News and Match Reports
What a fabulous game in Croke Park today. Congratulations to both Kerry and Dublin, and very well done to Dublin proving that they are indeed one of the great teams, with a brilliant second half display. Hope the final can match this.
Dublin just about made it into the All Ireland Ladies Football final at Breffni Park on Saturday, thanks to a last kick of the game free converted from distance and a difficult angle by player of the match Sinead Aherne. After an opening twenty minutes dominated by Dublin, who led at that stage by 8 points, they went into defensive mode for the last 10 minutes of the half and led by just 6 points at half time.
The hurling championship game fixed for this week has been postponed by CCC due to some mixup in fixtures. This is on top of the hurlers getting a walk-over from St Vincents in the league last week and the previous championship game v Vincents called off due to no ref being available.
Skill acquisition session- Mick Bohan former Dubs Skill Coach & Clare Senior Manager Monday 5th Sept 6.30pm
The Coaching Advisory Group have organised a Coach the Coaches session aimed at CCC1 mentors in particular. Mick Bohan who was the former Skills Coach to the Dublin Senior Football Team and current Clare Senior Football Coach has kindly agreed to come out to us on Monday Sept 5th @6.30pm.
Well beaten on the end after a good start where we matched Na Fianna at 4 points each but they got a goal and a few points and suddenly a gap opened. We lost a midfielder to a red card and struggled to compete afterwards.
AFL1 St Brigids 1-09 St Sylvesters 0-08 Definitely a game we should have won. Just did not convert up front, simple as that. We recovered from a slow start against the wind with a couple of Conor Meaney points, Micháel hit one and Garry another and we looked good at 5 to 4. A foul on Garry somehow resulted in a quick break for Brigids and they goaled and pointed and suddenly had dailight between us. Playing into wind and rain, conditions were certainly difficult, but we did create about 6 more scoring chances but poor shooting and wrong options conspired against us.
Winter training is the toughest: wind, rain, mud. MAS (Maximum Aerobic Speed) runs until every muscle burns. Work during the day. Gym sessions after, deadlifts, pull-ups, press-ups, squat jumps, burpees and mountain climbers past the burn. Pushing bodies through exhaustion for passion and pride. It's worth it on game day, travelling with the team, the satisfaction of putting on the county jersey, representing your county, getting in the zone, surrounded by teammates running out to...
A big day in store for our U8 Footballers & Hurlers who head to Croke Park on Tuesday 23rd to represent the Club in the Leinster GAA Experience. They'll play 2 matches on the hallowed turf and a great family day is expected. Hopefully this is the first of many visits to Croker for these young lads in the years ahead. Many thanks to Corcoran Chemicals for their continued support of this team
JHC-C-Q Final: Skerries 4-18 Syls 0-9, Sunday 14th August 2016 – Skerries The final score-line is a bit harsh on us. We were only 3 points adrift at HT having missed a couple of goal chances. Skerries started the 2nd half with more intent and rattled off 3 points before getting that crucial goal which in truth put the match beyond us. We struggled after that, and even the injection of over 100 years experience..!! in the form of Pat Hoyne, Declan Markey and Derek Roche couldn’t turn it around and in fairness to Skerries (who are a Division ahead of us in the league) they pushed on and ran out comfortable winners.
JHC F Castlenock 2-14 St Sylvesters 0-16 Just ran away from us in the last quarter, Castlenock were able to strengthen the team from the line while we had no replacements and just couldn't quite hold onto them. Two early goals put us in the hole, we got back to a point deficit a few times but probably needed the goal to get us ahead and didn't manage one fro a few chances.
Dublin Ladies got a scare in the All Ireland quarter final v Donegal and, while Donegal certainly put it up to Dublin, the Dubs were largely responsible for the predicament they found themselves in. They should have been well ahead at half time but instead were a goal behind, due mainly to lots of shocking passing errors and a few bad shooting misses as well as conceding a soft goal through a mix-up between full back and keeper. In the end, they won 1-13 to 2-7.
Heading into Saturday's TG4 All Ireland QF versus Donegal, Dublin will be looking to four times All Star forward Sinead Aherne to continue to hit the form she has shown so far this season. Aherne leads the Dublin score chart with 2-18 (24) having played in all four of Dublin's Leinster championship victories. Lyndsey Davey is closing in on Aherne's tally with 2-11 while Carla Rowe and Nicole Owens are on 2-8 apiece in joint third spot.
We would like to express our condolences to Joe and Ray Boyne, two guys who have contributed greatly to Syls and Dublin GAA over the years, on the passing of their mother Theresa. Funeral arrangements attached from RIP. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usail.
Application forms are now being invited for Referee Level 1 Course. The Club has been given 5 available slots by Dublin County Board. All applicants, must currently be fully paid up members and be 14 years of age by 31/12/16. All application forms (attached) must be returned by Sunday 28th August to Alillis1@eircom.net from PARENTS email only. Course will be held in March 2017 so please ensure availability around this time period before applying. Before returning application please go to the following link for all information of course details to understand the commitment required :
The Coaching Advisory Group have confirmed that Oisín McConville will hold a Coaching Workshop for the Club on Saturday Aug 13th at 9.00am. The theme of the Workshop will be "Effective Forward Play" and will also include a talk on the "Importance of the Player & the One Club Model". All Club Coaches welcome. Exact details to follow shortly. We hope to confirm a date for the Hurling Workshop within the next week. Hopefully as many of you as possible can make it on the day. Regards Fergal McStay
Due to high demand Eddie and Panner have added a sixth Summer Camp - Mon 22 Aug to fri 26th. Time 10.00 -1.00 Cost 40 Age group u8 - u12 Contact Eddie McLoughney 0876450628
Top of the tables in U12 and U13 D1v1 Football, U15s holding their own in Div1 Hurling and Football . . . .all tables attached thank to Damien Murphy at Parnell Park
Dear Club Members, Further to the Club’s communication on July 5th in regards to proposed Bridgefield Redevelopment I would like to clarify and reassure members about our continued use of Bridgefield. St Sylvesters will continue to have use of 2 pitches after the proposed Development on which our Juvenile teams play. An equivalent large pitch will be retained and will be supplemented with a Go-Games sized pitch. The playing surface of the large pitch will be subject to a badly needed upgrade as part of this programme.
Evening Herlad Player of the Month for July for her display in the Leinster Final. Congratulations to the Syls Ladies section blazing a trail on the National stage.
The Dublin minor girls just missed out in a grandstand last quarter against defending champions Cork in the All Ireland Final in Longford. Syls Danielle Lawless scored a point and was involved in a few more for the Dubs who trailed by 8 points at one stage but battled back very gamely and were a little unlucky not to draw level in ythe last few minutes. See the report attached from the LGFA website. Alsio a few pictures of Danielle from the Armagh semifinal.