A great start to the league for our Senior footballers. In a bruising and physical encounter against Thomas Davis they came out 3-11 to 0-12 winners. Some great points including a some from play and frees by Aodhan Clabby and a goal from Luke Naughton left BSJ ahead by 4 points at half time, but facing into a strong wind in the second half. Some great defensive work by the backs and two great goals by Aaron Bradshaw sealed a well deserved victory. Great performances all round but particularly nice see Peter O Curry back to his best, John B Carty looking very much at home in goals in his first competitive game for BSJ and to see some of the new kids on the block, the likes of Maitiu O Suilleabhain and Michael O Croinin really putting down a marker in very intimidating circumstances.
By Gerry O’Donnell
Our AFL 5 Team got off to a winning start against a dogged Erins Isle team thus reversing last years result . Down by 1 point at ht we went 3 down 15 minutes into the second half. However the last 15 mins saw us score 2 -2 to win on a scoreline of 2-12 to 12. There were good performances from Collie Egan, Keith Piggot and Ruairi Kennedy
By Kieran Duffy
Our AFL 7 team beat Good Counsel 2-11 to 10. They were 3 up at halftime, and Counsel got it back one early in 2nd half but two goals from Cian Hallinan & Niall Kellegher insured Ballinteer pulled away. Everyone worked hard, great fitness levels and a lot of chances created. Tony Gillick, Jamie Murphy and Denis Healy were strong in defence, while Eoin Coffey, Cian Duffy & Seán Dunne performed well up front.
By Frankie Ward
Our AFL11S team also had a great win against Good Counsel – 1-13 to 0-04. Leading by 5 points at half time into the wind, they pulled away in the second half to cap off a fantastic day for the Adult Football teams.