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Joe McDonagh and Jack Boothman pass on - Rest in Peace

Sad to hear the untimely passing of former President of the GAA, Joe McDonagh following on the recent death of another President, Jack Boothman. I had the pleasure of meeting both men in California back in the 90's, Jack, the first protestant President of the GAA with a very calm affable style. Joe was the inspirational guy who led the crowd with The Wests Awake after a stirring cúpla focal as gaeilge by Joe Connolly in 1980 All Ireland (which I also had the pleasure of attending). Great to have had these lovely men lead our Association. Rest in Peace.

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Players travelling to the North America - please read re Sanctions

I wish to advise you that all players that will be seeking a GAA Sanction from Central Council to play in North America, New York or Canada for the summer must arrange insurance in Ireland before they commence their journeys. Players should note the following:-

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Casino Night 4th June

Casino Night 4th June

The Juvenile Committee are running a Casino Night on the 4th, see the attached brochure for details.

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Great result for Gerard from St Sylvesters

Great result for Gerard from St Sylvesters

This week we requested a donation of a Vodafone Dublin shirt for Gerard, a life long fan who is so proud to wear the blue. Brendan received not one but four shirts from Darragh, Eddie, Fiona and Declan and Gerard's family are delighted with your kind response and requested we post Gerards picture as a thank you. Well done lads and very best wish to Gerard, a true blue.

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We badly need a Dublin jersey donated for a good cause

We badly need a Dublin jersey donated for a good cause

I'm looking for a large Dublin jersey with the red Vodafone symbol on it. I'm not sure what year it came out. It's for a good cause. It's for a Downs Syndrome man who is moving to an Alzheimers unit. He won't move without it. Please contact Brendan Bannigan.

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HOW much is that doggie in the jersey.

HOW much is that doggie in the jersey.

Peter Hickey took the shot. It was in Parnell Park. It was when Cork played Dublin in the League a few weeks ago. It was a good day for the Dubs.

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Gerry Gillett RIP

We are very sad to report the passing of Gerry Gillett, a mentor to our successful minor footballers in the early 2000's and father to Mark, a prominent footballer with St Sylvesters. It was always great to meet Gerry at a game, he was a knowledgeable and passionate football man and former player himself with Parnells. Funeral Mass on Friday, 6th May, in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Artane, arriving for 10am Mass and afterwards to Glasnevin Crematorium for cremation.

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Murt Kelly RIP.

St Sylvesters GAA Club and St Sylvesters Golf Society would like to send condolences to Ann Nugent, Valerie O’Meara, Michael Kelly, Paddy Kelly on the passing of their brother Murt Kelly who died on Thursday 28th April. Murt played football for many years with St Sylvester’s and golf with St Sylvester’s Golf Society. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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Unveiling of 1916 Memorial Plaque at Fingallians G.A.A., Swords

A chairde, We would like to invite you to the unveiling of our 1916 Memorial Plaque. The event will take place at 3pm on Saturday 30th April 2016 at Lawless Memorial Park, Swords, Co. Dublin.

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St Sylverter's GAA Golf Society update

The Golf Society had a very successful outing to Beaverstown Golf Club on 9th April and thanks to everyone that played. Here are the results: 1st: Austin Lynch 40 points 2nd: Danny Relihan 39 points 3rd: Joe Woods 35 points 4th: Paul Molloy 34 points Visitor: Dec Barnes 39 points. Excellent scores and congratulations to the winners. The next outing will be held again this year in *Knightsbrook {Trim} on Friday 20th May*. Why not come along and have some fun. *The time sheet will be in the Club house nearer the date.*

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Denis Hatch RIP

We are sad to report the passing of one of our older members and a former player- Denis ( Dinny) Hatch and we extend our sympathies to his family and friends.

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Easter Camps huge success

Easter Camps huge success

We only started the Easter Camps about 5 years ago but they have quickly become one of our most popular annual events and with the weather blessing us we set record numbers for participation. Due to popularity we had to close numbers for the camp so we would ask anyone wishing to book summer camps to do so as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Definite dates for your diary - Ray Boyne and Dyspraxia Ireland

This is a definite date for your diary. We have 2 very engaging speakers lined up for Mentors on Thursday April 7th @7.45pm in the Club. Ray Boyne Ray Boyne , Club Member who has 3 kids playing for the club, has been the Head of Performance Analysis for the Dublin Senior Football Team for the last 10 years. Ray has very kindly offered to give a presentation for an Introduction to Stats in GAA for All Levels. Ray is a very engaging & passionate advocate of the GAA and the need for Coaches to Develop, Encourage, Learn, Improve and ultimately Enjoy coaching players to achieve their full potential. Please see attached pdf to give you a flavour of Rays presentation. Also a link below giving more background to Ray's work. Dyspraxia Association- Aoife Crowley & Frankie Farrell

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The GAA in 1916 - Grand Citizens Parade

A Chairde I am writing to you from Tyrone Productions Ltd – a TV and Entertainment company. We have been commissioned by the GAA to produce a half hour show, which will be their 1916 Commemoration event. This historic event will take place in Croke Park on Sunday, 24th April 2016, the day of the Allianz League Division One and Two Football Finals. The event will be televised by TG4. Working very closely with the GAA we aim to create a show that will commemorate 1916, the Proclamation, the story of Gaelic Games and the GAA’s role since 1916.

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Good Run for Motor Neuroen Disease

Good Run for Motor Neuroen Disease

Olivia Sexton is organising a charity fun run in St Anne’s Park, Raheny on Good Friday 25th March. This is the second year that the run has taken place with the proceeds going towards the fight against motor neurone disease. Last year was a great success raising over €11,500. It’s a great family event with the choice of either a 2.5km or 5km depending on how adventurous people are feeling! Registrations (or donations) can be made by logging on to www.thegoodrunireland.com<http://www.thegoodrunireland.com> .

