehall Colmcille (16th July) to come.
AHL 2 Report from Joe Roche
Ballyboden St Endas Senior B hurlers lined out for the second time in four days when they faced Setanta in round five of the Division 2 league in Sancta Maria on Saturday 7th June 2014. The team showed many changes from the championship match a few days earlier and had to withstand a bright opening spell from the Ballymun team who raced into a four point lead after ten minutes. Boden steadied and fine points from Adam Jermyn, Emmett Carroll and Mark Lambert saw them back to within a point. Strong running by Setanta, in particular Dublin U21 squad member, Fiontán McGib, meant they kept the pressure on. Niall Keegan was doing well, particularly under Setanta puckouts and one such win was followed by a super pass for another Jermyn point. After this however, Setanta began to dominate and finished the half strongly with a goal by McGib to leave the half-time score Ballyboden 0-9 Setanta 1-12.
Captain Darragh O’Gorman, who was having a fine game at full-back, rallied the troops at half-time. There is great fighting spirit in this team and following concession of a second goal to Setanta, the work-rate of the team increased. Paddy Ryan led from centre-back ably assisted by Keegan and Kenneth Wigglesworth. The first of four points by Mattie Weldon gave the team a lift and they got to within four points. Despite their best efforts they could not push Setanta any further and the northside team emerged on top on a scoreline of 2-18 to 0-17. Thank you to the players who stepped in for this match - well done to all. The team now has a well-earned break for a couple of weeks before the next league match against St Brigids on the 21st June.
AHL 1 Report By Cian Mc Kiernan for grassrootsgaa.ie
A flurry of points in the first 15 minutes gave Ballyboden St. Endas a platform to beat St. Judes in this rather heated AHL 1 match in Pairc Uí Mhurchú.
St. Judes battled back well but Ballyboden were always a step ahead of the men from Tymon. Boden came flying out of the blocks at the start of the game with points from David Curtin and James Roche which were followed by two narrowly missed frees from goalkeeper Conor Dooley.
This was followed up by another point from Curtin, this time from a free, and a well taken point from his midfield partner, Ronan Cleary. Gavin Corrigan then scored a fine point to put his team into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead.
But it was not all one way traffic and Judes could have been closer to their opponents if not for some wayward shooting, which was to be a theme of the afternoon for Judes as they racked up 14 wides throughout the match.
Judes were being overrun in midfield and had to make changes to alter this. Jesse Kennedy was moved from wing back to midfield while midfielder Rob Hardy dropped deeper to help out his defence. Considering Kennedy and Hardy had performed so well when operating from deeper roles in the Championship match against Ballinteer, it was a surprise to see them pushed forward.
The changes made all the difference as the St. Judes defence tightened up and allowed more space for their forwards to move into. They were rewarded with their first point after 15 minutes when Hardy slotted over a free from just inside his own half.
But Boden answered straight away with another free from David Curtin. Judes came into the match more and more in the last ten minutes of the second half with Kennedy scoring from distance after great work from Vinnie Walsh in midfield.
The Tymon men were then brought right back into the game rather fortuitously as a high looping strike from centre back Paul Aylward came back off the post and into the hand of full forward John Ryan who duly dispatched the ball into the back of the net.
But Boden wouldn't be knocked down as they continued to push on with scores from Naoise Maguire and Paul Doherty. Another pointed free from Hardy put Judes closer to their opponents but Boden restored their three point lead through a point from Curtin.
Judes finished the half strongly with John Ryan pointing from the 21 yard line to pull his team within two points at half time with the score at 0-9 to 1-4.
The second half looked like it would be a repeat of the first half as Boden scored two quick points through Corrigan and Cleary but Judes had learnt their lesson and came firing back at Boden with a pointed free from Hardy after Neil Mangan was brought down after a great run.
At this point Hardy was everywhere for Judes. He cleared a ball from the defence and dashed up the pitch to take a hand pass from Mangan to put his team back to within two points.
Judes then took the lead through another goal from John Ryan. This time the full forward received a pass from Eoin Mc Loughlin before firing past Dooley in the Ballyboden goal.
David Curtin added another point from a free before wing forward Gavin Corrigan added his third point of the match.
