Congratulations to Luke playing here for the Dublin Minors in the Leinster League Final against Laois winning 1-16 to 0-09. The Minor Championship starts April 16th against Offaly at 12.00 in Parnell Park and here's hoping for a long and successful run.
MHL2 St Sylvesters 4 - 11. Thomas Davis 4 - 7 The Syls boys got off to a slow start here in rain soaked pitch 1 in Broomfield . Playing against a strong breeze the Syls mentors took a gamble by going all out for a couple of early goals. This didn't work out for Syls as we conceded a couple of soft goals midway through the first half so plans had to change
The Minor As beat Nmh Marnóg in mid-week following a win away to Raheny and a loss by a point to Vincents in their opening game. The B team playing in D5 GrB looked like comfortable winners over Na Fianna yesterday and have also beaten Whitehall but I haven't seen a result for the Fingallians game.
MHL2 Raheny 1-06 St Sylvesters 4-18 Comprehensive scoreline as the minors recovered from a late defeat two weeks ago to take their first win of the season. To be fair, Raheny played some excellent hurling and watching (half watching as the senior football was on the adjacent field) from the sideline it was not obvious that we were so far ahead. We did have Cooney and McLoughney back in the team and they gave us more pwoer than two weeks ago but Sean Graham and Luke Hughes were on fire also, defensively Liam was excellent in goal while Ciaran Murphy, Philip, and Mikey were also in good form.
MHL2 St Sylvesters 0-12 Fingallians 2-09 A goal fives minutes into over time was unfortunate from our perspective as we had spent the wh.. A great display byole second half fighting our way to draw level only to lose out tat the death. A great display with a very understrength team against a pretty decent looking Fingallians with lots of good hurlers.For the firat time ever we fielded a second Minor hurling team but they jsut lost out by two points to Castlenock
Sylvester’s Minor Footballers and Hurlers are holding a *Table Quiz Fundraiser* *on* *Friday 26th Feb at 8.00pm* *After you cast your vote next Friday why not drop into the GAA club and join us in what promises to be a fun night.*
As Colm Casey told us, it was a great honour for John Crosse to present the medals to the U16 hurling league and championship winners. The lads also presented their coaches nominated Player of the Year to Dennis O'Brien for the A Football, Aaron McCormack for B Football and Ben O'Neill for Hurling. The players themselves also selected Players Player of the Year - Barry Crosse Hurlng, Adam Gaynor B Football and Sean O'Connor A Football.
Report from Anthony attached. . . . MHC C Final St Sylvesters 1-12 Ballyboden St Endas 3-07 AET Smashing game of hurling in wet windy conditions at O'Toole Park, led by two points with 3 minutes remaining in extra time only for the Boden 11 to take a high ball and evade our defence for a brilliant goal from which we couldn't recover. The lads should be very proud of themselves, There was good Syls support, obviously disappointed for our team and fair play to Boden, they were great opponents.
MHC C SF St Sylvesters 6-14 St Olafs 2-07 Syls minors progressed to the minor hurling final in two weeks time to play Ballyboden St Endas in a pulsating match played at Bray Emmets grounds this morning. Olafs won the toss and opted to play into the wind in the first half . Syls boys got off to a reasonable start with two early points . Olafs responded with a point . Then Syls hit the net twice with two quick goals and started to dominate from that point in the game. The halftime score was Syls 4 goals and 9 points to Olafs 5 points .
Congratulations to the U16s winning the Championship and their league in their first year hurling.The lads were disappointed to win the league without having to play two weeks ago but they had to make up for it today winning a helter skelter encounter with a fine St Peregrines by two points after extra time over in O'Toole Park. John Crosse or Jimmy will send a report and pictures but I wonder did anyone catch captain Colm Casey's initation of Joe McDonagh with his acceptance speech as gaeilge, I'm told it was pure Colm, maith fear.
In the end it turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax as a conceded fixture by Na Fianna on Saturday left the U16 hurlers with no game. The lads weren't complaining however as it meant they maintained their 100% record for the season and more importantly clinched the Div 5 league title with a game to spare.
MFC C Gr1 A heavyt loss at home to Erins Isles in Broomfield, Isles looked the more mature side, generally stronger around the field. We were within three points at the break but our attacks were under pressure and we hit a few wides while Is;es tacked on a few points and opened a gap, moving further ahead with two well taken goals. We did hit a number of nice points but never enough.
U16HC C Smashing win over Wild Geese after a very tight first half. A goal just before the break by the ever lively Colm Casey gave us a bit of daylight over an Oldtown team with plenty of hurling. Defensively Liam Foley and Barry Crosse were excellent, Dennis O'Brien at centre back and Cian at centre forward but I better leave it to Jimmy as I don't know all this team. First year competing at thsi age oin hurling and doing very well.
