Fixtures Sat 31st Oct and Sun 1st Nov

Our Junior Camogie team are in Championship Semi Final action Sunday at 11-00am in Swords versus St Finians all support welcome. Later Sunday afternoon the U16 Ladies take on Ballyboden in Championship Semi Final at 3-00pm Marley Pitch 1. Plenty of under age Ladies Football championship action over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.  Fixture details below.

Saturday 31st Oct
Team Time Venue Opposition
U15 Div2 Ladies FB Shield SF 13-30 Marley Pk4 Castleknock
U14 Div1 Ladies FB Shield Final 12-00 Portmarnock Na Fianna
U13 Div2 Ladies FB Shield Final 15-30 Kilboggett park Foxrock
U13 Football 13-30 AWP Castleknock
U16 Hurling 13-30 Loreto Park Castleknock B
Sunday 1st Nov
Team Time Venue Opposition
Jnr Camogie Semi Final 11-00 Swords St Finians
Jnr B Football 11-00 Balbriggan O’Dwyers
Jnr C Football 11-00 F Kelly Park Wanderers
U16 Ladies FB C/ship SF 15-00 Marley Pk 1 Ballyboden St Endas
U12 Ladies Football Blitzx3 15-00 Marley Pk 3-5 Erins Isle – Clan Na Gael


Ballinteer Senior Camogie Team Create History with Championship Win

It was an historic day for the parish as our Senior girls won the We Are Dublin Senior 2 Championship final and qualified to play in the top division next year for the first time in the club’s history.

Having come agonisingly close in previous years the scene was set to create history and the girls were more than ready to step up to the challenge. The management team of Martin Tully and Phillip Browne had the girls well prepared and when they took to the field out in Parnells on Sunday morning against Lucan Sarsfields, they were nothing but confident in their ability to finish the job at hand.

The Ballinteer girls started strong and after six minutes had four scores on the board, two frees from the majestic Fiona Hayes and two more from play from corner forward Eleanor Ahearne. Lucan struggled to gain posession due to a dominant display in the centre of the pitch from Niamh Nic Cinneide, Jane Tully and a player of the match performance from Breda Kennedy. Just before half time Lucan suffered a major blow with the loss of their full forward and free taker Jenny Ryan to injury.

Fiona Hayes was absolutely clinical with her free taking and slotted another three balls over in quick succession. When Grace O’Shea took the ball in her own half and took off at her awesome speed the strongly represented Ballinteer crowd knew they were witnessing something special. She used her lightening speed to leave Lucan in her dust and strike the ball over the bar with a post splitting score. The girls went in at half time 0.8 to 0.2 to the good.

There was still plenty of work to be done in the second half and Lucan proved they were not ready to throw in the towel yet with an early goal by Charlotte Rooney less than a minute in. They added another point shortly after to reduce the deficit to just two points. The Ballinteer girls had been here before and knew they needed to use their experience and mental toughness developed over the last few years to dig deep and turn things around. The opportunity came when a free was dropped into the square and Eleanor Ahearne wasted no time in getting her hurl to it to blast the back of the net and bring the lead back to five points.

Lucan kept pressing but Karen O’Donovan and her defence were ruthless in keeping them out. Caroline Kenny, Sophie Quinn and Louise Hayes were well able to keep the Lucan forwards at bay and Roisin Kiernan and Jillian Pounch kept feeding the ball back down to keep our attack going. The pressure was eased with two fantastic almost identical points from Louise O’Shea. Amber Traynor and Aoife Kelly kept the momentum going forward and the fresh legs of Emma Lane and Amy Burke coming in ensured the sliotar stayed in the Lucan half of the pitch. Olive Sorohan came on to make some crucial blocks and keep the Lucan forwards from scoring from play. They scored the final ’45 to finish the game with a scoreline of 1.10 to 1.5.

