IHC Syls beat Commercials in the Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final by three points this evening. Conditions were very difficult with blustery winds and rain and the standard of hurling was a credit to both teams. I only saw he first twenty minutes where we were quite nervous, missing frees and opportunities with a strong wind in our back. We led by four at the break and it didn't look good when Commercials scored immediately on the restart. Killian and Noel sent a few more pictures - will load later today
JHC C Syls lost to Parnells by a single point in the quarter final of the C Championship in a game we felt we might have won.
Congratulations to Kevin O'Flynn winning a Leinster Minor Hurling medal recently and best wishes for the AllIreland. Best wishes also to Conor Ryan and Scooby Stephen Cunningham, lording the middle for the Dublin Minor Footballers next Sunday in the Minor Football Final in Croke Park.
AHL3 St Sylvesters 0-16 Naomh Olaf 1-13 Last free of the game was just 10 yards too far for Martin Ormande into a strong breeze and we ended up drawing a game we had led throughout. We probably did not make enough of our chances in the first half and a five point interval advantage was quickly recovered by Olafs straight on the restart. We led by three with about 10 minutes remaining but a couple of good long range points pulled Olafs back and we were left with one long range effort to try to win it.
Some pictures of the Hurling Camp from Bernard - looks like a fine turnout and well supported by Dublin Hurlers
Midweek results w/e 1st July AFL 7 Syls 3-14 Robert Emmets 1-7 AFL 1 Syls 2-10 St Maurs 1-10 AFL 3 Nh Fionnbarra 0-10 Syls 1-07 AFL 9 Syls 1-16 Cuala 2-8 MHL 2 Syls 1-11 Erins Isle 1-12
MHL2 St Sylvesters 1-11 Erins Isle 1-12 Isles goaled with the last puck of the game well into injury time to win after we had fought our way into the lead with a goal about 10 minutes from time. It was a pity to see our county players umpiring instead of playing.
We drew last night v ballyboden in AHL 6. Wasn’t able to play so took the camera. Pitch made game v difficult but a great game in the circumstances. Ballyboden top of the table so a good result Killian Kirrane
Inters won well over Ballymun to secure a place in the Joy Cup semi final and the Junior As followed with the same result in the Parsons Cup. The Junior Bs were very tight for numbers and put up a spirited display but suffered a heavy defeat in Howth in the Sheridan Cup. The Inter Hurlers secured a draw after leading for most of the game at Rathcoole while the minor footballers, minus their county players lost by 5 to Na Fianna. Junior B Hurlers struggled for numbers and lost to Clontarf . A lot of games with a lot of lads away.
Results w/e 24th June AHL6 Syls 0-17 Erins Isle 2-8 AHL3 Syls 2-12 St Peregrines 2-17 AHL9 Syls 3-13 Castleknock 0-5 Disappointing Inter result against a Peregrines team we had beaten comfortably in the Championship. Colm O'Connor was our scorer in chief in the Junior A game and Pat Hoyne is regaining his touch with the Junior Bs
IT was a historic day in Ridgewood as Fingal minors fielded a team for the first time under Willie Bourke. Their opponents were Armagh who take on Derry in the first round of the Ulster Championship and they were inspired up front by full forward, Mattie Lennon. Lennon, whose father manages the Monaghan senior hurlers, was very much the driving force for Armagh as they built up a 1-10 to 0-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.
IHC St Sylvesters 1-13 Whithall 0-17 Very disappointed not to get at least the draw after one of our best displays against a very strong Whithall. There was a great intensity to this game with the lead changing hands frequently. Whitehall moved into a strong lead in the first half but a late Des Lehane goal and a point brought us level at the break.
St Sylvesters 1-11, N Fionnbarra 1-10 The second team seem set for a quarter final in the Junior C Champoinship with a narrow but deserved win over Naomh Fionbarra on Sunday morning. Dave Kennedy was assured in goals and the Kirrane brothers formed a good half back partnership and were well assisted by Eoin mc Clafferty.
IHC Trinity Gaels 0-11 St Sylvesters 5-17 Another strong performance by our Intermediate hurlers against an often dogged Trinity Gaels. We led by 2-09 to 0-03 at half time and a goal on the restart put paid to any chance of a come back. In fairness to Trinity they then had a good 10 minute spell where they notched up some very good scores but the lads battled to the final whistle and finished convincing winners. And Lenny reminded me that we have not yet conceded a goal this year - I'm sure I'm tempting fate mentioning that one.
MHl2 St Sylvesters 2-09 Ballinteer St Johns 1-07 Fine game of hurling which we pretty much led from start to finish without ever looking comfortable against a good young Johns team
John Keogh sent these pictures from the victory over Vincents in the Inter Hurling Championship last Saturday.
IHC St Sylvesters 3-10 St Vincents 0-10 The hurlers maintained their hundred percent record with a very strong showing against Vincents. This was a much more intense effort by our lads epitomised by Hillary throwing himself in front of a shot at the death, just two days after his wedding . . is that commitment!!
JHC C St Sylvesters 1-09 Na Fainna 2-02 Syls had a strong wind in the first half but gave up a goal early and another at the break to leave a big task in the second half leading 1-07 to 2-00. Fortunately we were up to the tsk defensively and held Na Fianna to two points in the second half to record a good win. Maybe Eddie will send some details.
IHC St Peregrines 0-10 St Sylvesters 1-15 We led from start to finish and, thanks to an early goal by Martin Ormonde from a long free (did it get a touch?) we were always more than six ahead. Defensively we were excellent, Alan Morris and Dara Flaherty particularly in good form, Andrew and Russy in the middle and Martin Ormonde deadly from frees with a goal and nine I think.