News and Match Reports
The Juvenile section of St Sylvester's GAA Club are producing a 2015 Juvenile Teams Calendar. This will be a quality colour production being made available to over 1,000 households in the local area of Malahide and environs. We have an opportunity for 4 sponsors to have their logo reproduced on each month of the calendar. Cost €500. As this is likely to be of interest to many people in the club, please don't delay in contacting me at .Patrick.Miskelly@gmail.com or by phone at 087 9050939. St Sylvester's Juvenile Section
This year's Ladies Football All Ireland 7's were run off in fine style and very efficiently yet again on Syl's and Naomh Mearnóg's grounds. The weather was very favourable and the players and spectators were full of praise about how well everything was run.
Confirmation of times & dates for Foundation Award - Mandatory Requirement for all Mentors - Hurling MONDAY Oct 19th @7.00pm at Broomfield Ball Wall - Football-TUESDAY Oct 20th @7.00pm at Naomh Mearnóg. Please reply asap to Panner to ensure registration in time with DCB. Many thanks, Fergal McStay
We have just been informed by Cllr. Anthony Lavin on behalf of Minister James O'Reilly T.D. that the club has been successful in its application for a grant under the Sports Capital Programme 2015 to provide floodlights to our pitches in Broomfield.....More news to follow when we have it but a big thank you to Anthony, Minister Reilly and all our public representatives Daragh O'Brien, Eoghan O'Brien and Alan Farrell TD for all their support on behalf of the Club and its Members
Congratulations to Niamh on achieving her first Ladies Football All Star award nomination, well deserved following her sterling performances in the full forward line, especially her exploits in the All Ireland Final when she gave a display worthy of Player of the Match had Dublin won. Niamh continues the tradition established by Sinead Aherne who got her 4th All Star Award last year but took a year off travelling this year.
The U7s Squad (born in 2008) use the user-friendly TEAMER App (downloadable for free in android and apple stores) to communicate on upcoming training, matches and other general issues. If any Parent/Boy would like to join the St. Sylvesters 2008s online group, please click on the following request link:
MHC C Gr1 Ballyboden 1-09 St Sylvesters 0-10 We have already qualified for the semi-finals but it was still a pity to leave this one behind us at the wide open breezy Ballycullen. We trailed by 4 after playing into a strong wind in the first half and reeled in Boden in the first ten minutes of the second. Unfortunately we let Boden break away for a goal and a point and then we proceeded to make very hard work of pulling just two points back from plenty of possession and opportunities.
Come and visit our new club bar for a great night's fun this Halloween. We have a great band and great entertainment lined up. Food is provided by Scotch Bonnet. Tickets are available from the Club Bar and are also available to buy online.
Peter Hickey copied me with this lovely memory of the girls exploits in 2012. I thought I saw it in the clubhouse at one time but it disappeared again. Anyway, a great memory and a strong reminder that you can go and do it all again girls, maith sibh.
This hopefully is a vision of things to come! 6 Syls players on the Dublin U14 Development Squad with Sam. 10 years time these lads may be winning it for themselves. Left to right Simon Murphy, Denis Smith, Euan Farquarson, Andrew Roe, Sean Guiden, Josh Bannon
AFL3 St Sylvesters 4-12 Ballymun Kickams 2-12 I just caught the last few minutes of the Inter game when Ballymun scored a goal and a point to take the lead and looked like we were in trouble but we re-grouped and finished with two good goals and a few points. I'm not sure what this means fo relegation playoffs as there are still a few games to play our for teams below us.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 0-10 Na Fianna 2-12 A very poor first half saw us 2-09 to 0-05 at the break. We picked it up in the second half and outscored Na Fianna but never really pushed up on them in a way that might threaten their lead. We need a win from the Brigids or Judes games and need to find a bit of confidence and a bit of form as we are a little down in our boots at the moment.
Decent looking game in Bridgefield, I only saw the last 15 minutes and Syls were pretty even and very competitive with a much bigger looking team from Clonee. I didn't get the score but think we lost by 4 or 5.
In the end it turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax as a conceded fixture by Na Fianna on Saturday left the U16 hurlers with no game. The lads weren't complaining however as it meant they maintained their 100% record for the season and more importantly clinched the Div 5 league title with a game to spare.
The 2008 squad had an incredibly impressive first outing of competitive (but very friendly) matches in Broomfield this Saturday morning. The excitement was palpable with many of the squad awake from very early in anticipation of their first ever game. Binn Eadair and Naomh Mearnog were invited to compete in this friendly football & hurling blitz, and they fielded 5 and 3 teams respectively. Photoshoot over, new club jersey's distributed and the squad dispersed into their teams. The wait was over and the games began
The noise of planes taking off on the easterly one-zero runway over Clonshaugh at the weekend didn't drown out the excitement of the U11 hurling matches against Craobh Chiaran. The hosts were both physical and skillful in their play and the first team struggled with the physicality at times. They showed great spirit and fight however, particularly after the break but came up short in the end.
Please see attached Workshops from Dublin County Board plus a series of courses planned for our own club. These courses are very well structured and delivered by experienced coaches and GPAs and you can learn a lot to help with your coaching and team management. Congratulations to all the coaches and mentors who put the time in to make the games enjoyable and competitive, it really shows on the field and the children will always be grateful for your efforts..
The club would like to congratulate the following who have now qualified as Level 3 referees, and we wish them well as they take on a new challenge; Karl Archbold, Niall Higgins, Eoin Mc Carthy. Well done lads, Aidan
St. Sylvester's U/9 squad held a very exciting Hurling Blitz in Malahide Castle this morning. Under blue skies and glorious sunshine the two young St. Sylvesters hurling squads posted some very impressive scores against local opponents Trinity Gaels and Clontarf. In their first set of matches against Clontarf, both of the St. Sylvester's teams won 11 - 10 and 21 - 19 respectively, in hard fought battles