AHL3 St Sylvesters 2-15 St Peregrines 2-09 Big win for the hurlers over a previously unbeaten Peregrines in a good game in Broomfield. A feature of the team this year is the strength in depth we seem to have built up. I asked Lenny last night who he thought had played well and he said everyone and, for once, I agreed with him. Anthony Dunne again pulled off an incredible save, nice to hear the Peregrines guy congratulate him to which Anthony replied ' sure I didn't even see it', good reactions, bodes well.
SHC B St Sylvesters 0-18 Round Towers C 0-18 Good lively game on a beautiful sunny evening in Broomfield, a draw was probably a fair result and enough to see Syls qualify for the quarter finals. Anthony Dunne was my man-of-the-match with a very solid game,, confident in collecting the ball, good on distribution and one save in particular that was top drawer. WE started very slow and were 6 to one down after 20 minutes. Kev O'Flynn dropped deep for a while and we clawed our way into the game at 0-08 to 0-06 at the break, Fionn and Martin Ormonde showing well up front.
The Junior Hurling Chanpionship QF against Judes was called off as the Ref didn't show - they played a very lively freindly instead.
We had a great week of hurling in Broomfield with 67 juvenile hurlers developing their skills over the week. The coaching was delivered at the highest standard by Ryan O'Dwyer, Dotsy O'Callaghan and our own Kevin O'Flynn (all intercounty players). They were ably assisted by Ronan, Collie, Mikey and Eamonn.
SHC B St Sylvesters 0-14 Erins Isles 0-09 Tough match but a good win sees us retain our senior status (I believe we still need a result against Towers) for next year and edges us closer to a quarter final slot this year. Saturday 05th July. AHL 3 - Somerton Park 6:30pm - Castleknock v St Sylvesters.
Junior C Championship: St Sylvesters 0-15, Kilmacud Crokes 0-9, Silverpark A lively start by Crokes coupled with a slow start by Syls gave Crokes 0-7 to 0-1 lead after 18 minutes. Jody had opened the scoring with a nice point after good work by Colly, dodging 3 players to setup the chance. However Crokes responded emphatically with their skillful numbers 13 & 14 striking some lovely points in a purple patch giving them a commanding lead. But up stepped Pat Hoyne . . .
A note republished from RTE - sent to me by Eugene Larkin - Stark but excellent response from an Offaly person to suggestions that the players no longer want it bad enough:-"To say the players don't want success enough is insane. Living with one I can say that at this stage they want nothing more. To win something, anything right now would ease the torment this year has been for them. They drive to work every morning and do their jobs, they come and spend most of their evening in a gym or on a field training.
July 6th is a great day for Dublin hurling fans. For years they have attended Leinster finals to watch Kilkenny, Offaly and Wexford contest the finals.
Brendan Bannigan at Mount Sion at the Ken Mcgrath challenge last night. Brendan Bannigan with Martin Geary who is the brother in law of the late Tim Stack. Martin came to Waterford in the 70s and played with Mount Sion (and Anthony Cooney )
AHL3 St Sylvesters 2-15 Fingallians 2-08 Good win Saturday evening after a brilliant first half display when we led 2-10 to 0-05, goals from Diarmuid McCarthy and Dave Casey ?? and some good long range points from Collie Byrne and Dara Flaherty. Kev Clarke returned from injury at corner back and Brendán Flood was lively on the wing. Nice to get a win after two defeats to This Davis in the league and Boden oin the Championship.
We are currently working on our pitches in Broomfield. I would ask all to be responsible in relation to training and games especially as we are investing club monies to renew and improve the playing surfaces on both pitch 1 & 2.
Attached is an Interpretation of Rule in relation to the Playing Rules of Hurling, approved by Central Council that will come into effect on Saturday 14 June 2014. Having considered the current implementation of our rules in respect of the taking of penalty pucks and free pucks from the 20m line, Coiste Bainisti was concerned that it was endangering the safety of our players and that urgent action was necessary.
Stephen's bravery forced a decision on the dangerous and unsporting 'Nash Penalty' . . . Well done to the GAA for acting . . . and stop whining Cork . . .
Eight Syls lads involved in Croke Park yesterday as Fingal lost 1-17 to 1-16 to a good looking Tyrone team who led from start to finish but were happy to hear the final whistle as Fingal came with a late charge. Hillary Murray Hession, Alan Morris, Andrew Richardson and Cillian O'Flynn started while Graham Morris came on and Kevin McLoughney, Enda and Dara Flaherty were unused subs. Well done to all.
AHL3 St Sylvesters 1-12 Na Fianna 0-09 Fine game of hurling and a great win for us (3 wins and a draw so far in the league) especially when we had so many lads playing in Letterkenny yesterday for Fingal. Nockser got a nic diving volleyed goal, Martin Ormonde deadly from frees, Tony Dunne and Graham Morris particularly impressive in defense.