Two wins in the Minor Football Championship, away to Castlenock and home to Cuala, an A Championship win U15 away to Skerries, U14 Div1 win at home to Skerries putting us top of the league and a very impressive U13 D3 win at home to Marys of Saggart. I was in Bridgefield on Saturday afternoon and it was just great to see two big games on with great support. The U16 hurlers fantastic win on Sat in the Quarter Final of the Championship out in St Maurs ......it sets up a tasty Semi Final clash with Wild Geese at home next Sat
The U16 Hurlers rounded off their summer activities last week with a bit of pre-championship altitude training and some team bonding activities at the new Poc Fada Golf up in Deer Park in Howth. The recipients of ‘Worst Puck Off the First Tee’ and ‘Wooden Spoon’ prizes shall remain nameless to protect the afflicted !
MHC C St Sylvesters 3-15 Kilmacud Crokes B 2-10 Good win, lots of good hurling from both sides, Syls minor hurlers got their championship campaign off to a flying start at Broomfield on Sunday morning . The game started at a frenetic pace with the Syls boys coming under pressure from a physical Kilmacud forward line .Kilmacud went into a two points to no score lead very early in the game even though Syls were hurling reasonably well at the time .
MHL3 There was a few great cheers as we reeled in Olafs late in the game with goals to secure a win that had looked unlikely. Brian Colgan said it was the best win he had seen this year.
The two Daniels lined out for Dublin U16 footballers in their comprehensive win over Louth in the 1st round of the Gerry Reilly Cup yesterday evening. Daniel Deneher lined out at center back with Daniel Brennan at corner forward scoring 2:3 and picking up the man of the match award.
U16A Shield Final We lost by two points in the end to Ballymun after being behind by 9 with ten minutes remaining. Peter sent some pictures.
U16 D Championship Final St Sylvesters 3-10 Na Fianna 1-02 Great to go the Parnell Park and win. To be fair tioNa Fianna the score did not reflect an excellent competitive and sporting game where we simply took our scores and they didn't but in all other aspects it was a pretty even game. I hope John has a chance to send a full report. Congratulations to Brian Murray on a well deserved Man of the Mattch Award.
The U16s hosted Carryduff from Co Down in a lively game in Bridgefield - honours even I believe. Bernard provided some pictures.
The U16a Footballers had fine win away to Cuala last night playing a direct brand of football. They racked up a big score of 3.16 to 2.5. They got off to a great start and continued their good form right up the final whistle.
Daniel Brennan, Jack Whelan, Daniel Deneher
U14Div1 St Sylvesters 5-09 Kilmacud Crokes 4-09 On Saturday afternoon in the Castle, Sylvester’s U14’s met their old foes Kilmacud Crokes in the last round of league fixtures knowing a win would ensure they finished joint top of Div 1 and also eliminate Kilmacud from the playoffs. The team has been progressing well in the second half of the season having beaten table toppers Na Fianna twice in recent weeks playing an exciting brand of attacking football and Saturday was no different.
U16F Div2 Three early goals caught us flat footed on the all weather at Ballymun and we just never quite recovered. We played into a strong cold wind in the first half and battled back gamely, dominating the second quarter but didn't convert enough on the scoreline. We came out strong in the second half but, again, didn't convert enough to dent Ballymuns lead, missing goal chances an both posts and the opposing keeper making a few great saves.
Big thanks to Gavin Hydes and his team at Audi North for their continued generous sponsorship of St Sylvesters, this time in the form of two sets of jerseys for the U15 A and B football teams. Thanks to Peter Hickey for the pictures available at gaapics.com
Sylvesters Under 16 'A' & 'B' footballers doubled up on Thursday evening and won their way through to finals in the 'A' Shield and 'D' Championship competitions respectively. The A's played local rivals Fingallians in a high scoring encounter in front of a good crowd at Lawless Park and came through on an impressive scoreline of 2-15 to 2-12.
Under 16 Shield Final St Sylvesters 2 - 9 Fingallians 1 - 6 A marvelous win over a Fins outfit we had never previously beaten gave the U16s a nice close to their juvenile status. Congratulations to Anthony, John, Chris and Martín for nearly 10 years of dedication to these lads. Tom Hughes who has sponsored the team presented the trophy to Eoin Cooney and it was a credit to the Fingallians team that they stayed for the presentation, well done, you are a fine team. Anthony's report and Bernard sent some pictures.
St Sylvesters 4 - 17 O Tooles 5 - 6 Syls under 16 hurlers continued their good run of form on Thursday evening last away to O Tooles . A very depleted Syls squad ended up convincing winners after a very tight fought game . Syls boys got off to a flying start with two goals and two points from Eoin Cooney . Evan Walsh competed very well for Syls at this stage and won some great ball .
U16F D2 SF After finishing the league six points clear we still have to play out a top 4 series to win the league and completed the first hurldle with a single point win over Nmh Barróg in Broomfield yesterday.