News and Match Reports
Please see below information for GAA Games Developement Conference in Croke Park on Friday evening Jan 6th & Saturday Jan 7th. If anyone would like to commit to going or has booked already if they could let me know. Many thanks Fergal McStay
Former Dublin mid-fielder and 1994 All Star Jack Sheedy has been appointed to run our senior football team. Jack will be joined by his Dublin team mate and Syls player Niall Guiden, along with Anthony Keogh, Cathal O'Donnell and Conor Dunne. Congratulations to the Football Committee on appointing such an experienced player and coach and we look forward to 2017. Best wishes to the new management and the very committed panel of players. Syls Abú.
Syls are now recruiting a management team for our Intermediate team. We would welcome anybody interested to contact Brian Talty or St Sylvester’s secretary Fergal McStay
Still some silverware to be won, the Minors are in a playoff versus Castlenock) for Division 2 League. The team have been going very well lately so we have high hopes. 11-..am Sunday 4th at Broomfield.
Sinead pictured on the outer left, was joint winner of the Dublin Senior Players Player of the year 2016 with Niamh Collins of FoxRock Cabinteely. Player of the year was awarded to Sinead Goldrick also of Foxrock Cabinteely. November has been a wonderful month for Sinead, picking up her 5th All Star, We Are Dublin Player of the year and the above award.
MFL2 I didn't get the score but we won well over Whitehall in Broomfield this morning to qualify fo rthe playoffs of Div2 of the Minor Football League. Still some silverware to play for , semi final next week hopefully - I think against RT Lusk who gave us a good hiding a few months ago.
U21 HC C Kilmacud Crokes B 1-09 St Sylvesters 0-22 Good win, led from start to finish and generally looked the better side against an always handy Crokes. Early points from Eoin McCarthy, Eoin Kennedy and my man of the match, Jamie Kennedy was followed by a pretty wasteful period where we relied of Dan Murphy's free taking to keep the scoreboard ticking. A Crokes goal pegged us back for a little while but tightened up defensively, Thomas Colclough finding his form in the second half, Mikey, Eamon, Philip, Barry continuing where they left off at Minor and, while never completely comfortable, we maintained control for the second half.
Sylvester’s Under 14 girls had a great victory last Sunday over Plunket’s in a play-off that saw our girls win the division 2 title! The match itself was played at a thunderous pace throughout with both sides intent on winning the ultimate prize. The many spectators who turned up on a cold and wintry day were kept on their toes by a hotly contested battle from start to finish.
These are the reports for Thursdays AGM. A good attendance is important.This is a great opportunity to show your appreciation of the volunteers who work so hard to make Syls a great club and celebrate the many great achievements of the past year.
U21 F B C'ship Ballinteer St Johns 0-09 St Sylvesters 0-15 Won by six, could have been sixteen, smashing energetic display fro a very young team. We were very solid down the middle and that gave us a platform for the lighter but very fast minors.
Under 21 footballers playing tomorrow in championship v Balinteer St Johns 2pm Balinteer Community School
Attached please find nominations and three motions fo rthe upcoming AGM on Thursday 24th November at 8.00pm at the clubhouse 2 Church Road. Pease ensure a good attendance.
An EGM of the club was held at 2 Church Road on Thursday 10th November and as per the Constitution: 8.10 No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum of members is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. Save as herein otherwise provided, twenty per cent of Full Members eligible to vote shall be a quorum at a General Meeting. As less than 20% of the full members eligible to vote were present, no business was transacted and the meeting was dissolved.
Syls U21 Football will be managed this year by Paul Hussey with assistance from Seamus Early, Cathal O'Donnell and Kenny Lawlor. First game in the U21 B Championship is this coming Saturday 19th against Ballinteer I believe - will post details when I can find them. The U21 Hurlers are managed by Leonard O'Carroll with assistance from Jimmy Deneher, Anthony Cooney,Bernard Boran and Liam Foley. They had a walkover awarded by Round Towers C last Saturday in the U21C quarter final (I think Towers had a clash with Inter Hurling). U21 is always a great competition, watch out fofr details and get out and support Syls.
Well get you Keith Murphy, white bowtie, how cool. And Suzanne and Mick Stuart, swanking it on Saturday night. Congratulations to Angela and Redmond, great honour for your family and a great honour for St Sylvesters. Of course I was disappointed Sinead did not get Footballer of the Year, she had a great season but congratulations to the Cork girls, you'e some team. And well done Sinead for making Keith look so good, some achievement. Pictures from Peter.many thanks for sharing.
The club Executive have confirmed that work on installing new floodlights on pitch 2 will commence next week – this is being funded by the Sports Council Grant awarded in 2015 and the funds raised at the recent Gala Night. Total investment will be in the region of €145k
€10 each, on sale through all the team mentors - shop early for Christmas.
At the end of a long tough season most inter county players are putting their feet up or catching up on some well earned socialising but not our Niamh Mc EVOY who was up in a bitterly cold Broomfield to coach the U11 s. it shows the calibre of person Niamh is who will give her time up like this and boy did the girls enjoy it. It was no surprise that once word got out who was training them that there was a 100 % attendance.
Winning a Championship takes hard work in all kinds of weather and, as this picture from an U7 challenge match against Clontarf in November 2008 shows, this group of 2001 boys have never been afraid to put the effort in, an effort that was rewarded by the clubs second U15 A Football Championship in 3 years on a glorious day in O’Toole Park