The lads came our firing on all cylinders today with a much more convincing performance against local rivals Fingal Ravens. All adult teams had good wins, great start to the season.
We lost the Div1 game at Broomfiled because we simply showed up too late and took far too long to get to the pace of the game.
Nice to welcome the All Ireland Champions to Broomfield and especially nice to repeat our win of last Autumn over Crokes to take our first points of the campaign. The first half was tepid enough, Crokes got the first two points, we slowly woke ourselves to around the middle and were probably unlucky to be only one up at the break - Beanos' point probably the pick of our effort
Good win by the Seniors and Minors - U15 hurlers won away
Playing with a strong wind in the first half we hit 10 wides and gave away a sloppy goal. Eoin Bennis had a great effort come back off the crossbar for Damien McMahon to tab in and leave us 3 up at the break
The seniors left it late to beat Maurs by two points in the Vincent de Paul Cup. Gabriel is not having much luck preparing for the new season with fully 17 players off the senior panel missing for a variety of reasons. Having said that, they still won against a decen
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
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.
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.
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.