Meath manager claims Dublin league trophy in last game with All-Ireland club champs

September 19, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Not the one we wanted this season at all, but great to give this man the send off he deserves! @Bodengaa #AFL1

— Darren O'Reilly (@dazza_13) December 13, 2016

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NEW MEATH SENIOR football manager Andy McEntee is already looking ahead to the 2017 season with the Royals.

But last night he signed off on a successful note in Dublin club football with the reigning All-Ireland club champions.

McEntee guided Ballyboden St-Enda’s to the Dublin and Leinster senior football titles in 2015 before they cruised to All-Ireland glory in style on St Patrick’s Day.

Ballyboden St-Enda’s winning manager Andy McEntee last St Patrick’s Day

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The Ballyboden St-Enda’s players celebrate their All-Ireland win.

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The championship this year in Dublin didn’t pan out as they would have liked with a second round exit against Kilmacud Crokes in October.

But a 2-18 to 3-14 win in last night’s Dublin Division 1 football league final against St Judes at Parnell Park, does provide some consolation and Christmas cheer as they conclude 2016 on a winning note.

And what a great way for Andy McEntee to finish his last game in charge. Best of luck Andy from all here at the club.

— Ballyboden St Endas (@Bodengaa) December 13, 2016

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What a way for the players and mgmt to end an unforgettable 2016. All Ireland champs in March and AFL1 Champs in December #honboden

— Ballyboden St Endas (@Bodengaa) December 13, 2016

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The game was a thrilling contest with the teams level at 1-15 to 2-12 at the end of normal time before Ballyboden prevailed by a point despite conceding a last-gasp goal from a St Judes penalty at the close of extra-time.

Sam Molony hit a brace of goals for the winners with the first one an emphatic and memorable strike.

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His second was a bit more fortunate but it was judged that the ball had just squeezed over the line.

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Conal Keaney kicked 0-8 for Ballyboden St-Enda’s while Kevin McManamon struck 0-4 for St Judes.

Great win!!!#bodengaa

— Ballyboden St Endas (@Bodengaa) December 13, 2016

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