Fundraising Opportunity for BSJ

Parents, Adult Players and Club Members A Unique Fundraising Opportunity for BSJ and a Unique Way to Support Your Local Community

Request from Peadar O’Shea – BSJ Chairman

Our Club costs €250K each year to run. We take in €120K per year in membership fees and need to make up the difference each year through lotto, bingo, fundraising and surpluses on the Bar and Shop. Taken together in 2015, we are projecting a significant Club deficit.

An opportunity has arisen to make significant inroads into the deficit in 2015, provide a sustainable future income to the Club, and give something back to our local Community and the Club. To make this work requires NO FINANCIAL COMMITMENT but does require a SMALL TIME COMMITMENT from many people.

Are YOU willing to help ?

THE OPPORTUNITY

Concert promoters MCD have offered BSJ the opportunity to provide Stewards for the upcoming Marlay Park concerts in July. Concerts will take place on 3rd 4th July and 17th 18th 19th July 2015.

Stewards will provide an identifiable presence outside of local housing estates and other specified points, they will provide local knowledge on request and while it is expected that their presence will reduce anti social behaviour Stewards will not be required to intervene but instead will draw Gardai attention to any issues arising.

We will need 80 Club Members for each of the 5 days of concerts. In return for a full stewarding session ( up to 10 or 11 hours though may be less and can be shared within Family ) the Club member will be entitled to a ticket for that specific concert which can be swapped with another member for an other date or given to friend / family member. Age Required in 17 Upwards !

In return for the Concert promoter will make a substantial donation to Club finances.

We are asking each Games Coordinator ( Names on the Reverse of this Flyer ) to ask each Team

Mentor to provide [ 3 to 5 ] volunteers for each of the 5 dates of concerts. We need initial confirmations by 5th June 2015. Insurance will be covered under Club policy.

PLEASE INFORM your TEAM MENTORS of YOUR WILLINGNESS to HELP

Download information here.

Junior A Hurlers Continue Winning Streak with Championship Win

The Jun A hurlers extended their winning run on a sunny Tuesday evening away to a robust Kevin’s team in sunny Dolphins Barn in the Jun A Championship. With a selection of players missing through holidays, J1’s, injuries, weddings, expectant dads and work commitments, the management team of Ken Aherne and Dermot Quinn had to dig deep into the vaults of BSJ to field a team. And what a selection of gems  they came up with!!

Playing with the breeze in the first half BSJ attacked their more experienced opponents with a combative nature that completely unhinged and unsettled Kevin’s. Hunting down every ball  as if their lives depended on it the mixture of experience and raw youth was blending very well.

The introduction of Paddy O Reilly into the full back line assisted by the returning Colm O’Rian after a one year absence worked beautifully assisted by Conor Hanrahan and the Smith brothers, Sean in goal and Eoin at corner back.

BSJ controlled the first half racking up points from play by Eoin Coffey and Danny Mc Carthy. Coffey was deadly with his free taking and BSJ went into the break with a 6 pt lead 0-8 – 0-2.

Playing into a strong breeze and the sun into their faces the BSJ team kept the pressure on the Kevin’s boys throughout. Josh Hogan, Ciaran Brennan, Danny Quinn and Brian Mannion were dogged in all Ariel and ground battles ensuring that their opponents never got their hand on any clean ball.  Jack O’Donovan, Shane Corlay and  Cormac Fenton offered an outlet in the forward line ensuring that the Kevin’s defensive line had to be on the alert constantly.

To their credit Kevin’s never gave up and rallied midway through the second half to reduce the deficit to 2pts. This was when BSJ showed their composure, regrouped and responded with points from Quinn, Coffey and an excellent long range effort from Mc Carthy. The stylish and elegant Colm Morrissey scored a fantastic goal after fielding a brilliant ball and with a quick swivel and short backswing unleashed a thunderous shot that hit the net before the keeper or his defence realised what had happened.

Changes were made as oxygen levels were running low on the pitch. The introduction of minor players Eoin Fitzpatrick ( Morrissey), Padraig O Hehir (  Fenton) and Sean Casserly ( Corlay) ensured that the BSJ boys held good until the final whistle. Final score BSJ 1-11  Kevins 0-8.

