News and Match Reports
AHL3 Ballyboden St Endas 1-07 St Sylvesters 0-18 Good positive display gave us an eight point over fellow relagation strugglers BallyBoden, Boden drop down and we stay up with three games to play.Bit more confidence in the team this evening, lots of good points from Alan Kenny, Simonm Stephen Keogh, Danial Murphy. Graham was back at fullback and Kev Clarke played out a competitive battle against a handy looking #14. Richie and Enda covered the middle well in an all round decent display.
MHC D St Pats D 1-01 St Sylvesters 3-07 Great win again for the minor B hurlers, need a draw or even a narrow loss to Ballyboden in our last group game to qualify for the semi-finals.
MFC B Naomh Fionnbarra 3-10 St Sylvesters 4-14 Another great Minor performance winning away to a very good Finbarrs. We opened with a five point lead but Finbarrs came back with two goals and a few points. We stuck to the task, I didn't see the second half but I heard Cooney hit 3-03 from play and the half I did see was excekllent from bothh sides. Fingallians and Marnóg drew so a win over Marnógs will see us into the semifinal although I'm sure our neighbours will not be holding the door open for us.
From the Dublin Ladies website. Congratulations to Sinead and best wishes to Sinead, Nicole and Niamh and all the Ladies Dubs as they prepare for the All Ireland against Cork next week. Sinead Aherne has been named as ‘The Croke Park’ Player of the Month for August. The ace full forward has been Dublin’s main attacker all season and was instrumental in securing their progress through to the TG4 All Ireland Finals on September 25th in Croke Park.
AFL1 Lucan Sarsfields 1-10 St Sylvesters 0-16 Four points to one down after ten minutes, we got on top around half back and midfield and quicker ball in to Conor and Niall yielded a string of good points to give us a temporary lead. A few mistakes at the back gave up a converted penalty and two points and we trailed by two for about 20 minutes over the break. We dominated the second half and made plenty of chances but it still took a long time to recapture the lead with a string of Coughlan and Meaney points and we weathered a late Lucan charge that yielded three points with some excellent defense.
U12F Div1 An absolutely breathtaking game played at 100 miles an hour by two very committed and skillful teams. Syls came our on top over second placed Kilmacud Crokes by about 7 points in the end and we had some brilliant players on display. I'll leave it to Paudge to give the details if he has a chance. Some photos attached but they couldn't do justice to this fine game.
Saturday Oct 1st - learn more about your club - launch of new jersey sponsor - guest speakers - finger food and free admission.
AHL6: Syls 2-12 Civil Service 1-13, Sun 11th Sept 2016 Broomfield. An important win that moves us into the playoff positions. We traded points in the first 20 minutes with Colm Boran orchestrating midfield, providing some fine deliveries that saw Dan & Seanie combine several times to produce a couple of excellent scores. Civil Service deployed 2 big lads at nos 11 and 14 and they did damage with some no-nonsense hurling, high ball, catch, point. We clawed back a HT 3 point deficit to level it at 8 points apiece midway through the 2nd half but the quick concession of 1-2 had us 5 behind in a blink.
To follow on from the very successful recent Football Coaching Workshops the Coaching Advisory Group have confirmed a Hurling Workshop for the afternoon of Saturday Oct 8th (CCC2 Football Weekend). This Workshop will given by a high profile Intercounty Senior Coach and hopefully all CCC1 & Hurling CCC2 coaches will attend . More details to follow but if you can keep the date free. Many thanks Fergal McStay Juvenile Secretary
SHC B Naomh Barróg 2-13 St Sylvesters 0-10 We dominated the early exchanges but didn't take enough scores from some good ball winning up front. Collie Byrne took most of our scores from frees and , while Tony Dunne took off a string of great saves, Barrógs more accurate forwards hit two goals and some lovely points. We lost Killian to a second yellow mid second half and although we fought hard we couldn't bridge the gap.
MHF A St Sylvesters 4-18 Clontarf 5-15 We led by a point at the death but Clontarf scraped an equaliser and, for the second week in a row we drew in the Championship from a winning position althoug, yet again, a draw was not an unfair result. Clontarf are top of Div1 so it was a bit of a step up for our lads but they showed the best fight I have seem from a Sylvesters in a long while and I'm now looking forward to a few more crackers against Boden and Crokes. There were some great displays but I'll leave it to one of the lads to report if they have a chance.
U13F D1 St Sylvesters 3-10 Skerries Harps 2-08 Impressive display in this top of the table clash against a fine looking Skerries team puts us top on our own.
Brendan Bannigan (who, with Mick Stuart worked for 6 years to bring about the hurling wall which is such a great facility for Syls) and Francine (our PRO for about the same 6 or 6 years) ran a fundraiser for Brendan's brother Fr Felix Bannigan. The dance and raffle were last night and Brendan would like to thank all his friends in the club who supported and attended. Just because you missed it does not mean you can't still buy a ticket and I have even attached a Big Tom piece so you won't feel left out(there was a big Monaghan gang at the dance). Fr Felix has been working with the poorest in Nicaragua for 30 years in the same spirit as some of the greatest Irish people who give so selflessly to help others. Felix always visits Syls with Brendan and his lovely sisters when in Ireland and he's a smashing guy.
Brian Talty's committee have been working on arranging Heart Screening for club players. We have settled on a company called Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives to carry out this screening. As you will see from their attached brochures Dr. McGlinchey is the Consultant Cardiologist and Oisin McConville is the trained counsellor, if required.
Minor As play Clontarf in Broomfield in the A Championship at 11.00am. They've been going well n Div2 and it promises to be a good game of football, get along and support them if you can. This game is followed by the U15A Championship quarter final against Castlenock. I think we should start charging, two great games to watch. The Minor B team are away to Geraldine Morans at Cornelscourt. Go for it lads.
St Sylvester's would like to send our condolences to the Tracey family on the passing of Stephen, may he Rest in Peace. Stephen was father to Sinead, long time captain of our ladies team and a regular Dublin player, Sinead's brothers Paudy and Anthony also played for the club from underage to senior level.
Congrats to Niamh, Nicole and Sinead on reaching the All Ireland final on September 25th. Congrats also to Ray Boyne who provides stats and support to both the Dublin mens and ladies teams, who have both qualified for the All Ireland Finals. Let's make it a super Syls day out in Croke Park. Mentors are currently taking orders for tickets. An order form is also posted in the clubhouse. All tickets must be requested by Tuesday 13th September.
Fergal Lynch is Skerries Harps Pro and works in Malahide with Tony Byrne on The Diamond. I would like to send our congratulations Fergal on the Harps gaining promotion to Division1 Senior Football for the first time in their long history with their win on Saturday evening.. Looking forward to a new local derby.
MHC-B: Syls 1-15 Fingallions 1-15 Smashing game of hurling, a credit to both teams and a draw a fair result. Syls could have won it having recovered from a slow start and held a three point lead for much of the second half but a late Fins goal put them ahead. We recovered with a Sean Graham point and a lead from Danial Murphy but a good Fins point pegged us back at the death.
I think another 4 point loss, disappointing second half performance, missing a lot of players this evening.