Official Re–Opening of Páirc Uí Mhurchú

Official Re–Opening of Páirc Uí Mhurchú - Saturday 1st July 2017

On Saturday 1st July 2017, will see the official re-opening of our newly refurbished pitch on PUM. This has been a major project which has taken over 2 years of planning, development and implementation.

Please see below the official program of events for the day itself.

However it is the intention of the Club Executive, under the leadership of our Chairman Ciaran, to ensure that the official re-opening will also be a fun and family day out for all our members and their families. For a start the Poc Fada competition will commence at 10am from Lower Cherryfield but in order not to give any player an unfair advantage, the exact course will remain a secret until the competition commences. In total 80 players of our distinguished hurlers, consisting of 20 teams of 4, will partake in this unique competition, where they will display their powerful but subtle skills in striving to win this event. So why not come along and cheer on your favourite team. Then in the afternoon from 3pm onwards there will be barbeque burgers on sale, with trimmings, under the watchful eye of the master chef himself Paddy Brady. In addition there will be an ice cream van in the car park where our juveniles (and no doubt some adults) can avail of these delicious products. Then at 3.30pm we will have a hurling challenge match between Ballyboden and Dicksboro (Kilkenny). Is any match between Ballyboden and a Kilkenny team just a challenge match!  The official opening of the pitch will take place at 5pm and we are delighted to say that the Chairman of the Leinster Council My Jim Bolger, will perform the official opening itself. Then at 6.30pm we have the AFL Division 1 match between Ballyboden and Ballymun Kickhams and what a game that promises to be. 

A word of caution. Because we have 4 teams playing plus the fact that a number of special guests will attend the official opening, we recommend that families attending do not bring their cars to PUM in view of car park restrictions. There will be security at the gates and it is recommended that members and their families come to PUM by “shanks mare”

In the evening time at 9pm (effectively after the football match) there will be the prize giving and raffle announcement winners for the Poc Fada competition, followed by an evening of ceol & craic. 

Boden Poc Fada - July 1st

The teams were drawn at the launch on Monday evening in the club house.  There are 20 teams, each with 4 players drawn from across the Hurling Section. The event will take place on July 1st in Cherryfield. More detaills to follow. Click here to see the teams. We also have a fantastic VIP prize running in conjunction with the event.

Tickets are available from team members, in the club house or

via our donor page here 

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Best of Luck to Rachel Ruddy

Best of luck to Rachel Ruddy and the Dublin Ladies football team as they play Laois in the Leinster champioship tomorrow in Timahoe GAA grounds at 12 o'clock.



Ballyroan Men's Shed

Photographic Exhibition of Local Sportspeople continuing in the Ruah Centre during Parish opening hours. All welcome.

U13A Camogie Girls win Division 1

Lotto Results 18/06/17


Midweek football fixtures Chp & Lge


Congrats to our Junior A footballers who overcame Raheny to reach the semi-final of the Championship in Sancta Maria last night on a scoreline of 2-10 to 2-07. Pictured is Evan Flanagan rising high to claim the ball. Thanks to Sean Gilheaney for the pic, for more see our Facebook page. Match report here

There were also wins for our Senior and Inter teams on Wednesday in Ballycullen.

Inters v Round Towers Lusk, Pic by Cliona Mellet, for more see our Facebook page

  • AFL1 Seniors 1-14 Clontarf 0-08
  • AFL3 Inters 1-14 Round Towers Lusk 0-14

Please note the Junior B Championship game V Sylvesters has been postponed.

Na Siúltóiri Schedules

Walking Schedule June/July/August 2017 here

Boden hurlers receive their Leinster medals

Well done to our lads on the South Dublin Colleges team who were presented with their 'medals last week. The lads beat Good Council of Wexford earlier this year to claim the title. Boden was well represented from ur U14 and U15 squads. Well done lads. For a report on their campaign, see here.

Leinster Senior League FINAL

Boden were beaten 3 13 to 2 10 in the Divison 4 final on Sunday by a very strong St. Pat's (Wicklow). Click here for a report from Wordsworth

Click here for photos courtesy of  Sean Gilheaney

U12 Hurlers Win 2017 Féile Iomána

Well done to our juvenile Hurlers on winning the U12 Feile Iomana. For a report on the day's proceedings see here. For more photos, see here.

Minor Hurlers are presented with 2 new sets of jerseys.

Our Minor A and B hurling squads were in receipt of new sets of jerseys in the club during the week. The A's are carrying a special logo becoming the 20th squad nationally to carry the Donal Walsh #liveife logo. Donal's Dad, Fionnbar addressed the Minors before presenting the jerseys. Also in attendence was club stalwart and long term mentor Martin Garvey of Eurogas Ltd who sponsored the B's. Many thanks to Fionnbar and Martin on behalf of the lads and mentors. For more photos, see here For more on the evening, see here.

Ballyboden Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp time again!!...Ballyboden St Enda's Summer Camp returns this July & August!! The Biggest & Best Summer Camp in the country starts on Monday July 10th!! For more information, see here. For an application form, see here.

U12 Footballers travel to Co. Down.

Our U12 lads had a great day of football in An Riocht when they played in their Annual 9 a side Tournament. For a report on the day's proceedings, see here.

U11 Hurlers have a great win at the Dermot McNulty Tournament.

Our U11 hurlers had a very successive May Day when they won the Dermot McNulty Cup and Shield competitions in this Annual Memorial Tournament hosted by Na Fianna. For a report on the day's proceedings see here and for more photos, see here.

Our Knocklyon Park Entrances get a facelift

Gabriel Curtis of Woodstown Village Residents Association presented Ballyboden's Tomás Ó Reachtabhra with some litterpickers and 'Bin the Poo' signs in Knocklyon Park, the Boden Ballycullen pitches.The initiative is to aid keeping the clubhouse area, parking area and pitches clean and also support Woodstown Village with its SuperValu Tidy Towns 2017 entry. The Association also painted the entrance vehicle and pedestrian gates and its has greatly improved the appearance of our gateways. Many thanks to Woodstown Village and we wish them the Best of Luck in the Tidy Towns competition.

Presentation to John Kirwan

At last nights AGM outgoing Chairman Brendan Moran together with An Cathaoirleach Nua Ciaran Maguire presented John Kirwan with a special plaque for his long years of service to the club agus an sár obair a rinne sé mar Chathaoirleach ar "Coiste Comóradh an Chéid".

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

Na Siúltóirí Buadáin

March to May 2017 Walking Schedule

Na Siúltóirí Buadáin were well represented on the Darkness into Light walk from Marlay Park where thousands enjoyed the fine night and helped raise funds for Pieta House.

Bray Head on a Summer's Day - Brian Hunt

H&K Sponsorship Launch

There was a great turnout at the H&K Sponsorship launch in the club on Thursday night. Many thanks to H&K for their continued support and to all who made the evening a huge success.

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 Message from Club Chairperson

As we begin 2017's activities at Sancta Maria and Ballycullen we are looking for some extra volunteers to help with security. Let us not forget that theives are always on the lookout for an opportunity to steal your property so we MUST REMAIN VIGILANT.

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

2017 Membership Now Due!

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

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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

New Garda Vetting Forms

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