AFL Returns this weekend

* please note the Junior A game v St. Brendan’s has been moved to Grangegorman

Our AFL Div1 on Sunday 18th Feb, v’s Ballymun Kickhams is being sponsored by George King Butchers, Barton Drive, Rathfarnham . We would like to thank George for his generous support, and his continued sponsorship of our Senior Football team's League campaign. 

Broadway Challenge - Club Fundraiser


Many thanks to everyone who came to the meeting last night. It was a great turnout for a first meeting. Based on feedback we have out together more info which we hope will answer a few questions (Please see below).. If you are still interested please contact Mick Farrell behind the bar or call any of the contact names on the poster below..

This is a fantastic nights entertainment for performers and guests alike. Groups of friends will train together to deliver a highly entertaining melody / chorus line 6-7 minutes long of a famous Broadway musical. A huge team of professionals will guide and highlight your efforts in a full theatrical production. 
Performers - What's involved? Each team of 10 performers will be trained for 6 weeks. This will culminate in a live show in City West Hotel on Friday May 18th.  10 teams will compete for bragging rights in front of a energetic audience of friends and family. A large theatrical stage production will support each team as they deliver their " Show". 10 teams will take part. Each team member is required to attend training one day per week with the tutors and commit their best efforts. They will also need to be present throughout the day and evening for rehearsals and performance. 
What skills are required? All are welcome and all will be challenged to there level of ability. Skilled or novice you will be part of a team and the craic will be had. Our Artistic director will assess your group and assign a suitable show. All level of talents will be accommodated.
What to do next? Each team captain should recruit a vice captain and each get 4 friends, work mates or family members.
It’s less training than a Strictly!
More fun!
Less pressure! 
You pick your own team members!
Have fun, get in shape all while raising funds for your club!

           “Calling all budding “Singers" & “Dancers”

This years signature fundraiser is the very popular and tremendously enjoyable “Broadway Challenge” which will take place on May 18th in City West Hotel. This is a superb opportunity to be involved in a truly enjoyable experience, meet new friends, learn a new skill but most of all have great craic.. If you’re interested please contact any of the people on the poster below and get your name in early.

Buffet Breakfast Morning

Click here for more information

Bliain na Gaeilge 2018

D’fhreastal an cathaoirleach Ciarán Maguire agus Seán ar Seimineár i bPáirc an Chrócaigh ar an Satharn an 10ú Feabhra. “Cumann Lúthchleas Gael agus an Ghaeilge”  téama an chruinnithe. D’oscail Uachtarán CLG , Aogán Ó Fearghaíl , an seimineár.  I measc na gcainnteóirí bhí Paul Rouse, Seán Bán Breathnach, Mícheál Ó Sé, Pádraic Ó Ciardha, Dara Ó Cinnéide, Joe Connolly, Riana Ní Bhuachala, Dáithí De Buitléir, Aoife Ní Chasaide, Mártan Ó Ciardha agus Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.

Deineadh caint agus cíoradh ar stair agus stádas na Gaeilge sa GAA. Bhí os cionn céad duine ó gach páirt den dtír i láthair.

Agus ansin bhuaigh Áth Cliath an dá chluiche , cluiche na mBan( v Corcaigh) agus cluiche na bhFear ( v Dún na nGall) sa tráthnóna.

Operation Transformation Boden Style 2018

This was a busy week for the OT crew.

Many Japanese men and women practice tai chi in parks around Japan. This ancient martial art combines deep breathing and slow, graceful movements. This activity helps to reduce stress, improve psychological health, and help with balance. We brought this ancient art to Ballyboden on Saturday Morning. We had a demonstration/class led by a master Tai Chi instructor.  Great fun for all who took part.

In 2016 Louise Butler Byrne joined us on our Operation Transformation adventure having tried out for the RTE programme. Louise became our leader and led our walks and allowed us share in her own personal journey. On Monday night Louise joined us again and shared her story since we finished the 2016 Operation Transformation. Louise continued her journey and has now her own Blog:  BUTLER BYRNING IT OFF.  Louise has also published her own book which tells her own story and a collection of her favourite recipes. 

Our walks are continuing on Monday and Wednesday. 

U16 Dublin Camogie Player of the Year 2017

Congratulations to our very own Olivia Meagher on her Dublin U16 player of the year award. 

Congratulations also to Ally Ramsden, Hannah Leddy, Hollyn Kennedy and Katie McDonald who collected their Leinster medals after a fine 2017. 

Strictly Sugarcraft Ltd. New sponsor of Minor Ladies Footballers

BBSE Minor Ladies Football are delighted to announce that Strictly Sugarcraft Ltd (Cake Decorating Supply Shop based in Nutgrove) will continue to be our main Sponsors for 2018

U15B Footballers start their League campaign with a great win.

