The All-Ireland Final of Scór na nÓg takes place in Castlebar on 19th February. Dublin will represent Leinster in the Solo Singing competition for the first time since 1987. If Ballinteer’s Gráinne Ní Lorcáin can hold off the challenge of the best of Ulster, Munster and Connacht it will be Dublin’s first win in the ultimate phase of Scór na nÓg since 1980. The standard of each and every entry at the Leinster Final was phenomenal. The All-Ireland Final will be a marvellous day’s entertainment without a doubt. Ticket demand is immense and already oversubscribed. Anyone who would like to be in Ireland’s 2nd biggest Theatre on the day to support Gráinne, under the flags of St Johns, Dublin and Leinster, should contact Aodán on 087 249 6076 without delay.
We’re also looking for members, 17 year of age and over as of 1st Jan 2011, to represent their Club in the Scór Sinsir Dublin Final on 17th February. Please answer the call to represent Ballinteer St Johns in the County Final if you can sing on your own or in a ballad group of up to 5, play music in a group of up to 5, dance, tell a story, act, or answer a few qustions in the quiz. Enquiries to Aodán as above.
Our Senior Hurling management team were interviewed on Dublin City FM 103.2 at the start of the week and gave a great account of the club in general. If you missed this interview, you can listen to it by following the link below.
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Our Senior Hurling Team are having a fundraiser this Sunday night in the clubhouse. The lads have organised a table quiz which is starting at 7:30pm. Tables are €40 with 4 people per table. All support is very welcome to help out the lads for the upcoming season.
With the Allianz League campaigns kicking off shortly, it’s time to start thinking about getting tickets. This year for the first 4 matches Dublin Footballers, Hurlers, Camogie and Ladies Footballers will be playing in Croke Park. On each of hese nights there will also be a concert or everyones enjoyment. There is no better way to start the campaign than matches against the All Ireland Champions. On the 19th of February at 5:15pm the Dublin hurlers take on All Ireland Champions Tipperary. After this match there will be a special performance by Jedward followed by the Dublin footballers V the football All Ireland Champions Cork. Other acts such as Damien Dempsey and Mary Byrne will be playing throughout this Spring Series so be sure to get your tickets now.
Tickets are available through Eddie Byrne on 0876843283. Full details of prices and fixtures are below.
This venture has been planned as a fundraising platform for all Dublin Clubs so we would encourage all supporters to purchase their match tickets through Ballinteer St Johns.
Our Under 21 Football team resume their championship run on Thursday evening on the All Weather pitch. They are taking on Thomas Davis in the quarter final of the Dublin B football chanmpionship. The game throws in at 8pm and all support will be very much appreciated to help the lads across the line
Gráinne Larkin did Ballinteer proud on Sunday when she won the Leinster Final of Scór na nÓg in Ballymore, Co Westmeath. Gráinne represented Dublin in the Amhránaíocht Aonair category with a moving rendition of Eanach Cuain. Gráinne progresses to the last four, the All Ireland Final of Scór na nÓg, in Castlebar on the 19th February, representing Ballinteer St Johns, Dublin and Leinster. A delighted Dublin County Scór Secretary, Barbara Uí Néill, said afterwards "this is the first time in 20 years that Dublin has made it through to the All Ireland Finals of Scór na nÓg. Go n-éirí an t-ádh le Gráinne."
Pictured with Gráinne in Ballymore, Westmeath, is Aodán Ó Lorcáin – Language and Culture Officer of Ballinteer St Johns ( and Gráinne’s very proud Dad ).
Our Set Dancers performed brilliantly, under the direction of Philip Denmead and with the wonderful accompaniment of Fionn Morrison and Philip Denmead Jnr., but lost out to Longford on the night who also beat the much fancied team from Na Dúnta, Co Westmeath. Comhghairdeachas, a chailíní, agus go raibh míle maith agaibh as ucht bhur sár iarracht so chomórtas.
On Saturday January 15th at 6.30pm in St Brigids GAA ground, two teams will battle it out for the Tomas Mulligan Memorial Cup. The Northside team led by Senan Connell will battle against Coman Goggins southside team. Both teams will be made up of footballers from their respective side of the city. Notable players such as John McNally, Ray Cosgrove, John O’Brien and Derek Byrne will be taking part as well as a host of footballers from various clubs throughout the county.
As you may be aware Tomas played his club football with Good Counsel, Ballinteer St Johns and Round Towers Clondalkin. He was also a member of the Dublin senior football squad for several years. Since Tomas’ passing in 2007 a very successful charity cycle takes place every year in his honour. This cycle raises vital funds for Console and Pieta House the centre for the prevention of suicide and self harm.
In addition to the cycle we have now decided to host this game in his honour and hope to continue it on an annual basis. We invite everyone from the GAA community and beyond to join us on Saturday evening for what promises to be a great game and will be followed up by some entertainment and a raffle in the bar afterwards. There are some great prizes up for grabs and there’ll be plenty of craic agus ceoil.
We would be greatful if you could pass this email on to your membership and if anyone cannot make the game but would like to make a donation they can do so by clicking on the following link, https://www.mycharity.ie/event/stephen_hoarys_event .
You can also find any further details on the event by clicking https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Tom-Mulligan-Memorial-Cup-2010/175873452438227
The talk with Mickey Harte has been cancelled tonight due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the late notice. Please keep checkng www.ballinteerstjohns.com for updates on rescheduling.
Ballinteer St Johns had a great day at the Leinster semi-final of Scór na nÓg held in Leixlip GAA Club on Sunday when two of our three entries won through to the Leinster final to be held in Ballymore this Sunday, 16th January 2011.
Gráinne Ní Lorcáin goes forward in the Amhránaíocht Aonair competition. Our Set Dancers, directed by Philip Denmead, Rachael Bennett, Caoilin McGivney, Orla Ni Fhaoláin, Caoimhe Ni Fhaoláin, Meadhbh O’Rourke, Gráinne O’Rourke, Aoife Ni Ruairc and Emily Naughton will also represent Dublin proudly in the next phase of the competition. Fionn Morrison and Philip Denmead Jnr provided live music in support of the dancers and this added a marvellous atmosphere to the performance. Our Tráth na gCeist team faced stiff opposition and lost out to Kildare who passed on only 3 questions out of the 18.
Wish them well as they compete to win a place in the All Ireland finals to be held in Castlebar.
All Ireland winning manager Mickey Harte will be holding a talk in the clubhouse tomorrow night. The Tyrone manager will be in the club from 7:30pm sharp. The talk will take place in the function room and everyone is more then welcome to attend. No doubt the wise man will have many words of wisdom.