Four-star Boden shoot down Raheny in SFC

by Gazette Reporter
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Ballyboden St Enda’s picked up their first win of the Dublin senior football championship over Raheny at Parnell Park on Thursday evening.

A fruitful day in front of goal for Boden saw them hit the net four times as they ran out handsome 4-6 to 1-9 winners.

Darren O’Reilly, Alan Flood and both Basquel brothers, Ryan and Colm, netted goals for Ballyboden, who saw Michael Darragh Macauley sent off for two yellows in the second half.

Boden came into the game in need of a positive result after the opening day loss to Kilmacud Crokes, Raheny having picked up two points from their win over Plunkett’s.

Ryan Basquel fired over the first point for Boden early on before a free from Gavin Ivory levelled, and Sean McMahon put Raheny in front following a strong run from midfield.

O’Reilly scored Boden’s first goal with his fists following a good run to the endline and pull back by the influential midfielder Macauley.

And a quick free from Colm Basquel allowed Sam Molony to tee up Ryan Basquel for the second goal moments later, the forward drilling home with his left foot.

Brian Fenton and Eoin Keogh looped over fine points to keep Raheny within touching distance, but they conceded a third goal seven minutes before half time.

A fine run out of defence from Tom Hannifin finished with a pop pass to Flood, who made an angle before burying his shot in the top corner of the net.

To their credit, Raheny kept coming back and Keogh popped over another point before Aran Kelly beat Boden keeper Conor Dooley to the ball and palmed into the net.

The final blow to Raheny’s resistance arrived nine minutes into the second half when Colm Basquel tapped into an empty net after Flood saw his improvised effort bounce back off the post.

In Group 3, Niall Coakley scored 0-6 as St Jude’s eased past Parnells 1-22 to 0-8, while in Group 2 Lucan Sarsfields played a 1-12 to 1-12 draw with Skerries Harps in St Margaret’s.

In the West Dublin derby in SFC2 Group 1, Thomas Davis edged out St Mary’s 1-12 to 0-12, while in Group 4 Templeogue Synge Street beat St Maurs 0-9 to 0-8.

In Group 2, Round Towers eked out a dramatic 2-13 to 2-12 win over Fingal Ravens, while St Patrick’s Palmerstown went down 2-17 to 1-9 to Fingallians.

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