Next match Marley 11.am  14th June against Vincents  (Championship).

Erins Isle get the better of Senior Footballers as Junior As and Bs win

Our Senior footballers travelled to Finglas on Saturday evening to take on Erins Isle in the last league encounter before the second round of the Championship. Always a tough place to go, Erins Isle took the lead early on and held it for the rest of the game. They lead 0-07 to 0-04 at half time – points from Fearghal Duffy, Shane McCann Breandan Colleran and Paul Cronin keeping Ballinteer in touch.

Glenn Whelan got Ballinteer off to the perfect start in the second half with a point but a quick 2-01 scored by Erins Isle but them 2-08 to 0-06 up after Duffy got another score for Ballinteer. Ballinteer didn’t give up and an inspirational Fearghal Duffy dragged Ballinteer back into the game and when a point from him, a goal from McCann and two from Breandan closed the gap gap to two points they were in the ascendency. However they got caught on the break and another goal for Isles late on closed off the game. It ended 3-11 to 1-10.

The Junior A footballers took on Naomh Mearnog in Marley Park on Friday night and had a fantastic 3-16 to 1-06 victory. Two goals from Gary Mitchell and one from Michael Mitchell helped them along the way as well as fantastic performances from Conor Carroll, Frankie Ward, Sean O’Reilly and Denis Collins. Also, it was fantastic to see that every player from number 7 upwards got on the scoresheet.

Our Junior Bs played against Wild Geese on Sunday morning in Old Town and had a great win 2-12 to 2-07. Goals from Conor Conway and John Hickey helped then along way and this win moves them up to joint fourth in the league.

The Junior Cs played out a thrilling draw with Good Counsel on Sunday afternoon 0-18 to 4-06 which leave them on six points from six games in the league and in a healthy mid table position

Senior footballers overcome Cuala to advance in Championship

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Our Senior footballers took on Cuala on Saturday evening in O’Toole Park in the first round of the Senior Football Championship and dug deep in the last few minutes to advance to the last 16 with a four point victory.

The teams traded two points each at the start before a Fearghal Duffy free put Ballinteer ahead. Then soon after came the moment of the match. Peter O’Curry fetched a ball out of the air and delivered a fantastic long ball right into the chest of Shane McCann who had already turned his man. Bearing down one on one with the goalkeeper, McCann lobbed a perfect shot over the keeper who could only look on in despair as the ball bounced over the line for the first goal of the game. Cuala had a good response though and traded points with Ballinteer – Ciaran McCabe and Fearghal Duffy got the scores. Cuala, however, got two on the trot just before half-time and went in a point behind 1-05 to 0-07.

The Dalkey men came out fighting in the second half and tagged on a point to level the game up before Aodhan Clabby and Shane McCann pushed Ballinteer two points clear. Cuala however just wouldn’t go away and levelled it again. They then traded two points each again before supersub Luke Naughton popped up to to bury a one on one. A free from Robbie Gaughan with the last kick of the game put the icing on the cake as Ballinteer went on to win 2-10 to 0-12.

Our Junior As took on St. Monicas on Sunday morning in the Junior A Football Championship in Loretto Park and were involved in a fantastic battle which was badly effected by the wind. Playing with the wind in the first half Ballinteer didn’t manage to work up a lead as the sides went in level at four points each. However, the lads battled hard in the second half and a goal by Warren McDonagh with eight minutes to go sent the game into extra time – 1-05 to 0-08. Both teams got three points in extra including a couple of frees from Frankie Ward and the game finished level after extra time and the teams will have to do it all over again.

The Junior Bs were in action against Na Gaeil Oga in the Championship at the same time on Sunday morning and came a way with a magnificent three point win. The led 0-08 to 1-02 at half time and battled hard into a stiff breeze in the second half to eventually win 0-10 to 1-04. Great performances from Mark Kavanagh, DJ and Tony Gillick helped them to the win.

In the Iveagh Grounds on Sunday afternoon, our Junior C team took on St James Gaels and were very unlucky to be beaten after a last gasp goal for James gave them the victory by two points.