The hurling championship game fixed for this week has been postponed by CCC due to some mixup in fixtures. This is on top of the hurlers getting a walk-over from St Vincents in the league last week and the previous championship game v Vincents called off due to no ref being available.
JHC-C-Q Final: Skerries 4-18 Syls 0-9, Sunday 14th August 2016 – Skerries The final score-line is a bit harsh on us. We were only 3 points adrift at HT having missed a couple of goal chances. Skerries started the 2nd half with more intent and rattled off 3 points before getting that crucial goal which in truth put the match beyond us. We struggled after that, and even the injection of over 100 years experience..!! in the form of Pat Hoyne, Declan Markey and Derek Roche couldn’t turn it around and in fairness to Skerries (who are a Division ahead of us in the league) they pushed on and ran out comfortable winners.
JHC F Castlenock 2-14 St Sylvesters 0-16 Just ran away from us in the last quarter, Castlenock were able to strengthen the team from the line while we had no replacements and just couldn't quite hold onto them. Two early goals put us in the hole, we got back to a point deficit a few times but probably needed the goal to get us ahead and didn't manage one fro a few chances.
MHL5 League Final Wild Geese 1-14 St Sylvesters 2-06 We lost by five points after a fine competitive game to Wild Geese. Syls started well with two excellent early goals from Sean Drumm but the home side picked away at us, their numbers 8 and 12 hitting some excellent points, Brian Murray and Gavin Hydes responding for us. We lost Murray to injury at half time, he looked very uncomfortable and I believe he went for treatment so hope he is ok. That knocked us back a little in the second half but stayed within three points until the last few minutes. Great achievement fielding a second competitive hurling team. Congrats to Wild Geese, they are really pushing hurling in Fingal and great credit to them,
The Junior B hurling team heads into the 3-week competition break in a healthy state. In the league, we had a good win over promotion rivals Wild Geese on 30th June by 0-17 to 1-10 where Colm O Connor’s 11 points were the winning of the game. Immediately after was another league match on Leinster Hurling final morning against Na Gael Oga out in St Catherine’s Pk when Gary Plunkett, flanked by Kieran Canny gave a great full back display in a 0-11 to 1-4 win with Deccy Markey in good scoring form.
AHL6 St Sylvesters 3-14 Na Fianna 4-08 A cracking game by all accounts, Peter caught a few nice pictures.
AHL3 We lsot by 4 in the end but this was a game we easily could have won, we simply hit too many wides at critical times and our heads seemed to drop late in the game. We lost earlier in the week to Finbarrs in the Championship but, unlike that game, I thought we looked the better team on Saturday and was disapppinted the way we fell away. Falvey scored a cracking early goal, Alan Kenny and Dara Flaherty were solid at the back and Killian was the pick of the forwards.
SHC B Nmh Fionnbarra 4-16 St Sylvesters 0-10 Slow start, tight field, we hit a lot of wides in the first half while Finbarrs Dubs star Eamon Dillon was in good form.
MHL2 I don't see the score posted but I believe we won by a single point over Isles of the Sea (Scoil Ui Conaill and Clanna Gael Fontenoy). The first half had some excellent hurling from both sides and it was great to see some of the minor footballers show up to ensure we had a strong side as it's often hard to field at this time of year.
Congratulations to Jim and John and their Minor B Hurlers beating St Pats (P) in the playoff today to reach the league decider on Wednesday week against Castlenock or Wild Geese. This is our first year to have two minor hurling teams and great credit to everyone involved. Sorry I missed it, will sure we have a photographer at the final.
We had another fantastic week of hurling in Broomfield this week with one hundred and five young energetic St Sylvesters hurlers taking part. This is the largest number we have had over the seven years that the camp is running. It is a tribute to all the hard work being done by the mentors in the juvenile section.
AHL3 St Sylvesters 3-13 St Peregrines 3-13 I love a bit of fast ground hurling and bemoan the rugby style scrummaging that is all too prevalent in the game today so I was both admiring and disappointed of a fast low pull on a rebounding sliothar by the Peregrines wing forward to goal and secure a draw in last nights Inter Hurling game in Broomfield. We led for pretty much all the game, by eight points at one stage, so it was certainly disappointing to drop a point in the end. Conor Meaney was probably our standout player with a few excellent points, Ciaran Falvey had a great game in the corner and the Flarertys and Morrises were solid in defence.
SHC B Gr1 St Sylvesters 1-13 Kilmacud Crokes B 0-14 A very even and well contested game, Crokes led up to about 50 minutes when Mannix fielded a long delivery, wheeled left and blasted a fine goal from about the 21 to give us the lead. Collie Byrne hit a free from over 90 yards and we held off Crokes late charge. Our selection is devestated at this time of year between the Euros, US travel and other reasons. Mannix and Colm Boran stepped up from the juniors and Colm contributed two good points, Anthony, Enda and Graham were very solid at the back, Andrew busy in the middle giving us our second win in the championship. Fionn Carney and Conor Meaney stepped in from the footballers and at least Mikey and Sean Graham from the minors to make this a good club effort.
Dublin Hurlers Dotsy O’Callaghan and Ryan Dwyer will run a hurling training academy for all aspiring hurlers in Broomfield, Malahide from Monday 4th – Friday 8th July. All hurlers from u8 to u15 are invited. The camp will run from 10.00am until 1.00pm each day. The cost of the camp is €50 per child (inclusive of a training top). Inquiries to Eddie McLoughney 087 6450628
Junior A’s back to winning ways after a 2-7 to 1-14 win over Raheny in Junior C Championship. The win was important to keep us in the race for a top 4 finish. A win in our final round robin game against Olafs (Sunday 19th June Broomfield 11:00 ) would guarantee a QF spot. Missing our Minor player contingent due to exams, this proved to be a tough test away from home.
