Minor 1999 - Football and hurling
MFL2 League Final St Sylvesters 3-08 Lucan Sarsfields 2-07 A deserved league title for this team after a an excellent four point win over an equally impressive and competitive Lucan. Smashing hard hitting game. A late solo goal from substitute Sean Daly gave us a five point cushion and an even later point blank save by Sean O'Connor helped us seal the win.
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.
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.
MFC A Gr1 An excellent six point win away to Ballyboden wasn't enough to see us qualify for the semi finals as Clontarf beat Crokes to take the second spot. Pity really as this team, operating in Div2 of the league, were really taking shape and well justified the decision to push for A Championship participation.
MHC D Final Ballyboden St Endas 3-08 St Sylvesters 1-11 A late Ballyboden goal gave them the win in a very entertaining game. Syls settled after a slow sart and were tied 1-06 each at the break. We dominated the second half but poor shooting and a great display from the Boden keeper yielded just five points. Two late goas pegged us back and gave them the win. Lovely morning at Trinity Gaels and a great Syls crowd. Congratulations on a great season..
The players , mentors , parents and St Sylvesters GAA club would like to thank the Joe Duffy Group for their very kind sponsorship of our minor hurling squads . We would also like to thank Mr Gavin Hydes - MD of the Joe Duffy Group for his help .
MFC A Gr1 St Brigids 1-13 St Sylvesters 6-13 Some terrific football again this week keeps us holding on by a thread in the championship. We need a Crokes win over Clontarf or possibly a draw to give us a chance of making the semi's.
MHC D Castlenock 1-05 St Sylvesters 2-11 Great performance by the Team today .Strong defensive performance into the a gale in the first half kept the Castleknock scoring to just 4pts and meant Syl's only had a one 1 point deficit at the turnaround . Two great goals in the first 5 of the 2nd half settled the team and they went on to comfortably win 2-11 to 1-5 . Congrats to all the lads and to the management, Jimmy Denneher and John Cross
MHC B Faughs 2-12 St Sylvesters 4-05 Championship hurling at it's best, no quarter asked or given in a tough encounter, the scoreline probably telling the real story of 14 scores to 9. This was a great battle from our lads against a skillful Faughs.
MFC E Gr 2 St Sylvesters 2-11 St Judes 1-08 Congratulations to the minors reaching the semis with a wins over Judes, Whitehall and Geraldine Morans.
MFC A Gr1 St Sylvesters 4-11 Kilmacud Criokes 4-21
MHC D Group 2 Ballyboden 2-14 St Sylvesters 2-4 The Minor B hurlers faced a strong looking Ballyboden side out in Ballycullen in the D Championship on Sunday morning. It was a very tight and close fought encounter for most of the match but we ran out of steam against the wind in the last quarter and got blitzed by 2 late goals and a few points. Despite this we still qualified out of the group on points difference and so get to do it all over again, this time at home v Ballyboden in the Semi Final on Oct 16th.
MHC B Gr1 St Sylvesters 3-16 Nmh Marnóg 3-13 Yet another cracking game in Broomfield which we won by the skin of our teeth. We qualified for the semis to meet one of Olafs, Faughs or St Johns. Some pictures attached,
MHC D St Pats D 1-01 St Sylvesters 3-07 Great win again for the minor B hurlers, need a draw or even a narrow loss to Ballyboden in our last group game to qualify for the semi-finals.
MFC B Naomh Fionnbarra 3-10 St Sylvesters 4-14 Another great Minor performance winning away to a very good Finbarrs. We opened with a five point lead but Finbarrs came back with two goals and a few points. We stuck to the task, I didn't see the second half but I heard Cooney hit 3-03 from play and the half I did see was excekllent from bothh sides. Fingallians and Marnóg drew so a win over Marnógs will see us into the semifinal although I'm sure our neighbours will not be holding the door open for us.
MHF A St Sylvesters 4-18 Clontarf 5-15 We led by a point at the death but Clontarf scraped an equaliser and, for the second week in a row we drew in the Championship from a winning position althoug, yet again, a draw was not an unfair result. Clontarf are top of Div1 so it was a bit of a step up for our lads but they showed the best fight I have seem from a Sylvesters in a long while and I'm now looking forward to a few more crackers against Boden and Crokes. There were some great displays but I'll leave it to one of the lads to report if they have a chance.
