All posts by Colm O'Donnell

Save the Date – Our Senior Ladies need your support!

BSJ senior ladies football team have qualified for Division 3 Cup final to be played on our all weather pitch on Wednesday 11th September at 8 pm.

This is a fantastic achievement for the senior ladies and what an occasion it will be for BSJ to host a cup final on the all weather pitch under lights! It would be brilliant to get as much support there as possible from juvenile through to seniors!

And what a path to the final it’s been! Inspirational stuff from our senior ladies football team. The scene is set for an exciting final! We hope to see as many there as possible to cheer them on!

The Path to the Cup Final: 

The initial rounds of the competition was run on a league basis with 12 teams involved and each team playing each other. The top 4 then qualifying for the semi finals, it was a very competitive competition and we ended up in 4th place meaning an away semifinal against a very good Kilmacud Crokes team who had lost only one game in all competitions this year. The semi final was a fantastic game and after a great first half from the BSJ girls we lead by six at the break. The lead was extended to seven early in the second half however a harsh yellow card meant the team were reduced to 14 players for 10 minutes. The girls battled extremely hard during this period of sustained Crokes pressure and a break away goal meant they maintained their 7 point lead. With 10 minutes to go the lead was still 7 when the BSJ goalkeeper while attempting to save a goal received a yellow card. The team were reduced to 14 again for the last 10 minutes with a lead of just 4 points The girls were out on their feet but refused to be beaten and played some great football to hold on for a deserved 3 point victory. The final against St Judes should be another tense tight affair as each team boasts a victory in their previous 2 meetings.

Thank you to Eamonn for a great review of their journey!

Clubnotes – Monday 8th July

Lotto results for July 4th Nos.3,5,13 and 20. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 May McEvoy, €50 JMc/Doug/Anto Fagan c/o The Willows and Trish Doyle c/o Bingo. Joker consolation prize Henry Diamond. Next week jackpot €6,800 and Joker €1,200. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

A mixed weekend for Adult Football. Our Seniors were beaten by the narrowest of margins against Na Fianna . We were down to 13 players for the most part of the game but despite a massive effort having come back from 4 points down in the last five minutes to draw level Na Fianna got the last score of the game in time added on. The Jun A team were beaten by a strong Kilmacud Crokes team while our Jun B team played out an exciting draw against Naomh Barróg. Our Jun C team had an excellent win against Shankill to go joint second in Div 11 South.

Our Annual Lisney Summer Camps start next week 15th July – 19th July 5-12 yrs GAA Skills Camp, and continue in August Multi Sports Camp 12th – 16th August with Football, Hurling/Camogie, Gaelic Tag, Water Games, Athletics & much more. Free BSJ Zippy for all entrants. Contact Carol Nolan 085142543 or Donal Gormley 0876312082

Míle buíochas to all the Club members who volunteered as community stewards for the Longitude concerts last weekend.

Clubnotes – Monday 1st July

Lotto results for June 27th Nos.2,19, 22 and 23. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Conor Goggins, €50 Michael Cleary and John McCarthy. Joker consolation prize Brendan Soraghan. Next week jackpot €6,600 and Joker €1,175. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

Last week saw our Seniors Footballers lost to Kilmacud Crokes on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-12. A fantastic game of football from both teams. The Jun A team were beaten in their critical league game V Thomas Davis . We lost our full back and centre back through injury and were beaten on a scoreline of 4-14 to 0-14. The Jun B team beat St Margarets away on scoreline of 2-12 to 1-9 making it back to back wins. This weekend sees a full round of League fixtures. The seniors play Na Fianna on Saturday night on the BCS AWP at 6:30 . On Sunday Jun A are away to Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Pk while the Jun B are away to Naomh Barrog , both games at 11:00. The Jun C team play Shankill in Loretto at 3:00. Minor Footballers beat Lucan Sarsfield. 4-12 to 2-16. Best of luck to Liam, Ben and Jack next Saturday for Dublin Minors in Leinster Final.

Congrats to Orlaith Nolan and Dublin Senior Ladies Football team Leinster Champions.

Great win for our Senior Hurlers over Vincent’s in the league. A Tom Ahern goal the difference between the sides in a thriller in Marlay. . This leaves them on 8pts only needing one more result to retain Senior 1 status. Big week for Ian Ó Hehir who starred for the Dublin u/20 on Wednesday and BSJ Seniors on Saturday. Our Intermediate hurlers were beaten Crokes in the league on Saturday evening. Special morning in the Club on Saturday when we welcomed 3 Juvenile teams from Wexford.

Thanks to Leisureplex Stillorgan for sponsorship for our Under 8’s.

Longitude weekend in Marlay. The club still needs more volunteers from Club members over 18. See our website for details.

