“Many thanks to all players, coaches, referees and volunteers who made the hurling blitz last Friday a tremendous success. We had 48 players togged out for the blitz and 27 juvenile hurlers participating in the ‘Crossbar challenge’. The latter competition was keenly contested across a variety of age groups with Daniel Danaher taking home the top prize – a coveted Dublin jersey signed by all Dublin players including the messiah himself, Anthony Daly. Jack Hazely from the under 14s was another winner on the night, taking home a Syls kit bag for his efforts.
Friends of Dublin Hurling are organising a bus for Dublin supporters to attend the All Ireland senior hurling quarter-final in Thurles between Dublin and Limerick on Sunday. The bus will depart Connolly Station at 10.30am and the Poitín Stil at 11.00am.
Both Junior and Intermediate teams are still in contention in their Championships - the Inters now have a quarter final coming up - hopefully we get to play this out before the hard dark winter descends like last year.
Not talking our chances . . not enough scoring power up front . . going asleep for periods . . . hard enough to figure how we lost this one. Even though Faughs looked a good hurling side for periods, we had more of the play and were rightly disappointed to lose. We need to beat Castlenock in Porterstown on Saturday to see who progresses to the quarter final.
St Sylvesters 3-14, Thomads Davis 2-7 The junior team got the weekend off to a good start with a great team performance helped by three first half goals and had eight scorers overall. The defence was in excellent form throughout with a great understanding between Ciaran Murray, Killian Kirrane, Paul Christie, Eoin Duggan, Paudie Duffy and Mark Healy.
The Intermediate hurlers got back on the winning trail with a less than comfrotable win over a game Trinity Gaels team on Saturday evening. We controlled the game from start to finish but never put the game away and had to battle towards the finish to hold on for a good win.
Dublin hurling is making great strides these days at juvenile, colleges, underage and senior level. Entering Fingal in the National Hurling League and Nicky Rackard Cup has been another fine development and St Sylvesters are proud to be part of it. Congratulations to our County Board on their vsiion and to Danny O'Connor, Hillary Murray-Hession, Alan Morris, Andrew Richardson and Conor McCafferty in particular for another successful season of Fingal Hurling.
Friends of Dublin Hurling wishes to congratulate the Dublin senior hurlers in reaching their first Leinster hurling final in eighteen years. It was a tremendous performance against Wexford in Nowlan Park on Sunday last. Well done to Dublin u-21s who have also reached the provincial final.
Fingal at Swords on Saturday - Dubs in Kilkenny Sunday
Conor McCafferty is starting at full forward and Alan Morris, Andrew Richardson and Hillary Murray Hession are on the bench V Roscommon at Athleagu 3.00 on Saturday
AHL3 - St Sylvesters 4-8 Naomh Barrog 2-14 . . . . The AHL7 team were awarded yet another walkover, that's 3 in a row I think - poor show for these lads as they were going well.
AHL3 vins 2-16 syls 1-12. Not a happy visit to PNU - word was that Vincents had a few verty good players. AHL7 cuala could not field, w/o to syls - second walk over in a week - not good news for the hurlers.
As of this afternoon , all Feile venues are playable. The Division One venue was moved last Wednesday to DCU Sport Grounds, Glasnevin , off Ballymun Road ( note this venue not located in the actual Campus). However, we have been informed Carrickhill , Nh Mearnog ,is no longer available to host the Finals.
Just after 8am this morning it was decided by CCC2 to defer Feile na nGael for this weekend because of the poor conditions combined with the length of the day for these young players.
Senior Footballers won in round2 of the Dublin Senior Football Championship, Inters lost, U16 and U15 hurlers both had good wins, the U15s won over Vincents on Sunday also, U12 footballers and Minor hurlers lost by a couple of points
Two big wins in adult hurling - looks like the wheels are back on the wagon - reports from Danny O'Connor.
The Inter Hurlers had a good championship win aover Ballyboden while the Senior Footballers also won in the VdeP against Fingallians.
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