Hardy added to his tally with another well taken point before Judes had a goal chance as Neil Mangan turned and struck a stinging shot towards the Ballyboden goal but Dooley was equal to the task as he threw a hand out to catch the ball without the slightest bother.
But Mangan was to be given another chance and scored a well taken point shortly after. Hardy added another free to put Judes into a one point lead. But like a well-oiled machine, Boden kept putting scores on the board without much fuss. Curtin added two more points from frees and James Roche got his second point of the match.
Hardy scored another point to bring his tally to 0-7 for the day but Curtin also pointed from a free to equal his midfield opponent's score.
With the sides level, Boden's wing backs Conor Robinson and Tim Sweeney surged forward to score a point each to give their side the win.
Judes will be disappointed with only their first loss of the league campaign while Boden will hope this win will help them push on further in the league
Ballyboden St. Endas Squad List: C Dooley; E Small; D Curran; S O' Connor; T Sweeney (0-1); J Desmond; C Robinson (0-1); R Cleary (0-2); D Curtin (0-7, 5 frees); N Maguire (0-1); F Mc Garry; G Corrigan (0-3); F Mc Donagh; P Doherty (0-1); J Roche (0-2)
St. Judes Squad List: M Hartnett; C Mangan; G Mc Manus; B Moran; A O' Byrne; P Aylward; R O Brien; R Hardy (0-7, 5 frees); V Walsh; E Mc Loughlin; N Mangan (0-1); J Kennedy (0-1); E Walsh; J Ryan (2-1); J Mc Manus
Good Luck to the Dubs
Attention this week turns on the Dublin Senior hurlers as they make their way to Wexford for what promises to be a very tough outing. Last year they met twice..... a draw the first day was followed by a comprehensive win against 14 man Wexford in Parnell Park.. A Leinster final place against Galway or Kilkenny awaits the winner. The qualifiers await the loser. Roll on Sunday!! Good luck to the BBSE contingent
Championship and League Action this week
The hurling Championship returns this week for all teams with the exception of our Senior A team.
The Senior B team, with two wins to date, face St. Sylvester’s on Wednesday. Another win will ensure qualification for the knock-out stages.
The Junior A team have one win and one loss to date so a win is seen as very important to keep qualification hopes alive. They play Clontarf on Wednesday.Please note this game is now in Páirc Uí Mhurchú,
The Junior B team (Jun C Championship) have a win and a draw to their credit and will hope to add to their tally against Kilmacud Crokes
The Junior C team (Junior E Championship) had a superb win last day out and another win should see them qualify for the knockout stages. They play O’ Dwyers on Thursday in PUM.
- Tues, June 3rd - Jun C Championship V Kilmacud Crokes at 7.30pm in Ballycullen
- Wed, June 4th – Sen B Championship V St. Sylvester’s at 7.30pm in Sancta Maria
- Wed, June 4th - Jun A Championship V Clontarf at 7.30pm in PUM.
- Thursday, June 5th - Jun E Championship V O Dwyers at 7.30pm in PUM
- Saturday, June 7th – AHL 1 V Naomh Jude at 6.00pm in PUM (Senior A team)
- Saturday, June 7th – AHL 2 V Setanta at 6.30pm in Sancta Maria (Senior B team)
- Saturday, June 7th – AHL 4 v Sc. Uí Chonaill at 6.30pm in Ballycullen (Junior A team)
- Saturday, June 7th – AHL 4 V St. Brigid’s at 6.30pm in Russell Park (Junior B team
Hurling Roundup - May 26th
- AHL1 - Senior A V O' Toole's in PUM on Thursday, May 29th at 7.15pm.
- Junior B 2 09 St. Finian's 1 07
- Senior B 4 16 Erin's Isle 3 11
- Junior A 1 09 Lucan Sarsfield's 1 12
Ballyboden Senior B hurlers travelled to Finglas on Saturday 24th May 2014 to play their Round 4 League fixture against Erin’s Isle. The teams had played recently in the championship when Boden prevailed. However, the team knew they would face a strong challenge from the Finglas team on their own ground. Points were traded at the start of the game. Two notable features of the first quarter were a superb shoulder charge by centre back Paddy Ryan that put a stop to a promising Isle’s move – this is skill of the game that is not seen often enough and demands perfect timing. Later in the quarter, the ball broke to Finn McDonagh on the 45, who ran into space before unleashing a blistering shot that raised the first green flag of the day. It was a physical game, with a few frees awarded. Paul Doherty quickly found his range and put over five frees before the short whistle. Stephen Casey responded in similar fashion from the placed ball for Erin’s Isle. Having led at the quarter, Boden conceded a pair of close range goals from Isle’s corner forward Paul Murray, but hit back quickly with a second goal – this time from full forward Brendan Treacy. A key moment at the end of the first half was a fine catch by Kenneth Wigglesworth in midfield. Again, finding himself in space, he drifted forward and fired over a fine point. This capped a fine first half for the Boden half-back line of Kenneth, Paddy and Dónal Butler. Half time score Boden 2-9 to Erin’s Isle 2-6.
