News and Match Reports
The club would like to send its condolences to Gina and Aidan Lillis and their family on the death of Gina's mother Rita. Aiden is our juvenile referee coordinator and Gina has provided a lot of help and direction on decor for our new look and very successful clubhouse and we are very appreciative of your efforts, Funeral details are attached from RIP.IE
U15F D1 Sporting new management and coaches in Panner and Super Ryan, the U15s lost by six points to a strong Lucan Sarsfields in Bridgefield on Sunday morning. I only saw the second half where we had a decent wind in our backs and matched Sarsfields on the scoreboard but we couldn't reel in the six point defecit from the first half. We did get back to three points and unfortunately hit the post with a penalty that would have brought us level but that was as close as we got. The Lucan keeper pulled off a couple of good saves and they finished with three points to restore a good lead.
As we embark on a new season and having been returned as Chairman at our AGM last November I think now is a good time to share some of the exciting projects and developments we have planned for 2016.
Dublin scored 2.14 to Kerry's 1.06 in the first round match of the National League played in Parnell Park on Sunday. Dublin were by far the fitter and slicker team as reflected by the impressive score line. Eight Dublin players were on the score sheet. Nicole, Niamh and Sinead were all in the starting fifteen, what an honour for the club to have the highest number of players from one club in the starting fifteen. Niamh bagged two brilliant goals and in all the girls contributed 2.05 to the score sheet. Nice to see good Syls presence in the stands.
Please see the attached submission from St Sylvesters to Fingal County Council re proposed modifications to Bridgefield. While we are objecting to the modifications on the basis that they negatively effect our facilities for the reasons stated, we also wish to acknowledge the excellent relationship we enjoy with the Council and with the Park Rangers and attendants and wish to thank them for their ongoing support in helping us deliver great sporting facilities for our players. We also wish to take this opportunity to thank our local public representatives for their encouragement and ongoing support and for those running we wish you every success in the upcoming election.
After some disappointing pre-Christmas wash-outs, our U8s (2008 born) have returned to training throughout January in terrific numbers. We are delighted to see over 45 players turning up every week for midweek training (Thursdays at 6.30pm on Hockey pitch) and on Saturday mornings at the Ball Wall. The commitment and enthusiasm in both hurling and football is great to see, and there is excitement building ahead of our participation in the Dublin Go-games leagues in February. The 2016 Juvenile master fixtures list shows the key dates to note into Easter (we are CCC1 U8s), as follows:
Saturday 27th Feb in St Sylvester's Church at 10:00 has been penciled in as the Mass for deceased members.
St Sylvesters would like to express our condolences to James Carty on the passing of Margaret on Monday 18th. Margaret and James are long time members and supporters of St Sylvesters and Margaret will be sadly missed.
The Annual general meeting of the Ladies Football Committee will now take place at 8.30 pm on Wednesday 3rd February in the Clubhouse,2 Church Road. The deferral is necessary due to a prior booking in the Clubhouse. All involved with Ladies Football in St. Sylvester's are invited to attend.
Academy re-starts this Sat Syls Academy returns this Saturday for Girls football, Boys football & hurling at 1:30pm. The girls will train as normal at the ballwall. The boys on the hockey pitch beside their normal training pitch. Boys should wear runners NOT FOOTBALL BOOTS on the hockey pitch. Check with theSyls Twitter (http://stsylvesters.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0aa579c4c0ff7972799d90d32&id=20509c95f9&e=f19ebef455) if in any doubt about weather cancellations
Saturday sees the welcome return of the Syls Academy for Girls football, Boys football & hurling at 1:30pm
The above raffle was held on Sunday night next in the club at 7pm . I would like to thank all of those people who supported this very important fundraiser which was organised in order to defray the expense of running this age group for last year. This event was very well supported and has proved to be a very effective fundraiser . All of the prizes were very kindly donated free of charge . We have also organised a fundraising Quiz night to be held in the club. More information to follow .
I noted an article in the Business Post that Nama have sold a 10 acre site in South County Dublin to Stillorgan Rugby Club for €30k per acre, very nice, good for them. Interesting that the same Nama could not find it in their gift to sell the Spawell site to Dublin County Board recently for region €200k per acre. Questions should be asked, maybe their is a reasonable explanation but is is not obvious from here. Read John Costelloe's comments in his Annual Report. John also made other comments of frustration re Nama and other GAA Clubs. Is it good enough that the we meekly accept that a Goverment appointed agent can treat us in this manner?
Stephen Cunningham (Aka Scooby) has been nominated for a Fingal Indo / Maldron Hotel Sports Star Award
Congrats to Danielle Lawless of Syls who was selected on the Dublin Ladies Minor Football Squad for 2016.
Congrats to the school winning the Dublin Colleges Senior Hurling
The U15 Football Management, squad and parents wish to extend their condolences to Billy Taaffe and his family on the death of his mother, Mary. Mary's grandsons Danny and Charlie are valued members of our U15s and U12s.
It is very sad to report the untimely passing of Andrea, a young girl and a handy footballer who wore the Syls jersey with pride for many years. (Malahide, Co. Dublin): Jan 3 2016, suddenly. Andrea, will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Maria and Colm, her much loved brother Peter, aunts and uncles, cousins and in particular Anna who was always there for her, extended family and many friends. Rest in Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usail.
The Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Football Committee will take place at 8.30pm on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in the Clubhouse, 2, Church Road. All involved with Ladies Football in St. Sylvester's are requested to attend
Broomfield 1 and 2 closed until further notice. Also, see Fingal Notice re Pitch Closures. Pitches re-open Sat 16th Jan.