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Our Junior A Footballers win promotion to AFL4

History was made when our Jun A team won the playoff against St. Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh, thus gaining promotion to AFL 4 and Intermediate status for the first time. We gained promotion to AFL 5 fifteen years ago. The game was played on a beautifully prepared pitch in sunny conditions in the Phoenix Pk. We started in a strong fashion with strong running from the backline by Joe Sweeney , Naoise Cronin and inspirational captain Ciaran McCabe.

We opened up their defensive system and kicked some outstanding scores. Mid-way through the first half Colm O’Donnell cut in from the wing and finished off to the net. With scores from numerous players, Shane McCann added to our advantage with 2 excellent points. The backs ably assisted by the industrious Paul Farrell, limited Plunketts to 3 points in the first half. At the half time break we went in 1-9 to 0-3 up. With the aid of the breeze for the 2nd half, Plunketts upped their game immediately, and scored 3 points on the trot . They brought on strong subs and with long balls into their full forward line, they got 2 goals with one being from a penalty. We only scored 2 points in that time, so the margin was down to a minimum. We dug really deep in the last 5 nerve racking minutes to achieve a fully deserved win.

On a great day for the club every player played their part not only today but throughout the long and hard season . However it was unanimous among Management that young Naoise Crionin takes the MOTM award.

By Kieran Duffy

Junior As qualify for promotion playoff

Our drive for promotion in our last league game brought us to St Maurs in North County Dublin. As expected this was a tight affair in the first 30 minutes with scores hard to come by despite playing with the hill. However with strong running by Joe Sweeney and excellent point taking by Niall Dunphy we went in 5 points up at half time.

We dominated play in the second half and with some excellent link play from Noaise Cronin, Paul Farrell and Ciaran Mc Cabe scores were easier to come by with Collie O Donnell kicking 4 points. A David Quinn goal midway through the second half killed off any chance of a Maurs revival and we ran out winners on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-10.

In the words of our Captain Ciaran Mc Cabe it was a great workmanlike performance by all the players. We are now in the playoff against Oliver Plunkets for promotion to AFL 4 and Intermediate football. We have played 14 years in AFL 5 and no effort will be spared in our drive for promotion.

By Kieran Duffy

All Ireland Final Tickets 2019

1. The Club Executive is committed to securing as large an allocation as possible from the Dublin County Board for the All Ireland Football final however we will not be able to secure sufficient tickets for all Club Members as the match will be sold out.

2. Tickets will only be available to Eligible Applicants i.e. those fully paid up Club Members (including 10/20/ and Life Members), Minor and above, who have expressed interest in All Ireland Football Tickets by TEXT message following the message issued by the Club. Note that parents of juvenile members will only be eligible if they themselves are also fully paid up club members.

3. Following on from the Expressions of Ireland it is clear that we will be significantly oversubscribed for each Ticket available ( by a factor of 5 ) therefore tickets will be allocated in accordance with the AGM Motion #3 as approved by the AGM of 2013.

4. Priority will be given to those members who ordered tickets through the Club for National League and Championship games this year and to those who have contributed significantly to the Club through the year.

5. At this point in time it is planned to hold a Draw amongst Eligible Applicants on Saturday afternoon 31st August at 16.00 in the Clubhouse. Only Eligible Applicants who have expressed interest by text and who have not been previously allocated a ticket will be eligible for the draw and must be present in person at the draw.

4 midweek wins from 4 for our Adult Footballers

Senior Footballers
Our Senior Footballers got their Division 1 league playoff hopes back on track on Wednesday night with a hard fought two point win over Ballymun in Marley Park. After Ballymena registered the first score of the game and trademark Davy Devereux run created space and he found Aodhan Clabby to find the back of the net to give BSJ the advantage. They went from strength to strength stretching their lead to 7 points but Mun kicked the last two scores of the half to make it a 5 point game at half time.

Ballymun got the upper hand at the start of the second half and had it back to a one point game with 8 minutes remaining. Ballinteer kicked the next two scores though, and after two red cards and a black card for Ballymun and a lengthy stoppage, Ballinteer were able to hold out to record a two point win, 1-11 to 0-12.

By Colm O’Donnell

Junior A Footballers
Our Junior As took on O’Dwyers in Marley Park on Tuesday in a bid to get their promotion bid back on track after a loss to Plunketts in their last outing. They got off to a flying start hitting six of the first seven scores and never looked back from there. They went in at half time 0-14 to 1-03 up. The second half saw BSJ rack up another 1-11 to finish the game 1-25 to 2-07 to keep them right in contention at the top end of Division 5.

