Dear Members, Our annual club membership subscriptions are the main source of income to pay for the registration of our teams in all competitions, maintaining the playing facilities, player insurance etc. As you are aware the final date for membership fell on 31st March 2017. Progress to date this year with membership renewal has been very positive and your support is greatly appreciated.
My name is Martin Brennan and I am the event controller for Pieta House Darkness into light event in Malahide Castle on Sat 6th May 2017 . I am looking for volunteers over 18 yrs to help steward the event from 2.30am to 5.30am an was wondering if any if your members would like to get involved . I have sent emails to all the sporting clubs in the Fingal area Kind Regards Martin Brennan 0863214336
As discussed at last night’s Exec it is imperative that all sections comply with the enactment of this new law as laid out in the letter below from DCB. As Lead Mentors please forward to all your mentors/coaches and those in regular contact with Children U18. I have highlighted the main issues involved in the letter from Aileen, CW County Officer DCB.
It is sad to report the passing of Denis Danno Mahony, former Dublin footballer and a great supporter to St Sylvesters at the time we bought our grounds at Broomfield. The members and executive at Syls would like to express our sympathy to Denis' family and thank them for their support over the years, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
As part of our club’s ambitions for a sports campus in Broomfield we are delighted to confirm that the new floodlights on pitch 2 are now operational. This is a vital first step in the development of a full “all-weather” facility in Broomfield and represents an investment of almost €150k. This development has been funded by a combination of grant aid from the Sports Council and the “Gala Night” fund-raising event that was held in November 2016.
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.
'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'.
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.
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.
We send our condolences to Peter Hickey and his son Aaron, U12 footballer, on the passing of Peter's mother. Elizabeth.
We send our condolences to the Reilly Family on the passing of Tommy, former player and one of a famous St Sylvester's family that included former chairmen Christy and Brendan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usuail.
St Sylvesters send our condolences to Michelle Owens (nee Harrison) on the passing of her dad Noel, grandfather to prominent Syls and Dublin players Nicole and Simon.
No, we’re not having any internal crisis, just dusting off our processes and procedures and re-establishing our sub-committees. We are advertising for members to volunteer to serve on our Disciplinary Committees. The purpose of these committees to implement the Code of Conduct in the event of a written complaint or concern from a member of the club or the general public. We invite members to volunteer for any of the roles to be ratified by an existing committee where appropriate.
Here is some info on upcoming workshops being run by the DCB Coaching Dept.
A super second half display in Newry today in beating the ever excellent Dublin champions, St Vincents, continues the fairytale for Slaughtneil. All Ireland Club Football Finalists, their ladies have reached the All Ireland Camogie Final, the hurlers play a very strong Cuala from Dublin in the All Ireland Hurling Semi Final and I hear they even have a Gaeltacht status for their area. What a great story. Comhghairdeas, aghaidh agus aníos, Slaughtneil Abú.
Sylvesters Lotto first prize of €13,000 Lotto was won last night by two of the most loved characters in St Sylvesters. There was a great atmosphere in the club with the news and we thank all those who have contributed over a number of years. Please continue to support our lotto as it is a great source of revenue and a great way to show your support. Great thanks to Kevin, John and Pat for running the Lotto every wee and thanks also to the lads who run the bar for their support. Syls abú.
For insurance purposes teams taking part in Challenge Matches are advised that they must apply - through their Club Secretary - for permission to take part in a challenge game via the following email address at least 72 hours before throw-in time -- firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the CCC has no function in recording notifications of challenge games for insurance purposes. Is Mise, Seán MacNiocláis.
In continuation of our quest to provide the best possible sporting facilities for our members our Facilities Development Group have documented the attached plan as illustrative of what we hope to achieve. It is pretty consistent with other plans developed over the years shows a practical roadmap for our facilities to be developed in a phased manner. We are submitting an application for Sports Grant Funding by 24th February and we wish to make members aware of the costs involved if we want to build an all-weather facility in Broomfield. An application for a grant does not commit us in any way at this stage. The plan attached is for illustrative purposes only and will undoubtedly change as we continue to engage.
The Executive wish to update members on the motion passed at the AGM to establish a Forum to address the membership concerns in relation to FCC's plans to modify the playing facilities at Bridgefield. In light of the recent decision by FCC to withdraw its application and feedback from the Forum, no further action is deemed necessary at this point in time. Thanks to Paul, Aisling and Eric for taking this on. Given our club's connection with Bridgefield, the Executive will undertake to keep the membership informed of any new proposed changes to the playing facilities there and should this arise will convene if necessary a Special General Meeting whereby a vote of the membership can take place before any agreement shall be entered into.
Billy is 100 years old about now. Billy is the current Hon President of St Sylvesters and was Secretary of Syls at 18 years of age (in 1935), He played on the Syls Junior Football Championship in 1936/7, Fingal Cup and many other competitions. We congratulate Billy on this great milestone and wish him and his family a Very Happy Birthday, Comhghairdeas. Billy is third from the left on the front row - thanks to Michael for the picture.
I'm sure many you have seen the new targets painted onto the short side of the Ball Wall (see pic attached). This is as a result of the great time & effort spent by our new Facilities Group lead by Eoin Farquharson & Aidan Lillis and helped by Liam Foley. They plan to finish this project by completing the large side this Saturday (weather permitting) which will result in the closure of the large side of the wall.
Just 8 short weeks to go now until our Gala Evening 2017. Please find attached all the details of this year's event. Our MC for the evening is once again the wonderful Síle Seoige. We really hope you can make what promises to be another fantastic evening. Let us know if you are able to attend. Thanks a million again for your continued support - it truly does make a difference.
There has been a change of venue for the Hurling Workshop this Friday. It will now take place in the Sports Hall in Scoil Íosa @7.30pm. Many thanks to all of you that have committed to attend. Note-Please bring a Hurley along for the session. Regards Fergal McStay
10..00am Mass at the church beside Scoil an Dunninigh
Malahide Ceoltas are playing in the club this Sunday 6.00pm to 8.00pm and anyone who plays an instrument is strogly encouraged to come and join in. We hope to expand the cultural activities in the club and welcome anyone who can help make that happen
Great to see we are nearly there with the floodlights project in Broomfield - - All pole bases installed and cabling in. (see pic) - Generator base and fencing installed. (see pic) - Lighting columns delivered to Broomfield (see pic) - Seamus Byrne Electrical has all other plant and materials now in his stores or ready to be delivered i.e. Generator, light fittings and main panel. Unfortunately with the recent wet weather the ground is too soft (particularly on the houses side of the pitch) to erect the poles and lights as damage would be caused. - There is about 2/3 weeks work left after the Christmas to complete weather permitting
As the year draws to a close and many of you are hopefully enjoying a well-deserved break, we would like to send our thanks for the huge contribution you have made to the young people in our club and the broader community within Malahide. Our club and it’s members are blessed to have so many committed volunteers who have freely given up their time and resources to make such an important contribution to the development of our young people.
Last Saturday was a very sad day for for the club with the funeral of Declan Morris. It was lovely to see such a large crowd turn out to mourn Declan. St Sylvesters hurlers and U12 footballers provided a guard of honour while a number of club members also provided very fitting tributes to Declan at the funeral ceremony. Many thanks to Martin and Eddie and the staff at the club and Sportslink for looking after the mourners and thanks to Carole and the Morris's for letting us share in a very sad but proud day.