Clubnotes – Monday 24th June

Lotto results for June 20th Nos.1,2,12, and 21. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 The Rat Pack, €50 Terry Carpenter agus Aodán De Paor. Next week jackpot €6,400 and Joker €1,150.. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

Congrats to Co. Minor Footballers and our own Ben Millisk, Jack Lundy, and Liam Fenton on qualifying for the Leinster Final.

A great week for Adult Football with all 4 teams winning. The Seniors after 3 defeats in a row won a tough battle against Ballymun on the scoreline of 1-11 to 0-12.. The Jun. A team had a very comfortable win over O Dwyers on a scoreline of 1-25 to 2-7 to maintain their strong promotion challenge. The Jun. B team had a comprehensive win over Ballyboden on a scoreline of 3-25 to 2-4 while the Jun. C team kept up their promotion drive with a 2-16 to 0-8 win over James Gaels. This week sees another round of League football.. Tonight Tuesday 25th the Jun A team play Thomas Davis in Kiltipper while the Jun B are away to St Margarets. On Wed 26th the Seniors play Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Pk . All matches have a 7-30 throw in.

Condolences to the Cogavin family on the death of Ann a former Camogie mentor with BSJ.

Clubnotes – Monday 17th June

Great turn out for our Annual Summer Festival and Aeraíocht in the club and Marlay Park. Everyone had a fantastic day. Well done to all the organisers and thanks to Lisney, Thorntons Recycling, Super Valu and DLR for their great support.

Well done to the Senior Hurlers on a massive win away from home against Whitehall Colmcille to move them to 8 points in the league on Sunday morning. Hard luck to our Intermediate hurlers who lost to Commercials

This week sees a full round of mid week Adult Football league matches. Tonight Tuesday sees the Jun A V O Dwyers in Marlay Pk while the Jun B play Ballyboden in Loretto. On Weds night our Seniors entertain Ballymun in Marlay Pk , while on Thurs night our Jun C team are away to James Gaels in Drimnagh Castle. All games are at 7-30

The Annual BSJ Golf Classic takes place in Grange Golf Club on August 2nd. €300 for a team of 4, €150 to sponsor a tee-box or €400 for both. Contact Colm (0871787198) to sign up. Slots are selling fast!

Condolences to Chris & Patricia and all the Whelan family on the passing of Chris’ brother Paul in Australia last week.

Senior Footballers go 5 from 5 in the league, while Junior A’s win and Junior Bs draw

Senior Football

A great win for the senior footballers yesterday against Fingallians to make it 5 out 5 leaving them sitting top of Div 1. In a tough and physical encounter we built up a good lead in the first half with points from Aodhan Clabby, Donncha Carey, Robbie Gaughan amongst others. However a goal for Fingallians before half time brought them back into it. Well taken goals from Luke Naughton and Aaron Bradshaw settled the nerves in the second half and with points including some well worked ones from Bradshaw,  Carey and Michaèl O Croinin we were well worth the winning margin at the end. Final score BSJ 2-16 Fingallians 2-8.

By Gerry O’Donnell

Junior A Football

Having dropped our first point in the league to Round Towers mid week it was important to pick up a win against St Brendans who were a point below us. In an extremely physical and competitive game we started well but failed to put enough on the scoreboard. However the second fifteen minutes of the first half saw us take control and we went in 5 points up at HT . The first 15 minutes of the second half saw us go 8 points up but Brendans pull it back with a few scores on the trot. We scored the next few points and were 6 up five minutes into injury time. There were an unbelievable 14 minutes of injury time during which Brendans bought it back to 3 points but we held on for a very much deserved win on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-13 . All players put in a 100% effort . Best for us were Fionn Mooney, Naoise Cronin, David Faughnan , Niall Dunphy and Shane Mc Cann.

By Kieran Duffy

Junior B Football

Cian Hallinan rescued a draw for us with a last minute free which he buried into the back of the net! After a great first half from us, Scoil Ui Chonaill got a quick fire 1-03 just before half time to reduce the gap to 6 points going into the break. Scoil came back at us and were on top most of the 2nd half but we kept going and Cian’s last minute goal got us a point!
Special mentions to Kevin Davis, Denis McCambridge, Gavin Fahy, David Gillick, John Hickey & Cian Hallinan.

