The commemoration of Caoga Bliain Ag Fás will continue throughout the year with the following forthcoming events:

  • Juvenile Girls Committee: Mini All Irelands: Friday 21st (Football) and Friday 28th June (Camogie).
  • Hurling Committee: 22nd June 2019. Annual Poc Fada for minors and adults, followed by 50th Anniversary 7 a side competition, barbeque, medal presentation, ceol agus craic afterwards in the Clubhouse.

 

  • Ladies Football Committee: 24th August 2019. Adult players social evening
  • Mass for Deceased Members: Saturday 31st August 2019.
    A review of the list of Deceased Members with a view to ensuring that in time people will remember who these members were in the Club as opposed to being just names on a list is taking place.  In this context a record of the deceased person’s role in the Club e.g. mentor, player, administrator, spouse of member etc. and the date or year of death will be maintained. We also want to ensure that all deceased members, in so far as we can, are included on the list.  An Open Air Mass/Ecumenical Service is planned for 31st August 2019 to remember all deceased members. There are currently 200 people on the list. We will be inviting relatives of our deceased members to the event and to refreshments afterwards in the Clubhouse.

 

  • Club History Book: Launch. Quarter 4 2019.
    The club history will reflect on the lead into, and on the past 50 years from the club’s foundation to becoming, as it is today, the largest GAA Club in the world. The history will document the threads and characteristics that created the merger of three clubs, Ballyboden Wanderers, Rathfarnham St. Endas and St. Josephs to become Ballyboden St. Endas GAA Club. It will also include the Bros. Pearce Club and details of camogie in the area. The strong tradition of expansion, our sense of good organisation and our very high standards, all of which are very well recognised throughout the wider GAA family will be highlighted. The Club’s Roll of Honour including managers and mentors from 1969 to 2018 has been updated for inclusion and this is published on the Club’s notice board with a view to avoiding errors or omissions. To date the Club’s history up to the 2010 has been completed. Members can forward appropriate information to [email protected].

 

  • Patronage.
    An opportunity is being provided to people to become patrons of the Club History Book or to provide patronage in the name of their family or on behalf of family members who are no longer with us or on behalf of their business. Patronage involves a contribution of €200 towards the cost of the production and each patron will receive a complimentary copy of the book. Anyone interested should email [email protected]  no later than July 30th with their details.

 

  • Ceili House: circa 18th September 2019. An invitation has been extended to Ceili House to broadcast their Radio programme from the Club. They have been advised that as the anniversary of the first meeting of BBSE took place on  18TH September 1969 it would be ideal if they could target a Saturday around the 18th September this year for the event.

 

  • Camogie Committee: 19th October 2019. A reunion of Camogie Players and Mentors in the Clubhouse.

 

  • Gala Dinner/Gathering: Friday 29th November 2019.
    The venue (City West) for the Gala Dinner/Gathering is already booked and the date, 29th Nov.’19, has been set. This will be a Gathering open to all Ballyboden St. Enda’s members, past and present, so as to make the event as inclusive as possible. A promotions/ticket selling team is in place and tickets costing €70 each and will be sold from the middle of 2019 on a table (€700) basis.

 

  • Annual Christmas Party: Sunday 8th December 2019.
    We have been looking at the Annual Christmas Party for 2019 with a view to ensuring that all eligible “older members” and people with links to the Club e.g. spouses of members are catered for. To a large extent this is already happening but the list is being reviewed. The present committee share our objective and are happy to do this with us.
  • Drama: 20th November to 23rd November 2019 inclusive.
    The Boden Theatre Group is putting on a Comedy Show a la Laughter in the Lounge on 20th to 23rd November 2019, inclusive. The Group is looking for stories relating to personalities and events to do with the Club from members. [email protected]is coordinating the collection of material and would appreciate any relevant material. The group intend having several sketches based on Club personalities/events but all linked into one theme.
  • Juvenile Boys up to under 16: Activity to be advised.
  • Promotional Activity.
    In order to promote our anniversary more especially online and through social media there is a proposal to promote our history over 50 days on social media in the lead up to the Gala/Gathering night. Fifty people would be profiled and each day, for 50 days, an individual’s profile together with a photograph would be uploaded and members could read about them.
  • Video
    Separately an Anniversary Video will be produced in July and it will feature Club members across the sections relaying a line in a different area of the Club. This will be supported by footage and photos from throughout the years.

 

The Year so Far

December 2018

Publication of the Jubilee Calendar.

Launch of Club Gear and Merchandise with Caoga Bliain ag Fás Logo.

January 2019

Signage with the Caoga Bliain ag Fás Logo at club venues.

Handball launched with participation in U15 doubles tournament in St. Brigids.

February 2019

Paul Rouse Lecture.

Football Section 50th Anniversary 8 a side Tournament.

April 2019

Time Capsule questionnaire completed by 100 u12 boys and girls at the Easter School of Excellence.

Exhibition of Archived Memorabilia the the Clubhouse.

May 2019

Exhibition of Archived Memorabilia in Ballyroan Library.

50th Anniversary Golf Tournament.