CELTIC CHALLENGE MATCH REPORTS - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH FRI, 27TH MAY 2016 Match Reports from Wednesday's Celtic Challenge Round 4 games: Dublin Clarke 0-19 Westmeath 1-04 Dublin Clarke continued their winning ways with a convincing win over a very well organised and resolute Westmeath side. It was a cagey opening with teams trading scores before Clarke's backs got on top with Hercus Svinghas and Joey Mowlds impressing throughout. A series of well taken score from Kevin Desmond, Luke McDwyer and Billy Ryan saw Dublin Clarke take a lead of 11-4 at the break with Westmeath unlucky not to be closer,
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AHL8 St Sylvesters 0-20 Counsel Gaels 0-15 Lively entertaining game in Broomfield finished off a busy week for our hurlers. Nice mix of experience, Colm O'Connor, Fergus Rooney, Ian McCarrerty, , Billo, Declan Markey and more with Paddy Mc, Killian Haverty, Loyd giving us our fifth full team of the week where we had two minor wins, two junior wins and a loss in Inter and I'm sure we fielded over 80 hurlers in all.
AHL3 Naomh Barróg 1-15 St Sylvesters 1-11 Both sides hit a lot of wides but Barróg were probably the better team on the night although we might have stolen it. Killian wnet off injured early on and with Collie Byrne county tied we just never achieved the level of performance displayed against Marnógs two weeks ago. Alan Kenny was again our man of the match with some fine catches and an excellent solo goal. Conor Ryan and Mossie were the pick of the backs and Dave Casey hit some great points early on.
AHL6 St Sylvesters 5-08 Craobh Ciaran 0-08 Score tells it's own story. It was a lively competitive game with lots of good hurling and scores but the difference being our goal scoring from a more lively full forward line, Johnney Conway and Seannie Graham latching on to opportunities while David Kenneddy was flawless in our goal and well fronted by an organisted backline.
MHL D2 St Finbars 3-08 St Sylvesters 4-17 Great win away in the Boggies against a Finbars team that never gave up but each time they scored we went straight down and responded. The defense again were great, Liam Foley put his body on the line in goals, Philip held a big lively full forward, Ciaran and Barry in the corners very tught and brave, Eamon had a great battle with the opposing centre forward. Up front Luke Hughes gave a class display of point scoring and Sean Graham also very impressive. I heard the B team had a single point win at Ballyboden and sit third in the table, great stuff lads.
SHC B St Sylvesters 1-18 Naomh Marnóg 1-16 Tense game with a great crowd in Broomfield on Saturday evening saw our hurlers achieve our first ever win over Marnóg in Senior or Inter hurling. There was never more than two or three points between the teams, we trailed by a goal going into the last ten minutes but great battling saw us finish very strongly to take the points to a huge cheer from good support. Martin Ormonde hit 13 from 13 frees and 65's while Alan Kenny gave a man of the match performance at centre back.
This was the 2nd meeting of these teams in two weeks and the return of Ciaran Murray, Mannix Ryan and Hillary to the starting 15 added some badly needed experienced. But we were up against very well organised and drilled Realt and unfortunately came up a bit short in every department.
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It was a very tall order asking us to play three hurling championship games at the same time on Sunday morning without even some backup from the minors. The Junior As lost to Realt Dearg at Drimnagh Castle and I hope Bernard has a short report. Danny and Jim managed to field the third team thanks to lads like Dylan, Barry, Seamus showing a great bit of club spirit. A draw against a fairly strong looking Finnians in River Valley was an excellent achievement. Billo made two great saves early on,
SHC B Ballyboden St Endas 5-18 St Sylvesters 4-12 A couple of early goals for Boden set the scene and we never really threatened in this Snr B Championship round robin. With a bit of a wind behind us we recovered somewhat in the closing stages of the first half to trail by five at the break but goals we needed didn't come until late in the second half when Boden were also scoring freely at the other end.
The Minor B hurlers had a hard fought victory over Wild Geese this morning to go top of Div 5. Oldtown is never an easy place to go and we looked unsettled early on as the forwards wasted quite a few good chances. However Daniel Mannix fired in a goal which kept us in the game and after a tough first half against the breeze we only trailed by a point at the break
AHL6: Realt Dearg 1-16 St Sylvesters 1-11, Sun 10 April 2016, Drimnagh Castle. Never more than a puck of the ball between these two teams and on this occasion Realt came out on top. We started slowly playing with wind and even though we had a 5 point advantage at half time , it left us with a big 2nd half challenge playing into a strong wind. Main damage was done in that 3rd quarter when we struggled to win our own puckouts. Realt punished us scoring 1-4 to 0-1 in that period.
AHL3 St Sylvesters 1-19 Scoil UiChonail 0-10 Very solid league opener for the Inters, Alan Kenny and Diarmuid McCarthy lording the middle, our backline holding the Scoil forwards, Enda back to his best and Martin Ormonde and Ciaran Falvey the pick of the forwards. Unfortunately Gregs juniors were beatan at Drimnagh Castle by Realt Dearg and the Bs came up against a good Towers team in the afternoon.
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