RIP Matt Rudden

Our Condolences from all at the club and in particular from all in the Ladies Football and Camogie sections go out to Kieran Rudden after the sudden passing of his father Matt. Condolences also to Alyson, Alice and Karrie. Funeral Details

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

2017 Membership Now Due!

Membership for 2017 is now due. For more information, please click here.

Hurling Section Table Quiz

Social Evening in the club to launch 2017 Féile Boys activities.

This is a social evening in the club for the Feile boys parents to mark the launch of Feile 2017 activities. All welcome so come along for a great night of fun. The boys got the year off to a busy start with a few days of bag packing at Dunnes Stores, Ashleaf Shopping Centre.

Na Siúltóirí Buadáin

A view from Bray Head (Sat 21 Jan) - Patricia Cooney

December 2016 - February 2017 Schedule

Lotto Results 15/01/17

Christmas tree collection

The 4th year of the Ballyboden St Endas Christmas tree collection service once again proved a huge success. With fantastic weather conditions, the dozens of helpers began work at 9am and collected in excess on 1,500 trees from all locals areas between Firhouse and Churchtown.

James co-ordinated all late calls and texts from the Clubhouse, and thanks to Catherine, Pauline & Denise for providing the much needed refreshments.

Huge thanks once again to A.J. Grab Hire for the generous use of their truck for the day.  The organising committee would like to express their appreciation to all of the local community for making this initiative such a success.

Committee: James Murray, Eoin Reid, Kieran Rudden, Philip Larkin, Rob Lambert, Con Nagle, Ger Delaney & Gerry White

Operation Transformation


Registration: Wednesday Night at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse

€10 Contribution

Contact:  annedevlin16@gmail.com

Comóradh an Chéid 1916-2016

South Dublin County Council Presentation to Club

The Club receives a cheque for €1000 from South Dublin County Council as a contribution to the Centenary Programme.  From Left Cllr. Brian Lawlor, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Cllr. Deirdre O'Donovan, Cllr. Paul Foley and John Kirwan

John Galvin Video of Sancta Maria Unveiling

Photo: Mark Magahran


At the clubhouse unveiling: Seán Ó Conchúir, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, John Kirwan, Gerry O'Sullivan and Tomás Ó Reachtabhra

Comóradh an Chéid 1916-2016

Coiste Comóradh an Chéid extends its appreciation to Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Fr. Jimmy Murray O.Carm., Cllr, Paul Foley, Cllr. Deirdre O'Donovan, Cllr. Brian Lawlor, Club Chair Brendan Moran, Joe Johnston and team, and all who attended the unveiling of memorials to mark Centenary 1916-2016 in Sancta Maria and at the Clubhouse.  Go raibh míle maith agaibh.  

Members might be interested in an exhibition running in the National Museum in Kildare Street entitled Roger Casement: Glór na ndaor/Voice of the voiceless - more details

Admission is Free.

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SAOR training for Ballyboden Mentors Juvenile to Minor

So what is SAOR?  

SAOR, meaning “free”, is the acronym for Support, Ask & Assess, Offer Assistance and Refer and is used to describe a model of brief intervention.  A brief intervention is any intervention that involves the mimimum amount of time to support a change in a particular type of behaviour.  A brief intervention may simply start through a conversation where a problem is identified and the individual is motivated to make a change in relation to the problem behaviour.

While the use of SAOR is designed to guide GAA coaches through a short supportive structured conversation with a player that may be engaged in harmful drug or alcohol use the communication and listening skills acquired through the training can be useful in a variety of training.  

SAOR can work especially well with juvenile members in GAA clubs due to the relationships and strong bonds that exist between players and coaches.  As coaches we regularly ask our players to leave their life issues in the changing room but for some players this wont be possible.  If a player is experiencing difficulty in their lives this can manifest itself both physically and mentally and it is better for a coach to be armed with the skills to deal with these issues if and when they present themselves.

See poster here

The Awards just keep coming...

Congrats to our Senior footballers as they picked up the March team of the month and the overall team of the year at the Echo Sports Awards 2016 last night.

