BALLYBODEN ST ENDAS 3-10 LUCAN SARSFIELDS 1-9
Ballyboden completed the double when they added the Dublin AHL Division 1 title to their SHC A crown in this top-flight league decider at Sancta Maria on Tuesday night.
Lucan led for most of the opening half but a quickfire goal and point from Paul Ryan just before the interval gave Boden a 1-8 to 0-7 half-time advantage, the goal coming direct from a free.
Three minutes into the second half David Sweeney struck for goal when in classic Sweeney style he cut lose from the chasing pack and finish with power and accuracy.
Lucan though were determined not to let the game slip their grasp with Kevin OReilly going close to goaling from deadball. A second OReilly free was brilliantly saved by Finn McGarry but Aidan Roche was on hand to sweep the rebound to the net.
However, ten minutes from time Boden sealed victory for sure when Conor McCormack drilled to the net.
SCORERS – Ballyboden St Endas: P Ryan 1-10 (1-8f), D Sweeney, C McCormack 1-0 each. Lucan Sarsfields: T Somers 0-5 (0-5f), A Roche 1-0, P ODriscoll, P Brennan, P Kelly, K OReilly (65) 0-1 each.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDAS – F McGarry; J Duffy, S Perkins, P Buckeridge; S Hiney, B Treacy, D Spain; M Travers, D Curtin; M Griffin, C McCormack, J Doody; P Ryan, D Sweeney, N McMorrow. Subs: S Lambert for Doody (45); E Carroll for Griffin (45); M Lambert for McMorrow (56); B Kennedy for McCormack (58).
LUCAN SARSFIELDS – D Cunningham; J Byrne, P Callaghan, B McGarry; M May, P ODriscoll, N Gleeson; J McCaffrey, B Aird; P Kelly, A Duff, T Somers; A Roche, P Brennan, R Lambert. Subs: K OReilly for Lambert (35); T Clandillon for Gleeson (54); P Ward for Somers (54).
REF – JC Ryan (St Marks).