BSJ Under 9s hold onto Sam
Oisín Grady and Paddy Buckley from Ballinteer St John’s Under 9 football and hurling teams were asked to look after the Sam Maguire cup between last Sunday’s matches at Croke Park as part of the Hill16 Dub Hub initiative.
- The number one killer of young Irish men is not cancer, not road traffic deaths. It is Suicide.
- Over 74 per cent of citizens knew somebody who died by suicide.
- 60,000 people attempt to take their lives every year.
- Suicide accounts for one in four deaths in 15 to 24 year old males.
- Ireland has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe.
- In Ireland our suicide numbers rose dramatically in 2009 and 2010.
- A single suicide intimately affects at least six people.
- Suicide isn’t “someone else’s problem”, it’s “everybody’s problem”. An individual dies, but a community is bereft.
Suicide is without doubt one of the saddest events in human experience. It leaves devastation in its wake as relatives, friends and communities struggle with feelings of shock, loss and rejection.
Individuals who lose a loved one to suicide (suicide bereaved) become preoccupied with the reason for the suicide while wanting to deny or hide the cause of death, wondering if they could have prevented it, feeling blamed for the problems that preceded the suicide, feeling rejected by their loved one, and stigmatised by others.
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Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge buailte linn agus faoi mar is gnáth d’eagair oifigeach na teanga ar Choiste Bhaile Átha Cliath comórtas Thráth na gCeist do bhaill óga atá ag freastal ar ranganna a cúig nó a sé sa bhunscoil mar thacaíocht d’aidhmeanna na seachtaine. Bhí an-chraic againn sa chlub oíche Déardaoin seo caite ag an gcomórtas do bhaill cumainn i ndeisceart na cathrach – bhí comórtas eile as siúl oíche Dé Máirt i gCumann Eoghan Rua-Oilibhéir Pluincéad do chumainn i dtuaisceart na cathrach. Is ábhar mórtais dóibh agus dá muintir caighdeán na Gaeilge atá ag na laids óga. Faraoir, ní raibh caílín ar bith ina measc – an bhliain seo chugainn b’fhéidir. Ghnóthaigh Foireann a dó as Cumann Na Sáirséalaigh i Leamhcán an chéad áit agus tháinig Cumann Naomh Eoin sa dara h-áit. Comhghairdeachas libh go léir.
Ballinteer Under 16 Hurlers, Robert Aherne, Enda Larkin and Iarlaith MacGabhann, took their excellent understanding and teamwork to a new level in DCU on Sunday morning when they started for Dublin against their Fé 16 counterparts from Cork in a curtain raiser to the senior action in Croke Park. Unfortunately, Iarlaith’s match ended prematurely when he took a heavy knock on the knee. Hopefully the break for St Patrick’s Day will allow him time to recover as his services are much needed by Club and County. The Cork lads had the benefit of a strong wind in the first half and built up an unassailable lead however Dublin were more settled in the second half and fought back well with the wind at their backs. Enda, who helps out at the BSJ Nursery on Saturday mornings, learned a few important lessons himself on Sunday, saying afterwards, “never try to hook someone using your arm !”. On the sideline, Robert’s younger brother, Andrew, could be seen taking the opportunity to practice his first touch. Congratulations and well done to all.
Senior League 2 Sunday 11th March
Naomh Padraig/Na Cloighthi 2 – 4 : Ballinteer St Johns 1 – 6
The senior camogie team commenced the 2012 league season yesterday, going down to the narrowest of margins against Naomh Padraig/Na Cloighthi in Palmerstown.
The Ballinteer girls started strongly, but a determined St Pats/Round Towers opposition played themselves back into the match by halftime, and lead by a point at the break.
The home side pushed on early in the second half, but BSJ rallied and put in a very strong finish only for the final whistle to deny a storming finish and a chance of victory, or a least a draw.
A very encouraging start to the campaign for the girls who showed great heart and fighting spirit to the end. All the squad are looking forward to the next match at home to Portobello in Marlay Park on April 1st.
There was a mixed bag of results for the Adult Footballers this weekend with 2 wins and 2 losses.
The Senior footballers got the action started on Saturday evening with a fine win over St Peregrines in Marlay Park. They ended up 4 point winners with the score 1-12 to 1-08. They got off to a flying start and raced into an early 6 points 1 lead. Peregrines hit back though with a purple patch 10 minutes before half-time levelling the game at 7 points each at half time. A great start to the second half say Ballinteer stretch 3 points clear but a goal by Peregrines half way into the second half dragged them back into the game. A penalty coverted by Glenn Whelan with 5 minutes to go but the game beyond doubt however and Ballinteer ran out deserved winners.
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