St Oliver Plunketts Girls gaelic football team have a great win in the final of the Fingal Primary schools league. The final of the Fingal National Schools League was played in Parnell Park on Tuesday, 14th May, with Ollies facing off against Skerries. This was the same Ollies team that had endured heartache in Croker earlier in the year when losing the Cumann na mBunscoil final. But they made no mistake this time. This was a very hard fought victory and the girls had to show great belief.
Congratulations to Niamh Harney & Ciara Lynch who won Leinster Minor medals for Dublin V Meath on Sunday in Clane Co. Kildare. The final score Dublin 2-14 Meath 0-4. They will now play the Ulster Champions in the All Ireland Semi Final in July.
St Sylvesters Minor girls became the top team North of the Liffey with one game to go in this years Minor Division One League. They have beaten all of the four other North Dublin Div 1 teams Fingallians, Clontarf, Na Fianna, and last night Castleknock's A team. Last nights game V Castleknock A was played on a nice but windy evening in Broomfield.
St Sylvesters played an U9 girls blitz last Sunday. Foxrock/Cabinteely provided the opposition. With the aid of two girls from Foxrock/Cabinteely ,St Sylvesters provided two teams. The teams captained by Abby McCabe and Gemma Devally. Though the morning started out very damp, the matches were played in beautiful sunshine to the delight of all. Abby's team registered a loss and a win, Gemma's team registered a loss and a draw. The games were highly entertaining and a good time was had by all. Our next match is against Ballyboden St Enda's and St Judes on Sunday 28th at 10:00.
To the Secretary of Naomh Mearnóg and St. Sylvesters, This is just a short note to congratulate both your clubs on behalf of Ballyboden St. Endas for yet another fantastic Féile weekend.
St Sylvesters hosted an U9 girls blitz last Sunday. Garristown and Na Fianna provided the opposition. St Sylvesters provided two teams captained by Lisa Ryan and Caoimhe McComish. On a very blustery day, Lisa's team were undefeated, beating Caoimhe's team and drawing with Garristown and Na Fianna. Caoimhe's team beat Na Fianna, but lost to Garristown and Lisa's team. The girls on both teams played well and all had an enjoyable morning.
Anthony sent a report and sent a few pictures, Peter sent a few also but the girls were having too much fun, couldn't have been the serious matter of Feile . . . I hear we had great support from our parents in setting up the fields and co-hosting eight teams with neighbours Nmh Marnóg and many thanks to all who helped . . . and, we made the semi-finals losing to Ballyboden . . . and Peter Hickey has pictures at gaapics.ie . . .
Last week the Minor Girls lost their game V Ballyboden St Endas. This was their first defeat. Unfortuanately Scoil Iosa Girls also lost in the Leinster Semi Final V a very strong Dunshaughlin team. Congrats to John Mangan & Ann Uí Mhórdha for getting them so far
Great to see Lucia Hughes score a point for the Dublin U16 girls in their Leinster championship match against Offaly. Niamh McEvoy made a return to the Dublin seniors after injury and it is super to see her back in action. The senior girls beat Margaret's by 2 pts on Wednesday with great displays by Carol Hickey, Lisa Murphy and Aoife O' Flynn. The u15 girls won well away to Ballyboden and the U14 girls were convincing winners out in Newcastle against St Finians. The girls are in Feile action next Saturday which is being hosted in both Syls and N Mearnog with 48 teams in action over the day and the finals on Sunday in Parnell Park!
Sorry to see the lads lost to Clontarf in the Minor game at the weekend. The Minor Girls were also due to play Clontarf at home this weekend but conceded home advantage because of the state of the pitches in Broomfield and played away on Monday night in Clontarf instead. The girls had a great win Syls 4-6 Clontarf 2-5 in what was a very close game in Division 1. Conor Barry Manager of the Dublin Minor Team was an interested spectator.
The Girls Leinster Senior Schools Semi Final between Scoil Iosa Malahide (Co. Ath Cliath) and Dunshaughlin Community College (Co. Na Mhí) will be played in Broomfield on Wednesday 10th April 2013 at 12.00 noon. Come out and support the girls. Scoil Iosa Cailiní abú. Eddie
Today over in the Thomas Davis Ground Scoil Iosa Senior Girls Gaelic Football Team had a comprehensive win against Old Bawn S.S. Tallaght in the Leinster Quarter Final. Scoil Iosa 4-12 Old Bawn 1-3. Once again the girls put in a very strong display and are now in the last four in the Province.
After Syls. Minor Girls won the Div 3 Championship in October 2012, we were put into Division 1 for the 2013 Minor League. We felt that we should have been put up into Division 2 again this year for the League, but accepted the County Board’s decision at the end of the day.
Very good times for Syls GAA Club this past year. Part of the the great success is reflected in the the performance of the teams from Scoil Iosa in Gaelic Football, Hurling & Ladies Gaelic Football. Last year 2011/2012 the Scoil Iosa Ladies Senior Team put in a very good performance in Dublin before losing heavily to a strong team from Manor House in Raheny.
Well Sylvesters, You dun it again. Another great night out, some very well deserved awards and recognition for our players, words of encouragement from the great Pillar Caffrey and Dublin Chairman Andy Kettle, and the usual top class organisation from Eddie Sullivans committee and the Grand Hotel. Aonghus McAnally compered and amused us and thanks to John Keenan for the pictures and the flawless presentation.
The Sylvesters ladies made history earlier in the year by entering a team in the Minor League and then in the Championship for the first time in the Clubs 109 year history. For most of the year the Minor team was made up of U17, U16 and even some U14 Players. The only actual U18 Minor Player Aisling Gill came beck from injury for the Championship Semi Final and she also played in the Minor Final yesterday Saturday 27th October 2012. Everyone else is eligible to play Minor football in 2013.
Nuala & I had the pleasure of managing the Girls u16 squad this season. We played in Division 2 of the League and with just 2 narrow defeats all season we managed to finish 2nd in a very tough league campaign. We were placed in Division 2 of the Championship and this was a competition that we really wanted to do well in. Our first game of the round robin group phase resulted in a heavy defeat to Foxrock/Cabinteeley.
Congratulations to Eddie, Aine and Declan and their Minor Girls winning the Ladies Minor B Championship over O'Dwyers - I'm sure Eddie will send a report - thanks to Martin for the picture. Congratulations also to Pat Brennan and the U16 girls who lost their final to Cabinteely at UCD on Friday evening - again, I hope Pat can send a report and pictures.
Ladies Leinster IFC St Laurences(Kildare) 3-7, Syls 1-11 Congratulations all round on a wonderful season. I'm sure Brian will give us the wrap up.