AFL8 St Sylvesters 0-10 Cuala 1-11 I guess Cuala will be celebrating their revenge for last nights defeat down in Dalkey. It was a good competitive game, level four or five timesbut we took the wrong options in attack in the last quarter and Cuala, with a strong wind in their backs, we more economical with their chances. Lots of good displays from the likes of Rob Taylor, James McKennaByrne, Dylan McEvoy and Sean Halligan, and it was great to see an evergreen Shay Keogh still tormenting a full back.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 3-18 Cuala 1-09 Probably a fair reflection of this game, we came out of the blocks quickly against a strong wind and knocked over a string of points and seemed to be moving faster and more decisively than I had previously noticed. Alan Foy and Gary were running hard up the middle, long balls from Ed to Micháel and Conor Meaney also a feature. Ross blocked a clearance and solo'ed through for a goal that gave us a six point half time lead.
AFL3 I think we lost by three against Brigids, we looked pretty good in the first half against the wind, defending bravely and staying within a few points. I didn't see the second half as the game clashed with the seniors on the other field. Pity they always clash, it's hard to watch both teams.
The Junior Bs lost their unbeaten record to KIllians/Kevins in a lively game in Broomfield. Summer and Euro's had an impact on our team but we still had a good team on the field. These lads won the semi-final of the Murphy Cup on Sunday and will surely bring silverware to the club this year. The A team had a good win against Maurs on pitch1 to drag us out of the bottom four in Div5.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 0-16 St Maurs 1-06 We raced into an early lead, six points to two and looked comfortable, Maurs pegged us back a couple of times but we seemed to have the ability to move on each time. A goal and a few points mid second half pulled Maurs back to a three behind but Syls kicked on again to win by seven. Nice to see Alan Foy back, Conor Meaney and a roving Conor Quinn hit good points, Ed manned the middle in the absence of Ross, Fionn and Glenn were also pretty much to the fore and Danial St Ledger hit some brilliant frees.
AFL1 WW lost by 4 points after a good second half display into the wind. I missed the first half, couldn't find the field over at Abbotstown, but we trailed at half time after playing with a decent wind on a very big field. A smashing goal by Alan Foy and points by Micháel, Ed and Gary had us ahead by a point and playing well but a few misdirected passes let Boden off the hook and a set them up for a breakaway goal and they finished with a good point.
The Inters won a hard fought away AFL3 match in Clan na Gael last Wednesday by 2 points. 5 points down at HT. Match originally scheduled for Sunday but Clan want to play Wednesday.
AFL 1: St. Sylvester's 0-15 Oliver Plunkett's E/R 0-08 Our Senior footballers capped off a very successful week with a 7 point win over Oliver Plunkett's on Saturday evening in Broomfield meaning we took maximum points for two very difficult games following on from Wednesdays game in Ballymun.
The lads came into this game on the back of an extremely good performance against St. Vincent's 7 day's earlier with the goal of building on their previous efforts and securing 2 precious league points. Games against Ballymun over the last couple of years have generally seen the Mun come out on top but straight from the start in Wednesday our lads were determined to ensure that would be a different outcome on this occasion.
The Junior B team had their second win of the week beating Na Fianna 1-16 to 0-09 after a big win away to Raheny earlier in the week. The As lost 3-10 to 0-14 to Castlenock in a very lively game while the Inters came back from a poor start but couldn't just catch St Peregrines, losing by 4 in the end. There was a huge Peregrines crowd at the game so I guess things are going well over there, more luck to them.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 0-14 St Oliver Plunkets ER 0-08 Michael Mccarthy was the form player this evening with some beautiful point scoring as the Seniors continued their good form with an impressive well controlled win.
AFL1 Probably our best win in a while, a good lively game where the lead changed hands frequently. Sweeney was again on fire, Ross was my man of the match with a return to his best hard working form rewarded with a goal late in the second half, Mick yet again great in goal but, in fairness there were many good performances, Scrappy very decisive coming from the back, Beano with a few great scores, Ronan and Ciaran Roche. Maybe Cotsie will send a more complete report.
VdeP Cup St Sylvester's 0-17 St. Vincent's 4-10 This was an extremely well contested game with both teams not giving an inch. It was played at a real fast pace with high intensity. the sides traded scored through out the first half with all of the home teams points coming from play after some very patient build up leading to opportunities which were taken when presented to us. All the while we restricted the visitors to mostly frees.
There will be a Coaching Session for all Mentor/Coaches in Broomfield next Monday 7.15pm organised by Brian Talty , Head of Adult Football and delivered by Donie Buckley who is a highly regarded inter county coach. Donie is particular renowned for his coaching in relation to tackling and defending. Please encourage all Mentors to attend. All are welcome. Our Senior Football Team will be put through their paces by Donie, the main objective is improve our tackling throughout the club. Fergal McStay Juvenile Secretary
IFC B Ballyboughal 0-16 St Sylvesters 0-12 Four point loss in a game where our shooting let us down and the excellent former Dublin U21 Gerry Seavers missed nothing for the home side. Beautiful evening in North County but we seemed to take the wrong options on the smallish field.
