News and Match Reports
The two Daniels lined out for Dublin U16 footballers in their comprehensive win over Louth in the 1st round of the Gerry Reilly Cup yesterday evening. Daniel Deneher lined out at center back with Daniel Brennan at corner forward scoring 2:3 and picking up the man of the match award.
The Junior Ladies Team had their first win in the League after a great game in Broomfield. 3-9 to 3-8 was final score with a one point win V Ballyboden Wanderers. This was a great time to get the first official win as they are home V Clan Na Gael in the Championship next Wednesday 8 July 2015. We want to thank Des Rainey and some of his U16 Team for helping us out. Eddie Ann & Declan Syls Abu
The Kelloggs Cul Camp on 13th July is almost fully subscribed and with only a few places remaining we will probably have to close off applications tomorrow. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept any registrations on the Monday morning of the camp. We are still taking applications for the Club Camps.
AHL6 : Syls 1-13 v Whitehall 3-8, (Broomfield, Sun 28th June 2015.) Syls were motoring nicely and hurling well but the concession of 2 soft goals was our undoing. We recovered with a well taken Gregg Hannon goal to go a point up but Whitehall hit back with a late goal to win it. Next Match: JHC-C: Syls v Ballyboden , Tues 7th July 19:30, Broomfield Team: Hiliary Murray-Hession, Paul Christie, Ciaran Murray, Des Lehane, Ronan Kennedy, Mikey Meaney, Jodi Hickey, Conor McMahon, Diarmuid McCarthy, Eoin Kennedy, Pat Hoyne, David Kennedy Ciaran Falvey, Eoin Cooney, Sean Graham. Eamonn McLoughney for Jodi, Colm Boran for Ciaran , Gregg Hannon for Eoin Cooney Eamon Sullivan (Mondo)for Sean Graham.
AHL9: Raheny 4-8 v Syls 0-4 (St Annes Park , 28th June 2015) Our unbeaten run ended abruptly in St Annes Park. Raheny had just shipped a heavy lose in the game before us and were determined from the start not to lose a second match. The 13-a-side didn’t suit us at all and Raheny exploited that to the full and did all the damage in the first half. Back to 15-a-side in 2nd half Syls managed to steady the ship but were unable to make inroads on the scoreboard. Our biggest concern was giving John Mangan (Teacher in Scoil Iosa and Raheny corner back) the bragging rights !
Feile na nÓg Douglas Cork 3-04 St Sylvesters 2-03 A couple of brave saves by the Douglas keeper and full back thwarted a great comeback from Syls U14 in the All Ireland Feile Final in St Conleth's Park Newbridge. We had already witnessed gutsy comebacks against Dungannon Tyrone and Naas Kildare in two earlier highly competitive games and everybody present was very proud of our team for their skill and never say die attitude. Great stuff lads - read on for the full story from Ernie.
JACK HALPIN, Hurler and Footballer with Saint Judes GAA Club, Templeogue, was seriously injured as a result of the Berkeley, California tragedy which claimed six young lives and forever changed the lives of numerous casualties , their families, friends and relatives. We at St Judes have set up a fundraising page to help Jack and his family at this difficult, could I ask you to share the following across your social media platforms!
AHL2 Very important win in the league over Castlenock by 2-14 to 0-08.
Thursday evening last saw the fifth win on the trot for these lads. Having overcome a tough OP-ER team on Monday evening this was always going to be a big game. Na Fianna were indeed up for it, moving the ball quickly and tackling ferociously from the outset. Our forwards worked back into a crowded midfield and slugged it out for the first half. Playing into a stiff breeze we were happy to be level at half time (Syls 1-6 to NaFianna 0-9). In the second half . . .
St Conleths Park Newbridge 6.00pm Saturday v Douglas Cork . . . Try to get down there to support our lads looking for a second national title
AHL2: Syls 2-8 Crumlin 2-18 (Broomfield, 24st June 2015) The 10 point margin probably flattered Crumlin a little bit but there was no denying that they moved the ball just that bit smarter and quicker. Syls competed well in the first half to keep within a point of Crumlin but a rather soft goal followed by a soft point gave Crumlin a 1-9 to 0-7 lead and knocked us back a bit. Two goals in the second half from Mossy and Colly ( 20m free) kept our hopes alive, but we were finding it hard to cope with Crumlin’s pace and they picked off some fine scores.
MHL3: Raheny 3-13 Syls 1-14 (St Annes Park, 21st June 2015) After a great fightback to get within a point of Raheny in the last quarter we were pegged back by a Raheny goal scored by their talented number 10. We tagged on 2 further points to get it back to 2 points in the closing minutes only to be rocked by another Raheny goal. Syls led by 2 points with the breeze at HT and up to that stage we had coped reasonably well with their influential numbers 10 & 11 but a slow start to the 2nd half gave Raheny the upper hand and they went into a 5 point lead.
The U15A footballers made it four wins in a row last night against a tough OP-ER team in Bridgefield. Our lads found it hard to break through a very determined Plunketts side that packed the midfield and worked very hard to frustrate Syls in the opening minutes. Patience and persistence paid off however and two first half goals from Gavin Hydes saw the home side lead by seven points at the break. This could have been a tighter margin but for some exceptional goalkeeping from Ewan Snow including a penalty save.
Report on Regional Hurling Feile on Saturday below. I believe this represents the first national trophy the club have ever won in hurling, although I would be obviously open to correction on that. Our U14 hurlers went to Galway for Regional Feile na nGael tournament last Saturday and took national hurling honours home to Malahide after a thrilling day of hurling.
AFL1 St Oliver Plunkett ER 1-12 St Sylvesters 0-10 We were pretty short staffed this evening with a lot of lads away but stayed with Plunketts for three quarters of the game before a goal with the wind gave Plunketts a bit of daylight. Stephen Finnegan hit a few nice points from placed balls and Ross Hazely in particular put it up to the opposition.
Never an elasy assignment to play division 1 football at any age and congratulations to Ian McComish and Donal McCarthy and their team. They got promoted to Div 1 this year, big step up but girls improved with each match peaking with a narrow defeat to Na Fianna in last match of season. Also congratulations to Caitlin Guiden who represented Dublin at U14 in the recent Leinster Final against Meath.
Peter Hickey sent me a few pictures, great that the lads are getting a good run going.
Great news from Pearse Stadium where Syls defeated Ardrahan from Galway by two points. I'm sure Pat Hoyne from Athenry took particular pleasure in this. Ernie will send a report and I hope someone took lots of piuctures. Well Done
The Junior 4s won again in AFL9 last night over Clontarf for their ninth win in a row, eight in the AFL9. This completes a good week of two hurling wins and four football wins.
Dear Secretary, I refer to J1 Sanctions etc for playing in USA during the summer. The rule [Rule 6.11 (v)] states that a player who has received a Sanction shall not be eligible to play again with his Club in Ireland for the 30 days after the date of approval of his Sanction in Croke Park…….. Following the tragic events in Berkeley, California, I have received some calls enquiring if a sanction could be revoked as a number of players were considering returning to Ireland immediately as they were, understandably, very distressed from the incident.