The home team started strongly in the second half and a pair of points had them within one of Boden. The Firhouse Road team regained their composure with Adam Jermyn and Ronan Cleary in particular winning great ball in the middle of the field. Points by Chris Lambert and Doherty again put some daylight between the teams. As some positional switches by manager Ciarán Maguire began to work, another finely executed shoulder by corner forward Jonathon O’Driscoll regained valuable possession and a subsequent score for Boden. As Isle’s tired a little, Boden took full advantage in the final quarter and a second goal by Treacy as well as a late Doherty strike meant Boden prevailed on a scoreline of 4-15 to 3-11. Boden now move to four points from four games in this competitive division.
Report by Joe Roche
A great team display secured the Junior Bs their second win in AHL 4 on Saturday against St Finians in Ballycullen. Finians opened the scoring with a free but with some stout defending from Mark Judge and Jason Long, and some fine saves from David Kelly, Finians chances were limited to just frees. Tireless work from Davy Keville, Neal Farrell and Connor Bolger gave us a great platform to win the game. Points against the slight breeze from Tom Sweeney, David Garry and Brain Keary and a goal from Brian Cummins gave us a lead at HT of 1-5 to 6.
The second half was a low scoring affair with chances few for both teams. A fortuitous goal from Finians reduced the gap to just the minimum. Brian Cummins kept the scoreboard ticking over from placed balls. The all important goal from a great catch and cross field ball from Tom Sweeney found Cian Hiney who in turn found young Evan McDonnell to finish to the net giving us a 2-9 to 1-7 win. We turn our attention to Championship next and face group leaders Kilmacud at home on Tuesday 3rd June. Thanks to all the support in Ballycullen Saturday.
Report from David Keville
Minor A and Minor B Action
Minor A Hurlers get back on trackAn under strength Setanta due to players injured and not available to them on the morning travelled to Sancta Maria on Sunday morning where a fast flowing game ensued. Boden settled into the game with two early goals from Michael Boland and Darragh Maguire. Both sides traded scores and gave an exhibition on point scoring from open play with Boden leading at the break. The second half was played in a similar fashion and to their credit Setanta kept battling to the final whistle. Boden used their full complement of substitutes all of whom made a valuable contribution in defence and executing scores. Final score 4-22 to 2-16.
Team: Andy Lyons, Rob Leddy, Ruadhan Fanning, Jack Mahon, Owen Wigglesworth, Fergal Murray, Cian Murray, Cian Mellett, Rian Cannon, Oisin O'Duill, Darragh Maguire, Garrett Crowley, Conor Deane, Evan MacDonnell, Michael Boland. Subs Sean Brennan for Evan MacDonnell, Cian Kelly for Michael Boland, Neil Hester for Darragh Maguire, Ronan Dooley for Owen Wigglesworth, Matthew Normile for Conor Deane.
Minor B Hurlers in High Scoring Exhibition
Minor B’s put in a great performance last Sunday in a home game against O’Tooles. Ballyboden were always on top and there were good solid performances throughout, leading at half time by 1-11 to 1-3.
They continued their strong run in the second half with some fine scores from top scorer Mark McGee with a total of 2-3, Ruairí Kirwan (0-6), Conor Kennedy (0-4), Eoin Kelly (0-2), Rob Byrne (0-2) and points from Niall Cregan, Kevin O’ Flaherty and Séan McDonnell. The O’Tooles forwards found it very challenging to penetrate the half-back line of Sean O’Gorman, Peadar McMahuna and Luke O’Donoghue and inside Kevin Cronin gave another fine display of defensive skills. The work ethic paid off in the end with their third win out of six games, the final score being 2-20 to 1-7.
