Our Seniors Hurlers made it 4 wins from 4 with a win against Scoil Ui Chonaill.
A dream start for Ballinteer as James Gilligan’s long range pile driver found the back of the net in the first minute. Ballinteer continued to push ahead with the aerial ability of Gavin O’Broin and Glenn Whelan securing possession and Johns tagging on points from every angle. Scoil Ui Chonaill to their credit battled hard and after a mix up in defense bagged a goal for themselves, this was quickly followed by a harsh penalty which was converted. This didn’t stop Johns and once they regained possession a long ball into Barry Mannion who danced past the opposition to find the back of the net.
Half Time score BSJ: 2.12 Scoil Ui Chonaill: 3.02
In the second half Ballinteer stayed in control although not converting a lot of their chances. Another goal from Barry Mannion who was a pain for the opposition defense all game and a Danny McCarthy goal late on secured the victory to keep John’s top of the table and undefeated in the league this season.
Final Score : Ballinteer St Johns: 4.15 Scoil Ui Chonaill: 3.08
Our Junior A Hurlers put on an exhibition of hurling on Tuesday night. Looking to bounce back after a loss to Cuala the lads were pumped up from the start and exploded out of the blocks. Early scores from Oisin Power and Rob Sheridan followed by a Darren Hudson goal and Johns were cruising. Realt Dearg struggled to get the ball past the Ballinteer half back line with Dave Harney mopping up loose ball and anytime the ball did make it past him our full back line were first to react. Ballinteer worked the ball superbly finding the man in the better scoring position and that is exactly what happened when Sheridan made a run through the heart of the opposition defense and laying it off to Hudson for his second goal. Realt Dearg struggled to deal with the pace of Jack Kenneally inside and the work rate of Ciaran Rafter and Brian Mannion around midfield.
Half Time score BSJ: 2.12 Realt Dearg: 0.02
If the first have was an exhibition the second half was a masterclass. Experienced heads came in off the bench and Ballinteer continued to push forward. Rob Sheridan again being the link man between the backs and full forward line as well as accurately executing his shoots when he was within range. Hudson completed his hat-trick and Ballinteer romped home in impressive style. The win puts Johns back into second place in the league and push for promotion continues.
Final Score: Ballinteer St Johns 3.21 Realt Dearg 1.04
Our Junior B team also secured the 2 points to leave them sitting in a strong promotion position as well.