Athenry win the 10th Cian Durkin Memorial Tournament.

Congratulations to Athenry Gaa from Galway, winners of The 10th Cian Durkin Memorial Tournament which took place Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May. The club welcomed teams from Mallow, Naas, Erin's Own and Athenry. A report on the day and photos to follow. For the day's program and team details, see here.

Family Day Sun 1st May 2-6pm

The club held it's annual Family day yesterday and once again it was a great day for all the family. Thanks to all the volunteers who made it a special day. Liam Cunningham took some great photos like the above, head over to our Facebook page for more

Seniors, Inters & Juniors off to winning starts

Our Senior footballers got their defence of the Dublin SFC off to a winning start with a 2-12 to 0-12 win over Naomh Olafs in O'Toole park last night. Well done to the players, management and supporters. Match report by Shane O'Brien here. Pic by Troy Gogan, more here. This follows our Junior A's win over Noamh Mearnóg on Tuesday by 4-14 to 1-07, report by Noel Madden here. Our Inters followed suit with an impressive  4-15 to 0-09 win over Erins Isle.

Pic by Cliona Mellet, more on our facebook page here

Lotto Results - 1st May

Minor Hurling Results

  • Minor A - BBSE 3 18 Kilmacud Crokes 2 18. Click here for League Table
  • Minor B - BBSE 3 14 Clontarf 0 07. Click here for League Table
  • Minor C  - Wild Geese 3 06 BBSE 1 08. Click here for League Table

Feile Peil Na nÓg, Saturday 30th April

Well done to our U14B Footballers on reaching the Division 4 Feile Peil na nÓg Semi Final on Saturday afternoon. A place in the final however was not to be with a very strong Ballymun Kickhams ending their Feile hopes. We wish Ballymun well in the final. Hard Luck to our A and C teams on not making it past their group stages. Our A's came heartbreakingly close. We are all very proud of our U14 lads for the way they played on and off the pitch. We hope they come away with lasting memories of their Feile day. Many thanks to the mentors who prepared the boys so well, the organising Feile committee, the club, the parents who support the boys week in, week out and to the families and friends who turned out in such great numbers to cheer on the boys.

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1916 Commemorations - An Seisiún

Seisiún 1916 - 23 Aibreán 2016

Bhí togha an cheoil agus craic againn ag an Seisiúin ar an Luan seo chaite, ceoltóirí, amhránaithe, damhsóirí agus scéalaithe freisin! Bhíodar go léir ar fheabhas. Ceol iontach, comhluadar iontach, lucht éisteachta iontach.  Go léir faoi stiúr Joe Johnston (ar chlé).

Isn’t it wonderful to think that a whole community can come together like this once a month and provide such wonderful entertainment for each other, saor in aisce.

We look forward to the the next Session on Monday 30th May.

We started at 9.30p.m. with the following 12 tunes being played by the entire ensemble which included - Liz McDonald, Helen Harrington, John Breen, Úna Johnston, Declan O’Brien, Ann Larkin, Noreen O’Farrell, The Boden Balladeers and many of the musicians who are named as soloists later in the night’s entertainment list :

Ag an mBóithrín Buí, Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Boolavogue, Buachaill ón Éirne, Cill Chais, Cockles and Mussels, Dawning of the Day, The Harp that Once, Mo Ghile Mear ( sung by Owen McLoughlin ), Rodaí Mac Corlaí, The South Wind and The Spanish Lady.

From this point on it was mostly individual performers ;-

  • Shay McGlynn fiddle – playing Easter Snow followed by a reel
  • Fintan Walsh– clarinet – playing Sliabh na mBan
  • Tony Shields – reciting The Wayfarer and Innocent
  • THE 1916 PROCLAMATION - read by Gerry O’Sullivan.
  • Úna Johnston – singing Fágfidh mise an Baile seo.
  • Owen McLoughlin – guitar, singing - The Foggy Dew
  • Mary Cleary – guitar - singing The Dying Rebel
  • Paul Farrell – guitar - singing Oró Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile
  • Noel Larkin - guitar, singing Grace
  • Katie Farrell - damhsa
  • Joe Brennan – trad trio – Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • Joe Johnston – singing - Úrchnoc Chéin Mhic Cáinte
  • Declan O’Brien – singing - James Connolly
  • Gerry Hogan – singing – Meet Me at the Pillar
  • Tomás Ó Reachtaibhre – singing – Cuaichín Gleann Neiphin
  • Gerry Mangan – singing – The West’s Awake
  • Seamaí Ó Neill - singing – Raglan Rd.
  • Pat Cullen - damhsa ar an sean nós
  • Joseph Johnston singing Four Green Fields
  • Vivian Ruddy – singing The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Dubs claim 4th in a row League title