Oisín Carolan shows how it is done!!
The Minor Hurlers now take a break until after the Leaving Certificate. We wish all who are sitting exams the very best of luck.
Hurling Round Up - Week Beginning May 4th
- Senior A team qualify for Quarter Finals with comprehensive win over St. Pat's. (3 20 to 0 09). Gavin Corrigan and James Roche are seen putting on the pressure in this action shot from Kevin Maguire.
- Senior B have big win over Isle's (2 19 to 0 07). Click here for a report from Joe Worsdworth Roche
- Junior A have first Championship win of season over St. Finian's (2 09 to 0 07). Colin Durkin and Cathal Ryan are seen below in action shots by Mick O' Gorman.
- Junior B team draw Civil Service (3 09 to 2 12). Report from Gerard Doyle
- Junior C team have a good win over St. Pat's (3 11 to 2 07). Report from Third Policeman
Weekend Championship Results
- Senior A beat St. Pat's 2 16 to 2 12. Click here for report from grassrootsgaa.ie
- Senior B beat Naomh Fionnbarra 2 17 to 3 09.
- Junior A pipped by St. Judes 1 12 to 1 13. Click here for report
- Junior B have three points to spare over St. Sylvesters 1 14 to 1 11
- Junior C run out of steam against Commercials
Senior Hurling Manager Johnny Kenny shows off his side line cut skills V Commercials
Senior A team Open Campaign with a win
O' Toole Park on Wednesday night was the venue for the opening game of the Senior A Championship defence. Two first half goals, from Naoise Maguire and Conal Keaney, gave the Boden boys a lead going into the half time break which they would never give up. St. Pat's, to their credit, made it very difficult for the Boden lads....... they hit the net twice in the second half but Boden had enough in the tank to run out winners on a scoreline of 2 14 to 2 10.
A worry for the Boden lads was a first half injury to Shane Durkin. Shane twisted his ankle and hopefully this morning's x-ray will bring good news for Shane.
Boden's next outing in May 8th V St. Oliver Plunkett's ER.
Championhsip Action for Adult Teams
- Our Senior Championship winning team will begin their title defence on Wednesday against St. Pat’s Palmerston in O’ Toole Park. The teams also met in the group stages last year with BBSE running out easy winners - 5 17 to 0 06. Johnny Kenny can expect a more difficult examination on this occasion.
- The Senior B team face Naomh Fionnbarra in their first outing on Saturday April 26th, in John Paul Park at 6.30pm
- The Junior A team are at home to St. Jude’s in their first game, also on Saturday. The game is fixed for Ballycullen at 6.30pm.
- The Junior B team play on Sunday against St. Sylvester’s in Ballycullen at 10.15am
- We also have a third Junior team this year for Championhsip. They have been entered in the Junior E Championship. They play Commercials on April 27th in PUM at 12.30pm.
Mal Goes on Tour
Minor Hurling Update - Sunday April 13
- Minor A team beaten by St. Vincents 2 15 to 1 13
- Minor B team beaten by Skerries Harps.
Sunday’s game was always going to be very challenging……Skerries Harps are top of the Division. Furthermore, we were without seven of our regular players. However, the team put in a brilliant first half performance and led by five points at half time. The second half was always going to be tough playing into a stiff breeze and, as expected, Skerries were not going to lie down. They came storming back and with only five minutes left the teams were all level but the momentum was with Skerries. They scored another point and with only seconds left Skerries scored the all important goal to leave it 3-7 to 1-9 at full time. Great credit to both teams for a very sporting performance.
Weekend Results - April 6th
- Senior A team draw with Kilmacud (0 18 to 0 18) Click here for a report from Grassrootsgaa.ie
- Senior B team pip Crumlin in high scoring thriller. Click here for report from Joe Roche.
- Junior A maintain 100% record with a win over Trinity Gaels (1 13 to 1 10)
- Junior C lose in Clontarf (1 19 to 1 06)
- Sen A beaten by Vincents - 1 14 to 1 15 . Click here for report from grassrootsgaa.ie
- Sen B V beaten by Parnells - 1 13 to 3 10
- Junior A have a gaol to spare over St. Jude's - 1 11 to 0 11 . Click here for report. Photos by Mick Gorman.
