Football match reports
Senior, intermediate and Junior Football
Saturday 10th December U21 FC D semi-final Broomfield 2.15pm St Sylvesters v Na Fianna. Sunday 11th December MFL 1 Final Sancta Maria 11am Ballyboden St Endas v St Sylvesters.
I enjoy a good game of football and was really looking forward to the season finale with our Senior and Minor footballers on top of their leagues and looking competitive. I've already whinged about what I felt were very unsatisfactory exits from the championships but, whatever, sure we've a couple of League Finals to shout about. What happened, how come we haven't been shouting then.
Thanks to Micháel McCarthy for giving up his time yet again - thanks to Brian and Panner for the pictures - PLEASE SEND MORE TO INFO@STSYLVESTERS.IE
2011 Evening Herald / Dublin Bus Dubs Stars Football nominations : Gavin McArdle, Ross Hazely, David Glennon, Miceál McCarthy nominated
Joe Burke has a case of Dom (or was that a pint and a glass of rasberry) for the first person to name this U9 team from 1997 - taken before the u9 final which they won beating Trinity Gaels. Six of this team are currently playing adult football .... Can you pick them out? Two are playing hurling.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 2-13 St Vincentsa 1-15 Both sides started with a bit of a hangover from Championship defeats and the first half was a tame enough affair, notwithstanding Syls leading by 5 at the break. The second half livened up and there were some excellent points from both sides, Darren, David and Michael contributing for Syls, Gary, Gavin and Ross making the plays, Fionn and Cian doing well at the back. Thanks to Grainne McKinney from Vincents for the pictures.
IFC QF St Sylvesters 1-04 St Judes 2-08 A pretty solid first half up the hill seemed to set us up for a chance to take this quarter final but it didn't turn out that way as Judes used the space to far better effect in the second half a ran out easy winners in the end.
SFC Syls 2-09 Parnells 1-18 AET (1-08 : 0-11 FT) You'll have to check Hill16 for a report, I'm just very disappointed for the lads and the management who worked so hard this year to put a strong challenge in this competition.
IFC St Sylvesters 2-07 Ballymun Kickams 1-06 It seemed very ambitious to be starting an Inter Championship game at 5.00pm in the Naul on Saturday, it was almost dark, exagarated by the car lights down the far sideline. The first half was a reflection of the mood, both sides slow to find their rythm, nice points from Keith and Darren coming from the back were the highlights and we managed to lead 0-4 to 0-3 at the break.
SFC St Sylvesters V Parnells/Raheny IFC St Sylvesters V Ballymum/Ballyboden Times and dates TBC
Joy Cup Final St Sylvesters 0-08 Na Fianna 2-08 It was level with about 15 minutes remaining, we were playing down the hill with the wind but Na Fianna seemed to find another gear and ran convincing winners.
For the third year in a row the Senior Footballers have reached the Div1 League playoffs, a remarkable achievement in this very competitive league. Yesterday we won over Trinity Gaels 2-15 to 0-07 at Druimnigh. Well done to all and best of luck with the upcoming Championship and League playoffs.
AFL3 St Vincents 0-09 St Sylvesters 1-13 Yet another fine win pushes us into promotion contention to AFL2 and two senior teams at Syls. Today we looked very strong against an a good competitive Vincents team, leading 1-06 to 0-05 ( Mannix got he goal) at the break after having wind advantage, excellent early points by Alan Sexton and Mannix settled us on the restart and we were always 4 or 5 ahead, one brilliant point by Dominic McMahon probably the highlight (and no mention of Himo's late goal effort) . Vincents did get a late penalty but I'd swear Philly saved it although the ref waved wide.
Two great wins last night in Broomfield by the Senior and Inter teams making the last couple of league games all the more important and both moving one step closer to league semi finals. Good turnout by the supporters which was great to see as well....... AFL1 Syls 0-15 Templeogue 0-04 AFL3 Syls 0-15 Clann Mhuire 0-08 I saw a little of the Senior game, we led 0-10 to-0-04 at the break. Andy Elebert made his senior debut in goal and even managed to save any point efforts from Synger in the second half, pretty impressive eh! The only comment I got from the Inter game was about Alan Sexton rattling posts!! . . . oh, yeh, and Carney and Deccie were pretty pleased with the display.
This Saturday the GAA are holding National Blitzes for all countys at different venues arouind the country. The Dub under 15's are playing in Kiltoom in Roscommon, the Dub under 16's are based in Naomh Mearnog and the Dub under 17's are in Ratoath. All blitzes start at 11am and Syls have players involved in all squads. Panner
AFL9 Syls 0-13 Erins Isle 2-06 Another late comeback with a winning point by Eoin Kelly saw the Junior2 team continue their impressive winning run at Broomfield.
