AHL2 St Sylvesters 0-11 Plunkets ER 3-12 We have a lot of players stepping up to senior hurling due to injuries, suspensions etc and, while we are disappointed to lose our second game, we are certainly encouraged by displays by Eoin McCarthy, Derek Morris, Dave McElligott, Conor Dwyer. Conor Ryan is an excellent fullback and there was a great tussle between Alan Morris and Dubs star Cian Boland.
After a week of intensive practicing of overhead kicks, solos and "heading" of Sliothars the time had come to hold the inaugural Syls U10 FreeStyle Hurling competition. The competition was the idea of guest hurling coach Peter Grassick of Syls and it was deemed a great success.
AFL1 Raheny 3-12 St Sylvesters 3-11 We rallied from an eight point deficit to draw level, went behind to a free and Dominic dropped a long levelling effort just short to leave us disappointed losing our second game in the league. Pity really, I felt we deserved the draw for a great fightback but we also made it very difficult for ourselves. We went behind early but a goal fro Niall Coughlan and points from Gavin and Micháel brought us back to two points behind at the break.
Two Syl's girls featured in the Ladies Football Colleges finals in Cork this weekend. Nicole Owens scored 1-2 from Full Forward for Trinity College as they won the Giles Cup, defeating Athlone IT on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-9. Niamh Harney featured at wing back for DIT who were beaten by DCU seconds in the final of the Lynch Cup. Well done to both girls for representing St. Sylvester's in the Colleges scene.
We have entered a 3rd adult hurling team this season for the first time in a number of years. The first league game was last Sunday and the lads got off to a winning start, beating St Pat’s Palmerstown by 5 points (3-15 to 3-10). The team is made up of a mix of young lads just out of minor grade, some old warriors who are refusing the hang up the hurl and a few players who are coming back to hurling for the first time in a number of years. Danny O’Connor and Jim Wardick are at the helm. A welcome return for the 2 most experiences managers in the game
Syls Minor Girls team had a great start to their league campaign with a wins over St Pats Donabate and Scoil Ui Chonaill. This very young team, only three second year minors on the panel, play a very attractive brand of football matched by great determination. Hopefully they can continue this during the season. Next up is a game at home to Lucan on Saturday next 21st March at 3pm
u12 grading. A comprehensive win on the second field in Bridgefield for a pretty strong looking Syls outfit. A got a few nice shots of our keeper.
U12 grading. Good lively game but the Tallaght lads were generally stronger .
AHL2Kilmacud Crokes 3-12 St Sylvesters 0-11 A disappointing first out in senior league hurling, going behind to an early goal and never really threatening to gain control.
King Henry retires - well done
Henry visited Syls eight years ago and he was already a legend. He stayed around and answered questions and photo calls and was a charming and generous guy, as well as being one of the greatest hurlers ever to lay the game. Henry retired this week with great relief from us Dubs who suffered too long from your sharpshooting. Well done, you were great.
Easter Egg Hunt
Tickets will be on sale from the Academy this Saturday
Job adverts in GAA
I attach details of an advertisement for positions with Leinster GAA that may be of interest to your members. Kind regards, John Costello
Club, lotto, coaching, notes
A reminder to all that the First Aid Course will start at 7.30 pm this Weds 1st April downstairs in the Clubhouse. If anybody who had confirmed but can't make it or anybody who would still like to attend if they could please advise by return.
St. Sylvester’s Golf Society has been in existence for many years. Its membership comprises mainly of people who have been involved in the football and hurling sides of the Club down through the years. The Golf Society which is affiliated to the Club organises a number of golf outings each year both local and further afield.
Many thanks to Robbie for organizing to bring the senior teams down to the Club last Saturday. Also a special thank you to Rod Fitzpatrick for all his work encouraging so many from the nursery section to come down to the Club as well ( despite his dodgy directions). Great to have so many newcomers to our Club - all are welcome. Thanks to everyone for their continued support. Hope to see you all again next Saturday.
Many thanks to Mick Stuart as Chairperson of the Ladies Committee for this initiative with the ladies section. We would ask as many people as possible to support this event on the 28th March. great to see such positive action in the Club. See his note below;
His friends and colleagues at Syls send our condolences to Niall on the passing of his mother Marie over the weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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