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Injury/Rehab treatment Clinic

Injury/Rehab treatment Clinic

I am delighted on behalf of The Club to announce in conjunction with ExWell Medical centre which is based in DCU University that a Sports Injury & Rehab Clinic will be put in place to facilitate the treatment and rehab programs for our players

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Extraordinary General Meeting 10th Nov

Extraordinary General Meeting 10th Nov

Re :Proposed Forest Adventure Area and Multi-use Reinforced Grassed Area in Malahide Demesne which was approved by Fingal County Council at their meeting of 11th July 2016. Having regard to the impact of this proposed development on the playing pitches in Bridgefield, the adjacent woodland area and the town and community of Malahide, together with the absence of approval by the membership of St Sylvester’s GAA club, we the undersigned, request the holding of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the club to discuss the following motion:---

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Club Appreciation Night - Saturday 10th December

To acknowledge and thank everyone who is involved in the huge efforts that are required to make the club such a success, an appreciation night will be held on Saturday 10th December. This is a build on last year’s mentors appreciation night in order to include a broader section of people who volunteer within and contribute to St Sylvesters.

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Notice of St Sylvesters AGM - 24th Nov 2016

The Annual General Meeting of St Sylvesters Malahide GAA Club will take place at 8pm on Thursday 24th of November at 2 Church Road. Please be advised of the following: The following business shall be transacted at the Annual General Meeting:

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Hurling Workshop Saturday Oct 22nd 2PM

The Coaching Advisory Group have organised a Hurling Workshop to be given by Paudie Butler this Saturday afternoon in Broomfield. We are very fortunate to be able to welcome someone of Paudie Butler’s calibre to our club to give a workshop exclusively to our own mentors. As many of you will know, Paudie is a former National Hurling Director and remains one of the most preeminent hurling coaches in the country with the high quality of his workshops renowned countrywide

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Information Night on 20th October at 8pm

The Executive of St Sylvester’s invite members to an Information Night on 20th October at 8pm to outline the current status of the clubs Development Plans. With the huge increase in playing membership, especially across juvenile boys and girls, the club must have robust plans in place for future development.

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The death has occurred of Carmel SHALLOE (Dave's mother)

We send our condolences to Dave Shalloe on the passing of his mother Carmel. Dave has been coaching and mentoring in the club since about 2001 and even took his U16 hurlers out last Saturday. I'm sorry for the late notice on the web and hope Dave's friends had already heard the sad news. Carmel was laid to rest this morning in Shanganagh. Ar deis Dé go raibh a anam usail.

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Sponsorship Packages Available for Syls Gala Night

Sat Nov 5th Dear Fellow Syls Member, It is with great excitement that we are once again embarking on organising The St Sylvester’s GAA Gala Ball 2016 and we need all the help we can get from the local Malahide community and beyond. We are counting on your help – here’s how you can get involved: Do you work for a company that could potentially sponsor this event?? There are so many ways to get involved, we’d be delighted to hear from you to explore this further.

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Coaching Advisory Group with Niall Moyna- Mentors Engagement Night Thursday Sept 29th 8.00pm

The Coaching Advisory Group would like to meet and greet with the mentors to engage with you to help start & develop a shared vision for our Club Coaching Development Initiatives. To help with this development we are very pleased to announce that Prof. Niall Moyna from DCU will give a talk on “Empowering the Coach & Effective Leadership” on the same night. We are privileged to have someone of Niall's standing to come & impart his knowledge and we would hope for a large turnout from all mentors.

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Heart Screening for Syls players

Heart Screening for Syls players

As part of our player development and player welfare plan,we ran a heart/cardiac screening clinic for 58 St Sylvester’s players. It was really well run event by the Adult Football Committee of Brian Talty, Declan Hetherton , Pat McCarthy and Niall Guiden. They plan to advertise and organise this event again in the new year to facilitate any players that struggled to attend. The event was sponsored by our Permanent TSB in Malahide. Conor Dunne was also in attendance to help organsie and support our sponsor.

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Hurling Workshop Sat Oct 8th

To follow on from the very successful recent Football Coaching Workshops the Coaching Advisory Group have confirmed a Hurling Workshop for the afternoon of Saturday Oct 8th (CCC2 Football Weekend). This Workshop will given by a high profile Intercounty Senior Coach and hopefully all CCC1 & Hurling CCC2 coaches will attend . More details to follow but if you can keep the date free. Many thanks Fergal McStay Juvenile Secretary

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Fundraiser for Fr Felix Bannigan

Fundraiser for Fr Felix Bannigan

Brendan Bannigan (who, with Mick Stuart worked for 6 years to bring about the hurling wall which is such a great facility for Syls) and Francine (our PRO for about the same 6 or 6 years) ran a fundraiser for Brendan's brother Fr Felix Bannigan. The dance and raffle were last night and Brendan would like to thank all his friends in the club who supported and attended. Just because you missed it does not mean you can't still buy a ticket and I have even attached a Big Tom piece so you won't feel left out(there was a big Monaghan gang at the dance). Fr Felix has been working with the poorest in Nicaragua for 30 years in the same spirit as some of the greatest Irish people who give so selflessly to help others. Felix always visits Syls with Brendan and his lovely sisters when in Ireland and he's a smashing guy.

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Healthy Heart Screening for players

Healthy Heart Screening for players

Brian Talty's committee have been working on arranging Heart Screening for club players. We have settled on a company called Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives to carry out this screening. As you will see from their attached brochures Dr. McGlinchey is the Consultant Cardiologist and Oisin McConville is the trained counsellor, if required.

