News and Match Reports
St Pauls School, Sybill Hill Road, Clontarf WHEN? Thursday June 2nd, 7.30pm - 9.00pm Cost €10 to non members
AFL1 Probably our best win in a while, a good lively game where the lead changed hands frequently. Sweeney was again on fire, Ross was my man of the match with a return to his best hard working form rewarded with a goal late in the second half, Mick yet again great in goal but, in fairness there were many good performances, Scrappy very decisive coming from the back, Beano with a few great scores, Ronan and Ciaran Roche. Maybe Cotsie will send a more complete report.
THE birds will be singing sweetly for tomorrow’s dawn chorus. It’s the opening bells of the Dublin Championship. Quality football is guaranteed. From deep in the South to the lush green fields of the North County. The manager of St Sylvester’s, Keith Murphy, predicts drama galore. “There should be some great football in this year’s Championship. Every team has stars,” said Keith. The Malahide club are in the Senior Championship Group 2. They begin their journey against Parnell’s tomorrow night at Broomfield. “It should be a good game. We are raring to go,” says Keith.
Syls 2009 boys debut in sunny Bushy Park! The Syls 2009 boys made their eagerly anticipated football debut against Templeogue Synge Street on Saturday morning in Bushy Park, Terenure. We fielded 8 teams for the blitz, with 57 boys togging out for the first time in the Sylvesters colours. There were plenty of pre-game nerves from the players (and coaches!), but these soon dissipated once the football commenced, and there was great vocal support from parents, siblings and friends who made the trip. I am promised pictures so please come back in a few days.
Malahide community school win Dublin Colleges u14 hurling championship v Manooth in Abbotstown.
U14 hurlers enjoy Dublin v Wexford at premium level in Croke Park
Under 13's division 1 game against St Jude's in Bridgefield this afternoon proved to be a one sided affair as Syls beat them 7-7 to 2-6. A fantastic display of footballing skills and team play proved to be the winner. There was great cheering and support from a rain drenched sideline. Keep up the great work lads. Anthony, Mick and Derek.
VdeP Cup St Sylvester's 0-17 St. Vincent's 4-10 This was an extremely well contested game with both teams not giving an inch. It was played at a real fast pace with high intensity. the sides traded scored through out the first half with all of the home teams points coming from play after some very patient build up leading to opportunities which were taken when presented to us. All the while we restricted the visitors to mostly frees.
St Sylvesters v Trinity Gaels 20 Apr 2016 On a wet Friday evening the U12 girls travelled to Driminigh to take on Trinity Gaels. A sporting game ensued in improving conditions. The Sylvester girls dominated the first half with a superb defensive display providing the attack with plenty of possession. A larger and robust Trinity Gaels defense kept scoring chances to the minimum. In the final play of the half, Trinity Gaels took the lead.
Sad to hear the untimely passing of former President of the GAA, Joe McDonagh following on the recent death of another President, Jack Boothman. I had the pleasure of meeting both men in California back in the 90's, Jack, the first protestant President of the GAA with a very calm affable style. Joe was the inspirational guy who led the crowd with The Wests Awake after a stirring cúpla focal as gaeilge by Joe Connolly in 1980 All Ireland (which I also had the pleasure of attending). Great to have had these lovely men lead our Association. Rest in Peace.
AHL8 St Sylvesters 0-20 Counsel Gaels 0-15 Lively entertaining game in Broomfield finished off a busy week for our hurlers. Nice mix of experience, Colm O'Connor, Fergus Rooney, Ian McCarrerty, , Billo, Declan Markey and more with Paddy Mc, Killian Haverty, Loyd giving us our fifth full team of the week where we had two minor wins, two junior wins and a loss in Inter and I'm sure we fielded over 80 hurlers in all.
AHL3 Naomh Barróg 1-15 St Sylvesters 1-11 Both sides hit a lot of wides but Barróg were probably the better team on the night although we might have stolen it. Killian wnet off injured early on and with Collie Byrne county tied we just never achieved the level of performance displayed against Marnógs two weeks ago. Alan Kenny was again our man of the match with some fine catches and an excellent solo goal. Conor Ryan and Mossie were the pick of the backs and Dave Casey hit some great points early on.
Thursday 12th May Broomfield, the sun shone but it was the quality of football that kept the crowd warm. Malahide v Skerries a clash that reminded some of the spectators of the great Dubs and Kerry clashes of the 80s. Malahide were still smarting from their semi final defeat to Clontarf by the narrowest of margins and were determined to right some wrongs. And the Malahide girls came roaring out of the blocks with some fine score taking on show and the tackle count soaring we took a 1 4 to 2 point lead into half time.
Joe Duffy are a key club sponsor with a particular focus within the juvenile section. We have recently agreed an affinity scheme for all members of St Sylvesters and Joe Duffy Motors have now provided us with key contacts for all their brands. Staff at Joe Duffy Motors have been briefed on the relationship with the club and the need to provide club members with additional and exclusive benefits like home/work test drives, free courtesy vehicles (where available) for servicing and better value servicing and sales deals.
The Syls Ladies second team played a very experienced Na Gael Oga team this evening in Broomfield in what proved to be a very competitive game right up to the end . Whilst the score line flattered Na Gael Oga the Syls ladies made this a competitive game right up to the very end . Full marks to Una McGinty and Declan Hetherington for a job well done on this team .
I wish to advise you that all players that will be seeking a GAA Sanction from Central Council to play in North America, New York or Canada for the summer must arrange insurance in Ireland before they commence their journeys. Players should note the following:-
AHL6 St Sylvesters 5-08 Craobh Ciaran 0-08 Score tells it's own story. It was a lively competitive game with lots of good hurling and scores but the difference being our goal scoring from a more lively full forward line, Johnney Conway and Seannie Graham latching on to opportunities while David Kenneddy was flawless in our goal and well fronted by an organisted backline.
Our U10 girls traveled to Ballymun on Saturday and kept up their good run winning all 4 matches. We were missing quite a few girls with the communion's on Saturday but we still had 20 kids there. The girls showed some great pieces of skill and took some really good scores. Ballymun did put it up to us at times but our girls came through in the end in all 4 matches. Our next game is against Beann Eadair which will a real test for us. Cathal
There will be a Coaching Session for all Mentor/Coaches in Broomfield next Monday 7.15pm organised by Brian Talty , Head of Adult Football and delivered by Donie Buckley who is a highly regarded inter county coach. Donie is particular renowned for his coaching in relation to tackling and defending. Please encourage all Mentors to attend. All are welcome. Our Senior Football Team will be put through their paces by Donie, the main objective is improve our tackling throughout the club. Fergal McStay Juvenile Secretary
Syls girls had a terrific battle yesterday in Broomfield with Scoil Ui Chonaill with no quarter asked nor given. The quality of score taking on show was of a quality normally seen on the 3rd Sunday of September in Croker. This was the 2nd meeting of these 2 teams in a short space of time and with Syls prevailing last time out due to a last minute goal the away team were clearly intent on avenging that defeat and started on the front foot.