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Our minor hurlers played their second championship match yesterday, Sunday 15th Sept. They won well against Whitehall on Whitehall’s home pitch. The lads had built up a 7 point lead at the end of the first half and built on this in the second half to win by 9 points. Our strong performance in the first 2 games of the Championship should assure that we progress out of the qualifying rounds and in to the quarter finals. Was great to see that we had good support at today’s match and that people travelled over to support the lads. Hoping the same will happen for our next match against Clontarf on Sunday 29th Sept.
Full Time Score BSJ 0-21, Whitehall 2-6.
BSJ senior ladies football team have qualified for Division 3 Cup final to be played on our all weather pitch on Wednesday 11th September at 8 pm.
This is a fantastic achievement for the senior ladies and what an occasion it will be for BSJ to host a cup final on the all weather pitch under lights! It would be brilliant to get as much support there as possible from juvenile through to seniors!
And what a path to the final it’s been! Inspirational stuff from our senior ladies football team. The scene is set for an exciting final! We hope to see as many there as possible to cheer them on!
The Path to the Cup Final:
The initial rounds of the competition was run on a league basis with 12 teams involved and each team playing each other. The top 4 then qualifying for the semi finals, it was a very competitive competition and we ended up in 4th place meaning an away semifinal against a very good Kilmacud Crokes team who had lost only one game in all competitions this year. The semi final was a fantastic game and after a great first half from the BSJ girls we lead by six at the break. The lead was extended to seven early in the second half however a harsh yellow card meant the team were reduced to 14 players for 10 minutes. The girls battled extremely hard during this period of sustained Crokes pressure and a break away goal meant they maintained their 7 point lead. With 10 minutes to go the lead was still 7 when the BSJ goalkeeper while attempting to save a goal received a yellow card. The team were reduced to 14 again for the last 10 minutes with a lead of just 4 points The girls were out on their feet but refused to be beaten and played some great football to hold on for a deserved 3 point victory. The final against St Judes should be another tense tight affair as each team boasts a victory in their previous 2 meetings.
Thank you to Eamonn for a great review of their journey!
Our minor hurlers started their championship campaign on Sunday 1st Sept. They built on their strong performance in the League with a convincing win over Naomh Mearnog in Marlay Park. The game was close at half time with only a 2 point differential but the lads pulled away strongly in the second half to win by 15 points. Final score was 4-16 to 1-10. Was great to see a strong squad of 24 players and the major contribution that the bench made to the game. Our next two games are over on the Northside (Whitehall – 15th Sept, Clontarf – 29th Sept) so would appreciate as many people as possible to travel to these games and give the lads the support they deserve.
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.