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
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.
Our annual Adult hurling Draw is back. This year we have more prizes and fewer tickets in the draw to increase your chance of winning.
Only 250 Tickets
Adult Hurling Draw supported by adult camogie.
Tickets available from Sean Lane, Brian Sutton, Dara Taaffe and Ken Sheehan.
A good draw for our minor hurlers on last Sunday morning, 14th July. The game was played at home in Marlay. The game was nip and tuck the whole way through and could have went either way. The lads showed great character and dug in during the second half to secure a draw with a point in the last 30 seconds of the game.
Full Time Score BSJ 0-14 (14), Sylvesters 1-11 (14)
This draw consolidates our current 3rd place in the league
Next Game Wednesday 17th July at 7.30 away to Clontarf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.