Ballyboden St. Enda's GAA

Ballyboden St.Enda's
Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna
Founded: 1969
County: Dublin
Nickname: Boden
Colours: Blue and White Stripes
Grounds: Páirc Uí Mhurchú
Coordinates: 53°17′19.52″N 6°19′02.65″W / 53.2887556°N 6.3174028°W / 53.2887556; -6.3174028Coordinates: 53°17′19.52″N 6°19′02.65″W / 53.2887556°N 6.3174028°W / 53.2887556; -6.3174028
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Leinster
Football: 1 1 3
Hurling: 0 0 6
Ladies' football: 2 6 10
Camogie: 0 1 9

Ballyboden St. Enda's (CLG Baile Buadáin Naomh Éanna in Irish) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club in Knocklyon, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. The Club serves the Rathfarnham, Knocklyon, Ballycullen, Ballyboden, Ballyroan, Firhouse areas. They offer hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, and rounders. They were founded in 1969 after the merger of 2 clubs in the Rathfarnham area - the Ballyboden Wanderers (founded 1910) and Rathfarnham St. Endas (founded 1966).

Their homeground, Páirc Uí Mhurchú is located on the Firhouse Road. It was named Páirc Uí Mhurchú in 1984, after founding member and first chairman of Ballyboden St. Enda's, Ned Murphy (Éamonn Ó Murchú) (1908–1981).


Ladies Senior Football

The 'Boden Ladies Senior Football team has won 2 All-Ireland, 6 Leinster and 10 Dublin Championships. Ballyboden's women's senior football team were crowned All-Ireland Club champions in 2004 with a win over Donoughmore from Cork with a final scoreline of 2-7 to 1-9. They retained their title in 2005. In total, they have won 6 Leinster titles (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007), and have captured ten county titles - including nine consecutive titles with victory over Na Fianna in 2008.[1] In addition, ten Senior League Division 1 titles have been won.

Ladies Senior Camogie

The Ladies Senior Camogie team have captured 9 Dublin Senior Championships, as well as four Senior A Dublin League titles (1999, 2001, 2009, 2010) and a Senior Leinster Championship title (2008).

Senior Football

Ballyboden won their first Dublin Senior Football Championship in 1995, defeating Erin's Isle by a single point - 1.07 to 0.09. The club gained their second Dublin Senior Football Championship in 2009, beating local rivals St Jude's by a scoreline of 2.12 to 1.13. A third county title was claimed in 2015 when St. Vincents were beaten on a scoreline of 2.08 to 0.10. 'Boden were also beaten county finalists in 2004, losing to Kilmacud Crokes (1-11 to 2-02). In addition, they have won two Dublin AFL Division 1 titles. The club have also claimed four U/21 Dublin Championships (1995, 1997, 2003, 2014) and six Dublin Minor Football Championships (1990, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2010).

On 6 December 2015, 'Boden claimed their first Leinster Senior Club Football Championship title, defeating Portlaoise on a scoreline of 2.09 to 1.11, with substitute Aran Waters kicking a dramatic late winning point.[2]

Following victory over Clonmel Commercials in the All Ireland semi-final on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-10 (following extra time), 'Boden went on to contest their first All Ireland Football final on St. Patrick's day in Croke Park. Following a blistering start that saw them score two goals in the first fifteen minutes, 'Boden won a famous victory, beating favourites Castlebar Mitchels convincingly on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-07.[3]

The 2015 Leinster Final Winning Team

Ballyboden St Enda's: P Durcan; B Dwan, S Clayton, S Hiney; S O'Connor, D Nelson, R McDaid; MD Macauley (1-00), D O'Mahony; D Davey, D O'Reilly, C Basquel (0-01); C Keaney (0-04, 0-04f), S Moloney (0-01), A Kerin (1-02). Subs: S Gibbons for Davey, A Waters (0-01) for O'Reilly, S Durkin for O'Connor, D McCabe for O'Mahony.

The 2016 All Ireland Final Winning Team

Ballyboden St Enda’s: P Durcan; B Dwan (0-03); S Hiney; S Clayton; S O’Connor (0-01); D Nelson; S Durkin (0-02); MD Macauley (0-01); A Waters; D O’Reilly (0-01); C Basquel (1-01); R McDaid; A Kerin (1-02, 1-0 pen); C Keaney (0-01); R Basquel (0-02); Subs: C Flaherty for Nelson blood; S Lambert for Macauley;, S Molony for R Basquel; D Davey for O’Reilly; D McCabe for Waters; S Gibbons for McDaid.

Senior Hurling

The 'Boden Senior A hurling team made history in 2007 when the side claimed the club's first senior championship crown to complete the full set of senior titles - the only club in Ireland with such a distinction. The final score on an historic night was Ballyboden St Endas 2 - 13 St. Vincents 1 - 5. This victory was achieved after the club had finished as runners up in the Dublin Championship on five previous occasions (1983, 1988, 2001, 2004, 2006). They retained their title in 2008 with a victory against southside rivals Kilmacud Crokes. In 2009 they made it three in a row when they defeated old foes, Craobh Chiarán. Captained by Gary Maguire, a fourth successive title was added in 2010 as 'Boden became the first team to achieve this landmark since 1928. 2011 saw Boden, under captain David Curtin, win the SHC for the fifth year in a row. A sixth and most recent title was won in 2013. In June 2010 the club became the first Dublin club to win the Leinster Senior League Division 1. They achieved this (without their 7 Dublin Senior players) by beating Castlecomer after extra time in Nolan Park on a scoreline of 3-21 to 3-19. A second Leinster Senior League title was added in 2013. Ballyboden have also won seven Dublin Senior Hurling Division 1 league titles (1993, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013), nine Dublin U/21 and ten Dublin Minor championships.

Dublin Senior Championship Wins

Dublin Senior League Division 1 Titles

Notable players



  1. "Christmas comes early for battling Ballyboden St Enda's". Irish Examiner. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. "Ballyboden dominate Castlebar to win first ever All Ireland title". Irish Independent. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. "Vincent's downed by 'Boden's early blitz". Irish Independent. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.

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