Juvenile finals weekend

Monday, October 12th, 2015

This weekend see three of our juvenile teams competing in finals, with our U13 and U16 girls join our U16 hurlers all in action. On Saturday at noon our U16 camogie girls will take on St Peregrines in Blakestown in the championship final. Later that day our U16 hurlers play Rialto Gaels at 3pm in Dolphin Park in their shield decider. Then on Sunday its the tuen of our U13 camogie girls who take on Whitehall in the Phoenix Park in the championship final.

We hope as many of you as possible can come along and support these three great teams. C’mon the Parish !!

U15 hurlers win Shield

Monday, October 6th, 2014


On a cool bright morning in John Paul Park our Under 15 hurlers secured the B shield title after a great battle with Ballinteer St Johns. Despite trailing at halftime our lads never lost hope and got themselves back into the game with scores at vital times. The final scoreline of 4-13 to 1-17 shows that both teams gave their all in a dramatic final. Fionnbarra’s goals came from Conor Carberry (2), Pierce O’Brien and Mark O’Neill and there were also some great points from all angles. Indeed it was O’Brien and O’Neill who began to dominate in midfield and the switch of Carberry to centre forward which was to be the move which had a big bearing on the result.


With scores flowing at one end it was the tough defending of David Vavasour and Jake O’ Connor who kept us in it at the other end. With Tadgh Stone pulling off some terrific saves and sending his puck puts with pin point accuracy it was the foundations of the teams success.


The final whistle brought great celebrations and captain Pierce O’Brien collected the shield on behalf of the team and mentors Stephen Hyland, Billy Hyland, Richie O’Reilly and Stephen Costello. It was a fitting way for the lads to finish off a year which they have put so much effort into.


Naomh Fionnbarra: Tadgh Stone. Cillian Dempsey, Brook Owens, Jake O’Connor. David Vavasour, Conor Carberry, Cian Peppard Leonard. Pierce O’Brien, Mark O’Neill. Nathan Masterson, Sean McAuley, Darragh Lyons. Alan McGregor, Brian Draper, Karl Ryan. Sub: Dylan Joyce

Week review 14th July

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Photo: Hurling camp 2014


Our summer camps which ran for the first 2 weeks in July proved to be a huge success with a large number of children turning up on both the football and hurling/camogie weeks. The club would like to thank all the coaches and helpers who made the event such a success.


On the pitch, most of our juvenile teams are on the summer break so its down to the adult teams to keep the action going. We have had some good results in the past couple of weeks in some big games.


A full review of all teams can be now viewed in our Match Report section.

Fixtures up to 22nd June

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Tuesday 17th June

Minor football friendly V. Plunketts 7.30pm Martin Savage Pk


Wednesday 18th June

Senior Hurling Championship V. Round Towers 7.30pm Bogies


Thursday 19th June

Senior Camogie Cup V. Ballinteer 7.30 Bogies


Friday 20th June

Minor football V. Round Towers 7.30 Bogies


Saturday 21st June

U8 hurling V. Beann Eadair 10am Bogies

U10 hurling V. Parnells 12.15 Bogies

U10 Camogie V. Vincents 2pm PNU

U11 football V. St Pats 11am Glenaulin Park

U12 football V. Round Towers 12.15 Corkagh Park

U14 football V. St Annes 3.30 Bohernabreena

Senior Hurling League V. Crumlin 6.30 Pearse Park


Sunday 22nd June

Junior Hurling V. Ballinteer 11am Marley Park


Monday 23rd June

U15 football V. Whitehall 7.30 Bogies

Weekend Review 14th April

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Both our Junior and Senior Camogie teams began their league campaigns last week. On Tuesday night the juniors were beaten out in Ballinteer and and Thursday our senior were disappointing in their loss to Faughs in the Bogies. Both teams still have plenty of time to build during the season and with both teams seeing an incres of players at trainign, it shouln’t be long before they start getting the results.


Another busy weekend for the Club began as usual with our young boys and girls playing in their Go-Game leagues. These are small sided, non-competitive matches where skills not scores are the important thing. Our U8′s travelled the short distance down the road to Na Fianna while our U9′s were also away, to Clontarf. Both teams had good numbers and put in a good performance. Our U10s were in the Bogies against Naomh Barrog while our U11′s made their way over to Finglas to take on Erins Isle. The U12′s game with Whitehall in the Bogies was a very exciting game as weas our U12 camogie match in Howth against Beann Eadair. Our U14 game with Craobh Chiaran was off and will take place in Clonsaugh on Wednesday night.