- Junior B too good for Trinity Gaels - 3 10 to 0 09
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Under 21 Manager 2014
Boden Hurlers feature Strongly for Colleges
Ballyboden hurlers featured strongly in landing National Colleges titles.
IT Tallaght won the Fergal Maher Cup on 1st March as part of the Queens University Belfast Hurling weekend. Having had a close win in the quarter-final against Marino FE, the South Dublin team had a three point winning margin against GMIT Letterfrack in the semi-final on 28th February. The team showed great fighting spirit in this match, coming from ten points down at half time. In the final, they faced Cork Colleges of Further Education in what turned out to be an epic battle. In contrast to the semi-final, they led by nine points at half-time. A great Cork Colleges FE second-half sent the decider into extra time. Tallaght IT held their nerve, helped in no small way by the Boden contingent of Conor Dooley, Alan O’Connor, Finn McDonagh (scorer of 4 points) and Jonathon O’Driscoll who bagged a brace of points. Final score was IT Tallaght 0-28 to Cork Colleges FE 2-20. Well done to the lads and to Martin McKenna, manager of the team, a brother of Ray, coach of the Boden Senior B hurlers in 2014.
IT Tallaght – photo from Sancta Maria : Back Row : Finn McDonagh (4th from left); Alan O’Connor (8th from left); Jonathon O’Driscoll (2nd from right). Front Row : Conor Dooley (5th from right).
University College Dublin entered a team in the very competitive Freshers Hurling Championship. A four point quarter-final win over a strong DIT team in a windy Chanel College on 13th February sent the team into a semi-final against Mary Immaculate College Limerick. This match was played on neutral ground in Ballykelly on 27th February and UCD had the edge in a very close match by a single point 2-13 to 1-15. It was the first of two Leinster/Limerick semi-finals, Carlow IT prevailing against UL in the other semi-final. UCD knew the challenge that faced them as the strong Carlow IT team had not been beaten in League or Championship throughout the college year. The final was set for Hawkfield, Newbridge on 5th March. On another windy afternoon, UCD played against the elements in the first half and went into the break a couple of points down. A strong second half, including a point from Boden player, James Roche, saw the Dublin team prevail on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-12. This was a strong UCD team that featured current Dublin senior players, Colm Cronin & Cian O’Callaghan. It was the first time since 2002 that UCD had won the Freshers title, a team that featured Boden and Dublin star, Stephen Hiney. Well done to James, Colm Crowley (manager) and all the team on a fine win.
Simon Speaks to Indo
Senior A team and Craobh in exciting draw
Tuesday night in Sancta Maria saw the first League action of the year in AHL1. The game ended in an exciting draw. Click here for a report from grassrootsgaa.ie
2014 Championship Draws
St. Oliver Plunkett’s, Kilmacud Crokes, St. Pat’s Palmerston and BBSE
Whitehall Colmcille, St. Sylvester’s, Naomh Fionnbarra, BBSE, Erin’s Isle and Round Towers.
Clontarf, Good Counsel, Craobh Chiaráin, St. Finian's (S), BBSE, St. Jude's
St. Jude's, Civil Service, BBSE, St. Sylvester's. Parnell's, Kilmacud Crokes
Click here to see all the championship draws
Senior B Lose Opening Game to Raheny
Ballyboden Senior B hurlers got their league campaign underway on Sunday 2nd March 2014 in Sancta Maria against Raheny. Last year’s match between these sides was an enthralling draw and it was felt that this year’s tussle could again turn out to be a close affair. So it happened as the teams traded points in the first half, with Eoin McKenna in good form from the placed ball. Darragh O’Gorman and Paddy Ryan repelled most of Raheny’s attacks and accurate free-taking kept the northside team in touch. The key moment for Boden came at the quarter hour when Paul Doherty found space on the left and fired in a low shot to the net. Half-time Boden 1-6 Raheny 0-6.
Raheny made the better start, taking advantage of the slight breeze and scored the first two points of the second half to narrow the margin to one. Mattie Weldon and Keith McCarron were working hard in the middle of the field and points from Chris Lambert and James Madden kept Boden ahead. However, as the March monsoon arrived, Raheny seemed to respond better and fired over five unanswered points. The introduction of some subs gave Boden a late lift but in the end, the clock ran out to leave the final scoreline Boden 1-9 Raheny 0-16.