By Junior B Management

Clubnotes – Monday May 5th

Lotto results for May 4th Nos. 2,6,8, and 17.. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Jack Banbury, €50 Gerry Lawlor c/o Ballinteer House and Martin Colreavy.. Joker Consolation prize Phil Kenny. Next week jackpot €5,ooo and Joker €1,000.. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

A big week week of Adult Football ahead. Tonight Jun A play Round Towers Clondalkin in Monastery Rd ,Jun B play Naomh Mearnog in Portmarnock. On Weds night the Seniors play Plunketts in Martin Savage Pk
On Thurs night the Junior C play Na Gael Ogra in St Catherine Pk. All games at 7-15. On Sunday morning the Seniors play Fingallians at 10-30.the Junior A play St Brendans and the Junior B play Scoil U Chonaill both at 12. All are home games but venue TBC. Keep in touch with twitter or Facebook. On Sunday afternoon the Junior C play St Annes in Loretto at 3:000 pm.

Intermediate Hurlers lost to Brigid in the championship in a very close game. Good displays from Dave Harney, Cian Deignan, Paul Corcoran and Mick Bradley. Our Junior hurlers were well beaten by a strong Thomas Davis team in the championship in the afternoon. Next Sunday our Minor Hurlers play at home at 11.00 in the league all support welcome.

Well done our Boys under 14B footballers on winning the Div 10 Dublin Feile, beating Raheny 0-8 to 0-2. and our U14 A’s who qualified for play offs but were beaten in their semi final.

Child Protection course now mandatory for all mentors/ referees Next Course Friday May 10th at 7:30 pm. To book contact Sandra 087-2249845

Both Ladies football teams top their tables, as they both record midweek wins

Our adult ladies footballers continued their good start to the season on Wednesday 1st May.

Senior 1
Our Division 3 team had a fine win away to Naomh Barrog, 4-11 to 3-5, making it 3 wins from 3 in the league. On a great night for football our ladies produced a super team performance and were the stronger team throughout. The defence was very composed against a fast Barrog forward line whilst the midfield and forwards combined well by moving the ball fast into the danger zone. Next up for the team is a championship match on Wednesday 8th against Templeogue.

Junior 4
Our 2nd adult ladies team also continued their great start to the season with an away win at St Annes. The girls won 5-6 to 1-4 making it 3 wins from 3 games. This is a new team entered this year and to be top of the league after 3 games is a great achievement. Next up for the team is a championship match away to Clontarf on Wednesday 8th.

Senior Footballers beat Brigids to set up an all or nothing tie with Vincents

Our Senior footballers enjoyed a great victory over St. Brigids last night in O’Toole Pk to set up a ‘winner qualifies’ match against St. Vincents after the Summer break.

Brigids started brightly and took a 0-3 to 0-1 lead early on but Aodhan Clabby fired over 3 frees to push BSJ ahead while Eoghan Fitzpatrick and Aaron Bradshaw also added points to give Johns a 0-6 to 0-3 lead. Another free and another from play from Bradshaw had the lads leading 0-8 to 0-6 at half time.

A Bradshaw goal early in the 2nd half and points from Clabby and Donnacha Carey put BSJ in the driving seat – leading by 6 points. Brigids got a a goal back but two more Clabby frees (making it 7 from 7) as well as points from Dan O’Leary and another from Eoghan Fitzpatrick ensured the victory, although a late goal from Brigids reduced the win to 2 points – 1-16 to 2-11.


Clubnotes – Monday 22nd April

Lotto results for April 18th Nos. 5,6,21 and 24. Jackpot not won. Winner of €100 Joe O Sullivan, €50 Peadar O Shea and Mick Wren. Next week Jackpot €4,600 and Joker €925. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

Senior Camogie team beat Ballyboden St Endas 0-9 to 0-8 in the Senior Div 1 league. Seniors now play Oliver Plunketts away on Tuesday . Junior B’s play Wild Geese on the AWP also on Tuesday. Junior A’s play Naomh Barrog on the AWP on Thursday at 7:30.

Congrats to our under 11 Football team and their good run in the Geraldine Morans Football Tournament beating Skerries Harps in the Cup Final and well done to host Geraldine P Morans for organizing the event.

Championship football this week. First up are our Senior Footballers who play St Brigids in a critical match on Weds in Toole Pk at 6-45. On Sunday our Junior A team play in the Junior 1 Championship V Castleknock at Somerton Pk and our Junior B’s play St Maurs in Junior 2 Championship in Marlay Pk both games at 11. On Sunday afternoon the Junior C team will try for back to back wins in the Junior 5 Championship when they take on Naomh Mearnog at 3 in Loretto Park. Minor Footballers v Kilmacud Crokes Div 1 Football League next Wed at 7:00 in Silver Park . and Minor B’s also play Crokes in Marlay at 7.

Hard luck to Senior Hurlers beaten by a strong St Brigids side in the championship game in which our Aodan Clabby notched up 1-7 (0-6f). Minor Hurlers play Round Towers next Sunday Monastery Road at 11:00.