Change of U21 Championship Dates

The county board have made changes to the dates for the Under 21 Championship. The football championship was originally scheduled to take place on the 6th November has been moved back a week and will now kick off on the 13th of November.

 

The hurling championship was scheduled for 13th but has now been moved a week earlier to the 6th of November.

 

Photo Supplied by Brendan Donnelly

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Under 21 Championship Draws

The Draws for the Under 21 Dublin Championships were made last night and it threw up some interesting encounters. Our football team have been drawn away from home against Scoil Uí Chonaill. This match will take place on the 6th of November.

Our Hurling team have also been drawn away from home in a tricky tie against St. Brigids in Russell Park. This match takes place on the 13th of November.

The full draw is below.

 

 

Under 21 Football A Championship.
     
Castleknock v Ballymun Kickhams
Na Fianna v St Judes
Parnells v St Vincents
St Maurs v Cuala
St O. Plunketts ER v Ballyboden St Endas
Skerries Harps v Lucan Sarsfields
St Peregrines v Kilmacud Crokes
St Sylvesters v St Brigids
     
     
Under 21 Football B Championship
     
Erins Isle v Clontarf
Naomh Fionnbarra v Round Towers (C)
Naomh Mearnog v Templeogue Synge St
Round Towers (L) v Fingallians
Scoil Uí Chonaill v Ballinteer St Johns
Thomas Davis v Naomh Barrog
St Annes v Kilmacud Crokes B
St Margarets v Raheny

 

 

Under 21 Hurling A Championship.
     
Craobh Chiarain v Ballyboden St Endas
Kevins v Na Fianna
Kilmacud Crokes v St Sylvesters
O’Tooles v Crumlin
St Brigids v Ballinteer St Johns
St Vincents v Faughs
St Judes v Cuala
St Patricks (P) v Lucan Sarsfields
     
     
Under 21 Hurling B Championship
     
Naomh Fionnbarra v Naomh Barrog
St O. Plunketts ER v Raheny
Parnells v Castleknock
Round Towers (C) v St Peregrines

Photo Supplied by Brendan Donnelly

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Midterm Development Camp 2010 Boys and Girls U12 & U13 teams

Monday     (Bank Holiday)

DAY 1        Tuesday (26th Oct)

 9.45-12.00pm    Boys Football
12.45-3.00pm    Girls Camogie

DAY 2        Wednesday (27th Oct)   

 9.45-12.00pm    Girls Football
12.45-3.00pm    Boys Hurling

DAY 3        Thursday (28th Oct)       

10.00-12.00pm Boys Football
1.00-3.00pm    Girls Camogie

DAY 4        Friday (29th Oct)       

10.00-12.00pm Girls Football
1.00-3.00pm    Boys Hurling

Topics we want to cover:
•    Skills assessment
•    Skill development
•    Lifestyle issues (Nutrition & Hydration)
•    SAQ’s (Speed, agility and quickness)
•    Fitness
•    Team Bonding
•    Team play
•    Tactics
•    Psychological issues
•    Strength and Conditioning

Cost is €5 per code            Venue: Ballinteer St Johns Clubhouse, Marlay Park

For example, if players only play football then they just pay €5 for the two days. If players play both football and hurling then the cost is €10 and they train every day.

Players should arrive early for every training session as we will be starting on time.

Any problems/queries just give me a ring or send me an email.

Thanks,

Nora (085 1327032)            nora.stapleton.gpo.dublin@gaa.ie

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Adult Players Gum Shield Offer

In November of this year, Mr. Shane Duffy, B.Dent. Sc. who is a member of Ballinteer St. Johns will come to the clubhouse to fit teams for gum shields. He has negotiated a group discount with a Dental laboratory in Roscrea and will fit the gum shields for €35 per player. This is for any single colour gum shield with the name embedded and with a case. If club colours or any other colour combinations are requested the cost is €5 extra per colour. If any adjustment is required the player can go to Shane’s practice in Clondalkin to get it checked.

If you would like to be fitted for a gum shield please send an e-mail with the information requested below to secretary.ballinteerstjohns.dublin@gaa.ie, or fill in the slip below and drop it into the clubhouse. Please respond by Monday, 25th October. When we know the number who wish to avail of this service, then each player will be given a date and time for the fitting. The fee must be paid in advance of the fitting.

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Request for Dental fitting of gum shield at cost of either €35  (Return before 25th October, 2010)

 

Player’s Name: ___________________________                        Team: ______________________________

 

Contact Number:_________________             Email address:   ____________________________________

New Underage Policy on Gumshields

Dear Parents,

 

This year there have been a few serious dental injuries in underage football in the club. The Executive, in consultation with our under-age mentors, have decided to make it club policy to recommend that under-age players (ie all players up to & including Minor grade) wear gum shields for football, in both training and games. This will apply from January, 2011.

