Seniors bow out of Championship

Commiserations to our Senior Footballers who exited the Championship at the hands of rivals Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday in Parnell Park. In poor conditions the loss of two goals proved too much bear and despite a second half revival the score ended up 2-09 to 0-09. Thanks to all who supported the team. Good luck to Crokes in the final.

Match report by Shane O'Brien here and more pics by John Kirwan here.

AFL Results:

Camogie U16 Championship

Hard Luck to our U16 Camogie team in their Div 1 Championship S/F 

Div 1 Semi Final : Kilmacud Crokes 5-8 Ballyboden 2-12

Under 21 Hurling Management

  • Under 21 A Hurling Manager
  • Under 21 B Hurling Manager

Expressions of interest for the above positions should be submitted to the hurling secretary at  bodenhurling@gmail.com  by Monday, October 15th at 8.00pm

Senior A team March on to final

  • Senior A team march on.....Injury time rasper seals the deal...read the Long Fella's report here
  • Junior A team beaten by fine Maur's side.. St. Maurs 0 24 BBSE 0 13
  • Click here for photos from Senior A semi-final...thanks to John Kirwan and Eamonn O' Sullivan
  • Click here for photos from Junior A Semi final..thanks to Sean Gilheaney and Clíona Mellett

Gaelic for Mothers and Others (G4M&O) make history in Boden

Ballyboden’s G4MO Ladies made history for the club on October 6th by participating in their first National Blitz in Naomh Mearnog. With 102 teams and over 2,000 people showcasing their skills, there were some great scores and even better craic. The blitz day is completely recreational and all players treated the blitz in a fun and fair play manner with BBSE playing teams from Laois, Westmeath and Leitrim. Although the scores were not recorded, the matches themselves were very competitive and the Boden G4MO team did the club proud in their first ever All Ireland blitz.

The Boden G4MO team started out in June 2018 with 35 players and has grown continuously over the last 4 months to over 70 members and we look forward to going from strength to strength in the coming years.

Ballyboden’s G4MO winter training continues in the St. Colmcille’s Secondary school hall every Tuesday from 20.30 – 21.30  New players are always welcome.

Donal McNally Sponsorship

Thanks to New Sponsors 'Donal McNally Opticians' for their support.

 L-R Breda Kearney (optician), Manus Coughlan, Rebecca McDonald, Donagh O'Farrell, Adam Fisher, Sarah Reynolds, Danny Griffin, Brian Kearney, Darragh Gogan.  

Club Development Fund Draw

U11 Hurlers excel in Emo

Well done to our U11 Hurlers winners of the Inaugural Midland Steel sponsored Hurling Tournament held in Emo last Sunday. For a report on the day's proceedings and more photos, see here

Our U10 Footballers win the Pat Walsh Cup.

Well done to our U10 Footballers winners of the Pat Walsh Memorial Cup in the Tournment hosted by The Downs Gaa club in Mullingar on Sunday. For a report on the day's proceedings, see here. Photos by Naomi Bartley. For more, see here. Boden Abu!

Ciorcal Cainte

Under 16 Football Championship results.

All 3 U16 Football teams had great wins over the weekend. Our A's beat St Vincents in PUM 3-10 to 0-08 (see here for match report), our B's beat Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park 5-19 to 0-04 while our C's beat Na Fianna C 4-14 to 3-06 in Ballycullen. Well done lads. Next round is 6th October.

Academy sponsors TJ O'Mahony visit Ballyboden.

Brian and Paul, and our coaches welcomed Academy Sponsors TJ O'Mahony to the Academies last Saturday morning. There was a goodie bag for every Academy player at the relaunch. Many thanks to TJ O'Mahony for their continued support.


Congratulations to our Senior B ladies football team

Congratulations to our Senior B Ladies who overcame Portobello on a scoreline of 3-09 to 1-07 Wednesday 19th September in the Cup final. Well done girls!

