BALLYBODEN St Enda’s Under-14 girls won the Division 1 Regional Feile in Monaghan last Saturday in thrilling style.
The Boden side made it through a group featuring St Mary’s of Kildare, the Downs of Westmeath and Carrickmore of Tyrone.
First up was Mary’s where the girls conceded an early goal and a point but, after that, there was no stopping them and the forwards produced the goals and points needed to get back into the game, winning 4-5 to 1-2.
They followed up with a 7-7 victory over Carrickmore, again producing some excellent football, from the defence up to the forward line.
The last group game was against The Downs. A win in this match meant a place in the final and Boden were once again comprehensive victors, picking off a 5-10 to 0-1, putting them through to the competition’s final.
Boden were in the final after some superb results in the group stages where they met Lucan Sarsfields, conquerors of Foxrock Cabinteely in their group qualifier.
The first half was a closely contested game, however the Boden girls were always ahead and showed some great skill and team play passing the ball among players which resulted in great scores.
In the second half, the Boden girls played their hearts out as they were determined to win this final with vice captain and eventual player of the match Erica Tobin to the fore.
They hand passed the ball with great skill from the defenders to the midfielders and the forwards finished with the well earned goals and points.
They eventually won out 3-9 to 2-3 to claim the regional title with something of a flourish.
Ballyboden St Enda’s: Ally Ramsden, Hannah McGrane, Alex White, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Laura Mullen, Hannah Leddy, Erica Tobin, Hannah Murphy, Hannah Molloy, Olivia Meagher, Alanna McGarry, Katie McDonald, Aisling Byrne, Hollyn Kennedy, Chloe Murphy, Ciara Woodcock, Molly Horan, Muireann Delaney, Sarah Anne Murphy, Eva Brennan, Muireann O’Donoghue, Caoimhe Dunne.