Our Senior footballers has an agonising 1 point lost to Cuala in Shanganagh Park on Sunday morning. In what was a thrilling game, that went back and forth a number of times Cuala eventually won the game with a point with the last kick of the game. Ballinteer were badly hit with injuries before the game and Peter O’Curry and Jamie O’Connor both limping off during the game certainly didn’t help their cause. With only 1 point in it at half time, Ballinteer took the lead with 10 minutes to go but a goal by Cuala very quickly after put them back into a two point lead. Ballinteer battled back again however and drew the game level again until Cuala stepped up and won the game with the last kick.
Junior A Football
The BSJ Junior A team took on St Brigid’s away in their second league game of the 2018 season after a narrow defeat by Erins isle in their first outing. After a strong start with the assistance of a light breeze, we finished the half one goal up thanks to a penalty executed perfectly by Peter Flanagan after our wingback Maithu O’Suilleabhain was taken down in the square. St Brigid’s came back strongly at the beginning of the second half, leveling the game with 20 mins to go. Assisted by excellent fielding by Ciaran Gormley and a rock solid defense our forwards took their opportunities leading to a comfortable 3-14 to 0-10 victory.
Junior B Football
Our Junior B (AFL 7) footballers reversed last years result when they beat St Annes in a thriller by 2-16 to 4-09. We dominated the first 10 mins but poor shooting saw us a point behind . However in the last 10 minutes of the half we kicked 6 points in a row to go in 4 points up at half time having played down the hill and with the breeze. St Annes started the second half in very impressive fashion and scored 1-02 without reply and went 3 up. The introduction of the evergreen Frankie Ward steadied the ship and we scored 1-07 in the last 15 mins to lead by four going into injury time. Annes scored a penalty with the last kick of the game to give us a one point win. While it was a great team performance which was heavily depleted with injuries, best for Johns was Sean Dunne (6 points, 3 from play and 3 from frees), Brian Monahan, Ciaran Nally, Cian Hallihan, Conor Lawlor and Dan O’Leary.
Junior C Football
Our Junior C footballers had a good win against Ballyboden Wanderers on Sunday in Loreto Park, by 5-15 to 2-09. We had a good turnout of players, 24 in total. We withstood early pressure in the first half and grew in dominance in the second half playing good possession football on the breaks.