Match Reports

HL Div 1A - Game of Two Halves

posted 18 Mar 2013, 16:51 by Boardsmill GAA

Competition: Hurling League Division 1A
Date: Sunday 17/03/2013
Venue: Boardsmill

Halftime Score: Boardsmill 2-04 Kilyon 1-03
Fulltime Score: Boardsmill 2-09 Kilyon 3-09

A Game of two Halves! 

Boardsmill started well in this parish clash on a wet St. Patrick's morning at home to Kilyon. Thomas Reilly got the 'Mill boys on the scoreboard first with a well taken point after two minutes and Kilyon followed up with a point after six minutes. Midfielder Ray Hatton broke through the Kilyon defences with a shot at goal which was saved, however Thomas Leonard was in the right place at the right time and converted the goal. Leonard hit the back of the net again after fifteen minutes having received a pass from James Pratt, he was still left with a lot to do to beat the full back and goalie but duly converted. Reilly and Fergal Flattery kept the sore board ticking over with three more points with the latter converting a brace. Kilyon got a goal and two points leaving the score going into the break Boardsmill 2-04 Kilyon 1-03. The 'Mill lads started well again in the opening minutes of the first half with four unanswered points, however Kilyon got on top at this point and scored 2-06 to Boardsmill's 0-05 in the second half. Even though Boardsmill held a lot of the possession in the first half they should have capitalised further on this having a lot of misplaced shots at the target which proved to be their downfall. 

Boardsmill: P. McLoughlin, J. Bird, N. McLoughlin, L. O'Brien, E. Corrigan, D. Farrell, N. Weir, R. Hatton, C. Darby, C. Flattery, F. Flattery (0-02), S. Gibbons (0-01), J. Pratt, T. Reilly (0-05), T. Leanard (2-01).

Lady Footballers on the double!

posted 11 Mar 2013, 16:26 by Boardsmill GAA   [ updated 11 Mar 2013, 16:46 ]

Reserve League

Dunsany 2.2 Boardsmill 3.4

Half Time Dunsany 1.1 Boardsmill 1.0

Venue Dunsany  10/3/13


This open contest was a good advertisement for the reserve league with 2 teams doing their best in freezing windy conditions at Dunsany

The hosts played with the breeze in the first half and scored the first point before falling behind to a well taken Eimear Murray penalty . A goal late in the half  leftDunsany with a slender 1 point lead at the break.

Boardsmill turned around with the breeze at their backs and with Caoimhe Birddominant took control of this contest.

Maeve Murray shook the net with a fine left foot strike to set the Mill girls on their way. Points from Caoimhe Bird Davina Dempsey Allanah Hannon  and Sarah Dowling put 6 points between the teams. A quickfire goal and point from Dunsany left a 2 point gap before Paula Dorian settled matters with an opportunist strike to the Dunsany net

Boardsmill were best served by Caoimhe Bird , and Sarah Dowling , they were ably supported by Davina Dempsey, Kealey Hannon and Allanah Hannon.



R Hoey, A Whelan H Tuite , K Hannon D Dempsey S Dowling  E Murray, C Regan C Bird  M Murray ,  H Pratt A Hannon .

Substitute P Dorian for C Regan .

Boardsmill scorers . E Murray 1.0 M Murray 1.0 P Dorian 1.0 C Bird 0.1 D Dempsey 0.1 A Hannon 0.1 S Dowling 0.1

Lady Footballers start in style!

posted 11 Mar 2013, 16:24 by Boardsmill GAA   [ updated 11 Mar 2013, 17:16 ]

Ladies League Division 1

Full time Na Fianna 2.5  Boardsmill 2.10

Half time Na Fianna 1.1 Boardsmill  2.4

Venue Baconstown  10/3/13


Local rivalry with an extra edge was the order of the day at windy Baconstown on Sunday afternoon. Na Fianna manager Berti McLoughlin was taking charge of Na Fianna against the team he coached to last years Senior final in the first round of the this years senior league.