U15 Football Division 4
Thomas Davis 2-8  BBSE 5-10
Well done lads!

Adult Hurling League Fixtures 2018

The AHL returns on February 25th. This year we have 4 Adult  teams and 2 Minor teams. Click on the link for a full list of fixtures. 

  • Click here for AHL1 Fixtures 
  • Click here for AHL 3 fixtures
  • Clicjk here for AHL 4 Fixtures
  • Click here for AHL 6 Fixtures 
  • Minor Fixtures to follow

Boden News Annual 2017 now available

The Boden News Annual 2017 is now available in the club, it's a great look back on the year with reports, pictures, stories and much, much more! Pick up your copy today - It's FREE!

GAA Players Conference 17th Feb

Adult Mentors: Please see attached details of the upcoming GAA Players Conference which will be held in Croke Park on Saturday the 17th of February. The Conference is aimed at adult club players and there is a great line up of speakers who will give presentations on all aspects of individual and team preparation. This will be of great benefit to our players for the year ahead. Please make sure all ADULT players are aware of the conference and encourage as many as possible to go. If a number of players from each team attended then they could pass on the information to the rest of the team.

Details and registration can be found on this link. http://learning.gaa.ie/player

AIG Insurance Offer

Do you need home insurance or want to reduce your premium?
If so, click the link below and fill in your details to allow AIG Insurance, proud sponsor of the Dubs, to call you closer to your home insurance renewal  time to offer you a special discounted quote for all BallyBoden St Enda’s members. Both you and the club will receive incentives for any policy taken out over the next 12 months. If 200 members take out a policy the club gets €5,000.


As part of giving your renewal date, anyone who fills out the form will be entered in to a club draw at the end of February to win the following prizes:

  • 3 x €100 One4all vouchers
  • 1 framed signed Dublin Jersey
  • 3 x Dublin jerseys
  • 2 x Dublin training tops
  • 1 x All Blacks jersey
  • 1 x All Blacks training top

Club Membership 2018

All membership invoices have now been issued for 2018 and are available to pay. Please see membership page for more information on rates and how to pay.

New Garda Vetting Forms

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

Camogie U14 Feile Team Needs Players

Ballyboden St Endas Archive

The Club is setting up an archive with a view to collecting, in the first instance, any old photographs of Club members or teams, match reports, match programmes, videos of matches or any other documents or things relating to the Club. The archive will be organised and managed by Paddy Walsh, former chairman of the Club. If you, or any family members or friends, have any such material, or other memorabilia or paraphernalia or items of interest that you would like to donate to the Club, you may contact Paddy Walsh on 087/9794748 or by email at – paddywalshbbse@eircom.net. If you wish to retain any original photographs or documents, copies will be gratefully accepted. Once the archive is established, the intention would be to put material on public display on suitable occasions. Members may also be granted access to the archive.

Na Siúltóiri Schedule Jan-Mar

Na Siúltóiri Schedule Jan-Mar here

Coach Education Courses & Workshops

Over the next few months we are running a number of Coach Education Courses & Workshops in the club.
The following are the courses/workshops that are taking place;
  • Speed Development Workshop
  • Warm-Up Workshop
  • Hurling Workshop - The basics of Defending
  • First Aid Course
  • Foundation Award Course
  • Child Protection Course
  • Award One Youth/Adult Hurling/Camogie Course
  • Award One Youth/Adult Football/ Ladies Football Course

Please see the attached document which has all the details of these courses and how you can register.

Courses of particular note are the Award One Adult courses in Hurling/Football. Places are limited on these courses so pls register asap if attending.

Ensuring our coaches have the highest level of qualifications is a main focus of the club, so please make a special effort to attend/complete the courses that apply to your particular age group/team.

Declan Maguire Tournament

Well done to the players and supporters who turned up this morning for the Annual Declan Maguire Tournament.  A special thanks to the Maguire Family for their attendance. Gary presented the trophy on behalf of the family.  This was the 15th Anniversary of the tournament. The game was preceded by the Over 35s V Juniors.  

Gary Maguire, Dave Sweeney (Captain of Winning Team) and John Ryan (Hurling Chairman) at the presentation of the trophy. 

Tony Keady Committee raises over €14k

Tony Keady Committee: L-R: Tom Durkin, Eithne McGarry, Ned Slattery, Anna O'Connor, Pat Kenny, Michael Spain, (missing Mike Glynn).

Raffle results: 

1st Prize:    Mr. Martin Lowry, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

2nd Prize:   Ms. Catriona Good, Rathmines, Dublin.

3rd Prize:   Mr. Sean Scanlan, Annacotty, Limerick.