 

Having spoken to a lot of parents regarding the use of gum shields, it is clear that parents want their sons/daughters to wear gum shields. Next season, mentors will be encouraging players to wear them at all times in both matches and training.  Ultimately, it will be the responsibility of parents to ensure that their sons/daughters wear gum shields. If, for any reason you do not want your son/daughter to wear a gum shield, please inform his or her mentors.  

 

In November of this year, Mr. Shane Duffy, B.Dent. Sc. who is a member of Ballinteer St. Johns will come to the clubhouse to fit teams for gum shields. He has negotiated a group discount with a Dental laboratory in Roscrea and will fit the gum shields for €35 per player. This is for any single colour gum shield with the name embedded and with a case. If club colours or any other colour combinations are requested the cost is €5 extra per colour. If any adjustment is required the player can go to Shane’s practice in Clondalkin to get it checked.

 

Alternatively Shane can provide a cheaper gum shield which would be made of a clear material and would not have the name embedded. This would still be custom made but would provide less protection. The cost will be €25. 

 

If you would like your son/daughter to be fitted for a gum shield please send an e-mail with the information requested below to secretary.ballinteerstjohns.dublin@gaa.ie, or fill in the slip below and give it to a mentor or drop it into the clubhouse. Please respond by Monday, 18th October. When we know the number who wish to avail of this service, then each player will be given a date and time for the fitting. The fee must be paid in advance of the fitting.


The prices above are for professional customised gum shields. Gum shields are also available in all Sports shops. There are numerous brands and all are moulded to the shape of the child’s mouth using hot water. These gum shields vary in price from €3 up to €20.

 

Player safety is of top priority in Ballinteer St. Johns and we hope that by introducing this policy of recommending and promoting the use of gumshields, we can reduce the risk of injury to our young players’ teeth. It should also instill good discipline in relation to wearing gum shields as they progress to adult level.

 

If you have any queries or require further information please e-mail me or phone me on 087 9261082.

 

Regards,
Nora Tully
Rúnaí
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Request for Dental fitting of gum shield at cost of either €35 or €25 (Return before 18th October, 2010)

 

Player’s Name: _______________________   Team: _____ Manager:_______________________

 

Parent’s Name: _____________________________________Contact Number:_________________

 

Parent’s Email address:   _____________________________________________________________

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

3) Ceol Uirlise                                     Instrumental Group, 2 – 5 musicians

4) Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht           Recitation/Story, poem/story of Irish character

5) Bailéad Ghrúpa                               Ballad Group, 3 – 5 singers/musicians

6) Tráth na gCeist                               Question Time, 1-2 teams of 3,(1 Irish speaker)

7) Nuachleas                                       Novelty Act, light entertainment by 2 – 8 people

8) Rince Seit                                       Set Dancing, 4 or 8 dancers

 

St Johns would like to encourage all its talented young members to enter and represent their club in any or all of the 8 disciplines, above.

For more details and competition rules visit:-

https://www.gaa.ie/content/documents/publications/scor/Scor_Rulebook_2008_2010_100119122926.pdf

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:-

  24/10/2010 – Ballinteer St Johns team selection

    9/11/2010 – DublinCounty semi-final 1: 8.00 PM Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club

  10/11/2010 – DublinCounty semi-final 2: 8.00 PM Naomh Mearnóg GAA Club

  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

 

Under 16 Hurlers Reach County Final

 Kevin Kilkenny, Tom White and their Cohorts will take to the field today out in Parnell Park to face St. Vincents in the Under 16 "B" championship final, best of luck to the team.

 

The game is at 2.30 in Parnell Park

 

All support is needed.

Ballinteer and Annes must do it all again

The Ballinteer St Johns Senior Football team took on St Annes last night in the AIB Cup Semi-Final on the All Weather Pitch in Ballinteer. It was a very exciting game and certainly one for the neutral. Ballinteer were completely dominate in the opening exchanges and ended leading 1-04 to 0-02 with 20 minutes gone. Ciaran Judge with the goal for the home team. St Annes came fighting back however and got a goal of their own to close the gap but Ballinteer just seemed to go from strength to strength and Frankie Ward nestled another ball in the net for Ballinteer and they went in at half time leading 2-06 to 1-02.

The second half was a completely different game and St. Annes start a fight back by knocking over a fews good points but so were Ballinteer and always kept distance between the teams. As the game went into injury time 3 points seperated the sides, when a St Annes man went down in the big sqaure and the referee controversially awarded a penalty from what seemed to be minimal contact. James Tuney made a wonderful save from the penalty and after one missed rebound, Annes finally put the ball over the line to level the teams. The match now goes to a replay and the time and date will be confirmed in the coming days.