Best of luck from everyone in Ballinteer St Johns to our U14B camogie team. After winning Div. 5 of the Dublin Féile they have been selected as one of the teams representing Dublin in the National Féile in Ulster this weekend ( 19th – 21st June). The team are in Division 4 and are being hosted by Derrynoose GAC in Armagh. BSJ All The Way.
There are plenty of matches this weekend and during the week. Senior Footballers play St Annes Saturday evening at 18-30 in Bohernabreena. Then on Sunday the Junior A footballers play Cuala in Marley Park at 11-am on Pitch 1 and at the same time our Minor Hurlers play Naomh Barrog on Pitch 2. During the week as you can see below there are plenty of underage matches to follow.
|Saturday 20th June|
|Snr Div2 Football||18-30||Bohernabreena||St Annes|
|Sunday 21st June|
|Minor Div2 Hurling||11-00||Marley P2||Naomh Barrog|
|Jnr A Football||11-00||Marley P1||Cuala|
|U15 Div1 Football||11-30||Loretto Park||St Maurs|
|Tuesday 23rd June|
|U16 Div3 Football||19-30||Marley Park||Fingal Ravens|
|U16 Div6 Football||19-28||St Vincents School||Na Fianna B|
|U13 Div7 Hurling||19-29||Sean Moore Park||Clanna Gael|
|Thursday 25th June|
|U13 Div2 Hurling||19-30||Pairc Mearnog||Naomh Mearnog|
The Jun A Hurlers came up against a very strong and experienced St Vincent’s Team on Sunday morning in perfect playing conditions for a championship match in Marley Park. Both teams were aware that a win would guarantee a quarter final spot. Unfortunately BSJ were missing a selection of experienced players in crucial positions through injury, exams and holidays. That said, credit is due to the lads who turned out and performed admirably.
Vincent’s pushed ahead in the early stages with a slight breeze in their favour. With a selection of former County players manning primary positions throughout the park their touch and skill levels were to be enjoyed by the hurling connoisseurs in the crowd. BSJ worked themselves back into the half with scores from Shane Corley, Danny Mc Carthy, Eoin Coffey and a well taken goal from Ciaran Brennan. However despite competing well in all areas of the field the deadly shooting accuracy of Vincent’s ensured that they went into the half with a four point lead. Minor players Eoin Fitzpatrick and Paddy O’Reilly shone brightly in the first period of play and more than held their own against their opposite numbers.
Vincent’s increased their stranglehold on BSJ into the second half and added a selection of unanswered points. However BSJ dug deep and some fine points were delivered by Josh Hogan and Colm Morrissey. With injuries taking their toll on BSJ changes had to be made but unlike the surplus of supplies available to Vincent’s, BSJ had limited numbers. Cormac Fenton was introduced for Eamonn Mc Keown and Simon O Reilly made his debut for the injured Danny Quinn.
Vincent’s emptied the bench and finished off the last few minutes with a selection of well taken points accompanied by a goal.
Special thanks to the Minor lads who kitted out. Eoin Fitzpatrick, Paddy & Simon O Reilly and Conor Meagan. It was very much appreciated by the management. Next Championship match is 7th July Marley 11am BSJ V O Toole’s
Junior B hurlers played their Championship game against Naomh Barrog on Sunday 14th of June in a glorious sunny Barrog Park. Johns had lost their last championship game and were playing away from home. Three changes from the last game, Osin MacCinnide in midfield, Michael Byrnes at half forward and Philip Browne making his championship debut for the Club, in goals.
Barrog started with a lot of energy and were making a lot of attempts at points and succeeding, their accuracy was excellent. But Johns showed up to play hurling on sunny afternoon, with Shane O’Connor, Osin MacCinnide and Conor Murphy winning a lot of ball.
This weekend it is the turn of our Senior Hurling team who have a league match against Cuala in Marley Park Saturday evening at 6-30pm. The Junior B Hurlers are in championship action Sunday at 11-00am in Marley Park vs. St Vincents. There are plenty of underage games to enjoy.
|Saturday 13th June|
|Snr Div1 Hurling||18-30||Marley Park||Cuala|
|U13 Div1 Football||15-30||Deerpark||Kilmacud Crokes A|
|U13 Div7 Football||13-00||Marley Park||Lucan Sarsfields B|
|U14 Div2 Football||15-30||St Margarets||St Margarets|
|U12 Div2 Hurling||12-15||Arthur Griffith Park||Lucan Sarsfields|
|U12 Div6 Hurling||12-30||Loreto Park||Clanna Gael|
|U11 Grp 1 Hurlingx3||11-31||Loreto Park||Na Fianna 2|
|Sunday 14th June|
|Jnr Hurling C/ship||11-00||Marley Park||St Vincents|
The Ladies footballers were in action against Man O War last Wednesday. It was always going to be a tight affair with Johns having suffered defeat at the hands of the same opposition the previous week. Man O War got off to the better start and a couple of opportune goals saw them head into half time with a five point lead.
The momentum swung in the second half with Johns closing the gap between the two sides with some nicely taken points. Ballinteer began piling on the pressure and were unlucky not to convert some good goal chances in the closing stages of the match. In the end Johns fell just short, succumbing to a one point loss on a scoreline of 2-05 to 0-10 to Man O War.
Next up is a home game to Parnells in Marlay on Wednesday, 10th June. Throw in is 7:30.
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Saturday saw our Senior footballers take on St Annes in the second round of the Senior Football Championship but ended up on the wrong side of a one point defeat. With the squad decimated by injuries, suspensions and players on County duty things looked a bit ominous with St Annes starting the better of the two and working up a 1-03 to 0-01 headstart early on.
However Ballinteer rallied and scored eight of the next ten points to put them a point ahead ten minutes into the second half. Some fine scores Glenn Whelan, Breandan Colleran and Luke Naughton to name a few. Annes stormed back however and scored the next three to go two points clear though. Even more injuries and a black card saw three enforced substitutions but Ballinter still showed great heart and Fearghal Duffy and Luke Nuaghton both scored to pull them back level with a minute to go. There was one last sting in the tail though as St Annes broke to the other end of the pitch to nab the winning score.
Team C. O’Donnell C. McCabe S. MacCaffery P. Mullan A. Field G. Whelan D. Gormley (C. Egan ’60) P. O’Curry (S. Fitzsimons ’15) C. Parker McCabe (W. McDonagh ’55) R. Gaughan A. Clabby F. Duffy S.McCann B. Colleran L.Naughton
The Junior As took on St Monicas in a replay of their first round Junior Championship tie in Edenmore on Sunday morning. The lads came away with a 1-10 to 1-7 victory having worked & tackled very hard. The backs led by Aiden Taheny & Shane Holland who cleaned up & were very tight. They only conceded 1-01 in the second half. There was a debut for Minor goalkeeper Isaac Tallant who had a great save near the end. Ciaran Clarke & James Oliver dominant in midfield while Shane McGreevy was a constant threat up front with great link up play with Briain McGeary & Paul Farrell who scored a great goal not long after St. Monica’s went 4 points up after scoring a penalty in the second half. David Quinn’s accurate frees gave Ballinteer the lead approaching the final whistle, which they held on to despite a nervous last few minutes!
At the same time the Junior Bs qualified for the quarter finals of the Championship with a great victory over Stars of Erin. They were dominant in the first half and went in 1-06 to 0-02 at half time with Shane Gavin getting the goal. In the second half another goal from Gavin and one from Conor Lawlor sealed the victory as they ran out 3-11 to 1-07 victors. They will take on Lucan in the Quarter Final.