The game started briskly with Na Fianna registering an early point before Boardsmillresponded with a clinical finish to the net by top scorer Laura Griffin . The Mill girls playing with the wind at their backs tagged on 3  quick points through Michela Stellini , Helen Regan and Katie Hackett before  Na Fiannas full forward Niamh Kirby grabbed the first of her 2 goals .  That score was soon cancelled out by Boardsmills Edel Guy who was first to react to a rebound , finishing  to the Na Fiannanet Boardsmill’s dominance was built around their midfield triumvirate of Regan Aideen Guy and Emma Troy but the game was finely balanced with 6 points between the teams and the wind supporting hosts Na Fianna in the second half .


Griffin scored a point on the run 3 minutes  after the restart , which was quickly followed by a free from Susan Kealey after Griffin was fouled on the 21 yard line.

Andrea Colgan tagged on a point from a close range free before Laura Dempsey scored the point of the game after a trademark  defence splitting  run . Dempsey registered a second soon after before Deirdre Flynn got the first of her 3  points fine points from  play . The game whipped from end to end at this stage with Griffin tagging on another point before Kirby  snatched a second goal to leave  6  points between the teams once again . Na Fianna poured on the pressure with Flynn  snatching 2 quick points to reduce the deficit to 4. Michela Stellini had followed Maeve Downey all over the pitch all afternoon  and popped up to win a vital free in front of the posts . Susan Kealey, Boardsmills 15 year old free  taker made no mistake to close out the game . The final scoreline of 2.5 to 2.10 was a fair reflection of a contest that often threatened to spark into life but never quite reached the levels that these teams are capable of .

Boardsmill were best served by GrffinHackett, and Kealey  who were well supportedby Stellini, Troy , Regan and Aideen Guy



E Murray , S Kennedy  C Murray M Stellini, S Bagnall, E Troy, R Griffin, A Guy, H Regan K Hackett, L Dempsey  L Griffin E Guy M Murray  S Kealey


Boardsmill Scorers . L Griffin 1.2 S Kealey 0.3 E Guy 1.0 L Dempsey 0.2  M Stellini 0.1 H Regan 0.1 K Hackett 0.1

Good start to the hurling year

posted 3 Mar 2013, 15:58 by Suzann McLoughlin   [ updated 12 Mar 2013, 04:23 by Boardsmill GAA ]

Competition: Hurling League Division 1A
Date: 03/03/2013
Venue: Trim 
Halftime score: Trim 0-08 Boardsmill 1-07
Fulltime core: Trim 0-12 Boardsmill 1-13

Boardsmill started their 2013 hurling campaign with a win away to neighbours Trim today, Sunday 3rd March. As always with these near rivals it was a physical affair with plenty of frees given away by either side. Boardsmill started the better of the two sides and went into the break two points up, a powerful strike from Cathal Flattery giving the Boardsmill side the goal.

The second half continued in the same manor with an even more physical contest, however Boardsmill outscored the home side giving them the win at the final whistle. Best for Boardsmill was Jim Bird, Ray Hatton and Liam O'Brien. 

Boardsmill: S. Dixon, J. Bird, N. McLoughlin, L. O'Brien, D. Farrell, E. Corrigan, N. Weir, R. Hatton (0-01) B. McLoughlin (0-02), C. Flattery (1-01), F. Flattery (0-01), S. Gibbons, J. Pratt (0-02), T. Reilly (0-05), T. Leonard (0-01) 

Subs: C. Darby for B. McLoughlin. 

Good Start to the Footballing Calendar

posted 24 Feb 2013, 13:38 by Boardsmill GAA   [ updated 24 Feb 2013, 13:39 ]

Competition: Football A League Division 4 Round 
Teams: Longwood v Boardsmill
Venue: Longwood
Date: 22/02/2013

Halftime Score: Longwood 0-04 Boardsmill 1-03
Fulltime Score: Longwood 0-09 Boardsmill 2-03

Great Boardsmill team performance against a strong Longwood team. Longwood scored a point in the third minute of injury time to draw the game. 