Congratulations to the Dublin Ladies

Congrats to Bodens Sorcha Farelly and Emily Flanagan and the Dublin Senior Ladies football team who beat Cork to claim their second All Ireland in a row on Sunday in Croke Park. A record crowd of over 50,000 saw the thrilling cotrest.

H&K Sponsor Acknowledgment Night - Thursday 6th September 9pm

Huge thanks and appreciation to all of the club members, officers, ex-chairpersons, trustees who came out last night to acknowledge the generous support of Dave and Anne Bobbett and H&K to Ballyboden St. Endas.  Special thanks to all of the players, mentors and managers who took time out from championship preparation to show their appreciation for David, Anne and H&K.  A highlight of the evening was a presentation of a painting by club hurler, David Sweeney, depicting the projects which the generous loan from David & Anne enabled - the refurbishment of Páirc Uí Mhurchú and the gym, the building of the ball-wall and training area in Sancta Maria, the purchase of the stage for presentations and musical and drama productions and the refurbishment of the building in which SPARC sports’ medicine centre is based.  The strength and depth of the Ballyboden St. Endas community was evident and a fitting acknowledgement of the contribution of H&K.  

Siúltóiri Schedules Aug - Oct

Siúltóiri Schedules here

Knocklyon Utd Save our pitches

Our friends in Knocklyon United are looking for your support in their efforts to save their pitches in Ballycullen.

They have set up an online petition which can be viewed and signed here.

Breaking News: Purchase of Carmelite Land on Firhouse Road

Update on Purchase of Carmelite Land on Firhouse Road

We are delighted to announce that the club has now closed on the purchase of the above land. This is truthfully a historic day for the club and we are very fortunate to have secured such valuable facilities.  It will hopefully provide further playing facilities in the years ahead for the Club, Parish and wider community.

As many members are aware the purchase of this land has been a slow process and would not have succeeded without the support of many. We would like to particularly thank the Carmelite Nuns and their representatives for their continuous support throughout the process. Our club cannot thank them enough for the legacy they have left behind and they have left their mark in the community for future generations. We would also like to thank our local representatives for their support, but particularly, Mr John Lahart TD who was forever available to act on our behalf. Finally, we must not forget our own long term club member, Tomás O Reachtabhra, who initially identified the location and brought it to our attention. Without Tomás’ in depth knowledge and contacts in the area, this project would never even have taken its first steps. The support of these people, and indeed many more, has given the club a very valuable resource and would never have been achieved otherwise. A “Big Thank You” to all.

Hopefully many club members will have an opportunity to “walk the land” soon. It’s important, we believe, for as many as possible to have an appreciation of what has been achieved but equally the challenges that lay ahead to develop the facility.

Thanking You

John Ryan - Club Development Chairman - Executive Member

Update: Between 20-30 club members turned up to the "Field Of Dreams" as it was renamed last night. John Ryan outlined the proposed pitch layouts while present Chairman Ciaran Maguire , past chairman Brendan Moran & Club Vice - Chairman Denis Keliher christened the grounds by having a puck and a kick around.


Water Source Discovered!

Tobar Éanna – The Water Diviner Revisited

There has been a decided lack of water falling from above, so the ‘Boden crew went underground to find an alternative source.  After much research on the topic, much of it focused on sports clubs in South Dublin, Ballyboden took the decision to drill for water on the Firhouse Road and were very lucky to find a source at 21m.  It took just a few days to install a submersible pump and to pipe the water alongside the pitch in Páirc Uí Mhurchú right up to the clubhouse.  Currently the water is being used to water the pitch, but tests are ongoing with the intention of using this source for showers, toilets and hand-basins in the club house and dressing rooms.  This will have the benefit of reducing our water charges and providing us with an independent source of water into the future.

Well done to all involved in this initiative.  We still haven’t got a good answer to the question ‘how did they know where to drill’ but there are suspicions that the water-divining skills of Frank Brooks might have been behind that decision.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others!