Paul Gillen R.I.P

It is with great sadness I inform you of the death of Paul Gillen, a young Clubman of 25 years. Paul played underage football for Ballyboden St Enda’s and was an excellent footballer . The Gillen family are great supporters of the club and our condolences are with everyone at this time

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Funeral details available here

There will be a Boden Guard of Honour on Monday 9.45 am at Ballyroan Church

Boden Operation Transformation 2018

January Door Duty Roster

Operation Transformation Week 1

Operation Transformation Boden Style kicked off on Monday 8th January
Over 60 hardy souls turned out ready and willing to be transformed.
Watch out on the Firhouse Road for these transformers as they pound the paths dressed in the newest highviz fashion jackets.
If you are in need of some transformation, we have room for you!!!
Join us next Monday at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse.

Christmas Tree Collection - 2018

The phone alert goes off,..another text for a tree to be collected..it was that time of year again!!

Saturday's Boden Christmas tree collection was once again a terrific success. Once again in excess of 1600 trees were collected in the locality. We collected fat trees, thin ones, small ones, tall ones ...

very tall ones..!!

Huge appreciation to the community for their support.

The day couldn't be a success without the input of so many people.

On behalf of the organising committee, sincere thanks :

To Laura, Catherine & James who manned the base at the Club

To Damien Coleman for the refreshments

To Denise & Pauline for feeding the troops

Very importantly to AJ Grab Hire and driver Lee who played a blinder again.

To the 21 vans crews & helpers - your work is hugely appreciated. Rremember lads, its only 360 days to the next instalment!!

Committee: Kieran Rudden, Eoin Reid, Peter Wall, James Murray, Ger Delaney, Richie Sweetnam, Cathal Fitzgerald, Steve McDonald, Gerry White

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

AIG Insurance Offer

AIG Ireland are offering Ballyboden club members the chance to win some cash for the club.

All you need to do is fill in the flyers that are in the clubhouse with your contact details allowing AIG to call you when your home insurance is due for renewal. There is a special discount associated with Ballyboden St Enda's & anyone who takes out a policy will also get a €30 One4all gift voucher. There is NO OBLIGATION to accept the quote. Ballyboden St Enda's will receive €25 for every policy that is taken out over the next 12 months.

Boden Newsletter

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.

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh, a chairde.

Thar cheann an choiste feidhmiúcháin, ba mhaith liom beannachtaí na Nollag a ghuí ar bhaill uile an chlub agus ar bhúr gclanna agus bhú gcáirde go léir.  The GAA season is a long one, and we will soon find ourselves back training and playing, meeting and planning for the year ahead and  totally immersed in the world of hurling, football, ladies football and camogie.  For now though, it is time to draw breath and recharge the batteries, and the Executive Committee wish all members and their friends and families a very peaceful and happy Chirstmas.  Many thanks to the hundreds of members who volunteered in any capacity to support the youth and community of Ballyboden St. Endas.  Your work is important, is greatly appreciated and contributes to the quality of life our area. 

At this time of year, we are thankful for the company of our friends and family, but we also pause to think about those we have lost during the past year.  The Ballyboden family has lost a number of friends and family members in 2017, and we wish them eternal rest and we also offer our support to their relatives.

Beidh an-chuid imeachtaí ar siúl sa chlub idir an dá Nollaig, agus cuirfear fáilte roimh na baill go léir ag na hócáidí sin.  Seans go bfeicfimid ar pháirc na himeartha féin sibh ar La ‘le Stiofáin!  Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise dár mbaill uile.

Ciarán Maguire, 


Christmas tree collection - help needed!

Once again the Club will be collecting Chrismas trees in the local area, this year taking place on Saturday 6th January. With an anticipated 1,500 trees to collect, we need YOUR help. If you have access to a van, or know of anyone with access to a van and can assist on the day please contact Gerry on 087 9312851.


"New Years Eve" At Boden

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


U15C Footballers Shield D Winners.

Congrats and well done to our U15C Footballers, Shield D Winners. The boys had a great win over St Sylvesters B 3:11 to 3:06 in Bridgefield, Malahide. Many thanks to all who supported the lads and management team. Boden Abú!

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

U16 Footballers take the Division One Title.

Congrats and well done to our U16A Footballers and mentors on winning the Division One League title last weekend. A great end to a great year for the lads. Photo by Miriam Doyle.

U15B Footballers are 2017 Shield C Winners

Congratulations to our U15B on their great win over Ballyfermot DLS to claim the Shield C Football Title.Well done to the lads and Donal, Paul and Mark. Many thanks to all who travelled to support the team. 

U13 Hurlers win Division One League.

Well Done to our U13 Hurlers on winning Division One League over the weekend. The boys are 6 points   clear at the top of the League table with 2 games in hand. To date they have an impressive 12 wins from 12 games. Well done lads. Boden Abú!

U13 Footballers win the Lee Strand Shield Tournament.


Well done to our U13 footballers beating hosts Austin Stacks in the Shield final in Tralee on Sunday. For a report of the weekend's Tournament, see here


U10 Footballers win Laois Football Tournament.

Well done to our U10 footballers beating hosts Killeshin GAA in the Football Tournament final on Saturday in Co. Laois. Boden Abu! For a report on the day's proceedings, see here

Our U10 Hurlers had an epic Tournament in Clonmel.

Well done to our U10 boys on their great display of hurling in the St Mary's Tournament in Clonmel on Saturday. The boys were unlucky to be pipped in their group final by O' Loughlin Gaels. For a report on the day's proceedings, see here

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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

Ciorcal Cainte

New Garda Vetting Forms

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