Fingal 2-11 Donegal 1-12 A 'gang' of Syls hurlers contributed to a surprising but well deserved Nicky Rackard semi-final win in Letterkenny yesterday. Interesting that Fingal were 7-1 in the bookies (red faces there - of course they weren't to know that Hillary was back in goals for Fingal). This is the All-Ireland C Final and, interesting that our participation was strongly opposed b y the Dublin County Board (but not by the clubs who voted overwhelmingly in favour). June 7th, before the Strictly Dancing - will be a great day for Syls.
MHL 2N Naomh Mearnóg 1-11 Clan na Mara 1-11 Tough game which we led from start, just caught in the end when again some brave defending earned us the draw. We started very well and raced in to an eight point to two lead, Collie deadly from frees, Christian, Eoin Mc, Eoin K and a very lively Andrew all contributing. Mearnóg came into the game with some good scores and we led by two at the break
JHC -C Syls 0-14, Parnells 2-6 Solid defending even in the absence of the injured Ciaran Murray and Ronan Kennedy confined Parnells to only 8 scores. Hilary very assured in goal as usual and delivered long puckouts despite the strong wind. Ian, Des and Peter stood strong especially in the 2nd half facing into the wind.
SHC B St Sylvesters 2-09 Nmh Fionnbarra 1-12 Could have won, could have lost, draw probably a fair result. We completely mis-fired in the first half into a strong blustery wind, four different free takers missing. A great catch and carry by Fionn setup Alan Kenny for a goal (see the pictures) and we were only trailed by six, 1-06 to 1.00 at the break.
Nicky Rackard Cup Rd1- Fingal v Louth Syls trio Andrew Richardson, Graham Morris, Alan Morris in action for Fingal last Saturday in Round 1 of Nick Rackard Cup. A match played in tricky slippery conditions but Fingal did enough to go through safely to the next round on 0-12 to 0-10 scoreline.
MHL 2N Clann na Mara 2-10 Craobh Ciaran 2-09 We took the lead just on full time with a brilliant Colm Boran free from his own half into the wind but then we had to withstand almost 10 minutes of overtime before claiming a very hard fought win over a fast and determined Craobh. Eoin Kennedy scored two second half goals and a point coming off the bench, Colm had a good day from frees , Simon stood strong in the middle but the whole team deserve great credit for a very courageous win.
Why is hurling currently popular in a compact region centred on east Munster and south Leinster, and in isolated pockets in the Glens of Antrim and in the Ards peninsula of County Down? The answer lies in an exploration of the interplay between culture, politics and environment over a long period of time.
Summary principles of GAA Concussion Management Guidelines http://learning.gaa.ie/node/85165%20
JHC C: Ballyboden 1-14 to Syls 1-11. Probably fair to say that Boden were that little bit sharper than us and it told in the end. Only 5 down at HT playing against the wind, we felt we were still in with a very good chance. However a string of poor wides just after the restart made it an uphill battle throughout the 2nd half. A late goal added a bit of hope but time ran out. Overall though a very decent performance and still all to play for in this group considering the number of players due back from injury.
SHC B Whitehall Colmclle 0-14 St Sylvesters 2-10 Two brilliant runs by Alan Kenny leading to goals by Dave Casey and Niall Coughlan gave us a great start to the Senior Hurling Championship. The second goal, a powerful finish by Nockser, came with a minute to go to give us a one point lead, quickly followed by a point by Andrew and we withstood a couple of Whitehall attacks to win by one. WE led 1-04 to 0-03 at the break after playing with a strong breeze in our backs,
A chara, Please be advised that the annual Friends of Dublin Hurling Golf Classic will take place in Castlewarden Golf and Country Club on Friday, 23rd May. This year, the team entry fee (4 players) is EUR300 - to include meal. Your club is hereby invited to enter a team and tee times will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Clan na Mara 1-13 Clontarf 1-11. Our amalgamated Minor hurling team (Syls\Scoil) collected its first league points ( Div2) on Sunday morning against a very capable Clontarf team managed by Noel Wardick (son of Syls stalwart Jim Wardick !) It was a battling performance based on a sturdy defence with Thomas, Sean Foley & Phelim excelling but ably supported by Darragh McGrath, Sean Doolin and Andrew. Danny Colclough returned to goal keeping duties from injury and made several crucial saves
St Sylvesters 1-11 Naomh Barrog 2-6 By Cilian Murphy AHL3 St Sylvesters produced a thoroughly efficient second half performance to see off a dogged Naomh Barrog side in this AHL3 clash at Broomfield yesterday afternoon. With both sides unbeaten going into this game, there was plenty at stake with the intensity of both teams’ performances illustrating this clearly from the off.
MHL D2N Naomh Barrog 4-5 vs 0-14 Clan na Mara Disappointing result having started well, points from Eoin Mc, Simon, Shane and Rory going 4 points up into the wind but then we stopped dead in our tracks and let Barróg take over for 3-03 to 0-06 at the break. We were much more competitive in the second half, Sean Dolan, Scrappy, in particular and the two Killians driving us forward.
Couple of tough looking local derbys here . . . Maurs, Kickams, Clontarf in football, Whithall, Finbars, Isles in hurling . . .