Congrats to Bodens Michael-Darragh Macauley, Robbie McDaid and nutritionist Daniel Davey as the Dubs swept to a 4th straight Allianz League title in a row with a 2-18 to 0-13 win over Kerry yesterday in Croke Park. The game was followed by the wonderful 'Laochra' a stunning celebration by the GAA on the centenary of the Easter Rising, well done to all involved.

U14's - Feile Day

Saturday was a magnificent day and the Boden girls were outstanding.  Drenched in Spring sunshine with a large crowd in support the girls got off to a flyer by narrowly beating Faughs.  The second game did not go as well with the eventual finalists, Kilmacud Crokes, coming out on top.  It all came down to the final game against St Finians who came into the game on the back of two wins.  A semi-final place was at stake and it's safe to say that our young girls rose to the occasion and played their best game ever in a Boden jersey.  Well on top throughout the first half and a 4 point lead at the break did not reflect the play and effort put in.  That narrow lead proved costly in the end as the game swung both ways in the second half with Finians putting up a strong fight to level the scoreboard with 5 minutes to go.  Boden had a few chances to score but some dogged defending and no break of the ball kept them out and a late point for Finians was simply heartache.

A semi-final was not to be but a truly fantastic and enjoyable day.  Great memories to take away for the girls who gave it everything so no regrets.  Mentors and parents were very very proud of them on the day.


U11 Girls and Boys shine on historic day in St. Enda's Park

U11 Girls and Boys commemorate 1916 anniversary in style. For report and photos see the Camogie page and here.

U16's through to Football A Championship Semi Final.

Well done to our U16 Footballers through to the Semi Finals of Football 'A' Championship in a superb win against Kilmacud Crokes yesterday in PUM. Hard Luck to the B's falling to Fingallians in Balheary.

WWE stars visit Boden

Great day in the clubhouse as WWE superstars Becky Lynch & The Uso brothers get some GAA lessons from our Senior Footballers & Hurlers !!

Thanks to Sean Gilheaney for the photo..see our Facebook page for more

Rebellion Walk

Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA Club - 1916 Rebellion Walk from the clubhouse Firhouse Road to the Pearse Museum on Sunday 17th April at 10.30 am.

This historic walk, with many in period costume, commemorating the men from the local area (E company 4th Dublin Battalion) who took part in the Easter rising, was a huge success. Along the route we visited the graves of and stopped outside the homes of a number of the men from our locality that fought in the GPO in Easter Week. Our first stop was at Templeogue cemetery, where one hundred and twenty one participants passed through the narrow stile. There we laid wreaths on the graves of Commander Michael Boland and Private Tomas Corbally. We then walked back along Butterfield Avenue where we were greeted by many of the householders as we passed. Just after the Garda Station on the same side of the road we stood outside the cottage where two brothers, Patrick and James Sweeney, who were volunteers, lived. In Rathfarnham village we stopped outside the former homes of: Henry Gannon, James Kenny, Francis Sheridan and Patrick O’Connor and laid a wreath outside the home of Frank Macken who was killed in action in Easter week. At the end of the village we saw the spot where the men boarded the tram on Easter Monday and listened to part of the witness statement of Frank Burke who was subsequently headmaster in Scoil Eanna and holder of five All Ireland medals.