Under 21 team fall to Ballinteer in Semi
Ballyboden and Ballinteer St Johns played the 2013 U21 Hurling Championship semi-final in a windy Ballinteer Community School on Tuesday 25th February. Boden played against the elements in the first half and put in a good first quarter with the half back line led by Jamie Desmond and Conor Robinson repelling most Johns’ attacks. The key moment for Ballinteer came on 20 minutes when a fine ground stroke on a breaking ball made its way to the net. Half time Ballinteer 1-6 Boden 0-4.
Five points was not felt to be an insurmountable demand and a brace of Colm O’Neill frees set Boden on the way. However, St Johns battled well in the middle of the park and cleverly moved the ball forward. At the three-quarter mark, they had regained the five-point advantage. Boden pressed hard and made good use of the elements, Conor Dooley landing a free from 80 metres. However, despite Boden’s best efforts, the home team held out and the final scoreline read Boden 0-12 Ballinteer St Johns 1-13.
Minor A team start League Campaign with a win
The Minor A team had a fine 3 11 to 0 08 win over St. Jude's in Sancta Maria on Sunday morning. Click here for moreThe Minor B team came up short in their opening League game against Erin's Isle in Finglas - 0 10 to 2 08
Leinster Senior League
BBSE have one team in this year's Leinster Senior League
- The Senior B team play in Division 2. Avondale (Wicklow), Eire Óg Corrachoill (Carlow) and Crookedwood (Westmeath) will be our opposition in Group 1. Click here for all the groups. We play away to Crookedwood in the opening game.
- First Round games are provisionally fixed for March 1st. Check the fixtures page for updates.
Civic Reception for Boden
Minor Hurling Presentation
The victorious 2013 Minor hurling team and their mentors were presented with special "Hoodies" on Friday night in the club. They are modelled below by their mentors....Paddy Corrigan, Brendan Ryan and Seimí Ó Neill. Click here for more
Adult Hurling League Fixtures for 2014
- Click here to view the Senior A League Fixtures
- Click here to view the Senior B League Fixtures
- Click here for Junior A League Fixtures
- Click here for Junior B League Fixtures
- Cick here for Minor A League Fixtures
- Click here for Minor B League Fixtures
5 Boden Lads for League Opener
- Best of luck to Gary Maguire, Stephen Hiney, Shane Durkin, Conal Keaney and Paul Ryan who are on the starting 15 for tomorrow's League opener against Galway. Conor McCormack and Niall McMorrow are also on the panel. The game is in Salthill at 2.00pm. Click here for the full team.
- The Boden Under 21 hurlers play away to Ballinteer St. John's in the Under 21 semi-final on Tuesday week, 25th February.
- Have you got your tickets for Strictly Dancing?? Please support your team mates who are looking forward to showing off their moves on the night. Friday, 28th February is a date not to be missed!!
Minors Return to Action
- Minor A v St. Vincents in Sancta Maria at 10.15am on Sunday
- Minor B V Skerries Harps in PUM at 10.15am on Sunday
Leinster Senior League
Senior Hurling Action this weekend
- Round 1 of Leinster Senior League V Shamrocks (Enniscorthy) in Sancta Maria at 4.30pm on Saturday.
Leinster Senior League
The Senior hurlers welcomed Shamrocks from Enniscorthy for the first round of the Leinster Senior League on Saturday afternnoon. The game was played in appalling conditions. Boden ran out easy winners on the day (2 21 to 0 06).
We play Mount Leinster Rangers in Borris next Saturday.
Leinster Titles for Minors and Under 21s
The Dublin Senior Hurlers may have ended their season on Saturday evening last, but the Minors and Under 21s have somewhat made up for that disappointment with Leinster titles. The Minors defeated Wexford on Sunday and the the Under 21 team,not to be outdone, had a fine victory over Offaly in Tullamore on Wednesday evening.
Andrew Coffey is a mentor with the Minor team and we have 5 Boden lads on the panel... Conor O Donoghue, Cillian Byrne, Aidan Mellett, Luke Corcoran and Shane Kennedy. James Madden and Collie O' Neill featured with the Under 21 team. Click here for a report on the Minor game. Click here for a report on the Under 21 game.
Good luck to both teams in the All Ireland Semis.