Hurling news and reports
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