AFL1 Thos davis 0-16 St Sylvesters 0-07 Wet evening, bit of a damp squib from our perspective, Mick Shields kept a clean sheet, the score says the rest.
Mixed week for our adult footballers, the Seniors and Junior Bs winning while the INters and Junior As both lost. The seniors had a comfortable five point win over UCD at Parnell's ground, Michael McCarthy and Gary Sweeney both in good form up front and Collie Mc and Conor Quinn the pick of the backs. The Inters were a little unfortunate to lose by a goal to Finbars at Rollestown. A poor first half left us 6 points down at the break after having the wind and hill in our back.
AFL3 We won by two points after a very solid display and the team is starting to come together well following an equally impressive win over Ballyboden in our last outing.
AFL1 Fingal Ravens 2-07 St Sylvesters 0-17 A very assured display, much more encouraging with Championship coming up in a couple of weeks. Midfield of Jack and Ross Hazely were dominant throughout, hard hitting Barry Ryan and Ian St Ledger gave us a more solid feel in the backline while Brian Sexton and Gary Sweeney were excellent up front, Gary contributing six or seven points from play and Brian, Micháel, Ed and Niall all contributing. good scores.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 0-06 Castlenock 0-06 Tight game where we trailed fro most of the game against a well organised tidy looking Castlenock. Gary Sweeney opened with a lovely long range point, but generally our forward play was a bit ponderous and we didn't threaten their goal. Shane and Ross worked really hard and kept us in it in the middle while the defense saved us this week, Michael Shields, John Peacock and Barry Ryan all making decisive saves, great to see Collie Mc back and going well and Dave Galvin also finding form after a long injury. Both sides probably happy enough with a draw in awful wet conditions.
AFL3 I don't see the result posted yet but I hear the Inters had a good win away to Boden and we had a lot of players back. Word is there will be no living with Meaner but fair play as we had a rocky start and are clearly getting it together now.
Great display by Boden in winning the All Ireland Club title, congratulations to Andy McEntee and all concerned. I particularly like that four promoinent hurlers played in the final and their club have consistent success in both codes. The Limerick lads in the club were celebrating Na Prarsaigh win and are hoping it bodes well for the year ahead, maybe it will.
AFL1 Raheny 1-11 St Sylvesters 2-12 Good win, really should have been more comprehensive but happy enough to get our first win over Raheny in three years. We started slowly going behind by three points before Palmer made a burst at the Raheny defence and Ross finished the move to the net. That picked us up and we maintained parity for a long while, Gary Sweeney in particular, Niall and Conor Meaney all contributing well. Mid second half and down to 14, Sweeney gave us a glimpse of his old self with a wonderful carry, beating four defenders and finishing a great goal. New boy Ed Walsh took over with a great display of point scoring, left and right, inside and outside, great to watch.
Senior v UCD, interesting draw, they had a good run in the Sigerson, will they bring the same to the Dublin C'ship. Inters v Finbars, I don't know how they have been doing Junior A v Templeogue SS, sounds tough against their 2nd team , and Junior B team in the C Champiopnship v Portabello, again sounds tough
AFL1 I St Sylvesters 0-13 St Vincents 4-13, We gave up two goals early on and Michael Shiels made a few great point blank saves to keep the score down. We did make chances at the other end but, while Gary and Michael were keeping the points ticking over they both missed real goal opportunities in the first half. After the break we gave up another couple of goals and again missed quite a few scorable opportunities.
The Inter Hurlers had an impressive 11 point win over Na Fianna in the Corn Ceitean while the Inter Footballers lost by a single point to Fingallians in the Loving Cup. Junior hurlers ;lost by a couple of goals to Kevins in Corn Fág a Bealach, Junior As drew with Erins Isles in the Conlon Cup and the 4ths continued their good form from last season with a 2 point win over Pats Donabate in the Murphy Cup. Our Minor A Footballers were unlucky to lose by a point to Vincents in D2 League but our second minor team had a win over Whitehall.
St V de P Cup St Pats Donabate 1-10 St Sylvesters 4-13 First competitive game of the season and an impressive outring, scoring freely and only giving up scores late on. Mick Shields made a number of very good one-on-one saves, Dylan Connolly had an impressive busy debut at wing back, Gary Sweeney and Mick McCarthy were in form up front. We had some nice passing movements and overall had a good outing
Stephen Cunningham (Aka Scooby) has been nominated for a Fingal Indo / Maldron Hotel Sports Star Award
Broomfield 1 and 2 closed until further notice. Also, see Fingal Notice re Pitch Closures. Pitches re-open Sat 16th Jan.
We are currently recruiting for mentors and coaches for a number of our adult football teams, if anyone is interested in getting involved please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.