Robbie McDaid captained Ballyboden St Enda’s to a slender 1-5 to 0-7 victory over Raheny in Saturday’s Dublin U21FC ‘A’ Final (2014) at Chanel.
Boden were made battle all the way before securing their fourth title at this grade and their first in 11 years.
The southsiders grabbed the only goal of the game in the sixth minute when Colm Basquel set up Alan Flood for the crucial only goal of this low-scoring duel.
By the interval Boden had moved 1-4 to 0-3 clear with Sam Molony kicking the best score of the first half for St Enda’s while Brian Fenton and Conor Gillen (two frees) got Raheny’s scores.
A James Madden point extended Boden’s lead but they were left to fight a rearguard action in the closing minutes as points from Gillen (two frees) and Fenton saw Raheny push them all the way.