News and Match Reports
Good article today from Colm O Rourke regarding the three game saga between the Dubs and Meath in the 90s . Niall Guiden gets a good mention . Read the piece about Meath going on a training weekend to Scotland . Wouldn't happen now ! The Meath-Dublin saga of 1991 contained enough excitement for an entire championship.
St Sylvesters would like to express our condolences on the passing of Mick Walsh to his family, friends and colleagues at Naomh Marnóg and Dublin Ladies GAA, Mick would have been an integral part of the St Sylvesters & Naomh Mearnog amalgamation at ladies football a few years back and would have coached many of the current Syls ladies senior and junior squad. Thanks for your great service to the players and the games and may you rest in peace.
Niamh McEvoy, Nicole Owens and Sinead Aherne were in top form for Dublin when they beat Meath in the last round match of the Leinster Championship 3-19 to 2-4. All three scored, Niamh 1-2, Nicole 1-1 and Sinead 0-6 (3 frees). Dublin’s next game is the Leinster Final on July 10th.
The Junior Bs lost their unbeaten record to KIllians/Kevins in a lively game in Broomfield. Summer and Euro's had an impact on our team but we still had a good team on the field. These lads won the semi-final of the Murphy Cup on Sunday and will surely bring silverware to the club this year. The A team had a good win against Maurs on pitch1 to drag us out of the bottom four in Div5.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 0-16 St Maurs 1-06 We raced into an early lead, six points to two and looked comfortable, Maurs pegged us back a couple of times but we seemed to have the ability to move on each time. A goal and a few points mid second half pulled Maurs back to a three behind but Syls kicked on again to win by seven. Nice to see Alan Foy back, Conor Meaney and a roving Conor Quinn hit good points, Ed manned the middle in the absence of Ross, Fionn and Glenn were also pretty much to the fore and Danial St Ledger hit some brilliant frees.
Reigning champions Dublin have secured their place in the 2016 TG4 Leinster Senior final following their 17 point victory over Westmeath today. With two wins from two games Dublin cannot be denied a place in the provincial decider. Next Saturday the Dubs travel to Meath for their final round robin fixture which is provisionally down for a 2pm throw in time in Summerhill (venue TBC). Report copied from http://www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie/
SHC B Gr1 St Sylvesters 1-13 Kilmacud Crokes B 0-14 A very even and well contested game, Crokes led up to about 50 minutes when Mannix fielded a long delivery, wheeled left and blasted a fine goal from about the 21 to give us the lead. Collie Byrne hit a free from over 90 yards and we held off Crokes late charge. Our selection is devestated at this time of year between the Euros, US travel and other reasons. Mannix and Colm Boran stepped up from the juniors and Colm contributed two good points, Anthony, Enda and Graham were very solid at the back, Andrew busy in the middle giving us our second win in the championship. Fionn Carney and Conor Meaney stepped in from the footballers and at least Mikey and Sean Graham from the minors to make this a good club effort.
The girls travelled to O’Tooles on a lovely evening for football. With no training for two weeks the girls were slow in getting to the pace of the game. The girls struggled with the pace and accuracy of the O’Toole girls. As the half progressed the girls dug deep to register a number of scores.
Some lovely pictures from Peter of this mornings U11 hurling against Ballinteer St Johns.
Wow, what an pity, won the quarter final this morning 2 and 1, down by two with two to play in the semi-final, leveled at 18, level at 19, lost by one shot on the 20th. Obviously another serious Irish golfing prospect and the pride of Malahide. Paul played football and hurling (and often seem sporting his Ui Fhaile shirt) with Syls and Scoil Iosa on the same team as Michael Shiels, Jack Hazely, Eoghan Hammill, Collie Byrne et al, managed by his dad Dave and Fergus Byrne over the years. Dave is coaching our Inter hurlers at the moment also. Congratulations Paul and Dave and Trish, wonderful achievement and obviously plenty more to come. A win at the Open would have qualified Paul for the Masters at Agusta which I hear he parr'ed recently.
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” St. Sylvester’s GAA Grounds - Broomfield Pitch 2 Start Time - 7.00pm Sharp Session Duration - 1hr 15mins
Sylvester’s success at Ardara Congratulations to St Sylvesters U12 Boys. Both “A” and “B” teams won Ardara, 11 June 2016, We have been travelling to Ardara, Donegal for over 12 years now, it is a tradition that is valued by every player and parent who gets to go! Why are there no such events for Sylvester’s Girls’ Teams?
The under 12's took Ardara by storm last weekend and brought home both A and B Cups. A great weekend was had by all and finished with a very competitive parent child match on Sunday. The under 12 coaches would like to say a big thanks to all our sponsors, Niteline, ancestry, O'Farrell Cleere, Glen Troy and Eoin O'Neill (also thank you Eoin for the photos). A big thanks to Stephen, Maria and their team for the quiz night and finally our fantastic parents for their support and adding to the fun.
Even the sun came out to play at Broomfield last Sunday as Syl’s younger girls battled it out for All-Ireland honours in glorious summer conditions. More than 60 girls, divided into 6 county teams, took part in the competition on Sunday, preliminary rounds having taken place on the two previous Wednesdays. Each team was cheered on enthusiastically by large numbers of proud parents, family and friends.
Dublin Hurlers Dotsy O’Callaghan and Ryan Dwyer will run a hurling training academy for all aspiring hurlers in Broomfield, Malahide from Monday 4th – Friday 8th July. All hurlers from u8 to u15 are invited. The camp will run from 10.00am until 1.00pm each day. The cost of the camp is €50 per child (inclusive of a training top). Inquiries to Eddie McLoughney 087 6450628
AFL1 WW lost by 4 points after a good second half display into the wind. I missed the first half, couldn't find the field over at Abbotstown, but we trailed at half time after playing with a decent wind on a very big field. A smashing goal by Alan Foy and points by Micháel, Ed and Gary had us ahead by a point and playing well but a few misdirected passes let Boden off the hook and a set them up for a breakaway goal and they finished with a good point.
The Coaching Advisory Group have confirmed that Ger O'Connor (Games Development Manager at Dublin G.A.A) shall present a Coaching Workshop on Monday June 20th with our older Juvenile players
Senior Ladies Div 2 Cup St. Sylvester’s 1-10, Clanna Gael 1-7.A gritty second half performance earned our Senior Ladies a 3 point win over Clanna Gael at Ringsend on Wednesday night, having been 3 points down at half time. Syls were missing several players but had the benefit of Niamh McEvoy’s considerable presence, getting game time following recovery from injury in preparation for Dublin’s 1st round Leinster Championship this Sunday. Niamh exerted considerable influence around the middle and was in top scoring form, contributing 1-6.
Reminder that we are hosting our annual family day on Sunday and the organising committee who have put an incredible amount of work into this event need your help and support – specifically we need volunteers to help supervise some of the activities such as the carnival games, popcorn machine etc.
The Inters won a hard fought away AFL3 match in Clan na Gael last Wednesday by 2 points. 5 points down at HT. Match originally scheduled for Sunday but Clan want to play Wednesday.