When John Goulding blew the final whistle you could see just how much it meant to the girls and the Ballinteer faithful as the celebrations began. Celebrations were enjoyed by the entire squad including Ashling Browne, Roisin Nic Uilleagoid, Fiona Connolly and Bróna Fagan who had all contributed during the year. It had been eleven years since the last adult camogie championship was won and Betty McCarthy, Tom Hayes, Sean Lane and Peter Canning looked on proudly at what the girls had achieved for camogie in Ballinteer St Johns. It was very much a family affair with two sets of sisters, three sets of cousins and two father daughter pairings and everyone realised just what an important step this was in the history of camogie in the club.

The girls would like to extend their thanks to the club and all our supporters this year who have been incredible in their support and dedication to the team. They invite you all to help celebrate their win on Sat 5th December in the clubhouse for their medal presentation. Hopefully the cup will be there in one piece too!! BSJ Abú!!!

Cumann na mBunscol success for Ballinteer Schools

It was a “Winning Wednesday” for 3 Ballinteer Schools in Croke Park this week. St Attractas, Scoil Naithi and Our Lady’s Boys all won their Cumann na mBunscol football finals. Lots of wonderful performances from BSJ’s Under 11’s and 12’s and from their class mates. A special word for our own Mr Clabby, in charge of Our Lady’s. All three games went down to the wire – the best way to win! Congratulations to everyone involved.

Fixtures Sat 17th – Sun 18th Oct

Plenty of under age championship action to follow this weekend. Starting on Saturday our U14 Camogie team take on Skerries at 12 noon in the Shield Final Marley Park 4. Followed closely by the U16 Hurlers at 1-30pm in the County Championship B Final in O’Toole Park against Isles of the Sea.  Then on Sunday our U13 Camogie team are in the Shield Final at 10am Marley Park 4 against Naomh Mearnog.  Over on Pitch 2 at 11am the Junior Camogie team are in championship action against Na Gael Ogra.

Saturday 17th Oct
Team Time Venue Opposition
U16 Hurling County Final 13-30 O’Toole Park  Isles of the Sea
Senior Football 17-00 Marley P1 Naomh Barrog
U14 Div2 Camogie Shield Final 12-00 Marley P4 Skerries
Sunday   18th Oct
Team Time Venue Opposition
Jnr A Football 11-00 Marley P1 Na Fianna
Jnr B Football 11-00 Pairc Na Uinsionn St Vincents
Jnr Camogie C/ship 11-00 Marley P2 Na Gael Ogra
U13 Div2 Camogie Shield Final 10-00 Marley P4 Naomh Mearnog

Three Underage Teams Involved in Finals this Weekend

This weekend we have three underage teams involved in finals and we are hoping for a much support as possible for these matches.

U.16 Hurlers playing in the ‘B’ Championship Final on Saturday 17th at 1.30 in O’Toole park.

U.14 Camogie playing in Shield Final Division 2 on Saturday 17th in Marlay at 12.

U.13 Camogie playing in Shield Final Division 2 on Sunday 18th in Marlay at 10am.

Support for all these teams would be welcome.

Senior Camogie Team Reach the County Final

The Senior camogie team qualified for the championship final with an impressive win over Skerries this weekend.

The girls had all to play for when they took to the field on Sunday morning against old foes Skerries and they wasted no time in setting the tone of the match with some early scores. A goal by Grace O’ Shea after 10 minutes in settled the team and set them up well as they played against the wind in the first half. Scores from Fiona Hayes and Louise O’Shea followed and a 2nd goal before half time by Aoife Kelly meant the girls went into the break 2.5 to 0.3 up.
They showed no signs of slowing down in the second half. A relentless defensive display by the backs led by Jillian Pounch and some superb saves by Karen O’Donovan meant that Skerries were kept scoreless from play. Scores from Emma Lane and a final goal from Grace O’Shea finished off the game and the Ballinteer girls won out with the impressive scoreline of 3.09 to 0.5.
Next up is the county final! Scheduled for Sunday 25th October, time and venue TBC. Lets continue the fantastic support of our girls seen so far this year!

Senior Camogie Championship Semi Final Sunday Morning

The senior camogie team faced st. Judes in their last group game in Tymon park on Sunday morning last.