Boardsmill: S. Dixon, C. Darby, N. Weir, J. Bird, E. Corrigan, L. O'Brien, T. Leonard, A. Eivers, F. Flattery, B. McLoughlin, C. Flattery (1-02), J. Flood, J. Pratt, S. Gibbons, D. Farrell (1-01). 
Subs: E. Dixon for C. Flattery, E. Cribbin for J. Flood, 

Drumconrath too strong for Boardsmill

posted 5 Feb 2012, 15:18 by Suzann McLoughlin

Drumconrath 1-11 Boardsmill 0-08
Venue: Drumconrath
Date: 4th February 2012

Boardsmill travelled to Drumconrath  on Saturday last (4th February 2012) for their first outing in the Football League Division 4 of the 2012 season. The 'Mill side got off to a good start with a point from a free by David Farrell and the boys in blue continued in that vain keeping score for score with the home side. It wasn't until the second half Drumconrath scored a goal from play and they pulled away from the 'Mill. All in all a good performance for the first game of the year. 

Boardsmill: S. Dixon, L. O'Brien, J. Bird, C. Darby, J. Mitchell, N. McLoughlin, F. Smith, N. Weir, F. Flattery, J. Flood, D. Farrell (0-05), J. Pratt, B. McLoughlin, T. Leonard (0-01), E. Dixon (0-01). 
Subs: A. Hoey for Pratt, D. Kealy for Smith, R. Cribbin for Flattery, P. Guy for McLoughlin, B. McLoughlin (0-01) for Weir. 

Disappointing end to season

posted 25 Oct 2011, 02:38 by Suzann McLoughlin

Na Fianna 2-7
Boardsmill 1-5

Na Fianna wrestled the Feis Cup title from Boardsmill with victory at Trim on Saturday evening.
Playing with the advantage of a wind Na Fianna started well and raced into a 1-6 to 0-2 interval lead courtesy of a superbly finished penalty and five successful close range frees from Rebecca SmullenBoardsmill improved after the break with LauraBagnall and Aideen Guy excelling and closed the gap to 1-5 to 1-7 with Laura Dempsey adding points to Ciara Ashe’s goal.

However, Na Fianna were dangerous on the counter-attack and hit Boardsmill a sucker punch with their second goal to seal the win.

Boardsmill - E Murray; S Kennedy, A Guy, H Kennedy; E Troy, L Bagnall, D Dempsey; H Regan (0-1), L Griffin; K Hackett, L Dempsey (0-4), E Guy; M Murray, C Ashe (1-0), L Guy. Subs - A Flynn for L Guy, S Kealy for M Murray.

Aperitif more appetising than the main course

posted 14 Oct 2011, 03:12 by Suzann McLoughlin   [ updated 14 Oct 2011, 03:17 ]

Boardsmill 1-16
Rathmoylon 1-13

The aperitif was more appetising than the main course at Pairc Tailteann on Sunday as Boardsmill made rich amends for last year's IHC near miss by holding off a late Rathmolyon rally to deservedly claim the title.

In the 2010 decider Boardsmill were cruelly denied by a late Drumree goal but David Troy's charges made no mistake this time with a strong finish to the first half crucial as they booked a return to the senior grade.

Rathmolyon had only vacated the premier ranks last year when losing to Navan O'Mahonys in a relegation play-off and, like on many other occasions in the past, they depended too much on veteran Mickey Cole for scores.

The former county forward ace hit all bar two points of the losing total with brother Gary and Mark Lynch their only other marksmen. Boardsmill had a much better spread of scorers with six of them getting on target.

Boardsmill got 1-4 of their total from the 27th minute to the break when a handsome advantage of 10 points (1-11 to 0-4) served them well in the second period when playing into the breeze.

The sides had been on level terms three times during the early exchanges but Rathmolyon did not register again in the first half after a Mickey Cole converted free left them trailing by the minimum after 10 minutes.

A white flag effort by Cathal Flattery set their most productive spell in motion and Thomas Reilly and Thomas Leonard increased the lead.

Then Thomas Pratt struck for the goal on 29 minutes with a ground shot finding the net before Martin Conway completed the scoring for the first half.

Rathmolyon got the start they hoped for in the second period with Mickey Cole soloing in from the left corner and doing well to beat Stephen Masterson with a low drive.

The deficit was reduced to five points in the third quarter and Boardsmill's position looked perilous as the pre-match favourites piled on the pressure. 

