MFC B St Maurs 2-16 Clann na Mara 1-12 Our best display of the year in the first half was not enough to give us the win out in Rush as Maurs finished stronger in the last quarter. This leaves us needing a win at Fingallians and other favourable results if we are to progress. Thanks to Mike Rose Nell for the pictures.
SFC St Sylvesters 1-09 St Vincents 3-12 We trailed from start to finish and had no great complaints about the result, losing to a Dermot Connolly inspired Vinnies who, at times, looked every bit the All Ireland Champions that they are. We recovered from a slow start and looked in a good position at 1-07 to 1-05 at half time but a quick Vincents goal after the restart knocked us back. Again we responded with two fine points but a bit of genius by Connolly yielded another Vincents goal and we were chasing from there. We had a good spell mid second half but great work by Gary, Eoin Fanning and Micháel just didn't yield enough scores. One of the ladies team said how proud she was of our team and I can only agree. We came up against a fine team. See the report from Hill16
Sylvester Juvenile Freestyle Hurling competition - to win 2 tickets to All Ireland Hurling Final Replay!
Many of you will have admired the fantastic skills on display in the GAA/GPA run Freestyle Hurling competitions over the past two years which have allowed people to showcase a variety of skills and tricks using their hurl, sliotar and even different body parts.
The U13 football leagues are coming to a head for the season with only 3 matches left for each of our 3 teams. The A footballers continue to lead Division 1 after their 8th win in a row, this time against 4th placed Kilmacud Crokes. The first half was an even enough affair with our 2 goals up the hill in Bridgefield . . .
MHC B Clan na Mara 1-13 Thomas Davis 2-10 For the first half of the game Thomas Davis had the upper hand and controlled nearly every aspect of the game, which saw us coming in at half time with a 7 point defecit. Clan na Mara came out at in the second half playing like a different team, where we started getting to the Sloitar first and really pushing forward and chipping away at that lead.
JFC B St Congratulations to Declan and Shane and their team who won over Civil Service at Parnell on Saturday. Declan will send me a report. The team have been building to this for a few years and the success is very well deserved.
JHC "C" QF : Raheny 0-19 Syls 3-7, Syls Junior Hurlers bowed out of the "C" Championship on Sunday morning losing by 3 points. 19 scores to 10 tells the story. Raheny were very lively and constantly posed a threat moving forward. In a gallant effort to contain them we conceded numerous frees, 10 of which were converted by an expert Raheny freetaker.
Our Junior footballers have qualified for the championship final and will play Civil Service on Saturday in Parnell Park at 4pm. This team has steadily progressed over the last couple of years winning promotion to AFL 6 in 2013 and just losing out in the playoffs last year o move up to AFL5, as well as reaching three cup finals and winning two of them in the last three years.
Sinead Aherne and Niamh McEvoy starred for Dublin once again as they beat Galway in the semi final in Mullingar today. Congratulation to all the girls and best of luck in the final against (Cork I think ?) -
Ladies All Ireland Final - Historic Day for Syls
Sunday, September 28th
1995: Syls fielded its first ladies team. Mick Stuart was manager.
2014: Sunday, 28th September, All-Ireland Senior Final Day. Syls a medium-sized club has the second highest representation on the senior county panel. Twelve different mentors have worked with Sinéad Aherne, NiamhMcEvoy and Nicole Owens over the past twenty years. From Summer Camps to Street Leagues, through to juvenile, under-age competitions and, finally, into the club adult ranks, the silken skills were honed, team bonds formed, finals won and lost and, now, Croke Park beckons for the girls on All-Ireland Final Day.
Make Sep. 28th a real club and family day. Be there and make the difference. Tickets available in the Club house at 8.30pm next Wednesday evening. A limited number of complimentary tickets (one per family will be available on a first come, first served basis).
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The club would like to send our condolences to Matt on the passing of Sheila, a long time member and supporter of St Sylvesters.
Congratulations and best of luck to Ronnie and Helen Carroll launching their new initiative for the students of Malahide and the North County. Classes start Sept 5th.
The Ryder Cup will be followed by a real classic - The St Sylvester's Golf Classic takes place in Malahide Golf Club on Friday October 17th. The event this year will be a shotgun start with teams for four battling it out for some terrific prizes on one of the finest parkland courses in the country which thankfully is right on our doorstep. The golf will be followed by a sit-down dinner in Malahide Golf Club and presentation of prizes . . . . and later that night the DVD launch of “Strictly Syls” will take place back in the St Sylvester’s clubhouse on Church Road.
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