Under U14 National Camogie Feile

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.

Fixtures Sat 20th – Thurs 25th June

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
Team Time Venue Opposition
Snr Div2 Football 18-30 Bohernabreena St Annes
Sunday  21st June
Team Time Venue Opposition
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
Team Time Venue Opposition
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

Junior B hurlers top their group as Junior As lose out to Vincents

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.

Sean Murphy scored excellent goal after some great work by Denis Flanagan with Denis quickly following up with a point of his own. The long drive out to Barrog was soon forgotten. Points followed from Sean Murphy and his younger  brother Conor showing great maturity and lot of experience in adding 2 more points. Brian Dollard bustled in for another goal and then added point before half time. Barrog had added couple of points during the 1st half. But, with half back line really shining through in Barry Judge, Peter Flecther and Eoin Walsh, wining lots of dirty ball and working well together to release ball to the forward line.
Half time came, Philip Brown had made one excellent save and his puck outs were excellent, but the excellent save resulted in injury to his calf. The great club and team man Tom Hayes replaced him in the  2nd half. Scoring chances were being created at both ends with trio of Flanagan, Dollard and Murphy creating mayhem in the Barrog defence with their goalie pulling off some excellent saves. It was only matter of time that Dollard bustled through again to score another goal, his 4th for the season. Brendan Donnelly came on and created a great chance for Cian Morrissey, who once again had an excellent game and was unlucky not to score more in the afternoon. Kevin Croke was on in the forwards  at this stage and again was unlucky not to get another goal. Barrog rallied,  but the defense of Tony Dillon, Fiachra Power and Diarmuid Morissey cleared everything calmly. What went passed was dealt with in cool and calm manner by Tom Hayes.
Tommy Brady came on and did some good foraging, he was followed on to the pitch by Ciaran Clabby who chased down everything that came his way. Johns suffered a late scare with Barrog scoring a late goal in the dying seconds but held out to win 3-7 to 1-12.
This leaves them top of the group with a home 1\4 final in August. Next up league game is the 25th of June away to Lucan in the league. All support welcome

Fixtures Sat 13th – Sun 15th June

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
Team Time Venue Opposition
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
Team Time Venue Opposition
Jnr Hurling C/ship 11-00 Marley Park St Vincents


Ladies footballers just lose out to Man O War

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.

Wine Tasting – 19th June

Wine-Tasting 19/6/2015 @ 8.00pm A night of wisdom, wit, frivolity & fun; wine appreciation & consumption with nibbles & delicacies too. Tkts: €15. Available from behind bar at clubhouse & from social committee. Everyone welcome.

Seniors Pipped as Junior As and Bs Progress in Championship

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.