Adult Football Fixtures for weekend 01/07

This weekend sees all of or Adult football teams in league action after a disappointing midweek fixture list.

First up on Friday night are our Junior A and Junior B teams, who are both in action in Marley Park.

The Junior A’s take on Raheny, after a hard fought draw with St. Brigids on Tuesday night. Raheny lie in third position having only lost one game all season so it promises to be an exciting game. The game throws in at 7:30.

Next door in Marley Park, the Junior B team take on Portobello after being knock off top spot in the league with a loss to O’Connell Boys on Tuesday. Portobello have lost the same amount of games as St Johns but have played a game less which leaves them 2 points behind. This again, promises to be a great match and throws in at 7:30 also.

Moving onto Saturday evening and our Senior Footballers will be looking to take their frustration out on Round Towers as they meet at 6:30 on Saturday. The were heavily restricted by St. Annes on Tuesday night losing by three points in the end, while Round Towers were pushed all the way by Naomh Fionbarra eventually winning by 4 points. This is also a home match and takes place in Marley at 6:30 on Saturday evening.

Our Junior C team are the last team in action this weekend with St Johns 4th home game of the weekend. They take on Geraldine Morans at 10:15 on Sunday morning. Both teams are very close to each other in the middle of AFL 10S and it should be a good game. This game takes place in Loretto Park on Sunday morning.

All Support is much appreciated.

Cormac O’Broin – Iberian Championship MVP

Ballinterr St Johns Senior Footballer, Cormac O’Broin, who is on a hiatus for a year living in Spain has been voted Iberian Championship MVP after winning the championship with St. Vincents GAA Club, Valencia. Below is an interview with Cormac about the victory and his personal accomplishments. Its great to see him keeping fit for when he comes home.


Seniors V St. Annes this evening

Our Senior Footballers are looking to continue their rich vein of form this evening with a tricky encounter against St Annes in Bothernabrena.

The lads have won their last three league matches on the bounce and will go level with Annes if they overturn tonight.

The match throws in at 7:30pm in Bothernabrena and all support is much appreciated.

Our Junior A and Junior B are also in action at the same time this evening.

The Junior A’s have a trip to Russel Park to look forward for a match against St Brigids, while the table topping Junior B’s travel to Fairview Park to take on St. Josephs OCB looking to extend their lead at the top.

All matches throw in at 7:30pm this evening.


Training with Tomas Brady and Joey Boland

Saturday 25th June: Tomas Brady and Joey Boland dropped in to give advice to the mentors and kids at the Nursery of Ballinteer St Johns. They didn’t come empty handed either – they had the League Cup with them which was a huge hit with the kids who put on a display of skills learned during the Nursery. Thanks to Tomas and Joey for giving up their Saturday morning to inspire the young players.


Senior Hurlers in League Action

Our Senior Hurlers are back in League action tomorrow evening when they take on Lucan Sarsfields. Ballinteer are only 2 points off top spot in Division 1 and a victory against Sarsfields could potentially send them back to the top.
Sarsfields have played 7 and lost 6, while getting a draw in their other fixture.
The match takes place in 12th Lock and 6:30 on Saturday evening. All support is much appreciated.


Great week for Senior Footballers

The Senior footballers capped off a great week this morning with a tremendous win over the St. Marks, to win their third game straight in AFL 2. After previously having disposed of table-toppers St. Maurs and St Peregrines they added St Marks to the list today.

The game looked like it could of been a tight affair after St Marks were creating a few chances but couldn’t put any of them away. Then Ballinteer started to perform. Inspired by Johnny McNally, they took an 8 point lead. Johnny was knocking over free after free while Mark Kavanagh and Sean O’Reilly were chipping in with a few points. Then Conor Parker-McCabe caught a St Marks kick out and went on a solo run through the heart of the Marks defence and buried a shot into the back of the net. Ballinteer went in 1-09 to 0-03 up at the break.

There was more of the same in the second half and Ballinteer extended their lead to 14 points at one point. However in injury time, St Marks scored 2 goals (one a penalty) to make the scoreline a bit more respectable. The game ended 1-20 to 2-07.

Senior Footballers beat Table Toppers

Our Senior football team had a magnificent win over St Maurs last night in the AFL2. St Maurs went into the game having not lost a game while Ballinteer went into the game having not won a game.

Ballinteer started off with a real intensity and took an early lead with some great frees from Johnny McNally. Paraic O’Connor chipped in and a few more scores Johnny McNally had Ballinteer leading 7 points to 6 at half time.

The second half started as the first ended with St Johns getting off the mark straight away. St Maurs were keeping in touch however, continuing to tip over free kicks and got it back level at one point at 9 points a piece. Ballinteer however pushed and took a 3 point lead with 2 magnificent scores from Shane McCann and an equally magnificent score from Ciaran Gormley.

St Maurs were handed a lifeline however, when Mark Kavanagh was shown a second yellow card for a seemingly harmless challenge but this only seemed to spur Ballinteer on. They eventually stretched their lead out to 6 points before Maurs were also reduced to 14 men shortly before the full time whistle. The match ended 0-16 to 0-10.

Senior Football Action tonight in Marley Park

Marley Park is the venue tonight for two great football encounters. Our Senior Football team are looking to kick-start their league campaign tonight when they take on St. Maurs. That match throws in at 7:30pm.

Our Senior Ladies Footballers are also in action tonight against Parnells in a must win Championship game. The girls will be looking to progress to the next round with a good win tonight. That match also throws in at 7:30 in Marley.