News and Match Reports
Gary Sweeney made a strong bid for a Dublin spot with some busy performances but an unfortunate red card down in Wexford put him out of yesterdays win at Kildare, Ross has fought his way into the starting lineup and is knocking over the points. Final v Louth at Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda next Sunday (2.0).
The U8s started their competitive careers with a trip to Gormanstown for the annual indoor hurling competition. Is it true Shay made them get off the bus and walk across the county border with Meath. I hear hey hurled well - thanks to Peter for the pictures.
U21 FC B semi final St Sylvesters 3-12 Clontarf 1-05 A big Syls crowd showed up expecting a tough championship encounter. Not so many from Clontarf and the respective performances seemed to match the crowds enthusiasm. There was a minutes silence observed in memory of Declan Morris who passed away recently. Although more recently associated with hurling, Declan was also a great supported of our footballers and the Dubs and the three Morris lads are all duel players.
The Executive wish to update members on the motion passed at the AGM to establish a Forum to address the membership concerns in relation to FCC's plans to modify the playing facilities at Bridgefield. In light of the recent decision by FCC to withdraw its application and feedback from the Forum, no further action is deemed necessary at this point in time. Thanks to Paul, Aisling and Eric for taking this on. Given our club's connection with Bridgefield, the Executive will undertake to keep the membership informed of any new proposed changes to the playing facilities there and should this arise will convene if necessary a Special General Meeting whereby a vote of the membership can take place before any agreement shall be entered into.
There was a good attendance at the Juvenile AGM on Thursday. Fergal gave an excellent summary of how we stand with regard to competitiveness and participation relative to the other big Dublin clubs. Each age group gave a good status of their sections and Panner covered coaching as usual. Fergal and Paddy have moved on the be Chairman and Secretary of the Club Executive. Pat Hoyne (still playing junior hurling since we refused to accept his most recent attempt to retire) will be the new Chairman, Will Rooney will be Vice Chair and Marie Hughes has stepped into the Secretary position. Thanks to Paddy and Fergal and the outgoing committee and let's make sure the new committee have our full support and commitment.
Billy is 100 years old about now. Billy is the current Hon President of St Sylvesters and was Secretary of Syls at 18 years of age (in 1935), He played on the Syls Junior Football Championship in 1936/7, Fingal Cup and many other competitions. We congratulate Billy on this great milestone and wish him and his family a Very Happy Birthday, Comhghairdeas. Billy is third from the left on the front row - thanks to Michael for the picture.
I'm sure many you have seen the new targets painted onto the short side of the Ball Wall (see pic attached). This is as a result of the great time & effort spent by our new Facilities Group lead by Eoin Farquharson & Aidan Lillis and helped by Liam Foley. They plan to finish this project by completing the large side this Saturday (weather permitting) which will result in the closure of the large side of the wall.
The Ladies Section AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th January at 8.00 pm. We look forward to seeing mentors, parents and adult players on the 24th. Angela Aherne Ladies Secretary.
Just 8 short weeks to go now until our Gala Evening 2017. Please find attached all the details of this year's event. Our MC for the evening is once again the wonderful Síle Seoige. We really hope you can make what promises to be another fantastic evening. Let us know if you are able to attend. Thanks a million again for your continued support - it truly does make a difference.
There has been a change of venue for the Hurling Workshop this Friday. It will now take place in the Sports Hall in Scoil Íosa @7.30pm. Many thanks to all of you that have committed to attend. Note-Please bring a Hurley along for the session. Regards Fergal McStay
Aileen from Dublin GAA will be holding a Child Welfare Workshop for those who participated in last June's Foundation Course. However ,it is also open to anybody who missed doing this from a previous Foundation Course or anyone who is just starting Mentoring. This Workshop is a mandatory by the GAA for all Mentors coaching Juveniles. Eric Canny our Children's Officer should be there at the end of the evening to sign E-Vetting ID forms. Eric will also be in the Clubhouse from 7.30pm on Thursday 19th before the Juvenile AGM to sign these forms. Regards & Thanks Fergal McStay
Congratulations to Leah Keogh and Katy O'Sullivan on making it on to the Dublin Under-14's panel. Both girls are well-deserving of this honour given their individual talent and their commitment to our own U-14s team. Well done, girls.
The Academy is back this Saturday at 1.30 in Broomfield - Panner
Best wishes to Danielle and Kate on coming through a very rigorous selection process and making the final cut for the Dublin minor panel. Danielle played a key role for last year's minor team and Kate follows in her footsteps this year as she has two years left at this grade.
Best of luck to Grainne McGinty playing in the Dublin Ladies Blue Stars game and to Sinead and Nicole at DCU St Clares on Sunday afternoon. Gary Sweeney and Ross Hazely are layng for Dublin in the O'Byrne Cup v DCU at Parnell Pk 2.00pm
10..00am Mass at the church beside Scoil an Dunninigh
Malahide Ceoltas are playing in the club this Sunday 6.00pm to 8.00pm and anyone who plays an instrument is strogly encouraged to come and join in. We hope to expand the cultural activities in the club and welcome anyone who can help make that happen
The Juvenile Boys AGM will be held at 8.30pm Thursday 19th January. We encourage all Mentors & Parents to attend. Many thanks, Fergal McStay
Brian Talty sent me this picture from the lads re-union this week. Great to see so many of the lads still around and involved. Attached is a piece we featured last July to commemorate the win.
Please see the attached regarding Capital Sports Grants. Paddy Miskelly is looking to pull together a small group to continue our long term facility planning and develop our case and application for a capital grant, If you would like to contribute to this process please contact Paddy.