Colm Basquel Sealed The Win With Late Brace Of Goals To Send Ballyboden St Endas Into The Semi Finals

A Ballyboden St Endas Player watches on as a Na Fianna player takes a shot at goal in the Dublin SFC, Ballyboden won thanks to goals from Colm Basquel


Ballyboden St Endas 3-15

Na Fianna 1-15

 

A late brace of goals from Colm Basquel in the second period of extra time sent Ballyboden St Endas through to the semi finals finals of the Dublin Senior 1 football championship.

It was a heartbreaking defeat for Na Fianna who had led by four with just five minutes of normal time remaining, but a goal from Colm Basquel and a converted 45’ from goalkeeper Darragh Gogan deep into injury time brought the game to extra-time.

Na Fianna sharpshooter Conor McHugh who had already scored 0-06 in an excellent display was very harshly shown a second yellow card just before at the end of normal time.

TV replays showed Ballyboden St Endas Declan O’Mahoney hauling McHugh to the ground and then refusing to release his grip on the Na Fianna number 14 and as usual is such incidents the referee issued both players with a yellow and Na Fianna missed McHugh’s influence and scoring threat in extra-time.

There was just a single point scored in the first period of extra-time by Na Fianna’s Aaron Byrne, but the Mobhi Road outfit were left to rue a guilt edged goal opportunity.

Glenn O’Reilly was put through one on one with the Boden keeper by the Aaron Byrne but he opted not to take a shot at goal and passed to James Doran which allowed Robbie McDaid to get across and block his shot.

Na Fianna started this epic encounter brightly and raced into an 0-03 to 0-01 with points from Niall McGovern, James Doran and an Aaron Byrne free. But points from Ryan Basquel and Ross McGarry brought the sides level.

A Conor McHugh converted free and a fine point from James Doran restores Na Fianna’s two point advantage. The impressive Ross McGarry replied with a well taken point for Ballyboden St Endas to leave the bare minimum between the teams.

A brace from McHugh stretched the lead out to three for the Mobhi Road men. Ryan Basquel scored two more efforts to leave just one in it, but McHugh made certain Na Fianna would take a two point advantage into the break with another excellent point to leave the score at half-time 0-08 to 0-06.

It was all square just three minutes into the second half thanks to a Colm Basquel converted free and a point from Declan O’Mahoney. And four minutes later Ballyboden St Endas took the lead for the first time in the game with another fine point from Ross McGarry.

Aaron Byrne levelled the game again in the 39th minute from a 45’. Ballyboden regained the lead with a point from Colm Basquel but it was short lived as points from Byrne and McHugh gave Dessie Farrell’s side the lead again.

Back came Ballyboden with points from veteran Conal Keaney and a Ryan Basquel free. Na Fianna though looked to have wrestled control of the game when points from James Doran and Conor McHugh were followed with a goal from Killian Deeley.

But with just four minutes left on the clock Basquel hauled Ballyboden back to within a point of Na Fianna with a well taken goal and deep in stoppage time ‘Bodens’ goalkeeper Darragh Gogan sent them game into extra time with a well struck 45’ that split the posts to leave the score at the full-time whistle 1-14 apiece.

Na Fianna controlled the opening ten minutes of the first period in extra-time but only managed to add a single point to their total scored by Aaron Byrne to lead 1-15 to 1-14 as the sides swapped ends.

When Colm Basquel equalised just after the restart of the second half of extra-time it was unclear exactly who might win this pulsating quarter final.

Basquel settles the argument with two brilliantly taken goals after some great work from Michael Darragh Macauley in the build up to both goals.

That insured Ballyboden St Endas are in the hat for the semi final draw and a possible County Final appearance for Anthony Rainbows side for the first time in three years.


Ballyboden St Endas Scorers:

Colm Basquel 3-04 (1f)

Ryan Basquel 0-05 (2f)

Ross McGarry 0-03

Darragh Gogan 0-01 (1f)

Declan O’Mahoney 0-01

Conal Keaney 0-01

 

Na Fianna Scorers:

Conor McHugh 0-06 (1f)

Aaron Byrne 0-05 (1f, 1 45)

Killian Deeley 1-00

James Doran 0-03

Niall McGovern 0-01

 

Ballyboden St Endas:

1. Darragh Gogan

2. Kieran Kennedy

3. Shane Clayton

4. Cathal Flaherty

5. Darragh Nelson

6. Robbie McDaid

7. Aron Waters

19. Michael Darragh Macauley

9. Declan O’Mahoney

10. Darren O’Reilly

11. Colm Basquel

12. Sean Biggons

13. Ross McGarry

14. Ryan Basquel

15. Warren Egan

 

Ballyboden Substitutions:

18. Conal Keaney for Egan (42)

17. Alan Flood for Gibbons (43)

22. Brian Bobbett for Macauley (47)

8. Donogh McCabe for O’Reilly (55)

20. Tom Hayes for McGarry (56)

19. Macauley for O’Mahoney (60)

21. James Holland for Waters (66)

10. O’Reilly for Keaney (69)

 

Na Fianna:

1. David O’Hanlon

23. Eoin O’Dea

3. Jonny Cooper

17. Alan Flood

5. Niall McGovern

7. Eoin Murchan

6. Niall Cooper

9. John Lawless

8. Killian Deeley

10. James Doran

15. David Quinn

12. Glenn O’Reilly

11. Aaron Byrne

14. Conor McHugh

19. Brian O’Leary

 

Na Fianna Substitutions:

2. Darragh Kennedy for Niall Cooper (37)

25. Donal Ryan for Lawless (41)

22. Paddy Quinn for David Quinn (50)

13. Sean Caffrey for O’Dea (60)

21. David Lacey for McHugh (60)

26. Alisdar Fitzgerald for Deeley (70)