The Junior A team took on St. Olafs in Pairc Ui Bhrian last night in an attempt to stay on winning ways after comprehensivly beating St. Annes last week. The lads got off to a great start with 2 points from Sean O’Reilly early on to settle the nerves and in a cagey first half Colm Duffy, Niall McCabe and Jack Gilligan added to those to points to make the half time score 5 points to 3. The second half started off well for the lads with a couple of early points put Ballinteer further ahead. Then with 15 minutes to go, a ball was launched into the St. Olafs goal and was broken down by the full-forward to Sean O’Reilly who neatly finished over the goalkeepers head to put St. Johns 5 points clear. St Johns then dropped an extra man back and held on for a two point victory after a couple of wonder scores from the St. Olafs attackers.
Ballinteer St. Johns Dublin minor stars Stephen Fitzsimons, Ferghal Duffy and Dublin Minor Captain Peter O’Curry along with their Dublin colleagues were cruelly knocked out in the Leinster Minor Championship quarter finals by rivals Kildare after a 2nd replay. The match which took place on Tuesday night in Pairc Tailteann, Navan was another brilliant spectacle and great advert for Gaelic Football but unfortunately one team had to lose out, The lads showed fantastic spirit and represented their clubs and families with great distinction and hopefully they will represent Dublin in the future.
The U14 Boys football team are representimg Dublin in the All-Ireland Feile Finals, Division 2 in Derry this coming weekend. The competiton kicks-off on Friday afternoon with a match against the host club Lavvy, followed by a parade through the City. More matches on Saturday follow, with the hope the boys might make the finals on Sunday. Here’s hoping they have a long weekend of games! The boys have already played magnificently in both county finals and narrowly missed out on the hurling double, only being beaten by a single point in the hurlig final.Best wishes to the team, mentors and parents.
There are plenty of matches on this week to help you all get over the disappointment of Dublin’s performance at the weekend. On Tuesday night The Junior A team are in action. The A team are playing against local rivals St Olafs in Pairc Ui Bhrian at 7:45 and will be looking to build on there recent victory over St. Annes.
The Seniors will be looking to get back on winning ways on Wednesday after their draw with St. Marks last week. They take on St. Peregrines on Wednesday night in Marley Park at 7:45 also. The Junior B team will be playing against St. Josephs OCB in fairview park, also at 7:45 looking to move further up the table after beating St. Peregrines last time out. while the Junior C team travel across the M50 to Russell Park to take on St. Brigids on Thursday at 7:45.
As always, all support is welcomed and much appreciated.
The Junior hurlers had a good win in the league on Tuesday night against St. Brigids in Marley Park. Good performances from Oisín Power and John Maher helped the lads on their way to a 2-13 to 1-07 victory over the men from Blanch. Colm Duffy also made his long awaited return from injury, holding the fort at centre back in a solid display. The lads have another game on Friday night against Clontarf in St Annes park and will be hoping to pick up another two points in the league.
Ballinteer St John GAA Club has within its membership a vast array of talent which regularly graces stage and screen to widespread acclaim. Our members achieve recognition across the whole spectrum of the performing arts at local and national level. Ballinteer St Johns aims to support and encourage its members in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen disciplines by offering them the opportunity to gain experience by performing for the benefit of an appreciative audience within the club. At the same time those who have already achieved mastery in their field are afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their skills as a learning opportunity for those who would be motivated to improve and for the enjoyment of the membership generally.
The Cultural Committee will organise concerts and sessions when members, young and old, will be invited to perform in the Club to an audience who enjoy live entertainment of the highest quality.
Ballinteer St Johns endorses the GAA’s objective to actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, music, song, and other aspects of Irish Culture and invites its young members to participate in Scór na nÓg to that end.
Calling all Ballinteer St John members Under 17 years of age …
The Scór na nÓg 2011 Championship starts shortly with a competition to select performers from the clubs of the county to go forward to represent Dublin in the Leinster round of this young Irish talent competition. Scór is the GAA’s inter-club/inter county competition to promote the Irish Language & Culture and this year’s Scór na nÓg championship is open to registered members who will be under 17 years of age on 1st January 2011.
In order to compete in Scór Ballinteer St Johns must be represented in a minimum of 2 of the following disciplines:-
1) Rince Foirne Céilí or Figure Dancing, 4 or 8 Dancers
2) Amhránaíocht Aonair Solo Singing, a song of Irish character
The first phase of the competition sees Clubs across Dublin select their Teams to participate at County level, from which the successful contestants will progress to the Leinster finals. Those contestants who are successful in the Provincial finals will go forward to the National Finals where the winners will receive the much-coveted All Ireland Championship medals.
To enter Scór na nÓg or for more information please contact Aodán Ó Lorcáin on 087 249 6076 or by e-mail at Aodan.OLorcain@Ireland.com on or before 22nd October 2010. In the event of oversubscription for the number of places available on the team a selection event will take place in the clubhouse function room at 7.00 PM on Sunday 24th October 2010.
The relevant dates for Scór na nÓg 2010/2011 are as follows:-
17/11/2010 – DublinCounty final: 7.30 PM Craobh Chiaráin GAA Club
4-5/12/2010 – Leinster semi-final: venue tba
16/1/2011 – Leinster final: venue tba
19/2/2011 – All Ireland Final: Castlebar
An bhfuil cead agam dul amach go dtí an leithreas … Tá scamall sa spéir … Tabhair dom an cácá milis
Ba mhaith linn Ciorcal Comhrá a chuir ar bun ar oíche feiliúnach do dhaoine a bhfuil spéis acu a gcuid Gaeilge a chuir chun cinn i gcomhthéacs atá slán, sábháilte agus b’fhéidir greannmhar – le béim ar an gcraic. Má tá suim agat ina leithéid tapaidh an deis agus seol ríomhphost chuig Aodán ar an seoladh thuasluaite.
Ná bíodh aon eagla ar dhuine ar bith. Bain triall as an méid Gaeilge atá ar do chumas. Is cuma má tá tú ar bheagán nó má tá tú líofa. Má chuireann tú beagán agus beagán eile leis ní fada go mbeidh riar mhaith Gaeilge agat.
Is mian le Cumann Naomh Eoin tacaíocht a thabhairt do fhorbairt ár dteanga dúchais agus tá fáilte faoi leith roimh bhaill ar mhiste leo Gaeilge a úsáíd i dtimpeallacht an chumainn – ag imirt ar an bpáirc, ag comhrá le chéile … agus ag glacadh le corn tar éis comórtais a bhuachaint go h-áirithe.
Ciúnas … Bóthair … Cáilín … Bainne… An bhfuil cead agam dul amach go dtí an leithreas ?
There are three adult hurling matches this week. 2 for our Junior team and 1 for our Seniors. Our Juniors play St. Brigids tonight (22/06/2010) in Marley Park at 7:45 before taking on Clontarf Friday (25/06/2010) in St. Annes Park also at 7:45. The Senior team play on Saturday (26/06/2010) against Raheny in Marley park at 6:30.
As always, all support for these matches is much appreciated and very welcome.
Lotto Results for Thursday June 17th Numbers drawn were 6, 13, 18 and 21. No winner. Next weeks Jackpot will be
€5600. Draw winners were Phil Kenny €100, John McCarty €30 and Pat Cashen €30.
Summer Camp Dates: Cul Camp 5th to 9th July Football, Hurling and Camogie. 4 to 10 years only. 9th to 13th August: Club Football Camp Senior infants to 6th Class. 16th to 20th August: Hurling and Camogie Camp Senior infants to 6th Class. For more information please contact our Games Promotion Officer Nora Stapleton. 085