U12 Football and Hurling
Some pictures of the Hurling Camp from Bernard - looks like a fine turnout and well supported by Dublin Hurlers
Whether it was the opportunity to finish school early or the desire to represent their school in hurling, I am not sure but over 50 young hurlers turned up to play for their school in the inaugural ‘Malahide Primary Schools Senior Hurling Championship’ sponsored by The Grand Hotel. Panner sent PJP pictures, I think Ernie has some Ollies
Congratulations to St Oliver Plunketts NS on winning the Cumann na mBunscoil Senior Hurling Shield Final at Croke Park today, they defeated Scoil Mobhi of Glasnevin 2-8 to 1-5. Earlier in the campaign todays opposition had run out comfortable 5 point victors in Bridgefield, however Mr Fortune had tuned this squad to the max and with Croke Park inspiring them they led from start to finish.
Best wishes to Mr. Fortune and the senior hurlers of St Oliver Plunketts NS who will be contesting the Cumann na mBunscoil Senior Hurling Shield Final in Croke Park on Tuesday, throw in 10.30. Made up of a panel of 20 hurlers, all who play for Syls and many who are eligible for this competition for the next 2 years, they have worked hard over the last few months and their efforts are being rewarded with a run out in Headquarters.
The under 13s A and B teams had 2 good wins on tuesday evening, the A team travelled to cuala and after some wayward shooting and a nervous period in the second half managed to close out the game and won comfortably in the end on a score line of 5-20 to 4-4.
The St Sylvester’s U13A team kicked off their league campaign on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the castle where last years Div 1 North champions were up against the Div 1 South champions, Kilmacud Crokes. It’s rare that a match lives up to its expectations but this one certainly did not disappoint.
HELP NEEDED - FYI our U13 football team have organised bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Swords Pavilions Centre on Saturday 31st March between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
A very lively Juvenile AGM last night chaired by Ernie Brenner and ably abetted by Juv Sec Pat Hoyne looked back at very successful 2011 and forward to 2012. Pat and Ernie are staying on for 2012, Club Chairman Eddie Sullivan and Bar Manager Gary Penrose addressed the meeting and all representative positions were filled. Read Pat's report attached, it captures a very busy section and acknowledges all those that make it happen.
U12 Div1 St. Sylvesters 4-8 Na Fianna 2-6 Syls U12As were confirmed as North Dublin champions on Saturday last with a comprehensive win over closest rivals Na Fianna. Both teams entered the last game of the season with identical records having lost only one match each throughout the campaign.
Pictures by Peter Breslin of Ardara
Pictures from Hugh Daly and John McConnell
Another successful Hurling Camp for u10 to u14with participants from St Sylvesters, Skerries Harps, O'Dwyers and Trinity Gales has just concluded. We were delighted to have two inter county players Shane Ryan (Nh Mearnog) and David O'Callaghan (St Marks) both who played in Croke Park v's Kilkenny in the Leinster final last Sunday, to deliver the camp.
Another successful Hurling Camp for u10 to u14with participants from St Sylvesters, Skerries Harps, O'Dwyers and Trinity Gales has just concluded. We were delighted to have two inter county players Shane Ryan (Nh Mearnog) and David O'Callaghan (St Marks) both who played in Croke Park v's Kilkenny in the Leinster final last Sunday, to deliver the camp. The emphasis was on skill development, short games with passing movements - all drills used by the Dublin squad at their training sessions. The skills competition at u10/11 was won by Mathew Dooley (Skerries) and Eoin Buckley, the prize was a signed Dublin jersey and hurley. The u12/13 was won by Eamonn McLoughney with Daniel Murphy a very close second, the prize was the No. 4 Kilkenny jersey from the Leinster final worn by Jackie Tyrell and swapped with Dotsy at the end of the game, thanks Dotsy. Thanks to Colm O'Conner for organising the camp, to Panner our club coach and to Stephen, Dereck and Kevin from our minor panel for helping out. Well done to all for a fun and enjoyable week.
The Syls u12 squad, accompanied by parents, family and friends, took Donegal by storm last weekend when they represented the club in the annual Mick Herron Memorial Tournament at Adara, bringing the trophy home for the first time in 3 years. The 41 strong panel were a great credit to themselves, their families and their club as they demonstrated their class and maturity both on and off the pitch.