AFL3 St Margarets 0-10 St Sylvesters 0-13 In a complete reverse of the senior game over at Broomfield, the Inters came back from a poor first half where they trailed 0-8 to 0-3 at the break and went a further point behind on the restart to win in style and keep their promotion hopes alive. Key to the victory was a great half back line of Paudi Tracy, Derek Roche and Dominic McMahon. Collie Burke hit 4 points, Alan Foy three, David Bannigan two, Mark Reilly two, Mannix and Ciaran Byrne. Alan Sexton was adamant he did actually hit one wide but the lads were dubious about that.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 1-14 Thomas Davis 3-09 Caught at the death to lose a game we had wrapped up from early on but just didn't create enough of a cushion for ourselves. We were cruising through the first half, Glennon pulling the strings, Clarke, Nigel, Jockser and David pointing, Aido hitting a trademark leftfooter to the net. Mixups in the fullback line gave up two softish goals however and we only lead by two at the break.
AFL6 St Sylvesters 2-10 Cuala 2-07 Avery entertaining game in Broomfield with a fairly decent crowd in attendance. We dominated most of the first half racing into 1-3 to 0-1 lead. Killian O'Flynn cut through for a super goal, Eoin Kelly and John Conway a few points and we led by about six at the break. We extended the lead and then sat on our laurels for a while as Cuala clawed their way back, thanks partly to two converted penalties.
Joy Cup Semi Final Syls 1-12 St Brigids 0-11 AET. Well done to the Inters. Heard they were down to 14 men after 10 mins in the first half and battle hard to win the game. Final vs Na Fianna
AFL1 Fingal Ravens 0-6 St Sylvesters 1-16 I only saw the second half, Darren Clarke pointing a free to put us 0-6 to 0-5 just on the restart but it was pretty much all Syls from there on. Couple more points from Darren then a kickout from Robbie beat the midfield for Darren to find Nigel who setup Glennon for a goal. Ross and John were again ver dominent and with support from John Murphy, Russy, Beano and Colie Mc we were simply too strong for Ravens who battled to the end.
JFC C St Sylvesters 1-12 Renelagh Gaels 1-14 After Extra Time. Brendan billed this as the game of the week and the big crowd that showed up were not disappointed. It was a great game which we nearly won, six points up with 10 minutes to play, still three up as we went two minutes into overtime but they caught us with an equalising goal and were just that little bit stronger in extra time.
St Sylvesters V Ranelagh Gaels in Broomfield on Thursday 14th at 19:30 Niall Halligans junior football team take on opposition that are two league divisions ahead of them in this championship match next Thursday in Broomfield at 7.30pm. Make it your business to get there and support this fantastic team.
AFL 9 Sylvesyrts v Lucan Sarsfields. Sunday 3rd July In a beautiful morning in Broomfield, 10.30 match, Sylvesters had a very good win by 2-11 to 1-8 over a physically strong Lucan team. Short a good few regular players, the team performed very well. Syls led at half time due to a late goal by Ronnie Carroll, high catch, turn and a blast to the net. Eoin Burke in goals kept us in it with 2 brilliant saves.
AFL1 St Marys 0-14 St Sylvesters 2-9 Hard to describe this game, we led from start to finish, we were 1-4 to 0-2 up early, Nigel scoring the goal, Jockser and Ross dominating in the middle, went completely out of it for 1/2 hour but still won, almost comfortably, by a single point. Bit of a new look with Gavin McArdle at full back again and Colm McIntyre looking very comfortable at centre back.
AFL3 St Sylvesters 0-12 Clontarf 1-6 Very impressive wins for our intermediate team against a strong looking Clontarf. No doubt this win was built on some great defending especially an interception by Stephen Finnegan, a fabulous diving save by Aiden Lawlor and another in the second half by Dominic McMahon. David Keogh and Kevin McKeon dominated and a strong half back line of Paudie Tracy, Airy Cleere and Dominic McMahon made it difficult for Clontarf after an early flutter.
Senior game at 5pm in Saggart on Saturday. AFL 6 switched to Monday night in Westmanstown at 7:45pm. Saturday 2nd July AFL 1 Saggart 5pm St Marys S v St Sylvesters. AFL 3 Broomfield 6:30pm St Sylvesters v Clontarf. Sunday 3rd July AFL 9 Broomfield 10:15am St Sylvesters v Lucan Sarsfields. Monday 4th July MHL 2 Broomfield 7:30pm St Sylvesters v St Brigids. AFL 6 Westmanstown 7:45pm St Sylvesters v Garda.
Dublin defeated Kildare this evening in the Leinster Minor semi final at Parnell Park. I was disappointed our lads, Eoin Boyne and Conor Meaney didn't start as advertised but Conor did come on in the second half. Good luck in the final lads, I think it is the curtain raiser to the senior final, makes it a great day out for the lads, as it should be.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 1-12 St Brigids 1-09 Great win sees us leapfrog Brigids back to second place in the league after a very tough but fair game at Broomfield. Once again Micháel and Darren were our biggest scoring threat contributing 9 points between them, Clarke continuing the super form displayed for Louth last weekend where he contributed 1-8 (and he wasn't originally picked to start, ach sin scéal eile, I digress). David Glennon, one point, completed a busy full forward line in the absence of Nigel (county tied by the resurgent Offaly) and he combined well with the ever hard working Russy (1), Eoin Fanning(1) and Andrew Hartnett in our half line.