Bill Sheehan & Sons Rathdown Sponsorsing Pool & Darts for 25 Years

L-R : Michael Scully, Roger Healey Chairman of the Pool & Darts Committee, Michael Sheehan, Bill Sheehan & Sons Rathdown, Danny Griffin Sponsorship Manager, Ciaran Maguire Club Chairman

GAA Healthy Clubs - Ballyboden St. Enda’s

What is GAA Healthy Clubs?

The Healthy Club project is a GAA initiative, backed by Irish Life and Healthy Ireland, and is focused on improving the health of the nation. The GAA, which reaches into every community on the island of Ireland, has always had a significant role to play in the health of the nation through its promotion of Gaelic Games. The association’s Healthy Club project brings a new dimension to this work. The initiative capitalises on the key role played by GAA clubs in local communities and empowers clubs, like Ballyboden St. Endas, to deliver health and wellbeing information and programmes directly to their members and to the wider communities that they serve.

A number of clubs around the country have already signed up to the initiative and Ballyboden St. Endas plans to apply to the GAA in early 2018 to be included in the next phase of the project. The project encompasses programmes in relation to physical activity, healthy eating, emotional wellbeing, drug, alcohol and gambling addiction, youth and community development and activities for older members of the community. While many of these are already incorporated into the activities of the club we plan, through our involvement in the Healthy Club project, to create a more formal structure around these important issues for our members and the wider community.

What is Ballyboden St Enda’s involvement?

The club has recently appointed a Health and Wellbeing Officer (HWO). A small project team has also been formed and they have already met with other clubs who are further along the Healthy Club journey. In early 2018 the Project Team will submit an application to be officially included in the next phase of the Healthy Clubs project and should we be successful funding will be available to us to support the delivery of a range of initiatives.

What’s next?

Our next step is to formulate an action plan and identify a number of events to roll out in 2018. If you feel you have skills or expertise to offer to this project or have any suggestions in relation to issues to be included as part of the project we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Ballyboden Health and Wellbeing Committee

Maretta Byrne, Health and Wellbeing Officer (HWO)
Shay Devlin
Nuala Dundon

Mobile: 087 630 7139 Email: marettabyrne@gmail.com


AIG Dub Club Chronicles - @Bodengaa

Check out the latest episode of AIG's Dublin Club Chronicles featuring Ballyboden St.Enda's. We think you'll agree its fantastic.

You can view it through the link below on our Facebook page, please like and share!


Support from Glór na nGael

Tacaíocht ó Ghiór na nGael

Tá GLór na nGael ag tairiscint deontais do imeachtaí sa chlub. Cuid des na himeachtaí gur féidir maoiniú a fháil dóibh ná, ranganna, ócáidí sóisialta, oiliúint do thraenálaithe, ceardlanna, grupa tuistí agus leanaí. Cuirfear an maoiniú ar fail ar bhonn  2 euro do gach euro amháin a chuireann an club féin ar fail. Tá uasmhéid do 400 euro ar deontas a thabharfar d’aon chlub ar aon bhata amháin. Tuilleadh eolais ar fail ón gclub nó ar:

Bróisiúr Eolais: http://www.glornangael.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FSMDrgb.pdf

Support from Glór na nGael

Glór na nGael are offering grants for projects and events in the club. Events which encourage the use of the Irish Language in the club will be eligible for support such as classes, social events, training or coaching workshops are some of the events that can qualify. The fund will provide two euro match funding for every one euro towards projects by the club. The maximum award made in any funding round will be 400 euro. Further information from the club or at:

Bróisiúr Eolais: http://www.glornangael.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FSMDrgb.pdf

Juvenile Injury Form

Club Shop Opening Times & Prices

  • The Sports Shop is open on Saturday mornings 10.00 to 12.00 and on Thursday nights from 8.00 to 9.00 pm.  
  • Download the pricelist HERE

Latest from Twitter

SPARC ingites in Sancta Maria

Eamon O’Reilly, proprietor of SPARC Ireland (Sports Physiotherapy & Athletic Rehabilitation) was welcomed to his new clinic in Sancta Maria last week by John Ryan, Chairman of Facilities group, Cormac Smyth, player representative on the club executive, Brian O’Regan, club Director of coaching and Ciarán Maguire, vice-chairman. Pic by Liam Cunningham.

Read more about SPARC and the role it will play in the Club going forward HERE

Juvenile Boys New Physiotherapy Procedure

The Executive Committee has confirmed Sparc Ireland Eamon O’Reilly (club member) as the new Physiotherapist for the club. His Practice, SPARC, is located opposite the gym in the grounds of Sancta Maria just off Ballyboden Way. Please be advised in the event of an injury to a player it is advisable to get the injury looked at medically before having any physiotherapy treatment.

Click here for full details

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

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