The big game of the day came in the evening when Brigids travelled down from Blanchardstown to play our Intermediate footballers. Our lads had no had the best start to their campaign, so a win was vital. in a tight tussle, the early dominance of our forward line paid off, and goals from Paul Turner and Thomas Gleeson were the crucial scores in a 2-8 to 0-9 victory. The jury is still out on whether Thomas meant his goal, or not!


On Sunday our minor hurlers were first up against Setanta, in again what was a must win game for both sides. Our lads looked sharper form the off and took their scores well. We were able to withstand a spirited second half comeback from Setanta and won by 10 points. Our B game will take place on Tuesday night against Peregrines. Our Junior footballers were next up in their game against James Gaels. Again we got off to a flying start and played some good football in the first half, but conceding a soft goal on the stroke of halftime proved crucial to the result of the game. James Gaels used the wind to their advantage in the second half, and some wasteful play from our forwards, left James Gaels a point up at the final whistle. We would like to wish the James Gaels wing back a speedy recovery from the injury he sustained.


In the afternoon game our 3rd football team received a walkover from Ballyfermot.

Weekend Review 7th April

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Our Under 9 team in the Bogies with mentors Tomo & Mary


Last weeks action got under way last Thursday with the club’s first midweek game of the season as our Junior Camogie girls travelled out to play Ballinteer in their opening league game. The girls put in a great display but were beaten by a good home side.


On Saturday after the Bogies got the go-ahead to host the weekends action it was our U9 hurlers who were first out, with a good win over O’Tooles. Our U10 hurlers also recorded a good win out in Howth against Beann Eadair while our U11s were unlucky to loose out to a strong Craobh Chiaran team in the Bogies. The U10 camogie girls travelled up to Brigids to play in a blitz competition and our U12 hurlers lost out in Round Towers. The U12 girls beat Commercials in the Bogies and our U14 footballer got a walkover. Our U8 hurling game and U15 ladies football games were both called off.


On Saturday evening the main game of the weekend took place in the Bogies as our Senior hurlers played Kilmacud Crokes in division 2 of the hurling league. Crokes started the game very well and settled into a 6 point lead midway through the first half. Then the Barrs hit a purple patch and scored 2-2 in 5 minutes, with Eamonn Dillon and Ryan Curley finding the net and despite conceding a late goal we were happy to be just 1 point down at the break. We performed much better in the second half and ran out comfortable winners 2-17 to 2-12.


Our Junior hurlers continued their good start to the league on Sunday with a hard fought draw with Clontarf in the Bogies with Keith Langan bagging 3 goals. These 2 sides have had some great battles in recent years and this was no exception. Our 3rd team got the points for their game against Parnells and played a competitive game among themselves.


Our minor A footballers had lost their first 2 league games despite playing some great football, so a win on Sunday against Crumlin was essential. The lads wasted little time and piled on the scores early, with Crumlin struggling to cope with our inside forward line of Glen Doddrill, Tommy O’Neill and Ryan Curley. In the end we ran out comfortable winners. Our B team were soundly beaten by Finians by a total of 33 players got game-time between the 2 panels.


Also on Sunday our U15 footballers were very impressive in their win away to Brigids. Frank Farrell continued his own good form with 1-2 as the lads got the vital 2 points. Our U15 camogie girls lost out to Plunketts in their league clash.



Football Feile Preview

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Our Under 14 footballers are busy training away for the Feile Peil na nóg competition this Saturday. Under the management team of Stephen Hyland, Stephen Costello, Billy Hyland and Richie O’Reilly the lads are really looking forward to the weekend. A narrow win last Friday night in their league game in the bogies will set the lads up perfectly for Saturday.


Many of the lads played in last years competition when the Barrs team were narrowly defeated in the final in Parnell Park. This year we play in Naomh Olaf’s Pairc Uí Bhriain in Sandyford Industrial Estate. Our opponents in the group are Raheny, Olafs and Templeogue Synge St. This is a tough group, but one that our lads are capable of progressing from.


We wish them all the best for the weekend and hope that many of you can go out and support the lads.

St Brendan’s, Cabra 1981-82

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In the latest addition of our history and folklore section Paul Byrne recounts the success of the St Brendan’s schoolboy team of the early eighties. Read the full article here ››

Under 15 Win Football League

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

This morning out in Sandyford our under 15 footballers won the league after beating St Olafs by three points!

It was a great win for the players and managers. Great credit must go to Jackie McKeogh who has managed the team over a number of years.

Match Results Sunday 19 Nov 2011

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Our under 21 footballers had a good win against Whitehall Colmcille at Long Meadows. The under 14 won in the fifteen acres against Cuchulain’s to be promoted to Division four while our Under 15 beat Skerries Harps in a good win away and now play in the league final.