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Junior B Hurlers Win Quarter Final

On Sunday our Junior B Hurlers had a great win 1-19 to 2-14 against Whitehall in the championship quarter finals. They will meet St Vincents on Sunday 28th August in the semi-final. It was a great match with the sides level at half time BSJ 0-10 Whitehall 1-6. In the 3rd quarter BSJ started pulling away and lead by 4 points only for Whitehall to come storming back with a goal and 2 points. With 8 minutes of extra time to be played it was nail biting stuff with BSJ coming out on top by 2 points.  It was a huge team effort with notable performances from. Oisín Power (14 frees), Gavin Byrne at full forward, Enda Larkin at full back, Barry Mannion who was introduced at half time and of course the goal scorer Paul Corcoran. Massive effort by the whole team, some lovely hurling played and great support on the day from club members. The team looks forward to a semi final against St Vincents on Sunday 28th Aug.


The Kube is coming to Ballinteer St Johns on Saturday May 21st. Across the entire Club this is going to be the biggest fundraiser of the year. We urgently need all the teams to confirm their active participation in the event, by way of each team sponsoring a contestant, or contestants. We are calling on all teams to mobilise and push this event over the next few days. We need your nominations in to Niall Joye this weekend latest early next week. You can contact Niall on 087-2460286 or by email on




Junior Hurling Championship

The first round of the Junior B Hurling Championship took place Sunday 24th April. Ballinteer St Johns Jnr As took on Crumlin Jnr As in the Civil Service Hurling Club due to Parnell Park not being available. It may have been beside the 1916 war memorial but Ballinteer St Johns turned in a terrific performance. Oisín Power led the Attack and Oisín Chambers marshalled the Defence (Oisín agus Tír na nÓg). In the first half the Crumlin defence was majestic with Ballinteer surviving on frees. In the second half the game opened up and BSJ started to play some great hurling with fantastic scores from Sean Smith and Rob Aherne showing what they were capable off. The final score Ballinteer 0-18 Crumlin 0-9. Superb win well done to everyone involved players and mentors.

BSJ Festival Raffle Result

It was a great day in Marley Park on Saturday with the Féile Boys Football in the morning and the BSJ Festival in the afternoon. Well done to our A and B teams getting through to a semi final and final respectively. A huge thank you to all the Festival team it was a fantastic day very well organised, the weather was a great help this year. The result of the raffle:

1st Prize: “Big Dog” Noel Scanlan

2nd Prize: “Unicorn” Kate McCarthy

3rd Prize: “Little Dog” Sean McKeon

4th Prize: “SuperValu Hamper” Killian Molloy

5th Prize: “SuperValu Hamper” Kevin Clair .

Prizes can be collected Thursday night at 10pm in the club from Maurice O’Connell.

May Festival Saturday 30th April

Our annual BSJ Festival takes place on Saturday 30th April the May Bank Holiday weekend. Come along from 1-30pm to 6-00pm and enjoy all the fun, games, face painting music and BBQ. Plenty for all the family and friends to enjoy. Earlier in the morning from 10-30am to about 1-00pm you can support our under 14 boys team in the Dublin Football Féile which will be played on Pitch1 & 2.


Christmas Raffle Result

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets in the Christmas Raffle. We had 9 super prizes with many of the kids looking to win the Gorilla or the Unicorns. The draw was help last night at The Player of The Year Award in the club. The winners are:

1st     Gorilla                         Johnny Monohan
2nd   Unicorn                       Michael O Siochru
3rd    Unicorn                       Colman Burke
4th    Hamper                       Brian Byrne
5th    Hamper                       Paddy Gleeson
6th    Rainbow Bear           Don Reddan
7th    Dog Teddy                  Lisa Murphy
8th    Cheeky Monkey        Collette Howlett
9th    Cheeky Monkey        Jack Cronin

