Championship Weekend for Hurlers

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".

U16 Football 'A' and 'B' Teams through to Championship Semi Finals.

Well done to our U16 lads on their great Quarter Final wins on Saturday. They are through to Football Championship Semi Finals on May 6th. For match reports see here and here. For more photos, see here. Boden Abú!

Féile Peil na nGael 2017

This weekend sees the last Dublin Feile 2017 as Féile na nGael takes place on Saturday April 29th & Sunday April 30th.
We have 2 teams entered in Division One hosted by Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park and in Division Four hosted by St Maurs in Rush.
Wishing the boys a great weekend of hurling and hope they enjoy their Feile experience.
It would be great to get a good crowd out to each venue to cheer on the boys. Directions to Silver Park are here and to St Maurs here
Boden Abu!
For fixture details, see here

Football Championship Results

Fionn Maguire, in typical fashion, "gets there first' in the Junior A's victory over Vincents in the Championship. Pic by Sean Gilheaney - see our Facebook page for more.

  • Inters 0-14 Naomh Barrog 1-12
  • Junior A 3-13 St.Vincents 2-07 Report here
  • Junior B 2-10 Raheny 0-13 Report here

William Phelan Cup returns to Boden

Well done to our U13 hurlers on their great win over Ballygunner in Waterford last weekend, making it 2 wins in a row in this annual sporting event which remembers a Ballyboden and Ballygunner man, Willie Phelan. For a report on the day's proceedings, see here.

Colin takes the Beko Washing Machine Challenge

Further to Beko unveiling an exciting new initiative, the Beko Club Bua Awards, with Leinster GAA, one of our own, Juvenile player Colin, took part in a fun event surrounding the launch. The competition pitted the footballing Dubs against the hurlers of Kilkenny in a washing machine challenge to see who could get the most balls into the washing machine.The small ball prevailed and the Kilkenny lads won!!

However Colin did his bit and got two footballs into the washing machine drum. For more information on the Bua Awards, see here

Pictured are Colin (Ballyboden U9), Diarmuid Connolly ( St Vincents and Dublin All Star), Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny County Hurler) and a young hurler from Kilkenny (Danesfort Club).

Senior Footballers crash out of Championship

Our Senior Footballers crashed out of the Championship last night after a 2-10 to 0-13 defeat to Plunketts. Despite starting brightly and having the better of the first half going in 3 points up, we couldn't reach the same heights in the second half and a penalty goal by Plunketts turned the match in their favour and they finished the stronger team. Hard luck to the panel and management.

Match report by Shane O'Brien here.

Pic by Troy Gogan, for more see our Facebook page.

U10 Hurlers have great win at the 10th Easter Hurling Festival in St Kevins.

Well done to the players who showed some wonderful hurling skills and great sportsmanship throughout the Blitz. For the day's report, see here.

Big Band Concert 4th May 8.30pm

Annual Golf Classic 2017

For more details, see here

U21 Dubs through to All Ireland Final

Congrats to Bodens Collie Basquel and Shane Clayton and the rest of the Dubs U21 panel on beating Donegal by 1-13 to 0-09 to reach the All Ireland Final.

Well done lads!

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 

Please support. 


Three Senior Ladies Football Teams Off to a Great Start in the League

The three Ballyboden senior ladies footballs team got off to a great start in their league competitions last Wednesday night.

Senior A team beat St Brigids 2-13 to 0-7

Senior B team beat Blessington 4-15 to 3-10

Senior C team beat Robert Emmets 2-15 to 2-09

This is the first year that Ballyboden has registered three senior adult teams. A great start to the season by all.


Lotto Results 23/04/17


Berlin on the Spree with the GAA

Gerry O'Sullivan reports from Berlin GAA after ther recent twinning with Ballyboden St.Enda's.

At first sight, the banks of the Spree might not seem to be a place to spot 20 or so young men and women going through their paces in a football and hurling/camogie training session.

Continue reading here

South Dublin Colleges are Leinster PP Juv “A” League Champions 2017

Congratulations to Don O’Neill and Johnny Kenny, and the eight players from Ballyboden on the South Dublin Colleges panel on their recent Leinster League win. Well done lads! For match reports on their campaign, see here

Football Results 3/4/17

  • AFL 3 Inters 3-07  St.Sylvesters 0-11 report here
  • AFL 5 Junior A 0-11 Templeogue S.S  3-06
  • AFL 8 Junior B 1-07  Portobello 0-11

  • AFL 11s Junior C 2-15  G.P. Morans 1-10

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

Hill of Howth - Therese Keville

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.

Ladies footballers off to a great start in 2017

The senior ladies football team had a great start to their year in the Paidí O'Sé tournament in Kerry this weekend.

They played  Boardsmill Gaa club from Meath in their first match, beating them 3-06 to 2-06 after extra time. They progressed to the final beating Stabannon Parnells from Louth 4-08 to 2-10. Well done ladies.

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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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

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

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New Garda Vetting Forms

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