Marlay Park was a fitting stage last Sunday for the finale of the U8 and U9 LGFA go games series. Close to 150 8 & 9 year old girls took part in the blitz hosted by BSJ on behalf of the County Board. Visiting clubs included St. Marys Saggart, St Judes and Thomas Davis.
The girls didn’t let the biting wind and cold conditions deter their efforts and put on a fantastic display of their football skills right to the end.
Afterwards all girls were presented with medals and treated to an after match party in the clubhouse with their families.
Big thanks must go to all the co-ordinators, mentors and helpers behind the scenes for their efforts in making this event such a success. In particular the parents contribution of delicious food and refreshments was hugely appreciated by the girls, mentors and visiting clubs. The mentors would also like to pay a special thanks to Kieran Brennan and Eamonn Coleman for staying calm when this whirlwind of girls hit the clubhouse.
Come out and support our Camogie Teams this weekend in their championship matches. First up on Saturday afternoon are the Under 16s who take on Faughs in the A Championship Final at 4-30pm in O’Toole Park. Then on Sunday the Under 13s are in the Championship Final against Cuala in Russell Park at 2-45pm. Best of luck to both teams and their mentors. BSJ All The Way.
” How great are the St Johns colours at Halloween !
Join in the Orange & Black fun. Simply download the pdf,
colour it in and drop back to the Nursery on Saturday 22nd or drop it in the Competition Box in the clubhouse at any stage before Halloween night. There are 2 BSJ Hoodys to be won for best entries; Nursery age children & older children
In a great weekend for juvenile Camogie, all 5 teams competed in Championship semi-finals and finals, and all 5 teams were victorious.
First up on Saturday morning was the U13 team who travelled to Rush to play Naomh Maurs in the Div C Championship Semi-final. The girls worked as a team from the beginning passing the ball and putting it into space for their team mates. They battled hard delivering 11 scores versus 5 to win the match 2-9 to 4-1. The supporters were magnificent and really contributed to the excitement of the day and a great win. The team will now play Cuala in what should be a great final.
Later on Saturday, the U16As qualified for the ‘A’ championship final with a hard fought semi final win against Good Counsel in front of a big crowd in Marlay Park on Saturday. A strong finish to the first half saw the girls have a 3 point lead at half time. They picked up where they left off after the break eventually winning 3-5 to 7 points.
At 5pm on the AWP, in front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the U16Bs met old rivals Ballyboden in the Div 4 Shield final. Ballinteer went ahead early and led for most of the match but Ballyboden battled hard and the team had to work together to win by 2 goals . Final score 3-2 to 1-2.
On Sunday morning, the action was all on the North side. The U14 team travelled to Whitehall to contest the Div B Shield semi-final. After a very tough first half Ballinteer led by one point. Whitehall came out strong to score a goal and two points to take the lead, but Johns dug in and emerged victors 2-8 to 2-4.
In hour later in Clontarf, the U15 team contested the Div D shield final against Raheny. Despite being a goal behind at half time, the girls showed a lot of grit and dominated the second half to win the match 4-3 to 2-2.
Thanks to all the parents and supporters who cheered on the 5 matches including Conor Dolan and Tony Dillon who managed to put in an appearance at all 5 matches.