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. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4203679846402969&id=100002829851518 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 Niall.Joye@draeger.com.
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.
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.
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.
BSJ Ladies Night-Jan 22nd, 8pm. Fiver Friday-Swop Shop. Nearly new items;
(Handbags, gift sets, perfumes, clothes etc.). Drop off Sat 16th, 11am-1pm or
Jan 22nd 6-8pm. Black Friday BSJ style!!!!!!
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:
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.
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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|
|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|
|U16 Hurling||13-30||Loreto Park||Castleknock B|
|Sunday 1st Nov|
|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|