News and Match Reports
Our Senior Ladies Team has a current vacancy for a manager. The person we are looking for will be fully qualified and have experience of manageing a ladies team at a similar level If you are interested in this position please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just by way of update. Firstly thanks to all of you for your efforts in getting the Know Your Sports entries sold. Many thanks to all those who have supported our juvenile teams – both boys & girls – by entering our Know Your Sport prediction competition this year. Your support for the fundraising efforts of our teams in this regard is hugely appreciated by all teams.
Dates have been finalised for our Easter Camps. Due to their growing popularity and the Club’s desire to provide as many children as possible with the opportunity to play and enjoy Gaelic games in a safe and controlled setting the Club is offering two camps this Easter
St Sylvesters v Ballymun Kickhams on 1 Mar 2017 St Sylvesters travelled to Ballymun Kickhams on a damp Saturday afternoon. The teams were evenly matched through the first half with players on both sides getting to grips with the soft underfoot conditions. A great team display gave the St Sylvesters girls a deserved lead of 0-2 to 1-2.
For personal reasons I am forced to resign as PRO of St Sylvesters and I must also pull back from maintaining the website which I have been doing since 2004. Anyone who has any interest in getting involved please contact Paddy at email@example.com or Fergal at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is not a technical role, it is much more about story telling with words and pictures and could suit a group of people looking after football, hurling, ladies, ccc1, academy, ccc2, social, sponsors. I'll leave it with you but I hope someone steps forward as the web is a very important communications medium for the club and the local newspapers also rely quite heavily on the site being up to date.
Due to a resignation we need a volunteer to fill the position of Child Welfare Officer. No specific qualifications are required but knowledge of the broad are of child safety and welfare and how to discreetly investigate issues would be very useful. Please don't be afraid of the title, we need someone to step forward, just as with any other positions in the club. Email Paddy at email@example.com or Fergal at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the attached description of Child WElfare and Protection within the GAA.
AFL1 St Sylvester’s 0-9 Skerries Harps 0-6 Our senior football team opened their league campaign with a hard-fought win over newly promoted Skerries Harps, who brought a large crowd to Broomfield for the game (hopefully we can do the same for our away games!). The match was played in very difficult conditions with persistent rain and a strong wind blowing down from the car park end.
PJ Hickey from the U12 Boys Football & Hurling squad was honored to referee the mini game between Dr Crokes and Slaughtneil U12 teams at half time in Croke Park on St Patrick's day. He had a great day, meeting the Cuala hurlers and just sampling the whole Croke Park atmosphere. The announcer gave a lovely pen picture of PJ and mentioned St Sylvesters and PJs favourite players, Sinead Aherne his top pick. For the record, Crokes won easy, and PJ gave very few frees! Great stuff PJ, well done, hopefully some day soon we will have the whole of Syls in Croke Park on Paddy's Day, that's the plan lads.
Nice recognition fro Ross Hazely, one of our most consistent high performers over the past ten years and one of my favourite players at St Sylvesters, captaining Dublin in a challenge at TCD last Sunday. Gary Sweeney also showed well in this game and both lads can be seen this Sunday against Skerries at Broomfield.
Big congratulations to the Cuala hurlers bringing the All Ireland Club Hurling title to Dublin for the first time. Great achievement lads and of course we're hoping this will translate to more county success where Cuala provide a lot of the Dublin team. Well done lads, enjoy the success.
With the new AFL1 starting in Broomfield next Sunday it would be really nice to see us using the scoreboard again at senior games. I always think we miss a little of the athmosphere and pomp by not using the scoreboard at these premier Dublin games but we need a volunteer to step up and take responsibility. Most mentors have the keys and I'm sure Cotsie or Conor or one of the senior metors will set you up. Come on, someone from the crowd please step forward every week and make this happe. Next Sunday sees Ciaran and Derek Roche bring their newly promoted Skerries Harps to Broomfield for their first ever AFL1 game We wish them luck, just not as much as we wish Syls luck, of course. And it would be nice to see the scoreboard used for all games on pitch 1, adds a bit.
What a lovely honour for our girls and for Katie Sullivan in particular gaining the Player of the Weekend over all sports and grades
'If anyone is looking for tickets for the Kerry v Dublin sell-out game in Tralee on Saturday night there is a family ticket available at €42. Anyone interested please email email@example.com'.
St. Sylvester’s GAA club was admirably represented at the official opening of Trinity College Dublin’s GAA Sports Pitches on Santry Avenue on Sunday 12th March. Aogán O Fearghaíl performed the ceremonial duty.
AHL3 St Sylvesters 4-08 Kilmacud Crokes 0-08 Always great to start the league with a win, The Junior As had a 1-20 to 1-07 win over Olafs, I haven't heard how the Bs fared against Realt Dearg in Div8. The AHL8 team had a convincing 6 point win over Realt Dearg. Great start all roud.
The Inters had a one point win at home to Nmh Barróg in the Loving Cup giving us 3 poits from 4, the Junior A team had their first win of the year with a 2-09 to 2-02 win over Pats of Donabate while the Junior Bs made it five points from six with a late comeback to win by two over Erins Isles.
Gallop your way down to St Sylvester's Gaa Club in Malahide where we have great deals for the entire week of the Cheltenham Festival! We will be opening at noon each day & showing EVERY race over the 4 day festival. Get down early to avail of our limited offer of a Pint, a gourmet Hot Dog & a €5 Paddy Power bet all for the great price of only €10!!! The offer is available every day of the festival while stocks last. Please Like & Share.
St. Sylvesters v Ballinteer St Johns B on 4 Mar 2017 St Sylvesters were to play BSJ on March 4th. Poor weather changed the fixture from Broomfield to Ballinteeer Community School. St Sylvesters lost the toss and had to play against the elements. At the start, the St Sylvesters girls were under serious pressure which eventually led to a BSJ score. The St Sylvesters girls rallied and the St Sylvesters defense and midfield started to dominate and produce good ball, from which the forwards scored. At half time, St Sylvesters lead 3-5 to 0 – 1.
50 or so 2009 boys & their families headed to Croker on Saturday. For many it was their fist time to visit, some visited the GAA museum and searched for the Syls crest on the wall. The parents would to thank the committee who organised the event and prepared the goodie bags with threats. A great day was evening had by all, except for the fans supporting Mayo!
Several coaches form Syls attended a very interesting coaching coach on Saturday organized by Mick Bohan the Dublin ladies manager. The goal of the course was to increase skills levels and raise funds for the Dublin Ladies senior football squad. The various sections of the course by Mick's management team. The Dublin Ladies Senior squad were on hand to demonstrate the drills and the skills.