Clubnotes – Monday March 11th 2019

Lotto results for March 7 th Lotto A Nos.4,9.13and 14. Lotto B Nos 1,6,20 and
23. No winners. Next Thurs Jackpots €10,000 and €3,400 Winner of €100
Vinney Patt, €50 Aodán De Paor and Frank Maguire. Joker Consolation prize
Padraig Muldowney. Next week Joker €800. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00
pm.

Not a great weekend for our adult hurlers. Our Senior hurlers gave a good
account against county champions Ballyboden St Endas but lost out in the
end. Intermediates and Juniors were beaten by St Vincents and Setanta both
matches away. Beidh lá eile. Note also that this is 5 th Anniversary of historic
U/21 Hurling A Championship final victory over neighbours Kilmacud Crokes.
Under 15 A Footballers drew with Ballyboden St Endas and under 16 A’s
beat Naomh Olafs.

St Patricks night in Club House Oíche Cheol agus Craic, with live music
from Ceoltóirí Craobh Naithi . Fáilte roimh cách. Ag tosú 9:00pm.
Fundraising for Our Ladys Hospice Harolds Cross in memory of Frank
Mooney who was a big part of BSJ for many years. Bring your old cookery
books and swap for one new to you. BSJ Bar Wednesday March 20 th 10:15am
to noon.

BSJ Golf Society have secured extra slots for The Heritage on April 6th.
Morning tee times. If interested contact Colm O Donnell 0871787198 or golf@ballinteerstjohns.com.

Club Shop open on Thurs 7:30 – 8:30pm and Sat 11:30am to 12:30 pm.

Senior & Junior A Footballers both go 2 from 2 in the league

Senior Football

The senior footballers made it two wins from two with a hard won and well deserved victory over Skerries Harps on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-10. In a low scoring first half Aaron Bradshaw’s goal from a well worked move was the highlight leaving the score at 1-4 to 1-3 to us at halftime. Some well taken points pushed BSJ into a three point lead midway through the second half but Skerries fought back to take a one point lead with minutes left. However Aodhan Clabby kicked a great 45 to level the game and in the last action of the game Fearghal Duffy popped up at the end of a number of passes to fist the winning score over the bar. Great performance over the 60 minutes from Donal Gormley and nice scores from Eoghan Fitzpatrick in addition to the return of Glen Whelan were other highlights of the game.

By Gerry O’Donnell

Junior A Football

Our AFL 5 team went Northside to play Croabh Ciarian . Unlike in our previous game we started off in blistering fashion going 2-1 to no score up in the first 10 mins. The goals were Shane Mc Canns specials, one of which followed a sublime 40 yards diagonal foot pass from Joe Sweeney. However sloppy play in deteriorating conditions which were not inductive to our style of football allowed Croabh back into the game and we went in only 3 points up at half time. Croabh playing with the benefit of an increasing wind brought the deficit back to 1 pt. However a goal from Sean Gildea following a great movement up the field put us up by 5 points. Croabh almost immediately got it back to 2 following a controversial penalty and then got it back to 1. After 8 mins of injury time we held on for a well merited victory. All players deserve great credit for their efforts in very difficult conditions . There were great performances from Collie Egan, Joe Sweeney, Shane McCann and Ciaran McCabe

By Kieran Duffy

Junior B Football

Our AFL7 team were beaten 1-6 to 7 points on Sunday.
We played well in heavy conditions against a well organised St. Oliver Plunkett’s team.
There wasn’t much between the teams and only an early 2nd half goal conceded was the difference.
A great work ethic & spirit was shown again in a game of limited chances.
Everyone played their part, with Shane Duffy, Denis McCambridge, Kevin Davies, Eoin Coffey, John Hickey & Kevin Power all leading by example.

By Junior B Management

Junior C Football

The Junior C Football match vs Castleknock GAA for Sunday March 3rd was conceded by Castleknock. The next League match will be a top of the table clash between ourselves and St Finians Newcastle in Loreto on March 31st at 3pm. All support welcome.

By Louis Gunnigan

Clubnotes – Monday March 4th 2019

Lotto results for Feb 28th Lotto A Nos.5,7.21 and 23. Lotto B Nos 6,13,18 and 19. No winners. Next Thurs Jackpots €10,000 and €3,200 Winner of €100 Jim Gillick, €50 Sarah Days and Hugo. Joker Consolation prize Padraig Muldowney. Next week Joker €775. BSJ Bingo every Monday at 8:00 pm.

Our junior Juvenile Academy thriving at present at all age groups. Thanks to hard work of our GPO’s Carol Nolan and Donal Gormley and all the new mentors and coaches.

Hard luck to St Benildus College Senior Hurling team and BSJ players Joe Sweeney, Jack Kelly, Cian Deignan and Ronan Cullen beaten by Castlecomer in the Leinster Final. Great win for our Minor hurlers against Naomh Mearnog on Sunday on a scoreline of 2.14 to 1.15. Our Senior hurlers take on Ballyboden St Endas the league Sunday morning in Marley at 10.30. Our Intermediate hurlers take on St Vincent’s at the same time over in Pairc Naomh Uinsionn. In the afternoon our junior hurlers play away to Setanta at 3.00. All support welcome.

Another successful week for our Adult Footballers. Our Seniors had the long trip to Skerries and came away with narrowest of wins on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-10, giving us back to back Div 1 League victories. Our Jun A team also went northside to play Croabh Ciaran and also came away with the narrowest of wins on a scoreline of 4-6 to 2-11. The Jun B team lost by 2 pts to Oliver Plunketts on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-7 in a game that could have gone either way. Our Jun C team got a walkover from Castleknock. Next Sunday Minor Footballers home to St Sylvesters 11:00 am Minor B’s away to Round Towers Clondalkin.
Well done our Senior Lady Footballers on their Euro tour and victory in the Hague.

BSJ Golf Society have secured extra slots for The Heritage on April 6th. Morning tee times. If interested contact Colm O Donnell 0871787198 or golf@ballinteerstjohns.com.

Club Shop open on Thurs 7:30 – 8:30pm and Sat 11:30am to 12:30 pm.