The hosts won the early exchanges and within the first 5 mins Judes were 2 points up. Johns quickly settled in to the game and by the 10 minute mark had levelled the game. Mid way though the first half Grace O’Shea found herself one-on-one with the keeper and made no mistake when converting her chance. For the first time in the game Johns were ahead. However the lead didn’t last long when Judes found the net just a minute later. With that goal Judes grew in confidence and tagged on 3 unanswered points to lead at half  time by 1-06 to 1-03. The hosts stretched their lead to 6 points when Judes registered a second goal early in the second half. This spurred the Johns girls on who improved their performance and began to dominate all over the pitch. The backs began to batten down the hatches and solid displays from Sophie Quinn and Amy Burke (who played u16 championship the day before) helped to drive on the team. The forwards began to show off their skill in front of goal and took some nicely worked scores to close the gap on their opponents. Johns out scored their opponents by 4 points to no score in the final quarter however The game ended with the score line reading 2-08 to 1-09 in favour of Judes. Both teams qualified for the semi finals with Johns topping the table on points difference.

Skerries Harps await the Johns girls this Sunday at 11am in Marlay Park in the championship semi final. All support welcome!

Fixtures Sat 10th – Sun 11th October

Plenty of games over the weekend and looks like the weather is going to stay fine. Our Senior Camogie team are in action on Sunday at 11-00am in a championship semi final match against Skerries Harps, all support welcome. At the same time you can cast your eye to Pitch 2 where our Minor Footballers play Na Fianna at the same time in championship. Rest of the fixtures across all codes and age groups are below.

Saturday 10th Oct
Team Time Venue Opposition
Snr Div1 Hurling 17-00 Tymon North St Judes
U12 Div6 Hurling 12-15 Loretto Park Kilmacud Crokes
Minor Ladies FB Shield S/F 15-00 Marley Park 2 Castleknock
U13 Ladies FB Div2 Shield S/F 15-00 Pairc Ui Thuathaill O’Tooles
U15 Ladies FB Div2 C/ship 12-30 Portmarnock Naomh Mearnog
U13 Div1 Football 15-00 BCS AWP Kilmacud Crokes
U13 Div7 Football 15-00 Arthur Griffith Park Lucan Sarsfield
U14 Div2 Football 15-00 Pairc Mearnog Naomh Mearnog
U16 Div3 Football 15-00 Marley Pk 1 Scoil Ui Chonaill
U16 Div6 Football 13-30 BSC AWP Kilmacud Crokes
Sunday 11th Oct
Team Time Venue Opposition
Jnr B Hurling 11-00 Rathcoole Commercials
Minor A Football C/ship 11-00 Marley Park Na Fianna
Minor B Football C/ship 11-00 Russell park St Brigids
Snr Camogie C/ship Semi 11-00 Marley Pk2 Skerries Harps
U16 Div1 Ladies FB C/ship 15-00 Pairc Ui Mhurchu Ballyboden St Endas
U14 Div6 Ladies FB Shield S/F 13-00 Meadowvale Cuala

Ballinteer St Johns and JudesforJack Campaign

Ballinteer St Johns during the summer of 2015 provided stewarding for the Marlay Park concerts. On the final day of the concert Ballinteer St Johns, as part of a fundraising effort for JudesforJack, asked Sean Fallon the St. Judes hurling manager to organise a number of Judes volunteers to provide stewarding. With Ballinteer St Johns making a donation to the JudesforJack fundraising efforts.

The picture shows Darren Chamber, organising committee and Peadar O`Shea Chairman of  Ballinteer St Johns presenting a cheque for €700 to Liam Larkin Chairman of St. Judes and Sean Fallon St. Judes Hurling manager.

Jack Halpin is making slow and steady progress to return to active health.

Ballinteer St Johns were delighted to have the opportunity as a Club to make this donation, as the accident in Berkeley resonated with the members of Ballinteer St Johns.

Thanks to Karen Casserly for taking the photographer.