News and Match Reports
To acknowledge and thank everyone who is involved in the huge efforts that are required to make the club such a success, an appreciation night will be held on Saturday 10th December. This is a build on last year’s mentors appreciation night in order to include a broader section of people who volunteer within and contribute to St Sylvesters.
I am delighted on behalf of The Club to announce in conjunction with ExWell Medical centre which is based in DCU University that a Sports Injury & Rehab Clinic will be put in place to facilitate the treatment and rehab programs for our players
The players , mentors , parents and St Sylvesters GAA club would like to thank the Joe Duffy Group for their very kind sponsorship of our minor hurling squads . We would also like to thank Mr Gavin Hydes - MD of the Joe Duffy Group for his help .
Following on from last week's Information Meeting, a number of members of the club give notice on an EGM. The purpose of the meeting is to ratify or otherwise the club's position with regard to Fingall CoCo's proposals re developments at Malahide Castle. The meeting will take place in the clubhouse at 2 Church Road, Malahide on Thursday 10th November at 8pm. All club members are welcome.
A brilliant night was had by St. Sylvester’s Girls and Ladies section at the official launch of their new sponsor CMC Markets on Saturday 22nd October. Each team were presented with a new set of jerseys by Ladies Committee Chairperson Martin Moore and Ivan Fox of CMC Markets . Guest speaker Dublin Ladies All Star player Sinead Aherne, spoke to a large attendance of mentors, coaches and parents on the night. She delighted the crowd with an account of her football career from playing in St. Sylvester’s street leagues to being an inspirational player for Dublin's Ladies Senior team.
The Annual General Meeting of St Sylvesters Malahide GAA Club will take place at 8pm on Thursday 24th of November at 2 Church Road. Please be advised of the following: The following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting:
MFC A Gr1 St Brigids 1-13 St Sylvesters 6-13 Some terrific football again this week keeps us holding on by a thread in the championship. We need a Crokes win over Clontarf or possibly a draw to give us a chance of making the semi's.
AHL3 Erins Isles 0-13 St Sylvesters 4-08 Much improved display from the hurlers this afternoon against a handy enough looking Isles. A smashing early goal from a first time effort by Danny of a great setup by Andrew set the tone. Andrew and Danny were brilliant all through, Collie Byrne ain good form winning lots of high ball as was Simon while Eoin K and Diarmiud also contributed to the scoreboard. Kev Clarke had a great game at the back as had Graham at fullback and Derek in the goals.
Congratulations to Sinead and also for her recent All Star nomination. She gets my vote but I'm sure that's no surprise. The nominees have today been announced for the TG4 Player’s Player of the Year awards with the overall winners set to be announced at the 2016 TG4 All Star Awards at the Citywest Hotel on November 12th. Briege Corkery could be set to win her third Player’s Player of the Year award and her second in a row as she is nominated for the award along with fellow 11 time TG4 All Ireland winner, Bríd Stack. Dublin’s Sinead Aherne is the third nominee for the honour following a series of brilliant performances throughout the year.
Very proud of the girls last Saturday who lost a real cracking final by one point to Na Fianna after coming back from 8 points down at one stage and missing 4 starters ( thanks to Aoife, Caoimhe and Leah from U14s for stepping up to fill gap ) - and what a touch of real class from Na Fianna coach for taking off one of their players when one of ours got sin binned for what he felt was a very harsh call - well done Derek and congrats to your girls they are a credit to you.
The Coaching Advisory Group have organised a Hurling Workshop to be given by Paudie Butler this Saturday afternoon in Broomfield. We are very fortunate to be able to welcome someone of Paudie Butler’s calibre to our club to give a workshop exclusively to our own mentors. As many of you will know, Paudie is a former National Hurling Director and remains one of the most preeminent hurling coaches in the country with the high quality of his workshops renowned countrywide
Ref Danny Harrington called a dubious draw in a lively junior hurling game to remember former Syls star Dave McGrath who died suddenly in 2012. There was a great crowd at Malahide Castle and thanks to Lusk Round Towers who provided the opposition. Danny O'Connor will tell the full story, well done to all, a nice turnout of lads who played with Dave. Nice note attached from the McGrath family and a few pictures from Bernard.
Congratulations to the Syls Gaelic4Mothers team back in the National Blitz which we co-hosted again this year with neighbours Naomh Marnóg. Maybe Dee or Keith can tell us a little more about this greatest of sports days. If you've never seen G4M take a look at the attached video, what a movement. Peter sent a link to some brilliant pictures and also said that Croke Park said 'Syls were the best supported and had the best fun vibe for the day. The atmosphere around the slys pitch was electric'
MHC D Castlenock 1-05 St Sylvesters 2-11 Great performance by the Team today .Strong defensive performance into the a gale in the first half kept the Castleknock scoring to just 4pts and meant Syl's only had a one 1 point deficit at the turnaround . Two great goals in the first 5 of the 2nd half settled the team and they went on to comfortably win 2-11 to 1-5 . Congrats to all the lads and to the management, Jimmy Denneher and John Cross
MHC B Faughs 2-12 St Sylvesters 4-05 Championship hurling at it's best, no quarter asked or given in a tough encounter, the scoreline probably telling the real story of 14 scores to 9. This was a great battle from our lads against a skillful Faughs.
Anbody interested in get involved managing our u21 Football team ,please email Brian Talty at firstname.lastname@example.org>
U15F A C'ship SF The U15A footballers qualified for the clubs second U15A Championship Final in 2 years with a hard fought victory over a very well drilled Clontarf team. At times through the game the result looked like it was slipping away from us but goals came for us at exactly the right time to see us over the line. We trailed from almost the first minute until well in to the second half and at one stage in that second period we were 4 points down and going out as we seemed to have no answer to Clontarf’s sharp play.
MFC E Gr 2 St Sylvesters 2-11 St Judes 1-08 Congratulations to the minors reaching the semis with a wins over Judes, Whitehall and Geraldine Morans.
MFC A Gr1 St Sylvesters 4-11 Kilmacud Criokes 4-21
SFC 2nd rd Castlenock 1-13 St Sylvesters 0-12 Disappointing result for us, missed two late penalties in a late rally that just did not yield the needed scores. Sorry I missed the game, anyone offering a report? Thanks to Peter for the pictures.