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Kev leads the hurlers to win in Championship

Kev leads the hurlers to win in Championship

SHC B Naomh Barróg 1-09 St Sylvesters 1-11 A brave last quarter gave us an unlikely win at Ciaran's groung in Clonsaugh. Kev O'Flynn in particular was magnificiant but there were also great performannces from Graham Morris, Enda Flaherty, Andrew and Stevie Keogh. Can anyone volunteer a report?

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Remembering 2005 Feile

Remembering 2005 Feile

A good crowd showed up to remember the famous All Ireland Feile win ten years ago. Four of the team are currently playing senior football and many more on the Inter and Junior teams. Joe Burke gave me a copy oof the video and I will post it soon.

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Footballers let it slip to Boden

Footballers let it slip to Boden

AFL1 Very disappointing, we lost by three after leading for most of the game and generally looking the stronger team. Gary Sweeney gave a master class in the first half with a goal and five points, Ross was again a tower of strength in the middle, this time well supported by a more active Stephen Cunningham, Alan Foy made some great runs late on but a good move to create a goal at the death was weekly executed and Boden survived to gain the win.

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Minor hurlers win over Fingal Rovers

MHL3 St Sylvesters 3-16 Fingal Rovers 1-08 I didn't realise the score was so high, it seemed like a fairly even game in general play although Cooney and Graham were scoring freely in the first half. Fingal Rovers is an amalgamation of St Maurs and Oldcastle.

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AHL9 lose at Raheny

AHL9 lose at Raheny

AHL9: Raheny 4-8 v Syls 0-4 (St Annes Park , 28th June 2015) Our unbeaten run ended abruptly in St Annes Park. Raheny had just shipped a heavy lose in the game before us and were determined from the start not to lose a second match. The 13-a-side didn’t suit us at all and Raheny exploited that to the full and did all the damage in the first half. Back to 15-a-side in 2nd half Syls managed to steady the ship but were unable to make inroads on the scoreboard. Our biggest concern was giving John Mangan (Teacher in Scoil Iosa and Raheny corner back) the bragging rights !

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Junior hurlers lose late to Whitehall

Junior hurlers lose late to Whitehall

AHL6 : Syls 1-13 v Whitehall 3-8, (Broomfield, Sun 28th June 2015.) Syls were motoring nicely and hurling well but the concession of 2 soft goals was our undoing. We recovered with a well taken Gregg Hannon goal to go a point up but Whitehall hit back with a late goal to win it. Next Match: JHC-C: Syls v Ballyboden , Tues 7th July 19:30, Broomfield Team: Hiliary Murray-Hession, Paul Christie, Ciaran Murray, Des Lehane, Ronan Kennedy, Mikey Meaney, Jodi Hickey, Conor McMahon, Diarmuid McCarthy, Eoin Kennedy, Pat Hoyne, David Kennedy Ciaran Falvey, Eoin Cooney, Sean Graham. Eamonn McLoughney for Jodi, Colm Boran for Ciaran , Gregg Hannon for Eoin Cooney Eamon Sullivan (Mondo)for Sean Graham.

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Hurlers important win over Castlenock

Hurlers important win over Castlenock

AHL2 Very important win in the league over Castlenock by 2-14 to 0-08.

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Minor Hurlers lose to Raheny

Minor Hurlers lose to Raheny

MHL3: Raheny 3-13 Syls 1-14 (St Annes Park, 21st June 2015) After a great fightback to get within a point of Raheny in the last quarter we were pegged back by a Raheny goal scored by their talented number 10. We tagged on 2 further points to get it back to 2 points in the closing minutes only to be rocked by another Raheny goal. Syls led by 2 points with the breeze at HT and up to that stage we had coped reasonably well with their influential numbers 10 & 11 but a slow start to the 2nd half gave Raheny the upper hand and they went into a 5 point lead.

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Crumlin too strong for our hurlers

Crumlin too strong for our hurlers

AHL2: Syls 2-8 Crumlin 2-18 (Broomfield, 24st June 2015) The 10 point margin probably flattered Crumlin a little bit but there was no denying that they moved the ball just that bit smarter and quicker. Syls competed well in the first half to keep within a point of Crumlin but a rather soft goal followed by a soft point gave Crumlin a 1-9 to 0-7 lead and knocked us back a bit. Two goals in the second half from Mossy and Colly ( 20m free) kept our hopes alive, but we were finding it hard to cope with Crumlin’s pace and they picked off some fine scores.

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Junior Hurlers win over Olafs in C'ship

Junior Hurlers win over Olafs in C'ship

Junior C Champ Grp2 : Nh Olaf 0-7 St Sylvesters 0-13, (Pairc Ui Bhriain, Sun 14 th June 2015.) Three wins from three for Juniors in this group guaranteeing a Q/F spot. A win in the final group match v Ballyboden would see us top the group and give us home advantage.

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Great win for hurlers over Boden

Great win for hurlers over Boden

SHC B Gr2 St Sylvesters 2-17 Ballyboden St Endas 2-11 Super win in Broomfield in a ding dong encounter against a Boden team we always struggle with. Not tonight, we strated in whirlwind fashion with early goals by Kev O'Flynn and a great team effort finished in style by Martin Ormonde and led by three at the break. Unlike recent games where we did not surface after the break, tonight Stephen Keogh won everything that came down the left and if he didn't score himself, and he did score at least four points, he won a free for Collie to score. Collie Byrne also nailed a few long range points from open play that helped keep Boden on the back foot.