Heading back through the village we stopped at Rathfarnham RC Church where the men first assembled on the Easter Monday morning. Our Journey then took us along Grange Road with many more interesting locations to see and hear about. We saw where Commandant Michael Boland (mentioned earlier) and other volunteers, James Wardick and Matt Caffrey lived. The area was known as The Pond and is now Loreto Cottages. James Wardick was the great uncle of Philip Wardick who won a senior football championship with Ballyboden St. Endas in 1995. We saw where the former home of Kevin O’Carroll the instigator of the restoration of Kilmainham was. We then moved on to St. Patrick’s Cottages where a special highlight was a stop outside the home of a father Joseph Lee and his teenage son Hugh who both fought and were wounded in the GPO. We heard about Jack Kealy who lived in Edmonstown, married a girl from “the Cottages” and was killed in the GPO. We also heard about Frank Gallagher who was from Edmonstown and played football for Ballyboden Wanderers. We saw the home of Private Tom Corbally, (mentioned earlier) and the homes of many more volunteers from that street.

The walk ended on the steps of St Enda’s and many participants availed of a tour of the Museum. Others dispersed to the playing fields in St. Endas to watch and support under 12 hurlers and footballers participating in a wonderfully well organised inter club tournament. Under 12 Camogie teams and girls’ football teams had finished their games and from the smiles on their faces obviously had a most enjoyable time. This special 1916 commemoration walk was organised by the Ballyboden St Enda’s GAA Club’s Commemoration Committee and run by Na Siúltóirí Buadáin. Club member Gerry Hogan was the guide and he was assisted by Tony Duffy of the Rathfarnham Historical Society.

Na Siúltóirí Buadáin are very proud and privileged to be a part of the Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna Comóradh an Chéid 1916-2016..

More pics here


Oíche Siamsaíochta le scoileanna an Cheantair

Mar chuid de clár Chomóradh an Chéid 1916/2016. Bhí an halla  sa chlub i mBaile Uí Bhuadáin Naomh Éanna lán go doras tráthnóna Dé Domhnaigh an 17ú Aibreán, nuair a chuir scoileanna áitiúla “Seó” iontach ar stáitse.

Do ghlac seacht scoil páirt agus chuireadar clár éagsúil bríomhar i láthair. Bhí poirt á sheinm, amhráin á gcanadh, dánta á naithris agus drámaí á léiriú go hiontach sciliúil snasta le hard chaighdeán. Bhain an slua mór ana thaitneamh as an oíche. Tá moladh thar na bearta tuillte ag na daltaí, na múinteoirí agus na túismitheóirí as an sár obair a chuireadar isteach i gcur i láthair Clár na hOíche. Bhronn Seamaí Ó Néill ó Choiste Chomóradh an Chéid an fear a rinne cion fir chun an oíche a chur le chéile, teastas speisialta ar gach dalta a ghlac páirt. Gabhaimíd buíochas le gach duine a chabhraigh linn i rith na hoíche .Seo leannas na scoileanna agus clár na hoíche:

Scoil Naomh Pádraig......Choral.....1916 Was the Year: Port.......Amhrán na Leabhar: Ballyroan Boys National School....Dráma......Triumph of All Sorts: Scoil Carmel.........Amhrán.....Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile: Rathfarnham Parish School.......Choral.......Kyrie for Our Time

St.Colmcille’s Senior National School......Tableau agus Amhrán: Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna.......Dráma......1916 – Ag Leath Ama: Gaelcholáiste an Phiarsaigh.....Port.....Sliabh na mBan

Amhrán....An Drúcht Geal Ceo

Dán.......Labhair an Teanga Ghaeilge

Amhrán ......Ceol an Phíobaire

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Boden girls start Centenary Blitz in style

The Centenary Blitz took place on a beautiful Sunday morning in St. Endas Park. The Under 12 girls football team overcame Kilmacud to win the Cup Final and the Camogie girls took the shield final after being pipped in the group stages.

Great thanks to the organising committee and to teams from Kilmacud, Raheny, Templeogue Synge Street and Faughs for making it a great day for all.

Historical U12 Boys & Girls Centenary Blitz in St Enda's Park a great success.

To top a wonderful of 1916 celebration and commemoration in St Enda's Park on Sunday, our Footballers and Hurlers followed in the steps of our Ladies Footballers by winning their Centenary Blitz. Well done to the committee on organising such a great event, to the mentors and parents, the visiting teams, Boden and Dublin Hurler Niall McMorrow and to the great crowds that turned out to support all the players and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. I'm sure Pearse himself would have got great enjoyment and pride out of the day!

