BSJ Minor Footballers got the season off to the best possible start on Sunday morning with a fine win over Scoil Uí Chonaill on the All Weather Pitch. A gentle breeze favoured the home side and the sun began to break through as throw-in signalled the end of a long winter. The muddy nights of pre-season training in the dark of Broadford paid off and the lads revelled on the firm footing of the BCS facility.
The visitors struggled to reach the fast pace and it wasn’t long before the first goal laid the foundations of a comfortable win for the Ballinteer boys. The match was still young when Keith Pigott pulled off a fine save to echo a similar feat against the same opposition in the Dublin Division 2 Féile Final back in 2010. On that occasion Keith’s heroics maintained the winning margin of a goal to secure a famous Ballinteer victory which propelled them to the national stage of Féile Dhoire 2010. This time Keith denied Scoil the opportunity to obtain any foothold in this opening Minor Football League Division 2 match.
Nothing really went right for Scoil who also struck the crossbar and the right upright during the second half. The match finished 3-13 to 0-2 for the home side who will face stiffer tests as the season progresses.
Well done to Eddie and his management and the second Minor team, supported by the U16s, who entertained Ballyboden and made it the perfect start to the season.