Minor Hurling Championship Final

Sunday morning on the AWP Ballinteer Minor Hurlers took on Cuala in the B Championship Final. There was a great atmosphere at the pitch with a huge crowd in attendance. The weather had picked up from the previous two days of high winds and rain. Ballinteer played in to the St Attractas end in the first half with a slight wind in assistance. It took a little time for both teams to settle down with a few missed scoring chances from St Johns early on. The match settled down and you could see it was going to be a close encounter with scoring pretty even from both sides. The free takers were on form with Sean Casserly from St Johns slotting over a couple of nice frees which helped settle the team. Mid way through the second half Patrick O’Reilly surged forward on a couple of occasions to slot home two huge points. This helped give momentum to St Johns who went in at half time 0-8 to 0-5 ahead.

The teams turned around for the second half and it was clear from the first few exchanges that the Cuala lads had upped the tempo and started putting pressure on the Ballinteer backline. A few frees were conceded which were punished ruthlessly by Cuala. Mid way through the second half Cuala levelled the match at 10 points each. It was a case of which team would find that little bit extra to kick on and take the match. Cuala slotted over a huge free from inside their own half to edge one point ahead. To their credit the Ballinteer lads responded with a great point from Tom Ahearne to bring the match level again. The next few scores would be vital with Cuala picking off a long range point which for a few seconds while the referee and linesmen deliberated the fans didn’t know which way they would call it. The point was awarded to Cuala and it seemed to give them a boost. The last few minutes were a real battle with the Cuala team coming out on top on a final score of Cuala 0-16 St Johns 0-11.

It was bitter disappointment for the St Johns team, mentors and supporters on the day. The lads had given so much through the whole campaign it was tough to see the cup going to the Dalkey team. Congratulations to Cuala they played very well and ran out deserving winners. Our congratulations and thanks to the St Johns team and mentors you did the club proud right through the campaign.

Team: Jack Kennally, Patrick Hopkins, Simon O’Reilly, Stephen Mulvaney, Ciaran Rafter, Eoghan FitzPatrick, Joe Waters, Patrick O’Reilly 0-2,  Barry Mannion,  Jack Ball,  Sean Casserly 0-8,  Padraic O’hEithir,  Micheal O’Cronin, Tadhg Brennan, Tom Ahearne  0-1,  Subs: Cathal Kissane for Ball,  Cian Shelly for O’hEithir, Cian O’Dwyer for Brennan, Michael Sutton, Jack Walsh, Sean Roe.

Injured: Ben Broderick, Brian Smith, Joe Barcoe, Conor Meegan, and Evan O’Flaherty.

Mentors: Shane Casserly, Hugh Carroll Fionan Clabby and Oisín Power.

Fixtures Sat 31st Oct and Sun 1st Nov

Our Junior Camogie team are in Championship Semi Final action Sunday at 11-00am in Swords versus St Finians all support welcome. Later Sunday afternoon the U16 Ladies take on Ballyboden in Championship Semi Final at 3-00pm Marley Pitch 1. Plenty of under age Ladies Football championship action over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  Fixture details below.

Saturday 31st Oct
Team Time Venue Opposition
U15 Div2 Ladies FB Shield SF 13-30 Marley Pk4 Castleknock
U14 Div1 Ladies FB Shield Final 12-00 Portmarnock Na Fianna
U13 Div2 Ladies FB Shield Final 15-30 Kilboggett park Foxrock
U13 Football 13-30 AWP Castleknock
U16 Hurling 13-30 Loreto Park Castleknock B
Sunday 1st Nov
Team Time Venue Opposition
Jnr Camogie Semi Final 11-00 Swords St Finians
Jnr B Football 11-00 Balbriggan O’Dwyers
Jnr C Football 11-00 F Kelly Park Wanderers
U16 Ladies FB C/ship SF 15-00 Marley Pk 1 Ballyboden St Endas
U12 Ladies Football Blitzx3 15-00 Marley Pk 3-5 Erins Isle – Clan Na Gael