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Syls Golf Outings 2016

Syls Golf Outings 2016

We'd be delighted to encourage new members to join in the fun. The society is the official Sylvesters Club Society. So come out on April 9th to Beaverstown and support your Club's Golf Society Albert Baker Society Captain 2016

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Know your Sport 2016 Fundraiser

Know your Sport 2016 Fundraiser

The purpose is to raise as much as possible for 2016 referee & team running expenses. Each team keeps 80% of what they sell, the balance goes to fund the prizes.I'd like to thank Ciaran Reilly from the U9's & Custodian Consultancy who very kindly sponsored the design & printing of the cards.Also John Maughan has foolishly offered to do the scoring system for us, many thanks John.

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Some announcements from Syls

16 Membership - Last chance for €20 voucher. Thank you to those members who have already renewed their membership for 2016 - it is much appreciated. For those who have not yet done so, please note that the €20 Early Payment Voucher incentive finishes this Monday 29th Feb. Membership Application Forms and Payment can be made online here or by downloading a form from www.stsylvesters.ie

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Bridgefield Off 20th 21st Feb

Bridgefield is off this weekend. Broomfield 3 & 4 are on but we have limited access are some other games are already fixed. So: 1) Any teams fixed for away games which are also unplayable, no home venue is available from us. 2) Can all mentors see if they can change their home game to the oppositions pitch. Please contact me if you have manage to do this In the meantime I'll see what options we have available.

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Laura Brennan Charitable Trust Gala Evening 2016...

Laura Brennan Charitable Trust Gala Evening 2016...

It's hard to believe but it's now just over 3 weeks to go to this year's Gala Night. With it now being this close I'm trying to gather the names of all the attendees for the seating and table planners. If you have already confirmed your attendance, thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you on the 12th March . If you intend coming along, but have yet to confirm, could you let me know as soon as possible and also the names of anyone else who might be coming along with you. Thanks a million for your continued support - it truly does make a difference. Pat.

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Joe Glennon RIP (Ann Moore's brother)

St Sylvesters would like to send our condolences to Ann and her family on the passing of her brother Joe in Tyrrellspass this morning. Ann and Eddie O'Mhorda have been great stalwarts of Ladies Football at Syls over the years and through them we have had many visits to Tyrrellspass and enjoyed the hospitality of the Glennons, a renowned Westmeath GAA family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usail.

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GAA Congress Documentation

GAA Congress Documentation

I know we often complain about GAA distribution of finances (maybe well founded, maybe not) but, to be fair, we do at least publish our reports so here, attached, is the finances presented at Congress so those of us that have the inclination read and understand (and question if appropriate). Please see attached for your information:- a) Report of an tÁrd Stiúrthóir 2016 b) GAA Annual Financial Report year-ending 31st October 2015 c) Congress Motions Kind regards, John Costello

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Mary Caprani (nee Duffy) RIP

We wish to express our condolences to Vincent Caprani and family of Mary Caprani who passed away Tuesday. Mary was grandmother to a lot of Sylvesters members including Moire McGrath, Joe Duffy and Lee Duffy and will be sadly missed by all. Funeral details attached from RIP.IE

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Rita LOWTH RIP - Gina Lillis' mother

The club would like to send its condolences to Gina and Aidan Lillis and their family on the death of Gina's mother Rita. Aiden is our juvenile referee coordinator and Gina has provided a lot of help and direction on decor for our new look and very successful clubhouse and we are very appreciative of your efforts, Funeral details are attached from RIP.IE

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Message from the Chairman re plans for 2016

Message from the Chairman re plans for 2016

As we embark on a new season and having been returned as Chairman at our AGM last November I think now is a good time to share some of the exciting projects and developments we have planned for 2016.

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Mass for deceased Members

Saturday 27th Feb in St Sylvester's Church at 10:00 has been penciled in as the Mass for deceased members.

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Margaret Carty RIP

St Sylvesters would like to express our condolences to James Carty on the passing of Margaret on Monday 18th. Margaret and James are long time members and supporters of St Sylvesters and Margaret will be sadly missed.

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Syls News 15th Jan

Academy re-starts this Sat Syls Academy returns this Saturday for Girls football, Boys football & hurling at 1:30pm. The girls will train as normal at the ballwall. The boys on the hockey pitch beside their normal training pitch. Boys should wear runners NOT FOOTBALL BOOTS on the hockey pitch. Check with theSyls Twitter (http://stsylvesters.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=0aa579c4c0ff7972799d90d32&id=20509c95f9&e=f19ebef455) if in any doubt about weather cancellations

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Dublin County Board and Nama - Qué!!

Dublin County Board and Nama - Qué!!

I noted an article in the Business Post that Nama have sold a 10 acre site in South County Dublin to Stillorgan Rugby Club for €30k per acre, very nice, good for them. Interesting that the same Nama could not find it in their gift to sell the Spawell site to Dublin County Board recently for region €200k per acre. Questions should be asked, maybe their is a reasonable explanation but is is not obvious from here. Read John Costelloe's comments in his Annual Report. John also made other comments of frustration re Nama and other GAA Clubs. Is it good enough that the we meekly accept that a Goverment appointed agent can treat us in this manner?

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Mary Taaffe RIP

The U15 Football Management, squad and parents wish to extend their condolences to Billy Taaffe and his family on the death of his mother, Mary. Mary's grandsons Danny and Charlie are valued members of our U15s and U12s.

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