Many thanks for all those who contributed to our score card forecast for the All-Ireland Football Final. Special thanks to the U12 team for coordinating this event and for all those who took the time to support this activity. We have one lucky winner - Aoife Slyne who correctly forecasted the score on the day and takes away the prize pot. Aoife's son Cian plays with our U10 age group.
On a weekend when Syls qualified for Senior League Hurling it's great to see we have a production line of talent coming along, great stuff lads. Winning entry was from Cian Whitney from our U10's. He was presented with his All Ireland Hurling Final replay tickets after U10 hurling match in Bridgefield on Saturday. Picture attached of Cian, with his father Marc, and judges Kevin O'Flynn, Eamonn Clancy, and Paddy Miskelly.
Congratulations to Cork and Dublin girls on a fabulous All Ireland Final, must be one of the best ladies sporting spectacles in the world. Hard luck to Dublin, just caught by a great Cork comeback.
AHL3 St Sylvesters 1-17 Naomh Olaf 1-09 Congratulations to all at Sylvesters who played, promoted and supported hurling over the years as we reached senior league for the first time with an emphatic win over Olafs to cap a great league campaign.
MFC B GrB A last minute pointed 45 by Dylan Connolly secured a deserved draw in a lively championship group game against Lucan Sarsfields in Broomfield. It was a helter skelter finish to a pretty good game. We trailed by three going into the last 10 minutes, Simon pointed, Dylan pointed, Lee Duffy missed a sitter, Luke Troy hit the crossbar then Duffy goaled, only for Lucan to respond with an immediate goal leaving it to Connolly to tie it up with almost the last play.
Every footballer dreams of playing on the hallowed turf of Croke Park getting the opportunity to play for your County in an All -Ireland final is truly a special occasion. On Sunday five of Dublin’s starting fifteen will run out onto the sacred ground for the first time while ten others will make a welcome return to the famous stadium.
MFC B St Maurs 2-16 Clann na Mara 1-12 Our best display of the year in the first half was not enough to give us the win out in Rush as Maurs finished stronger in the last quarter. This leaves us needing a win at Fingallians and other favourable results if we are to progress. Thanks to Mike Rose Nell for the pictures.
SFC St Sylvesters 1-09 St Vincents 3-12 We trailed from start to finish and had no great complaints about the result, losing to a Dermot Connolly inspired Vinnies who, at times, looked every bit the All Ireland Champions that they are. We recovered from a slow start and looked in a good position at 1-07 to 1-05 at half time but a quick Vincents goal after the restart knocked us back. Again we responded with two fine points but a bit of genius by Connolly yielded another Vincents goal and we were chasing from there. We had a good spell mid second half but great work by Gary, Eoin Fanning and Micháel just didn't yield enough scores. One of the ladies team said how proud she was of our team and I can only agree. We came up against a fine team. See the report from Hill16
Syls host All Ireland Ladies 7's
Broomfield was a buzz of activity last Saturday with 86 teams participating in the Ladies All Ireland 7's, jointly hosted by Syls and Naomh Mearnóg for the 12th time. Visiting teams were most appreciative of our fine facilities and of the Club contribution. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the event so successful; Sandra Harney, Rose Lynch, Carole Morris, Norma Murphy, Louise Sweeney, Carol Wall, Redmond Aherne, Noel Harney, Enda O'Brien, Paul Reinhart, Angela Aherne, Katharina Ryan, Suzanne Shiels, Michael Stuart, Brian Sullivan. Thanks also to Paddy Miskelly and Paul Hussey for their sponsorship.
Thanks from Nicole, Niamh and Sinead
Club support at the match was brilliant. Thanks to everyone who made the journey to Croke Park and gave such wonderful support on the day. A special thanks to the mentors and parents who travelled with the younger players. Support from the local schools was also brilliant. Maybe next year will be the year!
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We are sad to report the death of Johnny Grimes, a long time player, member of the famous 1963 Junior Championship team and the team that brought Senior Football to Malahide in the early '70s. Johnny will be sadly missed and we extend our condolences to his family and friends. A lovely quote from Eddie Moore "From stories I heard in the past and from my experience of my own playing days with Syls I will say that off the pitch Johnny was a very quite thoughtful man. On the pitch Johnny Grimes looked after every player. No one ever bullied a Syls player while Johnny Grimes was around. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam."
Mickey Whelan has agreed to hold a coaching workshop for the benefit of all St Sylvester's coaches and mentors. This session will be held on Friday 31st October in the club house on Church Road. A large attendance at this event would be greatly appreciated. More details to follow, however please put this date in your calendar now and please pass on to any other coaches or mentors whom you think might be interested. Regards, Ernie
The club would like to send our condolences to Matt on the passing of Sheila, a long time member and supporter of St Sylvesters.
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