By Colm O’Donnell

Junior B Footballers
The Junior Bs had a fantastic 3-25 to 2-04 victory over Ballyboden in Loreto Park on Tuesday evening. We put together a good overall performance and got all our scores from play. We put some good moves put together and 2 goals from Oran McIvor & 1 from Eoin Coffey, leaving us 6 up at half time. We pushed on after a good start to the 2nd half and ran away comfortable winners. Everyone in the squad played there part but special mentions to Dylan Walsh & Eoin Coffey in defence, Alex Timlin in midfield, Oran McIvor & Cian Hallinan up front.

By Junior B Management

Junior C Footballers
Midweek away games can be problematic, and being 3 points to zero down with 10 mins gone emphasised this point in our AFL Div 11 game against St James Gaels at Drimnagh Castle on Thursday evening. Despite being behind, we had the bulk of possession but were failing to convert it into scores. From the 10th minute on, our backs shut down traffic towards our end and our centrefield began to take control around the middle. By half time we were 5 – 3 up and despite the low score, we were dominant all over the pitch.
In the second half, the shut-out at the back continued as Gaels failed to register a further score until the 50th minute, due to excellent covering by the wing backs Rob Redmond and Evan Regan. Darragh Quinn, named at No 4, took up a sweeping role in the centre, completely shutting down the supply line to the Gaels inside forwards. A more direct and patient approach up front resulted in the Ballinteer scores now coming thick and fast, with 11 different scorers from play by the end of the game. Gaels threw everything at it in the end, getting 5 more points (3 from play), but the result was well beyond doubt at that stage.
There were many very good performances on the night, but Conor Murphy was the stand out player, being hugely influential in initiating attacks from centrefield as well as chipping in with a goal and 3 points from play.
This result leaves us second in the table with our next match at home on July 7th in Loreto against Shankill GAA, one of our main promotion rivals.

By Louis Gunnigan

Photo courtesy of Aodan Larkin

Clubnotes – Monday 10th June

Lotto results for June 6th Nos.3,6,17, and 19. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Terry Carpenter, €50 Ken Aherne and Michelle Ross. Joker Consolation prize Gerard O Donnell. Next week jackpot €6,000 and Joker €1,150.. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

Great turn out for our Annual Lisney mini All Irelands enjoyed by hundreds of our young juveniles. Thanks to mentors, coaches and of course our sponsors Lisneys.

Saturday next 15th June we have our Annual Summer Festival and Aeraíocht. 1:00 pm to 4:30 at the club house. sports, tug of war, Face painting, Wipeout, Football and Hurling, Barbacue, Music, Carnival Games and of course ice cream, and much more. All Welcome.

Big week for hurling first up on Tuesday night our Intermediate team play Faughs 2nd team in the championship in Marley at 7.30. A win puts the team in the quarter final of championship. On Thursday our Junior team play Na Fianna also at home at 7.30. All support welcome. On Sunday morning our Seniors play a very important league game against Whitehall Colmcille away in the league at 10.30 all support welcome. Also on Sunday our Intermediates are playing Commercials in the league in Rathcoole at 10.30. Best of luck to the Dublin Senior hurlers on Saturday night v Galway in Parnell.

Not a great week for Adult Football. A very depleted Senior team was comprehensively beaten by a strong Ballyboden team. Our Junior A team lost their first league match to Plunketts on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-11. Having lead by 4 points at H.T. . The Junior B team lost to St Vincents on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-8 despite leading by 7 points early in the second half. The Junior C team kept the flag flying with a win over Croí Ró Naofa 1-23 to 0-9.

Clubnotes – Monday May 26th

Lotto results for May23rd Nos.5,16,23 and 24.. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Noel Shorten c/o The Coach Hse. €50 Tom Coleman and Gus Curtin c/o B.H. and €50 Bríd Coleman BSJ. Joker Consolation prize David Conway. Next week jackpot €5,600 and Joker €1,050. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

A mixed week for Adult Football. . Our depleted Seniors footballers lost St Judes and St Brigids bringing an end to our fantastic unbeaten run. The Junior A team continued their good form with comprehensive wins over Ballyboden St Endas and Ballymun Kickhams. The Junior B team had a great win away over Innisfails. and their weekend match V Crokes is re fixed for Tues May 28th in Marlay at 7-15. Our Junior C team had a great win over Ballyboden St Endas at the weekend.