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Hurling and football fixtures

The senior hurlers are playing Raheny in St Annes 7.15pm on Tuesday the 8th and Ballyboden in the Championship on Saturday 6.30pm in Broomfield. The Senior Footballers play Ballymun in Broomfield on Thursday 7.30pm in a 'friendly'.

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Hurlers draw in championship

Hurlers draw in championship

SHC B Naomh Olaf 1-08 St Sylvesters 1-08 Great fighting second half display almost got us the win only for two late frees to pull us back. The first half was a repeat of the Vincents game. We gave up a softish goal, Olafs hit a few nice points and we responded with lots of good hurling but spoiled by poor shooting, finishing 1-05 to 0-03 at the break.

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Junior B hurlers win again - also top their table

Junior B hurlers win again - also top their table

AHL9: Syls 0-16 Realt Dearg 1-4 (Broomfield 25th May 2015) Another entertaining game from the AHL9 juniors and another win. Realt Dearg provided a lively challenge, their no 14 causing us a lot of problems. After conceding an early softest goal, Syls settled and started to pick off some nice points against the breeze. Pat Hoyne , David Kennedy and Eoin Kennedy all getting on the score sheet .

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Hurlers go down to Vincents

Hurlers go down to Vincents

SHC B St Vincents 1-16 St Sylvesters 1-13 Disappointing result as we often looked the better team but too many wides in the first half when we were well on top cost us dearly. We went out of the game for a long period of the second half when Vincents tacked on a lot of scores but we finished strongly, grazing the crossbar maybe three times in the last five minuites but not getting the goal we needed.

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Fingal in Nicky Rackard action

Fingal v Tyrone in Q-Final of Nicky Rackard Cup would be an easy one to get to as it is Swords (Fingallians)at 4:00pm Saturday.

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Minor Hurlers pipped at the post

Minor Hurlers pipped at the post

A single point loss to O'Tooles in a fine game against an O'Tooles team that always put it up to us but it finished in unsatisfactory circumstances for us, the final whistle sounding as Eoin Cooney was shooting for an equaliser. Otherwise a good open competitive game.

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Minor hurlers going well

MHL2 Erins Isle 2 - 8 St Sylvesters 4 - 8 The minor hurlers travelled to Erins Isle last night to face an unbeaten Isles team riding high at the top of the division . After a rocky start in which our boys conceded two quick goals we started to get into the game a bit more as time progressed . We started to win a lot of possession around the half back line with Niall McCann starting to dominate at right half back and began launching some great deliveries into the danger area. Almost ten minutes into the first half Ciaran Murphy won a hard won free on the forty yard line . Up stepped Daniel Murphy and duly pointed to get Syls off the mark.

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Junior Hurlers continue good form

JHC-C: St Sylvesters 2-12 Parnell 0-8 (Sunday 26th April Broomfield) Weather was good, the pitch was very good and the hurling was excellent. For the 2nd day in succession we were treated to a great display by Syls hurlers. This time it was the turn of the Juniors who picked up where the Seniors left off with a display of fast, determined hurling. Bualla bos for Greg and Danny as the junior hurling has come on a lot this year.

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Junior Hurlers off to a flyer

JHC C St Sylvesters 2-12 Parnells 0-08 Powerful display by our second team with some very crisp hurling. I hope Bernard has time for a report.

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Brilliant win for Senior Hurlers

SHC B Gr2 St Sylvesters 3-13 St Kevins 1-11 An outstanding display all through in a very entertaining Senior Hurling Championship game on a beautiful Saturday evening. I think we led all through but never by much against a Kevins team we had never before beaten. Our defense was immense in this one, Anthony makig a string of saves, a young fullback line of Brendán, Conor and Derek Morris putting their bodies on the line several times and never leaving Anthony exposed, Kev Clarke, Dave McElligott ad Daragh equally committed in the half line, McElligott making one particularly brave block late in the game in what many felt was a man of the match performance.

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Junior B Hurlers win again

AHL9: St Finians 2-6 St Sylvesters 1-12 ( Ridgewood, Swords 20th April 2015) Another good win for this new adult team, 3 out of 3 by my reckoning but more importantly the team is becoming more self-sufficient each week and relying less on players doubling up.

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Junior hurlers win a tight one at Drimnagh Castle

AHL6: Réalt Dearg 2-13 St Sylvesters 3-13. (Drimnagh Castle, Sunday 19th April) 3 points up a HT against a stiff enough breeze ( Syls 2-5 to 0-8), we felt that we could push on in the 2nd half but Syls never really grabbed the game by the scruff against a Réalt Dearg side that had quite a few very skillful players.

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Senior hurlers lose at Raheny

AHL2 : Raheny 1-16 St Sylvesters 1-13. (St Annes, Saturday 18th April) After a sluggish start , Syls recovered well to go in at HT just 3 points down 1-6 to 1-9, Colm Byrne the chief scorer with 1-5. During the 2nd half, we had a mini purple patch with 3-in-a-row from play, the pick of which was a fine high catch and point from Simon and although we never dominated Syls found themselves just a point in arrears with 6 minutes to go and all to play for.

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