Nigel Monaghan - RIP

                                                  Nigel Monaghan

It was with utter shock and disbelief that we received the news on Thursday morning of the sudden and untimely passing of Nigel Monaghan (affectionately known to many as “Nudge”). As our shock gave way to a feeling of profound sadness, our thoughts turned to Nigel’s family – his wife Martina, his sons Jack and Luke, his father Gerry and Mary, and brother Kevin. We can only imagine their grief and sense of loss at his passing. Nigel represented Ballyboden on the playing field from a very early age, and he played from juvenile right up to senior level for the club. On the football pitch, he was a warrior, a fierce competitor who asked and gave no quarter. Off the pitch, Nigel was a loyal friend to many, a man dedicated to his family, and he used his many skills and passion to  pursue a highly successful career in the Insurance industry. Nigel played on the Ballyboden under 16 team that won the U16A Championship in 1981. In a very sad twist of fate, his son Luke was due to play for Lucan Sarsfields against Ballyboden in the first round of the U16A Championship this Saturday. The game has been postponed as a mark of respect to Nigel and the Monaghan family. Nigel forged many friendship from his time with Ballyboden and Colaiste Eanna, friendships that endured for many years, and in recent days we have sadly talked of times past - the many matches we played, the victories we celebrated, and the defeats we suffered - and we recalled how those victories were sweeter, and those losses were softened, because we shared them together.

And now he has left us, much too soon. To  Nigel’s family, we extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathies on their  sudden and tragic loss, and we shall keep them in our thoughts and prayers in the sad days ahead. We will all miss him - and  we know that Staffy and JK will especially miss him. Farewell Nudge, old friend, sleep softly…….

“Sometimes – there’s God – so quickly!” (Tennesse Williams)


Weekend Hurling Fixtures

  • AHL1 V O’ Toole’s in Blunden Drive on Sunday at 10.30am
  • AHL3 V Commercials in Rathcoole on Sunday at 10.30am
  • AHL 4 V Na Fianna in Ballycullen on Sunday at 10.30am
  • AHL 5 V Crumlin in Sancta Maria on Wednesday  at 8.30pm

U16 'A' Football Championship match postponed this weekend

The U16 'A' Championship Opening Round scheduled for Saturday 25th March has been postponed due to a bereavement in Lucan Sarsfields.

Football Results 19/3/17

  • AFL 1 Seniors 0-18  Thomas Davis 0-10 report here
  • AFL 5 Junior A 0-10  Balinteer St.Johns 1-10 report here
  • AFL 8 Junior B 3-08 Na Fianna 1-05 report here
  • AFL11s Junior C 4-16 Shankill GAA 0-05


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

Boden Theatre Group presents...

Tickets for "The Field" are selling FAST! Friday night has sold out and there is limited availability for Tuesday 28th/ Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th. So make sure to pre-book your tickets by calling Carol on 0864070015.

Easter Schools of Excellence

The Easter School of Excellence is open to any club player on our U12-U14 Hurling/ Camogie/ Football/ Ladies Football teams (Girls & Boys born in 2003, 2004 & 2005) and takes place from Mon April 10th to Thurs April 13th.

Click here for an application form

Notice of A.G.M 24th April 8.30pm

The 47th Annual General meeting of Ballyboden St. Endas Gaa, Camogie and Ladies Football Club will take place on Monday, April 24th 2017 at 8.30 p.m. in the club hall. All full members are cordially invited to attend this meeting, and are asked to attend promptly at 8.30pm so that a quorum would be formed and the meeting start on time. Full members are invited to nominate for election the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Registrar, Officer for Irish Language and Culture, Public Relations Officer, Children’s Officer, Player’s Representative and 2 other Executive Committee Members. These shall be elected by the Full Members present, entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting.
The other 7 members of the Executive Committee shall be selected as representatives of the following Executive Sub-Committees, Games Development & Coaching, Adult Games, Juvenile Games, Social Activities, IT & Communication Structures, Club Development, Grounds Maintenance, by the elected members of the incoming Executive Committee. The elected and selected members shall meet the eligibility criteria set out in paragraph 8.2 of the Club Bye Laws and Rules. The written consent of nominees must accompany each nomination. Full members  are also invited to propose motions for consideration at the AGM, in accordance with the club constitution.

Nominations for election to the Executive Committee  and motions for consideration by the AGM should be received by the club secretary not less than 21 days before the AGM i.e. by Monday April 3rd. Motions may be sent by email to the Secretary at the email address secretary.ballybodenstendas.dublin@gaa.ie or addressed to the Club Secretary and posted or handed to the Club. Please note that nomination and motion forms will be available behind the Bar.

The annual club membership fee must be paid before the AGM in orderfor members to participate in the meeting. Please note that in order to reduce cost, the Executive Committee have decided not to print hardcopies of the Annual Report but to circulate it by email and to publish it on the Club website  www.bodengaa.ie which will be available no later than 14 th April.

Pat Nash, Rúnaí

Lotto Results 19/03/17

Robbie McDaid talks to 98fm sport

Dublin and Ballyboden St.Endas defender Robbie McDaid has praised the consistently high standards in Jim Gavin’s camp.

Read the full piece here

Conor Dooley talks to 98fm sport

Dublin hurler Conor Dooley admits he has a weekly battle on his hands to get into Ger Cunningham’s side. The goalkeeper is competing with his Ballyboden St Endas clubmate Gary Maguire and Na Fianna’s Jonathan Tracey for the Number One jersey this year... Read the full story here

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

The Boden News Annual 2016 is now available

The Boden News Annual 2016 is now available in the club, full of yearly reports, pictures and a whole lot more. It's a great look back on a fantastic year for the club. Head down to the club to get your free copy, they're sure to go fast!

2017 Membership Now Due!

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

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Na Siúltóirí Buadáin

March to May 2017 Walking Schedule

Sugar Loaf - Brian Hunt

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

Ciorcal Cainte

New Garda Vetting Forms

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