Senior Hurlers home match v Kilmacud Crokes on Wednesday 29th I Marlay Park at 7:30. Intermediate Hurlers play Cuala on the BSC AWP on Wed at 8:00pm. Junior Hurlers away to Whitehall Colmcille in Cloghran on Thurs May 30th at 7:30. All Support welcome.

Our Annual Fundraiser Bingo for St Michaels House takes place next Friday at 8:00 pm.

Clubnotes – Monday May 19th

Lotto results for May16th Nos.4,17,19 and 20.. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Des and Grainne Mulligan. €50 Patricia Monks and Rita Bolger. Joker Consolation prize won by our own Runai Gerry Watchorn. Next week jackpot €5,400 and Joker €1,150.. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

Plenty of Adult Football action this week. Tuesday 21st the Junior A’s Ballyboden in Ballycullen while the Junior B’s play Innisfails in Ballgriffen. On Weds night our Senior team play St Judes in Abbotstown. All games are at 7:15 pm. Full support Requested. On Sunday morning the Senior Footballers play St Brigids, Junior A play Ballymun Kickhams and Junior B’s play Kilmacud Crokes. All matches are at home and pitches and times to be confirmed.Keep in touch with facebook and twitter. On Sunday evening the Junior C’s play Ballyboden in Ballycullen at 3.

Senior hurlers got another 2pts in the league with a great win over Craobh Chiarain. Ronan Collins Ian O Hehir and Brian Smith were excellent. However on Saturday they lost narrowly. Our Intermediate hurlers had a bad week with a loss to Realt Dearg in the championship and to Fingallians in the league. Our Junior team had an outstanding win on Sunday morning where they came back from 8pts down to beat Erin go Bráth by the bare minimum.

The Senior ladies football team had a fantastic win in the championship against away to Garda Westmanstown on Wednesday 15th 1-15 to 2 10. The junior ladies put up a great fight before losing to a strong Round Towers Lusk team. Congrats to Ladies Feile under 14 Football Team on reaching the semi finals of Dublin Feile Div 1.

Condolences to the Flynn family on their recent sad bereavement.

Thursday next we welcome 5 time all star winner Joe Canning and friend of the club John Green and his team from Camile Thai. Joe will oversee Minor Hurling team training at 7, then make Camile Thai jersey presentation followed by Q & A session. Fáilte roimh cách.

Clubnotes – Monday May 12th

Lotto results for May 9th Nos. 5,8,22 and 24. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Brian Hainsworth, €50 David and Terry Carpenter. Joker Consolation prize Betty McCarthy. Next week jackpot €5,200 and Joker €1,100.. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.
Thanks to all the BSJ volunteers who participated with the Darkness into Light on Saturday. Over 35 club members assisted with car parking stewarding, clearing up after the event and providing tea and coffee to participants.
Excellent week of results for Adult Football. The seniors had two big wins, V Oliver Plunketts on Wed. anf Fingallans on Sunday. They now top of the table Dublin Div 1 after 5 games.
The Jun A team drew with Round Towers on Tues night but won a real battle against St Brendans on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-13 to remain one point off the top of the table. Davy Deveraux- played for Wicklow in Leinster Championship Saturday evening and turned out for the seniors on Sunday in the second half. The Jun A team drew with Round Towers on Tues night and beat St Brendans on Sunday to remain one point off the top of the table.The Jun B team drew with Naomh Mearnog on Tues night and drew again on Sunday V Scoil U Chonaill . The Jun C team beat Na Gael Oga on Thurs night. Congratulations to Ben, Jack and Liam who all featured for Dublin Minors in their win over Wexford

A fantastic home win for our Minor Hurlers against Na Fianna on Sunday which gives them 5 wins out of 6. Great displays from Daire Casserley, Ian O Hehir and Liam Smith. Thursday night sees our Junior Hurlers playing away to Clontarf in the championship at 7.15. All support welcome.

Thurs 16/5 Junior H. D Champ. v Clontarf St Annes 7:15,
Sat 18/5 Senior H Div 1 league v St Judes Tymon 6:30
Inter H Div 4 v Fingallians away 6:30
Sunday 19/5 Junior H Div 8 v Erin go Brath away 6:30
Tuesday 21st May Junior F. Div 5 v Ballyboden St Endas Ballycllen 7:15
Junior F Div 7 v Innisfails Balgriffin 7:15
Wed 22nd May S.F. Div 1 v St Judes Tymon North 7:15.

