News and Match Reports
Congratulations from all in St Sylvester’s to the Scoil Iosa Senior Girls Team on winning the Leinster C Final this afternoon in Newbridge.
Gaelic4Mothers is starting again in Scoil Iosa Hall Wednesday 18th March 2009 7pm-8pm same time as U14 training.
Hard luck to John and Niall Coughlan and to Collie McIntyre who played for DIT in the Sigerson Cup Final on Saturday, losing to Cork IT on their home ground. Sounds like Niall's thrusty left foot was in action again.
Good crowd at the club on Wednesday evening for the visit of GAA President Nicky Brennan. Good speaker, gave us a few stories about Council meeting at Hayes Hotel in Thurles and how Michael Daven and Michael Cusack would have viewed his agenda addressing items like Inter Provincials in Dubai, International Rules in Australia, grounds opening in the US - how the Association has evolved in recent years
I hadn't tweeked that Ernie Brenner was a De La Salle man - he has been helping at the nursery for a few years and is now managing Under 8 and Under 16, as well as advising us on financial matters. Ernie, we wish you and yours well on St Paddy's Day and we have plenty of room at Church Rd for all your buddys - Can Portumna be that good again - maybe not.
It couldn't have been tighter. We drew after extra time two weeks and it went to the last kick of the game last night at the lovely Garristown ground when a free from Dwyer's no 9, maybe his sixth, was enough to see them promoted to AFL3 next year.
The Trad/Sing Along night is going very well after our third night on *Friday 20th February 2009*. *Tina McLoughlin* is a class act on whistle and box (see write up on web). *Luke Tobin* will be supporting her most weeks on Guitar. He is a member of Trad Irish Group *Meascán*. *Eddie & Gearóid Ó Mórdha* have supported with songs and trad music. Last friday we also had *Gerard Flanagan* who is a very talanted fiddle player.
A pretty bleak setting, cold wind straight down an open field perched on a hill. This was an opportunity for some lads to get a game in with much of our starting fifteen missing for one reason or another. We trailed 0-2 to 0-4 after playing into the wind in the first half.
There was a great turnout of players and parents for the presentation of medals to our Under 13 Girls on winning the Division 1 Shield Final. Dubs stars including our own Sinead Aherne and Niamh McEvoy from Parnells assisted Eddie O'Mordha with the presentations. Picture shows Sinead and Niamh presenting the trophy to team Captain Shauna Barry. Martin Treacy
Next year's Under 8s made their St Sylvesters debut in the blue and green at Portmarnock on Saturday. Reports were that they fit the shirts well and will be a blue force to be reckoned with on the fields of Dublin and beyond.
Santa came to Syls again last Saturday to hang out with Malahide's finest up and coming talent. He was well minded by the local constabulary and by the two Ciarans, Ernie, Liz, Suzanne and their gang of merry helpers.
Lovely morning out in the Naul, North Dublin looking forward to Spring. Syls never recreated the pre Christmas form when we literally blew O'Dwyers away, maybe the cold and windy conditions worked against us as we never opened them up and let the opposition pull us into a bit of a dogfight.