News and Match Reports
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.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 1-10 Kilmacud Crokes 1-12 A soft early goal and missed chances in the first half were our downfall in this senior league game in Broomfield. It took us a while to settle but we recovered to trail by four at the break. The second half was much better from our perspective, we mostly controlled the game, Mark Hazely gave an exhibition of free taking but all too often our attack broke down through being dispossed or errant passing and we didn't take on enough scores to get at least a draw we would have deserved.
We asking all Dublin Clubs to come along in support of their fellow GAA players who have battled cancer and will line out in Parnell Park on the 08th of August at 5pm. The event is free to under 12's and promises to be a very entertaining event with cheerleaders, an orchestra and choir all taking part. The details of the event are below along with a short video from last years match. I would be very grateful if you could display the attached Posters if possible on your website/facebook or in your club house.
The Players, mentors and families of all involved in the U14 teams wish to express their condolences to Helen, Conor and the O’Brien family on the passing of Liam. ‘Granddad Liam’, as he was known to all the players, had been a constant fixture at our matches and training sessions since we started out in the Nursery up until his recent illness. He was a quiet, supportive presence on the sideline, always available to give lifts (and stop in McDonalds on the way back), always encouraging and saying well done. He took huge pride is seeing the lads grow and mature, he celebrated wins and losses with dignity and a team photo took pride of place in his living room. He will be greatly missed by all. Ernie
Congrats to the Dublin Ladies winning their fourth consecutive Leinster over a competitive Westmeath yesterday at Carlow. Niamh McEvoy contributed a goal and many assists and Nicole came off the bench to sore a point.
All Ireland U16 Semi Final Wed 15th of July 2015 McDonagh Park, Nenagh Although the Dublin girls lost, Danielle Lawless scored 1-1 and was awarded a penalty when taken down en-route to goals.
JFC D Fingal Ravens 0-08 St Sylvesters 0-03 Absolutely miserable evening away to Ravens in the D Championship with heavy sweeping rain which the home team handled better that we did. We finshed the first half five points to nill down but really should have had maybe a couple of points to show for our efforts. With wind advantage in the second half it took us too long to get on the score sheet, a nice point from Dylan followed by a trademark long range effort by Sean. Another point brought us within three and we had a good period of dominence but couldn't score again. mishandling the slippy ball, hitting the crossbar or being crowded out by a well organised Ravens defense.
Ladies Senior Division 1 Our ladies put in a great second half against a stronger Na Fianna in Broomfield last evening. Fair play to the junior players for stepping up, especially Jackie Costelloe for her brave goal keeping, Carol Hickey showing the energy of girls half her age, Orla who took a nasty knock, hope you are ok. Niamh Harney worked tirelessly in the middle, Cliodhna Hamill and Lea Harold defended well and everyone on the field worked really hard. Missing our county players to county action and other senior players due to vacation and injury is a heavy load to carry but great credit to the girls for their very spirited display. It's a very young team with a great future and it was great to see support on the line.
MHL3 There was a few great cheers as we reeled in Olafs late in the game with goals to secure a win that had looked unlikely. Brian Colgan said it was the best win he had seen this year.
AHL 9 13th July 7:30 pm Malahide Castle - St Sylvesters 7-21 O’Dwyers 0-4 On a lovely summer evening, the 3rd adult hurling team produced a vey good second half performance to keep an interest in the later stages of the league. Leading by 1-12 to 0-2 at half time, the second half produced 6 goals as eleven different scorers contributed.
AHL2 Naomh Marnóg 2-12 St Sylvesters 0-10 The goals were the difference but we were never dangerous up front, only once or twice threatening the gol ourselves. The full back line of Brendán Flood and the two Morris's, Derek and Graham, Dave McElligot and Andrew Richardson were the the pick of our lads,
SHC B Naomh Barróg 1-09 St Sylvesters 1-11 A brave last quarter gave us an unlikely win at Ciaran's groung in Clonsaugh. Kev O'Flynn in particular was magnificiant but there were also great performannces from Graham Morris, Enda Flaherty, Andrew and Stevie Keogh. Can anyone volunteer a report?
We had another great week of hurling in Broomfield with sixty five young energetic St Sylvesters hurlers taking part. Two Dublin hurlers Chris Crummy (Lucan Sarsfield) and Darragh O’Connell (Cuala) demonstrated the skills and tactics of the game. They were both very impressed with the skill level of our players and also with their willingness to listen and learn.
The Kelloggs Cul Camp on 13th July - Panner has managed to get extra coaches for next week and has limited places available - contact Panner on 0868167399.
After a busy schedule with Dublin and All Ireland football and hurling Feile's over the past few weeks Eoin and Euan Farquarsan took a breather and painted the newly roofed storage box in Bridgefield. Eoin is the person who set up the goals net system and is proudly referred to as THE DON (Director of Nets). Note that the roof of this container was also repaired recently after many years – this work was funded by the race night that Brian Barnes and Michael McGahan organized earlier this year.
Niamh McEvoy gave an exhibition of providing the "link" between the Dublin defense and attack yesterday. Niamh operating from the Number 14 position was the key target for kicked balls into the full forward line, with her quick hands Niamh transferred the ball to her colleagues who made intelligent runs to support.