Senior Footballers fall to Brigids, as Junior As and Junior Cs record victories

Senior Football
A returning Paddy Andrews inspired St Brigids to a win in this clash on Sunday morning. In very windy conditions Brigids registered the first point playing into the strong wind. However two goals from the goal scoring machine that is Aaron Bradshaw and another from Glen Whelan, responded to on two occasions by Brigids with their own goals, left the score at 3-3 to 2-4 in favour of BSJ at half time. A strong rear guard defensive display against the wind by BSJ wasn’t enough to prevent Brigids getting the decisive goal late in the second half. The absence through injury of some of our big performers and the loss of two more through injury during the game didn’t help the cause but Brigids ran out 3-10 to 3-06 deserving winners.

By Gerry O’Donnell

Junior A Football
The Jun A team kept up their winning form when they comprehensively beat Ballymun . We started in great style and by half time Peter Flanagan (5),Eoghan Seoige, David Quinn, Naoise Croinin, Niall Dunphy, Colm O Donnell, Shane Mc Cann, Conor Budd, DJ Corbett and David Faughnan all got on the scoreboard. At HT we went in 0-16 to 0-2 up. In a second half which saw goals from Naoise Cronin and Eoghan Seoige there was no let up in the effort and we won on a final score of 2-26 to 0-4.

So at the half way stage in the league we are lying third one point behind Crokes and Templeogue having dropped only 1 point out of 14.

By Kieran Duffy

Junior C Football
Missing a good few regular first 15 players and coming off a bruising recent defeat in the last game, this AFL Div 11 South away game could have been a potential banana skin. However, the Ballinteer St Johns 15 who took to the field had other ideas. Opting to play with a strong wind it took less than 3 mins to get the first goal. Over the next 15 mins the floodgates opened, as Ballinteer racked a further 7 goals to lead by 8 – 4 to 3-4 lead at half time. In the second half, playing against the wind, it was a case of absorbing the backlash and closing the game out, which Ballinteer duly did, running out easy winners, 8-10 to 5-07.

There were several impressive aspects of Ballinteer’s play. The support play in the forwards was excellent. Decisiveness in shot taking was first class, with Ryan Hanley (3 goals), Tiernan McDonnell (2-1) and Billy Davern (1-4) getting all their scores from play. In all, there were 8 scorers from play. With such focus on attack, it was inevitable that we would get caught too high up the field and concede some scores. The Boden goals, when they came, were mostly from breaks where we had left ourselves short on cover – something for us to look at in training. The backs were solid throughout, but particularly in the second half when Boden, now playing with a strong wind, threw everything into attack. Joe Sheehan’s shorter kickouts in this half were all won by Ballinteer, with the exception of one which the wind caught and brought out of play. Two of Boden’s goals came late in the game, taking a bit of the gloss off the win, but we are back to winning ways and looking forward to the next game. In the meantime, there is serious competition for starting places, which will make training interesting over the next two weeks.

By Louis Gunnigan

Midweek wins for Junior A & B footballers as Seniors suffer first defeat of the season

Senior Football

Having won 5 out of 5 the seniors faced a real test against the in form St Judes away in Abbottstown on Wednesday. On the night the much stronger Judes 15 outplayed an understrength BSJ 15. The first 25 minutes was even but 3 points on the trot in the next 5 minutes gave Judes a 9 points to 4 half time advantage. A goal for Judes shortly after the restart sealed our fate and despite great work and endeavour from the lads particularly Eoghan Fitzpatrick, Diarmuid Kennedy and Jamie O’Connor, St Judes ran out comfortable winners. It was a great learning experience for some of the younger members of the panel who played their first full 60 minutes in Division 1.

By Gerry O’Donnell

Junior A Football

Our mid week match saw us pitched against our neighbours Ballyboden. Despite been depleted we started brightly but poor shooting saw us kick 6 wides in the first 15 minutes and allow Boden to go into a 3 point lead. An outstanding goal from Colm O Donnell from an excellent 40 yards pass from Niall Dunphy started a good run of scores and we went in 4 points up at HT. A goal by Shane Mc Cann goal from a penalty mid way through the second half gave us an 7 point lead but we allowed Boden back into the game and the lead was cut to 2 points. We rallied well in the last 5 minutes and won by 5 points on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-13.

By Kieran Duffy

Junior B Football

We had a great win 1-16 to 2-8 on Tuesday evening against Innisfails. We started well with good movement up front but we let Innisfails back into it in the 2nd half but we finished strongly including a goal from John Hickey to win by 5 points.
Everyone played their part notably Eoin Walsh in goals, some fine fielding from Denis Healy & Kevin Power, and good forward play by Cian Duffy, David Gillick & Oran McIvor.

By Junior B Management