Battling Boden bow out of Feile na nGael 2016.

 Hard Luck to the lads on their Feile day. The B's fell to a very strong Whitehall Colmcille's in a Division 5 Semi Final in St Anne's Park Saturday afternoon while the A's were unlucky not to make it out of their group stage when the second semi finalist was decided on score differences. The boys played with great heart and are a credit to our club, their mentors and parents. Well done lads.

A Terrible Beauty Is Born - report

The Boden Theatre Group performed their spring production called "A Terrible Beauty Is Born" on 3 nights from the 14th – 16th April 2016 to packed audiences. The title of our play was inspired by W.B. Yeats' iconic poem "Easter 1916". Between December and January a small group of our members met over a period of 3 weeks to work on a production inspired by the events of the 1916 Rising. We never envisioned what the show would become at the start of the preproduction process but as the weeks and research went on, the play developed into something we can truly be proud of.  
John Joe O’Sullivan, Carol Fitzmaurice, Pat Egan, Mick Keville, Joe Kearney and Mary Cleary came together to create an original 3 act play that would remember and commemorate the events of the Easter week rebellion. Small excerpts of existing plays, along with famous speeches and poetry of the time were interspersed with original material written by Pat Egan and John Joe O’Sullivan to make this production unique and never before produced. All of the dialogue was interspersed with songs and music by talented club members. This brought a great energy to the production and gave an insight into our cultural past during one of the most difficult times in our history. 
We were truly excited to be part of Ballyboden's 100th Centenary Programme and believe our contribution brought to life the real sense of turmoil and tragedy experienced, not only by the volunteers and signatories, but the ordinary people who were alive in 1916.
This play would not have come together without the talent of our dynamic group. Whether acting on stage or helping off stage, the group as a whole were responsible for making it the success it was. The play was sold out each night and received high praise from our loyal audiences. 

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Na Siúltóiri Schedule April - June 2016

Na Siúltóirí Buadáin at Islandbridge War Memorial

Click HERE to see the April - June 2016 schedule.

Well done to all three 2016 Ladies Football Feile Teams

Well done to our excellent Ambassadors from all three teams who despite the weather competed superbly and more importantly had the most enjoyable day on Saturday 2 April. This day was the culmination of an exciting journey that began months ago and firstly provided the opportunity for the club "family" to thank the girls for their committment to gaelic games and for choosing Boden to help them foster their love of the game. Secondly for the girls themselves we hope this year demonstrated to them that they are part of something special and that as they enter their adulthood they will remain playing our national games with their club. But whatever may happen in the future we also hope they will retain fond memories of their life for the last 7/8 years with the club since starting in the Academy.

Well Done to the girls of the C team from making it through to the semi-finals who came to within 1 minute of a final appearance only to be heart broken by a last minute goal

For more detail on the great day click here

Gym Upgrade

Thanks for everyone's patience but the refurbishment of gym is finally underway. Just some detail underneath that everyone needs to be familiar with prior to work commencing.

·  The gym will close this evening (Mon 14th March) and re-open mid to late May 

·  There will be new rules regarding gym access and usage when it reopens. These will be communicated to the relevant teams before it re-opens

·  There will be a temporary gym set up in the two home dressing rooms while the gym is being refurbished

·  This room will not be open for general use but certain teams will have restricted use of this temporary gym. Access will only be through the team manager or designated coach

·  The two home dressing rooms will be out of use as dressing rooms until the gym project is completed

      Hopefully the inconvenience will be worthwhile and we will have a gym that everyone can be proud of.

Thanking you for your co-operation

John Ryan, Chairman, Club Development Executive

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Important Notice: Club Membership Now Due

Club Membership is now due and can be paid online. Please click on our membership page to pay. Please see this importance letter from Club Chairperson, Brendan Moran, on the changes to payment of club membership from 2015 onwards. Email reminder of usernames was sent out on January 16th - please check spam folders if you haven't received it.

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

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