New Senior Football Manager - John O'Brien


After a successful League Final win over neighbours St Judes, Andy McEntee has officially stepped down as Ballyboden St Enda's Senior Football manager. With a number of achievements under his belt at Ballyboden St Enda's - he takes on the role of Meath Senior Football manager.

The club is pleased to announce his successor, Dublin man John O'Brien who has been appointed manager of the senior football team. During his playing career, John represented Dublin at minor, U21 and Senior level, after which he began his coaching career with DIT and then Curraha in Meath. He lead Curraha to county and provincial Junior football titles in 2015, and was rewarded with the Hoganstand.com Meath Manager of the Year award following this success.

Commenting on the appointment, Ballyboden Football Chairman Eoin Dunne said "Following the selection of Andy McEntee as the Meath senior manager, we completed a thorough process to find a suitable successor. Of all of the candidates that were considered, John emerged as a young, dynamic and ambitious manger, who we believe has the right skills and qualities to lead the Ballyboden St Enda's senior football team in the coming years. We want to build upon our recent successes, and we also want ensure that we achieve the full potential of the considerable playing talent that is available in our club and we are excited at the prospect of working with John to do just that.

For more information contact Sinead Ryan  - 0863010829

Minor Football Managers required

AFL1 League Champions!

Congratulations to the players and management of our Senior football panel as they ended an incredible 2016 with victory over St.Judes in the League final last night. It was a truly epic game that went all the way to the last kick of the game and was a credit to both teams. The final score was 2-18 to 3-14. The match was Andy McEntee's last game in charge and was a fitting end to his time with us, he leaves as an All-Ireland and AFL1 winning manager and with our very best wishes in his new role with the Meath Senior footballers. Match report to follow.

Minor A Camogie Champions

Congratulations to our Minor A Camogie team who won the A Camogie Championship Final against St. Vincent's in Abbotstown on Sunday morning. They overcame a brave Vincent's challenge to take the title by a score of 2-6 to 0-8. See here for report

Club Calendar 2017

The Ballyboden St.Enda's Club Calendar 2017 has arrived!
It's the gift that keeps giving all year round, all for just a fiver... grab your copy now in the bar. Also on sale at the club Acadamies over the coming weeks.

Pictured at the launch were Brendan Moran Club Chairman, Rachel Ruddy, Dermot Cooke Just Maths.ie, Stephen O'Connor and Danny Griffin sponsorship manager.


Congratulations to Boden's Síle Nic Coitír who won the Friends of Dublin Hurling (FODH) Camogie player of the year 2016 award at the Red Cow Morans Hotel.

Gym Update

Ballyboden's gym refurbishment is now complete, please see the attached link for important information about access.



Support BBSE with AIB's Home Insurance Offer

To celebrate their sponsorship of the GAA Club Championship for a 25th consecutive year, AIB are offering a new GAA reward scheme. Anyone who switches or purchases a new AIB Home Insurance policy can nominate a GAA Club of their choice to receive a €50 cash reward.

For more information please contact Pat McTigue at AIB Rathfarnham on 086 4647663 or see www.aib.ie/gaainsurance #TheToughest.

Security - Volunteers needed

The Club are looking for volunteers to ensure that the gates at our property at Sancta Maria College are locked after 10.pm or when the last car leaves the car park. It would greatly assist our Security personnel if the last car leaving our carpark would lock the gates after them. If you can assist please ring John Manley  086 2045789

Ciorcal Cainte

Juvenile Boys Injury Claims Procedure

New Garda Vetting Forms

The new Garda Vetting forms and guidelines can all be downloaded from our forms page. Please click here.

Security Message from Club Chairperson

Measures  are  being  implemented   that  will   improve  Security  policies  for Training  and  Match  day  events. However on  specific  occasions at  Pairc Ui Mhurchu  where social  or  other events are  taking  place, we  do  need volunteers to  patrol the  car  park  area. If sufficient people  volunteer for  this  work, it  is  envisaged that they would only be  called  upon  twice a year [max]  for such security. Training & security detail will be provided as  part  of  this  programme. Could people advise our General Manager, Noel Sheridan  at  087 2933829 or email noelpsheridan@yahoo.co.uk, if you  wish  to become a volunteer. In  this regard, as  Chairman, I have put my own name forward as  a volunteer.

Brendan Moran, Club Chairperson