News and Match Reports
SHC B QF St Oliver Plunkets Eoghan Ruadh 3-20 St Sylvesters 0-12 Well beaten in the end by a slicker looking Eoghan Ruadh (nice to see the old navy shirt, haven't seen that for a long time)
Loving Cup Final St Sylvesters 1-10 Naomh Olaf 1-07 A hard fought win continues the good run for the Inter footballers and brings, I think, the first silverwear of the season to Syls. There was a good mix of young and old in our side and this certainly gave u sthe experience to handle some robust tackling while also spreading out the playand winning going away.Great to see John Peacock back in action, Luke Troy continued in goal, Dave Galvin, also coming back from injury, had a good game in the middle while Paudie White, Mark Finnrty and Dylan Connolly caused lots of problems up front.
Congrats to Niamh McEvoy and Nicole Owens both of whom featured in the starting line up for Dublin against Ulster rivals Monaghan in Saturday's quarter final in Clones. Dublin had a strong lead by half time having notched up 1.07 to Monaghan's 0.4.
Syls U10 & U11 Footballers hosted MayoBridge from County Down on Sunday. The boys played 3 games in Bridgefield then headed back to the new Syls clubhouse for refreshments. Many thanks to all the parents who baked cakes and made hang sandwiches for the visitors. Thanks to the parents and Syls bar staff for making tea and making our visitors so welcome.
AFL1 Parnells 1-06 St Sylvesters 0-17 Pretty comprehensive win over our local rivals almost pulls us clear of the danger zone. We fielded a fairly inexperienced team but still had plenty to spare even though Nells got back to four points mid second half with a goal and a few points. We kicked on with a string of points to win well in the end. Fair dues to the Parnells keeper who made three point blank saves from Jack, Niall and Paul to deny us a goal. Mark was again flawless from frees, Ronan, Shane and Ross ruled the middle, Aiden and Fionn marshalled a mostly steady backline.
AFL3 Fingallians 0-09 St Sylvesters 1-09 After losing our first six games of the year we have now won six of our last seven, the latest a hard fought win over local rivals Fingallians in Swords. Luke Troy had a run in goal and I'm told Colm Byrne had a real stormer in th emiddle.
Congrats to Cliodhna Hamill from our Ladies Minor team who was chosen to represent Dublin in the recent U-17 Inter County blitz. Cliodhna also had the honour of co-captaining the Dublin team. Her team won all of their group games and were narrowly pipped by Carlow in the semi-final
Dublin Ladies take on Monaghan in Clones tomorrow Saturday at 14.15 in the All Ireland Quarter Final. Our best wishes go to Nicole Owens and Niamh McEvoy and the Dublin girls hoping to repeat the success of 2009 in the same venue.
As you may be aware Syls Golf Classic is being held next Friday which has been fully subscribed for teams. However the organising committee have asked to see if any mentors or parents could help out with two items to ensure the day is a complete success.
JHC C QF St Sylvesters 2-16 Liffey Gaels 3-04 A pretty comprehensive win in the championship quarter finals over Liffey Gaels, a good mix of experience and youth meant we had a lot more running in us and an almost flawless display of free taking by Colm Boran coupled with some excellent hurling from Sean Graham, Thomas Colclough and Johnney Conway kept the scores ticking over.
As part of our development plans in Broomfield, I would like to remind members that we have now have a fully equipped modern gym on Broomfield. The gym is open for use for all paid up members. Glen Hazley is a recently qualified gym instructor and he has already arranged a training schedule on request for teams in all sections of the club. Glen can be contacted on 0876694290 Special thanks to CQA( click on their logo on the website for more info) for their support and sponsorship building the gym. Gavin from Joe Duffy Group has also donated equipment. Take a look at photos and see our senior football team during recent S&C training. Many thanks to all for their continued support. Ciaran Meehan Chairman
The newest clubhouse updates had a soft unveiling last evening and everyone present were delighted with the layout and quality of our new club bar, it is modern, cosy and accessible directly from the street. Come down and see for yourself, I think you will love it. Big thanks to a club member who helped with the finance and great credit to all the people who volunteered their time and skills - plumbing, carpentry (beautiful work), electrics, sound system, painting and a whole lot more. Hopefully Joe will send me a note and name names, it is a great team effort, Bualla Bos agus Syls Abú.
I have been requested by Central Council to remind all players, and at all levels, that in all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standards set out in IS:335 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI). All players are advised that in the event of a head injury occurring, if the helmet being worn does not meet the standard or is modified or altered from the original manufactured state, they are not covered under the terms of the GAA Player Injury Fund. Kind regards, John Costello
Dear Secretary, I have been requested to advise clubs of the vacancy for a GAA Development Executive in University College Dublin. Details in the link below: - http://www.irishjobs.ie/Jobs/UCD-GAA-Development-Executive-UCD-7624303.aspx Kind regards John Costello
4th August Malahide Castle Wild Geese 0-22, St Sylvesters 2-13. (After Extra Time) A very entertaining match was played in the Castle on Tuesday evening in windy conditions. A loss in concentration at the end of the fist half let the Geese in for three unanswered points to leave us just 2 points ahead at half time despite a good Fergus Rooney goal.
Danny O'Connor is behind a Junior Hurling 'Mini Tournament' - DONABATE Tues 4th 7:15 Skerries Harps v St Pat's Donabate (ref Martin Grehan, O Tooles, (0878301625). AT MALAHIDE CASTLE Wild Geese v St Sylvester's Ref Liam O Briain (Setanta). Teams pay ref's expenses in normal way. On Thursday 6th August, winners play in Broomfield at 7:15 on pitch 1 with losers playing on pitch 2 at the same time PRESENTATION at 8:45 p.m. in Broomfield., (Malahide) --- Thanks at this stage to DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) and Stack's Pharmacy for generous sponsorship. Can clubs put some of the details of this on their website?. Any questions, contact me. ---Danny O Connor
I was delighted to see the girls stand their ground and not accept a coin toss to decide All Ireland qualification. Our games are played on the field and fair play to the camogie people who stood up for that simple principle.
AHL2 St Sylvesters 1-15 Na Fianna 0-21 A late goal made the scoreline more respectable but Na Fianna had opened up a six point lead in the last quarter while playing some of the best hurling I have seen in Broomfield in a while. Up til then we had put up a very game display, recovering from a very slow start to trail by three points facing the wind in the first half, Na Fianna finishing the half with two sweet points.
Syls Junior Girls put in a great performance last night in the Championship V Ballyboden Wanders in Ballyboden. While the Malahide girls were very short on numbers and did not win this game it was probably the best game they ever played. Syls playing with the wind ended up 3-7 to 0-5 behind at half time. Ironically despite the scoreline Syls had actually played some good football in the first half.
The U11 hurlers who participated in the U11 Camaint tournament in Naomh Barrog on Tuesday, could not hold their joy after wining their final game after coming so close in earlier games. Their final game was against the all conquering Ciarans squad, the Syls boys gave a heroic performance to take a narrow lead and hold on, it under severe Ciarans pressure.