Boden burst out of blocks to top Peter's

Ronan Mac Lochlainn

Ballyboden St Enda's claimed the Dublin 2012 Minor 'D' Football Championship title following a comprehensive 3-10 to 0-6 victory over St Peter's at Balgriffin last Sunday morning.

Most of the damage was done in the opening quarter with 'Boden hitting a stunned Peter's side for 3-4, effectively settling the contest by the 15th minute, a fact conceded by Peter's manager Liam Rogers, who mentored the team alongside Aidan Seaver.

"We just never got out of the blocks for some reason and they destroyed us in the first quarter. We held our own after that but the damage was done by then. They were the better team on the day though and we can have no complaints," he said.

Adam Carney was the player who thwarted St Peter's title ambitions with a stunning hat-trick of goals, with his first arriving in the fifth minute, following up on a point apiece from Evan Flanagan and Tom McCabe.


Carney's second arrived five minutes later and the symmetry of his achievement was maintained with a superb third goal on 15 minutes to effectively settle the contest.

Flanagan and McCabe also added points to compound St Peter's misery with the North County team eventually settling through the efforts of Daryl Clarke, Ciarán Rooney, Cormac Flynn and Adam Rogers.

Ciarán McGinley opened their scoring in the 22nd minute and further scores from Rogers and Kevin Kiernan helped reduce their arrears to 3-6 to 0-3 by half-time.

St Peter's continued to battled gamely after the break with both Adam Rogers and Stephen Rogers finding the target. But a comeback never looked likely against a well-organised 'Boden defence in which Cian Murphy, Joe Mernagh and Niall Keegan shone.

Keegan sauntered forward to land a point of his own and scores by Flanagan and Conor Deane confirmed captain Michael Dunne would be accepting the coveted trophy on his team-mates' behalf, much to the delight of St Enda's manager Noel Madden.


"We're delighted with the win and very pleased with how the lads performed," said Madden.

"They did what they were asked to do and played to their potential, which considering it was a final, was the most pleasing aspect of the whole day."