U9 football and hurling
In Bridgefield Saturday - two games - few pictures here
Just caught a few pictures of the U10s in Bridgefield on Saturday morning. Congratulations to Ronan and Mick, looks like we have some special hurlers coming through.
Innisfails are running a fund raiser in aid of Irish Autism Action and have invited St Sylvesters U 10's to play a short football blitc in Parnell Park on Sat 30th June as part of the fund raiser there is a match between Innisfails and some of the well known former inter count players, such as Ciaran Whelan, Trevor Giles, Maurice Fitzgerald, Darragh O Shea and more.
Saturday morning was a hive of hurling activity . . . . U10 two games v Whitehall, U11 two games v St Marks, U12 smashing game v Ciarans . . . . the U8s were away and U9s at the Castle . . . . well worth dropping by on a Saturday, lend a bit of support to all the new players and managers (some not so new)
Well boys, you done it again . . . another clean sweep for Syls U7s, U9s and U11s at the Mini All Irelands at Broomfield. Ernie and Panner will send a note to thank all the organisers, referees, helpers, boys and girls and our very gererous sponsors Audi and DAA. Meanwhile take a look at some of the pictures - more and better to come.
Malahide, mostly made up of our U9 and U10s lost out to Knocklyon (mostly Ballyboden I think) after extra time in the semi finals of the Community Games GAA in Bridgefield on Wednesday. (Hurling is next week I think). I don't see a lot of these age groups but this was simply fabulous football from both sides, fast, skillful, competitive. The extra-time was a real ding-dong, we led by a point, they goaled, we pointed again and they goaled again and in two short 5 minute spells just held on to win. We beat Palmerstown in the 3rd place game. A lad from Knocklyon promised pictures.
Syls U9s Hurling match Saturday against St Bridgit’s Meet 10.30 Malahide Castle for 11 AM thrown in The last few weeks have been busy with our scheduled matches and the lads taking part in the mini Leagues and community games which I have to say is going great and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves immensely Now to mention the upcoming Communions a big event for all involved so over the next three Saturdays we will be short on players so please can everyone confirm their availability to either Ronan Adian or myself so that we can establish in advance if we will be in a position to field our teams
Syls under 9s hurling verse Erin Go Bragh Malahide Castle Meet 10.30 for 11.00 o’clock throw in Saturday 16/04/2011 Last Saturday we faced Castleknock in football and we were welcomed to their new pitches which is a fine complex and a credit to their club We were short on numbers and due to the goodwill of the opposition we borrowed three of their players to make up the difference and field the three teams All three games were tough and tested our lads physically and dare I say it mentally however they solider on pressurised the opposition until the final whistle.
Syl’s U9s Football Match Saturday against Castleknock away game 11.30 kick off meet Seabury Church 10.30 or go direct to pitch in Somerton Castleknock are launching their new pitches hence the late kick of time . Last week we played Naomh Fionnbarr’s in hurling another great display was produced by the lads good weather permitted excellent ground hurling skills from Colm Nicholl , Seamus Carey, Ciaran McLoughney , Darragh Curtain and Luke Carroll .
Syl’s U9s Football versus Fingallians this Saturday meet 10.30 Malahide castle Last week we played two strong hurling games against Oliver Plunketts The boys played a stormer with excellent performances from Gavin McCormack ,Seamus Carey in midfield Luke Carroll and Luke Darcy were unbeatable in the defence and we saw our first 45 score over the bar with an excellent strike from Ben Mooney we were unlucky not see another one as it hit the upright
I only learnt of the scale of the U8 training for boys and girls on Wednesday evenings when watching the ladies game and wondered what the racket was in the next field - maybe 120 u8s playing football, hurling and girls games. Quite a sight, very impressive.
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 . .
St Sylvesters Under 9 hurlers lined out against Scoil Uí Conaill in the Castle grounds on Saturday morning for the second last league game of the season.
So how does Ciaran do it - yet another scorcher for our annual Mini Leagues Finals. Record crowd, 32 football teams, 16 hurling (8 under 9s, very impressive), 20 games, lots of mammies, daddies and grandparents and friends made this yet another great day out for Sylvesters and Malahide and some of the skills on display, both football and hurling were first class. Kudos to all who participated, organized and helped.
Saturday April 24th was a day to mark down for the young footballers of St Sylvesters -every pitch in Malahide was filled to capacity with young footballers showcasing their talents. First up at 10am was the U8’s who hosted a blitz with Whitehall and Na Fianna as the opposition – the Syls Lads won both their matches and followed it up with coke, crisps and a Dublin County blitz medal.
Syls newest hurling team made their debut on Saturday at Rush.