Our Senior Footballers were looking for some revenge on St Judes after they had got the better of them in the Championship meeting earlier in the season. In a cagey opening to the game Ballinteer were first to get on the scoreboard through Sam Tully after 2 minutes of very patient build-up play. It was very much tit for tat in the first half with both teams going through purple patches but BSJ went 2 points up on the stroke of half time. The second half started in the same manner until the game sprung into life with 15 minutes remaining. Aodhan Clabby played a hand pass across the goal to Luke Naughton at the back post who palmed the ball into the net and Ballinteer back into a 2 point lead. They followed that up with another point to go 3 ahead. Ballinteer looked certain to extend it to 6 points until a miraculous block from a Judes defender denied Simon O’Reilly and Judes broke down the pitch to score a goal of their own. Judes hit 2 points directly after as well to all of a sudden be two points up. Then with only minutes remaining a high ball into the Judes big square was expertly won by Shane McCann who offloaded to Fearghal Duffy. Duffy played it across the goal where Eoin Seoige was to palm into the net at full stretch. Another point was soon followed by the final whistle and Ballinteer had won by two points.
Our Junior A’s took on Ballyboden in Marley Park last Tuesday and were 5-19 to 3-08 winners. A tremendous performance in Full Forward by Shane McGreevy was the highlight of the game. He scored 1-04 from play and had a hand in at least another 2-05.
Our Junior B team also played in Marley on Tuesday night but were beaten by a good youthful Cuala team. Having been 9 pts down at half time they brought it back to 5 but eventually lost on a scoreline of 3-18 to 3 – 11.
On Thursday night our Junior C team beat Ballyboden St Endas on a scoreline of 1-20 to 3-09. The team put in a fantastic performance and played with plenty of heart after conceding 2 early goals.