“Excellence, inclusion, and lifelong participation. Those are the kind of mantras that we have here.”
In this eight installment of AIG’s journey around the most iconic Dublin clubs, they visit Ballyboden St. Enda’s.
Started in 1910 with the club then known as Ballyboden Wanderers. With a booming academy and activities for older members, Ballyboden St Enda’s caters to the needs of every member. One of the focal points of Dublin GAA, Ballyboden is a club whose success is built by dedicated membership.
One All Ireland Senior Football Championship, one Leinster Senior Camogie Championship, five-in-a-row Dublin Senior Hurling Champions from 2007 to 2011, and two All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championships.
One of Ballyboden’s big stars, Michael Darragh Macauley associates the club with a lot of good times right from before being called up to the Senior Football team at the age of 17 or 18.
Rachel Ruddy has been long involved in both Camogie and Ladies Football at Ballyboden and is also involved in player committees giving back to the club that has supported her, particularly at Inter County level playing for the reigning All Ireland Champions, Dublin’s Senior Ladies Football team.
Club Chairman Ciaran Maguire explains the ethos behind the club being all about excellence and inclusion.
Ballyboden St. Enda’s is definitely the focal point in a very large village.
This wonderful video is also a tribute to the club’s historian, Gerry Hogan, who sadly passed away only a few weeks ago on October 8th. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.