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Stephen Tracey RIP, Sinead, Paudy and Anthony's dad.

St Sylvester's would like to send our condolences to the Tracey family on the passing of Stephen, may he Rest in Peace. Stephen was father to Sinead, long time captain of our ladies team and a regular Dublin player, Sinead's brothers Paudy and Anthony also played for the club from underage to senior level.

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Congrats to Skerries Harps

Fergal Lynch is Skerries Harps Pro and works in Malahide with Tony Byrne on The Diamond. I would like to send our congratulations Fergal on the Harps gaining promotion to Division1 Senior Football for the first time in their long history with their win on Saturday evening.. Looking forward to a new local derby.

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St Sylvesters Gala Night Nov 5th - sponsors wanted

St Sylvesters Gala Night Nov 5th - sponsors wanted

We have started preparations for this year’s Gala night in the Grand Hotel. All proceeds will go towards installation of floodlights on Pitch 2 at Broomfield – this is the first stage in the development of an all-weather pitch that is an essential part of our facilities development programme.

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Catherine (Kit) BURKE RIP(Eamonn Burke's Mother)

St Sylvester's would like to express our condolences to Eamonn Burke and his family on the passing of his mother Catherine (Kit) on Sunday. Eamonn has been a mentor with the 2005 boys since nursery and has twin boys Harry and Matthew who play both hurling and football with St Syls. Funeral details are as attached from RIP.IE. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usall.

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Patricia (Patsy) DUNNE RIP (Conor Dunne's mam)

St Sylvesters would like to express our condolences to Conor Dunne and his family on the passing of his mother Patsy. Conor has been a mentor and coach with various teams over the past ten years, currently with the senior footballers. Funeral details are as attached from RIP.IE. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usall.

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REMINDER _ Skill acquisition session- Mick Bohan former Dubs Skill Coach & Clare Senior Manager Monday 5th Sept 6.30pm

REMINDER _ 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.

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Theresa Boyne RIP - Ray and Joe's mother

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.

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Oisín McConville Workshop Saturday Aug13th

Oisín McConville Workshop Saturday Aug13th

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

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Club position re Bridgefield and Broomfield

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.

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Ticket List for Dublin Donegal

Ticket List for Dublin Donegal

I believe the list closes on Sunday evening as Parnell Park need it on Monday. I will post an update if I hear of a change.

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Coaching Workshop Aug 13th 9.00pm - Effective Forward Play

The Coaching Advisory Group have just 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".

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Friends of Dublin Hurling FODH 4th All Ireland Hurling Week Golf Classic

A chara, Please be advised that Friends of Dublin Hurling will hold its 4th annual All Ireland Hurling Week Golf Classic in Powerscourt Golf Club on Wednesday, 31st August. Team entry will cost €350 (to include meal) and tee-box sponsorship is €100. Prizes include 4 tickets for the All Ireland hurling final and green fees to a number of golf clubs including the K-Club, Mount Juliet, Castlewarden, Royal Tara, Black Bush and Powerscourt. The format for the classic is a four person scramble.

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Seamus Begley visited Syls

Seamus Begley visited Syls

Regulars at our clubhouse had a nice treat on Friday when Danny brought Irish Trad legend Seamus Begley by to say hello. Seamus, not a stranger to Syls, played a few tunes and reminded us that we should have a bit of music in the club from time to time. maith fear, go raibh maith agat.

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The Team of '96 - 20 years on

The Team of '96 - 20 years on

Brian Talty reminded me to mention that it was 20 years since Syls won our only ever Dublin Senior Football Championship. I took a look at my archives, courtesy of Brian Colgan a few years ago, and was struck by the number of lads still very involved in coaching, some still playing, a great tribute to St Sylvesters.. Have a root through the pictures and news clippings, pretty cool stuff. I think Talty said he was going to buy a pint some evening, maith fear, mines a Guinness.

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Facility improvements in Broomfield

Facility improvements in Broomfield

Led by Liam Foley a small group of volunteers gave up their time for the 2nd Saturday in a row and tackled the hedging , balls stops on pitch2 and our sponsors signs on the pitch 1. Liam brought some machinery for height access to tie up the ball stop nets. The lads also tidied up the hedging allowing much easier access if any balls end up in the ditch. They also removed the rubbish from the dressing rooms and Liam has committed to do this on a weekly basis.

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Update on Bridgefield modifications proposals

As many members are aware, Fingal County Council recently drafted plans to increase the size of the car park in Bridgefield, the proposal will go before a full session of the Councillors in July and in advance an information meeting was held in the Library, Ciaran Meehan (Chairman) and Ernie Brenner (Secretary) attended and spoke on the clubs beha

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Paul McBride just pipped in British Amateur Open at the R&A

Paul McBride just pipped in British Amateur Open at the R&A

Wow, what an pity, won the quarter final this morning 2 and 1, down by two with two to play in the semi-final, leveled at 18, level at 19, lost by one shot on the 20th. Obviously another serious Irish golfing prospect and the pride of Malahide. Paul played football and hurling (and often seem sporting his Ui Fhaile shirt) with Syls and Scoil Iosa on the same team as Michael Shiels, Jack Hazely, Eoghan Hammill, Collie Byrne et al, managed by his dad Dave and Fergus Byrne over the years. Dave is coaching our Inter hurlers at the moment also. Congratulations Paul and Dave and Trish, wonderful achievement and obviously plenty more to come. A win at the Open would have qualified Paul for the Masters at Agusta which I hear he parr'ed recently.

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