What a weekend for BSJ Camogie

Senior Camogie team retain A Championship status

After the magnificent achievement of winning the Senior B Camogie Championship in 2015, BSJ entered the Senior A Championship for the first time in the club’s history.
Round robin games against Na Fianna, Erins Isle and Naomh Mearnog saw BSJ finishing 3rd of 4 in Group 1, just missing out on a semi-final place after a disappointing loss to Mearnog.

All focus then turned to Sunday 25th Sep in Marlay when BSJ took on Naomh Brid in a vital encounter – the winner would qualify for the Senior A Shield final, the loser would go into a relegation playoff.

Sunday morning was bright and breezy and it was brilliant to see the Junior Camogie team win well against Finians (see below) as the Seniors prepared for battle against the experienced N Brid team – including a number of Dublin inter-county players.

The ball was thrown in and N Brid immediately scored a point – a nervy start! Thankfully BSJ went straight down the pitch and got a free – Breda levelled it after 2 minutes. Grace and Amy tacked on a point each but N Brid pulled a point back…15 minutes gone – only a point in it.

N Brid where thundering into everything but BSJ didn’t take a backward step – BSJ players were getting on top in all areas of the field and after another Grace point, Amber found the back of the net and we were 6 up. N Brid scored another point but 2 more frees from Breda and another BSJ point saw BSJ lead 1-8 to 0-3 at half time – just reward for incredible workrate and skill.

N Brid were fired up after the break but BSJ took the initiative and fired over a point before a second goal was scored. The heavens opened but it didn’t make any different to the BSJ players – Karen and the full backs (Aisling, Fiona and Louise) were resolute, the half backs (Naoise, Breda and Siobhan) continually got on the ball and cleared their lines. The tireless midfield of Niamh and Roisin pushed on, all the forwards (Louise, Aoife, Jane, Amy, Grace, and Amber) either scored or set up scores and with incredible support from Sadhbh, Eleanor, Sophie, Siobhra (injured) and Maria (working), this truly was a complete team performance.

N Brid ran in a late goal and point but BSJ won 2-11 to 1-4 – “We’re here to stay!”.

Junior Camogie team through to Championship final

There was much at stake when the senior 7 girls took to the field on Sunday morning last against St Finians in Marlay Park. The prize for the winner was a top table finish and a guaranteed spot in the county final. The losing team would face a semi-final play-off which both teams were hoping to avoid.

The Ballinteer girls showed quickly why they’ve gone unbeaten in the championship so far. Early scores settled them and they looked in control as they played with the wind in the first half. Scores began to tally up and the girls went in at half time 3-5 to 1-1 to the good.

St Finians began to pull back in the second half and took their scores well. However the Ballinteer girls held strong and began to pull away with goals in quick succession. The game drew to a close with Ballinteer 5-7 to 2-3 to the good.

A championship final awaits where BSJ be hoping to go one better than their 2nd place league finish earlier this year.

An incredible day for BSJ Camogie – a Senior A Shield final on Sunday 9th Oct and Junior Championship final on Sunday 30th Oct to look forward to, with many of the underage Camogie teams competing at the latter stages of their Championships.


All Ireland Final Replay Ticket Details

BSJ All Ireland Final Football Tickets
Dublin and Mayo REPLAY on 1st October

  1. The Club Executive is committed to securing as large an allocation as possible from the Dublin County Board for the All Ireland Football final replay however it is likely we will not be able to secure sufficient tickets for all Club Members as the match will be sold out. In accordance with the AGM Motion #3 as approved by the AGM of 2013, a subcommittee of the Executive along with Eddie Byrne, the Ticket Coordinator will determine the ticket allocation.
  2. Club Members who are interested in a ticket should TEXT Eddie Byrne on 087 6843283 between 6pm on Thursday 22nd September and 6pm Saturday 24th September. No phone calls please as we have a large amount of information to manage and phone calls might be forgotten about. Each text should include Name and specify the Part of Club involved in, for example Nursery, U15 Camogie etc, or Class of Membership, for example Family, Adult Player etc. Each text will be considered for one ticket only – this is important to ensure that tickets go to Club Members – if 2 tickets are required for two members then each member should send in a text.
  3. Upon receipt of all texts, a schedule of all requests will be created and this will be posted on the Club Notice Board on Tuesday 27th September for Club Members to check that text has been received.
  4. The Club’s allocation of tickets is unlikely to be finalised before Thursday 29th September and tickets are therefore unlikely to be allocated to members before Friday 30th.
  5. Priority will be given to those members who ordered tickets through the Club for the spring series and championship games this year and to those who have contributed significantly to the Club through the year.
  6. The sub committee will also determine the number of tickets to be allocated through an Open Draw amongst Club Members. We are planning the Draw for Friday evening 30th September. It will be open to fully paid up Club Members aged 16 and older who must be present in the Club for the Draw.
  7. This information will be updated on the Club Web Site over the course of the next ten days and Club Member should review regularly.

BSJ All Ireland Final Football Tickets

BSJ All Ireland Final Football Tickets. Dublin and Mayo on 18th September

Updated September 14th

1. A list of all Club Members who have requested All Ireland tickets has been compiled and it is clear that we will be significantly oversubscribed for tickets ( by a factor of 4). Therefore allocation will be in accordance with Motion #3 as approved by the AGM of 2013. In relation to those Club Members who have ordered tickets through the Club for Dublin games this season it has been determined that 6 out of 8 spring series and championship games are required to qualify and be allocated one ticket.

2. Eddie will be in touch with those who have been allocated tickets and will arrange for collection.

3. A draw for a limited number of tickets is planned Saturday at 4pm. The Draw will be open to fully paid up Club Members aged 16 and older who have texted interest to Eddie and who have not already been allocated a ticket. Members must be present in the Club for the Draw.