News and Match Reports
After a busy schedule with Dublin and All Ireland football and hurling Feile's over the past few weeks Eoin and Euan Farquarsan took a breather and painted the newly roofed storage box in Bridgefield.
Niamh McEvoy gave an exhibition of providing the "link" between the Dublin defense and attack yesterday. Niamh operating from the Number 14 position was the key target for kicked balls into the full forward line, with her quick hands Niamh transferred the ball to her colleagues who made intelligent runs to support.
A good crowd showed up to remember the famous All Ireland Feile win ten years ago. Four of the team are currently playing senior football and many more on the Inter and Junior teams. Joe Burke gave me a copy oof the video and I will post it soon.
AFL3 St Sylvesters 1-08 Kilmacud Crokes 1-20 We finished even at half time at 1-06 each but Crokes took over with the wind behind them in the second half. Dave Galvin got a game in which was encouraging.
AFL1 Very disappointing, we lost by three after leading for most of the game and generally looking the stronger team. Gary Sweeney gave a master class in the first half with a goal and five points, Ross was again a tower of strength in the middle, this time well supported by a more active Stephen Cunningham, Alan Foy made some great runs late on but a good move to create a goal at the death was weekly executed and Boden survived to gain the win.
MHL3 St Sylvesters 3-16 Fingal Rovers 1-08 I didn't realise the score was so high, it seemed like a fairly even game in general play although Cooney and Graham were scoring freely in the first half. Fingal Rovers is an amalgamation of St Maurs and Oldcastle.
We had a great day's hurling over in Thomas Davis GAA club. We started slowly and lost our first two games to Thomas Davis and Kilmacud Crokes. The afternoon was much better with wins over Skerries Harps and St Finbarrs. We had many fine performances throughout the day and well done to all players. It's good to see so many young players developing the skills. Thanks to Thomas Davis as host for looking after everyone so well.
The two Daniels lined out for Dublin U16 footballers in their comprehensive win over Louth in the 1st round of the Gerry Reilly Cup yesterday evening. Daniel Deneher lined out at center back with Daniel Brennan at corner forward scoring 2:3 and picking up the man of the match award.
The Junior Ladies Team had their first win in the League after a great game in Broomfield. 3-9 to 3-8 was final score with a one point win V Ballyboden Wanderers. This was a great time to get the first official win as they are home V Clan Na Gael in the Championship next Wednesday 8 July 2015. We want to thank Des Rainey and some of his U16 Team for helping us out. Eddie Ann & Declan Syls Abu
The Kelloggs Cul Camp on 13th July is almost fully subscribed and with only a few places remaining we will probably have to close off applications tomorrow. Unfortunately we will not be able to accept any registrations on the Monday morning of the camp. We are still taking applications for the Club Camps.
AHL6 : Syls 1-13 v Whitehall 3-8, (Broomfield, Sun 28th June 2015.) Syls were motoring nicely and hurling well but the concession of 2 soft goals was our undoing. We recovered with a well taken Gregg Hannon goal to go a point up but Whitehall hit back with a late goal to win it. Next Match: JHC-C: Syls v Ballyboden , Tues 7th July 19:30, Broomfield Team: Hiliary Murray-Hession, Paul Christie, Ciaran Murray, Des Lehane, Ronan Kennedy, Mikey Meaney, Jodi Hickey, Conor McMahon, Diarmuid McCarthy, Eoin Kennedy, Pat Hoyne, David Kennedy Ciaran Falvey, Eoin Cooney, Sean Graham. Eamonn McLoughney for Jodi, Colm Boran for Ciaran , Gregg Hannon for Eoin Cooney Eamon Sullivan (Mondo)for Sean Graham.
AHL9: Raheny 4-8 v Syls 0-4 (St Annes Park , 28th June 2015) Our unbeaten run ended abruptly in St Annes Park. Raheny had just shipped a heavy lose in the game before us and were determined from the start not to lose a second match. The 13-a-side didn’t suit us at all and Raheny exploited that to the full and did all the damage in the first half. Back to 15-a-side in 2nd half Syls managed to steady the ship but were unable to make inroads on the scoreboard. Our biggest concern was giving John Mangan (Teacher in Scoil Iosa and Raheny corner back) the bragging rights !
Feile na nÓg Douglas Cork 3-04 St Sylvesters 2-03 A couple of brave saves by the Douglas keeper and full back thwarted a great comeback from Syls U14 in the All Ireland Feile Final in St Conleth's Park Newbridge. We had already witnessed gutsy comebacks against Dungannon Tyrone and Naas Kildare in two earlier highly competitive games and everybody present was very proud of our team for their skill and never say die attitude. Great stuff lads - read on for the full story from Ernie.
JACK HALPIN, Hurler and Footballer with Saint Judes GAA Club, Templeogue, was seriously injured as a result of the Berkeley, California tragedy which claimed six young lives and forever changed the lives of numerous casualties , their families, friends and relatives. We at St Judes have set up a fundraising page to help Jack and his family at this difficult, could I ask you to share the following across your social media platforms!
AHL2 Very important win in the league over Castlenock by 2-14 to 0-08.
Thursday evening last saw the fifth win on the trot for these lads. Having overcome a tough OP-ER team on Monday evening this was always going to be a big game. Na Fianna were indeed up for it, moving the ball quickly and tackling ferociously from the outset. Our forwards worked back into a crowded midfield and slugged it out for the first half. Playing into a stiff breeze we were happy to be level at half time (Syls 1-6 to NaFianna 0-9). In the second half . . .
St Conleths Park Newbridge 6.00pm Saturday v Douglas Cork . . . Try to get down there to support our lads looking for a second national title
AHL2: Syls 2-8 Crumlin 2-18 (Broomfield, 24st June 2015) The 10 point margin probably flattered Crumlin a little bit but there was no denying that they moved the ball just that bit smarter and quicker. Syls competed well in the first half to keep within a point of Crumlin but a rather soft goal followed by a soft point gave Crumlin a 1-9 to 0-7 lead and knocked us back a bit. Two goals in the second half from Mossy and Colly ( 20m free) kept our hopes alive, but we were finding it hard to cope with Crumlin’s pace and they picked off some fine scores.
MHL3: Raheny 3-13 Syls 1-14 (St Annes Park, 21st June 2015) After a great fightback to get within a point of Raheny in the last quarter we were pegged back by a Raheny goal scored by their talented number 10. We tagged on 2 further points to get it back to 2 points in the closing minutes only to be rocked by another Raheny goal. Syls led by 2 points with the breeze at HT and up to that stage we had coped reasonably well with their influential numbers 10 & 11 but a slow start to the 2nd half gave Raheny the upper hand and they went into a 5 point lead.
The U15A footballers made it four wins in a row last night against a tough OP-ER team in Bridgefield. Our lads found it hard to break through a very determined Plunketts side that packed the midfield and worked very hard to frustrate Syls in the opening minutes. Patience and persistence paid off however and two first half goals from Gavin Hydes saw the home side lead by seven points at the break. This could have been a tighter margin but for some exceptional goalkeeping from Ewan Snow including a penalty save.