Forty two players, over ninety in the party travelling to the annual Ardara tournament in Donegal. The lads are very grateful to everyone who supported their fundraising quiz and cake sale. It took some legendary project management and we wish them a great weekend - Crosse promised pictures. Yet again a big thanks to Ardara for hosting St Sylvesters, it is becoming as big an event for our lads as the Feile, great stuff.
St. Sylvesters 6-16 Naomh Mearnog 1-7 Syls U12As extended their league winning streak to 5 games with a comprehensive win at Bridgefield over local rivals Naomh Mearnog. As the sun came out, the boys from Portmarnock were feeling the heat from the start as Syls put on their finest display of the season so far.
Over the week-end of June 10th and 11th, the St.Sylvester's U12 footballers with their mentors and families will travel to Ardara in South West Donegal to represent the club in the annual U12 tournament run by the local club. The team will be following in the footsteps of several previous U12 teams and it is our intention that the players will represent themselves, their families and their club with passion, pride and respect.
St Oliver Plunkett National School Senior Boys took on a strong St Mary's of Ashbourne in the Fingal Schools League Premier Division final in Parnell Park on Tuesday . There is nothing quite like the schools finals in Parnell Park in May and the 400 odd screaming Malahide kids been shepherded by some stressed teachers and a bunch of nervous parents all decked out in the school colours ensured the excitement and noise level was like an All Ireland Final. The bus loads of travelling supporters left the school early with high hopes that this was going to be their year as they have fallen at the final hurdle a few times before in recent years but unfortunately Malahide lost out again in a close encounter.
U12F Erins Isles 1-3 St. Sylvesters 5-12 Syls U12As bounced back from their defeat to St. Vincents in impressive fashion against Erin’s Isle in Finglas last week. In a new look attack featuring regular defenders Daniel Deneher and Osian Dullaghan, the Syls boys were quick out of the traps, racking up 3 points before Erins could muster a shot on target. The first two of these were poached by Daniel, clearly relishing his new role further up the field. Phelim Butler quickly added a point and a goal either side of a goal from the home side. Deneher then added a goal to his tally as the Malahide boys built up a comfortable half time lead of 3-8 to 1-1, the third goal coming courtesy of a well placed shot from AJ McCabe.
Under 12 Football 12 Mar 2011 St. Sylvesters 1-4 St.Vincents 3-13 After their rousing victory against Raheny the previous week, Syls U12A came down to earth with a bang at Bridgefield last Saturday. The boys came up against a very well drilled and determined St. Vincents team who moved into top gear from the throw in.
U12 Raheny 1-6 St. Sylvesters 2-14 A sharp and determined performance by Syls U-12 A on Saturday secured a well deserved win against a strong Raheny side at St. Ann’s Park. Syls controlled most of the play in the first half, despite playing into a stiff wind. Slight over elaboration in front of goal and some wayward finishing prevented Syls from building up a comfortable lead. However, they did pick off some nice scores, one in particular that started from a well placed pass from goalie Harry Barnes through to Daniel Denneher and onto half forward Bobby McCarthy who finished neatly
With all pitches closed and most matches postponed Brian Barnes and the U12 squad were still determined to get in some early season training last weekend. So it was down to Portmarnock beach where most of the lads assembled to take advantage of the sunny Saturday morning sea air. They ran up and down the dunes, did some drills and had an enjoyable training game while bemused joggers, strollers and dog-walkers looked on. They managed to not lose anyone in the dunes but they stopped short of a dip in the sea although the water did look inviting !
St Sylvesters GAA club were well represented at the 2010 Dublin Community Games Finals held in Santry Stadium on Sat/Sun last as the Malahide team had one of its most successful years ever. As the tired athletes adjourned to the clubhouse on Sunday evening they could be proud of the fact that their efforts had helped Malahide to achieve 3rd place in Dublin in the overall award . .
Anthony sent this team photo fro Ardara in Donegal, must be our 8th or 9th year to visit - hopefully we will see some more. I like the new shirts - is there significance to the left shoulder sash?
Some of the most impressive juvenile football I have seen in Syls for a long while, the U11s had two good wins over an equally fine Ashbourne teams. I must get some reports on these lads from Brian Barnes, Paul Reinhardt or John Cross, they are a well kept secret but well worth watching both Syls U11 teams.