MHC-B: Syls 1-15 Fingallions 1-15 Smashing game of hurling, a credit to both teams and a draw a fair result. Syls could have won it having recovered from a slow start and held a three point lead for much of the second half but a late Fins goal put them ahead. We recovered with a Sean Graham point and a lead from Danial Murphy but a good Fins point pegged us back at the death.
MHC C St Sylvesters B 3-08 Wild Geese 0-07 Some revenge for a league final loss at Oldcastle, two early goals set us up for the win.
Report attached from the Minor A hurling game played at the same time as the B hurlers were playing at Oldtown. I must say all the minor games I've seen this year in both football and hurling have been excellent and I'm looking forward to the championships starting in September.
MHL5 League Final Wild Geese 1-14 St Sylvesters 2-06 We lost by five points after a fine competitive game to Wild Geese. Syls started well with two excellent early goals from Sean Drumm but the home side picked away at us, their numbers 8 and 12 hitting some excellent points, Brian Murray and Gavin Hydes responding for us. We lost Murray to injury at half time, he looked very uncomfortable and I believe he went for treatment so hope he is ok. That knocked us back a little in the second half but stayed within three points until the last few minutes. Great achievement fielding a second competitive hurling team. Congrats to Wild Geese, they are really pushing hurling in Fingal and great credit to them,
MFL2 GrB We ended up losing by five points but had been much further behind in the last quarter against a handy looking Lusk outfit. Beautiful morning with a good crowd, we never reached the intensity achieved against Marnógs earlier in the week.
MFL2 GrB St Sylvesters 3-09 Naomh Marnóg 0-13 The minor As jumped to the top of the league with a hard fought win over our local rivals. Peter was present with his trusty Canon and captured some good moments.
Congratulations to Jim and John and their Minor B Hurlers beating St Pats (P) in the playoff today to reach the league decider on Wednesday week against Castlenock or Wild Geese. This is our first year to have two minor hurling teams and great credit to everyone involved. Sorry I missed it, will sure we have a photographer at the final.
Dublin U17 footballers played Louth at the weekend up in the center of excellence in Darver, Dublin won by a couple of points, 3 Syls players involved, 2 Daniels and Aaron Lynch
MHL2 I don't see the score posted but I believe we won by a single point over Isles of the Sea (Scoil Ui Conaill and Clanna Gael Fontenoy). The first half had some excellent hurling from both sides and it was great to see some of the minor footballers show up to ensure we had a strong side as it's often hard to field at this time of year.
MHL D2 St Finbars 3-08 St Sylvesters 4-17 Great win away in the Boggies against a Finbars team that never gave up but each time they scored we went straight down and responded. The defense again were great, Liam Foley put his body on the line in goals, Philip held a big lively full forward, Ciaran and Barry in the corners very tught and brave, Eamon had a great battle with the opposing centre forward. Up front Luke Hughes gave a class display of point scoring and Sean Graham also very impressive. I heard the B team had a single point win at Ballyboden and sit third in the table, great stuff lads.
A late Dan Murphy 65 gave us a one point win in a keenly contested Div2 game. Faughs led well at half time but a much improved second half with two superb goals by Eoin Cooney, flawless free taking by Dan and a tight defence with Ciaran Murphy, Philip Ryan, Niall McCann and Liam Fioley all doing their bit to hold a very lively Faughs front line.
Minor B Footballers enjoyed another comprehensive league win on Sunday beating St Patrick's Donabate with a scoreline of 6:18 to 2:7. Top scorers were Colm Casey with 1:6 and Calum Miskelly with 1:4. Other goals scorers were Sam Geenan, Sean Meehan, Mikey Power and Bob Manzanilla. Great start to the season with 4 wins from 4 for this team.
The Minor B hurlers had a hard fought victory over Wild Geese this morning to go top of Div 5. Oldtown is never an easy place to go and we looked unsettled early on as the forwards wasted quite a few good chances. However Daniel Mannix fired in a goal which kept us in the game and after a tough first half against the breeze we only trailed by a point at the break
MHL2 St Sylvesters 4 - 11. Thomas Davis 4 - 7 The Syls boys got off to a slow start here in rain soaked pitch 1 in Broomfield . Playing against a strong breeze the Syls mentors took a gamble by going all out for a couple of early goals. This didn't work out for Syls as we conceded a couple of soft goals midway through the first half so plans had to change