Three successive points, struck by Reilly (free), Stephen Gibbons and Pratt, helped to steady the 'Mill ship as they went into a 1-15 to 1-7 lead. In the last quarter they only added another converted Reilly free as Cole tagged on six points.

The losers' main marksman was also guilty of a few misses and the wrong options were taken with long-range frees when a goal was needed in the closing stages.

But Boardsmill were not to be denied as they claimed the title last won in 2000.

Boardsmill: S Masterson; E Corrigan, N McLoughlin (0-1), G Whelan; N Weir, D Farrell, P Guy; B McLoughlin, R Hatton; M Conway (0-1), T Reilly (0-4, 2 frees), S Gibbons (0-3); J Pratt (1-1), C Flattery (0-3), T Leonard (0-3). Subs: E Cribbin for Gibbons (50), F Flattery for B McLoughlin (55), V Guy for Conway (60).

Rathmolyon: S Ennis; G Whelan, J Gantley, J Farrell; M Lynch (0-1), A Fagan, T Cosgrove; A Smith, D Colgan; G Cole (0-1), T Lynch, N Cole,; J Farrell, T Henderson, M Cole (1-11, 0-5 frees). Subs: D Whelan for Lynch (35), E Regan for Colgan (44), D Morgan for Smith (47), S Mulligan for G Cole ((52).

Referee: C Ferguson (Gaeil Colmcille).

Reference: Hogan Stand. 

Race over at penultimate hurdle

posted 26 Sep 2011, 04:35 by Suzann McLoughlin   [ updated 26 Sep 2011, 04:43 ]

Na Fianna3-5

The dream of a first Ladies SFC title died at Athboy as Boardsmill were forced to play their second game in less than 48 hours and subsequently lost out to Na Fianna at the semi-final stage for the fourth successive year. 

The concession of two penalties and wayward kicking which led to 12 first-half wides contributed to the 0-5 to 3-3 half-time deficit, but a spirited second-half display closed the gap. However, despite the best efforts of Emma Troy, Aideen Guy, Cliona Murray, Maire Hegarty and Edel Guy Boardsmill couldn’t recover.

Boardsmill - E Murray; S Kennedy, C Murray, A Guy; E Troy, M Hegarty, M Doran; L Bagnall, H Regan; L Griffin, K Hackett (0-1), E Guy (0-3); M Murray (0-1), C Ashe (0-2), L Dempsey (0-1). Subs - A Flynn for Hackett, B O’Toole for Doran, L Guy for M Murray.

04/09/2011 - IHC Quarter Final

posted 5 Sep 2011, 03:10 by Suzann McLoughlin   [ updated 5 Sep 2011, 03:28 ]

Competition: Bio Pure Technologies Ltd IHC Quarter Final

Teams: Boardsmill v Donaghmore Ashbourne

Date: 04/09/2011 18.00

Venue: Trimm

Half Time Score: Boardsmill 1-04 Donaghmore Ashbourne 2-03

Full Time Score: Boardsmill 3-13 Donaghmore Ashbourne 2-06


Boardsmill were back in action on Saturday in the quarter final of the Intermediate Hurling Championship in Trim against Donaghmore Ashbourne. Boardsmill were slow out of the blocks with Donaghmore Ashbourne taking a two point lead into the break.

The 'Mill side came out in the second half a much more determined side with superb performances from Jimmy Pratt and Cathal Flattery who between them converted 3-05 out of the 'Mill's total scoring tally. Great defensive performances from Liam O'Brien Eoin Corrigan and David Farrell limited Donaghmore Ashbourne to only three points in the second half. The semi final now beckons for Boardsmill with their opponents yet to be decided. 

Boardsmill: E.Dixon, L. O'Brien, V. Guy, E. Corrigan, P. Guy, D. Farrell, J. Bird (0-1), B. McLoughlin (0-2), R. Hatton (0-2), M. Conway, S. Gibbons, F. Flaherty, J. Pratt (2-3), C. Flaherty (1-2), T. Leonard (0-2)

Subs: S. Masterson for E. Dixon,  N. McLoughlin for V. Guy, E. Cribben (0-1) for M. Conway, E.Dixon for J. Bird.

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