Best of luck to Stephen Cunningham and the Dublin U21s in the All Ireland semi-final at Portlaois on Saturday afternoon.
The Ladies footballers contrinued on their winning way with another comprehensive win away to Clann Mhuire, The Naul, on Wednesday night, winning on a scoreline of 6-12 to 2-6. The mixture of youth and experience worked well again. Anne Clarke put in a player of the match performance, constantly making herself available for passes and taking up intelligent defensive positions when the opposition had the ball.
Surely one of our poorer displays over the last few years, a weakened senior team was well beaten by an equally weakened Ballymun at Broomfield. We stayed in the game against the wind in the first half but about four wides when scores were on plus a soft goal given away left us five adrift. Ross was black carded (I've no idea why) and that upset us. A few good points by Eoin Fanning, senior league outings for David Sexton, Ronan Palmer, Mark Hazely and Mark Finnerty were probably our highlights.
Clan na Mara 1-13 Clontarf 1-11. Our amalgamated Minor hurling team (Syls\Scoil) collected its first league points ( Div2) on Sunday morning against a very capable Clontarf team managed by Noel Wardick (son of Syls stalwart Jim Wardick !) It was a battling performance based on a sturdy defence with Thomas, Sean Foley & Phelim excelling but ably supported by Darragh McGrath, Sean Doolin and Andrew. Danny Colclough returned to goal keeping duties from injury and made several crucial saves
Our Senior Ladies footballers gave an exhibition of open intelligent football against an admittedly poor Ballinteer St. John's team in their first League outing at Broomfield on Wednesday night, winning on a scoreline of 9-20 to 0-3. Our intercounty stars were in action in this game and gave exhibitions of how the game should be played, Sinead Aherne and Nicole Owens cleaning up in the full forward line and Niamh McEvoy giving a powerhouse exhibition in midfield.
Big thanks to Gavin Hydes and his team at Audi North for their continued generous sponsorship of St Sylvesters, this time in the form of two sets of jerseys for the U15 A and B football teams. Thanks to Peter Hickey for the pictures available at gaapics.com
The U10 hurlers played Skerries in their second home match of the season last Saturday in Bridgefield. In the first match Syls battled hard with Darragh Boyne and Ryan O'Farrell to the fore. Barry Corcoran made some great saves while Darragh Murtagh scored a great goal for Syls while Willie Hackett was unlucky not to score only for his goal to be disallowed. There were other good performances from Cormac Nolan, Andrew McCullagh and Ollie MacLochlainn.
Our Senior Ladies footballers got off to a good start with a Cup win over Clontarf in their first match of the season on a score line of 0-9 to 1-4. With a mixture of experience, recent graduates from Minor ranks and a sprinkling of under age players, this team played an attractive brand of football tutored by new manager Dave McEvoy who took over only last week. There were impressive performances from some of the older players like Jackie Costello playing in goal, unbelievably for the first time,
Sylvester’s Mid Term Disco
Date: Friday 2nd of May
5th and 6th Class
Venue: St Sylvester’s GAA Clubhouse, Malahide
Time: 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm
Admission: €10 (incl refreshments)
U15 footballers in Dublin squad
Daniel Brennan, Jack Whelan, Daniel Deneher
Club, lotto, coaching, notes
We are very sad to report the passing of Des Nugent, a great long time supporter of St Sylvesters. Removal is 5.00pm Tuesday and Burial after 10.00am mass on Wednesday morning. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
There was a large attendance at the club AGM last Thursday night. Best wishes to our new Chairman Ciaran Meehan and the incoming Executive Committee. Mixed results for the adult footballers this weekend – seniors were beaten by Ballymun, Inters drew with Ballyboughal while the junior footballers won their matches against Civil Service and St Maurs.
Sinead Ahern scored eleven points for Dublin in the win over Tyrone. Niamh McEvoy put in a great performance at midfield and Nicole Owens came off the bench to play her part. They play Monaghan in the league semi-final on April 27th. Our own senior ladies football team got off to a great start to the league with an impressive win over Clontarf.
In the Dublin Community Games Chess Competition played last Friday, Malahide pulled off the double, winning both the U16 and U12 events. The U16 team were, in fact, the reigning champions, and successfully defended their title to win the their second in a row.
All their friends at St Sylvesters would like to express our condolences to Damien and his family on the passing of his mother Catherine.
- Easter Camps
Easter Camp are 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April