Hurling news and reports
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
Classic game of two halves, 10 points to nil for Syls at HT. 1-5 a piece in the 2nd half, but ran out comfortably enough winners in the end.(1-15 to 1-5). Syls fielded a very young team , 10 or 12 starting players under 20. However the introduction of Ciaran Murray brought the average age up a tad ..! Highlights were Sean Foleys display at full back and a very skilful full forward line of EoinMc, Daniel Murphy and Seanie Graham Team: David Kennedy, Killian Roberts, Sean Foley, Eoin Ryan , Ciaran Murphy, Ronan Kennedy, Colm Boran (0-7 f), Mikey Meaney, Jodi Hickey, Shane Mc Shera, Johnny Conway, Eoin Kennedy, Sean Graham (1-1), Eoin Mc Carthy (0-4), Daniel Murphy (0-3), Russie Cleere for Ciaran Murphy, Ciaran Murray for Killian Roberts, Airy Cleere for Shane Mc Shera
Both junior hurling teams recorded wins at home on Sunday, Greg's team in D5 winning well over Raheny by 1-15 to 1-05 while the B team beat Commercials 1-12 to 0-09 in Division 8.
AHL3 Round Towers C v St Sylvesters The match was abandoned after about 25 minutes because one of the Towers lads dislocated his knee and we had to wait for an ambulance. We wish him well. It was great that we had Fergus Byrne in attendance and he administered professional aid which limited the damage. We were behind by three points at the time but one really bright aspect was Dan Murphy's very lively display at corner forward.
Great display by Boden in winning the All Ireland Club title, congratulations to Andy McEntee and all concerned. I particularly like that four promoinent hurlers played in the final and their club have consistent success in both codes. The Limerick lads in the club were celebrating Na Prarsaigh win and are hoping it bodes well for the year ahead, maybe it will.
Danny and Jim took their charges to the southside for a great start to the new season.. It is a great achievement to have developed a third adult hurling team last year and it will stand to us as we progress to regaining and sustaining our senior hurling status so hats off to Danny and Jim and their players. AHL 8 --Drimnagh Castle -- Sunday 6th March 2016, 3:00 p.m. throw-in St Sylvesters 2-13 While I'm at it I must give great credit to Realt Dearg, a new club fielding teams in AHL6, AHL8 and AHL9. I have no doubt they will be a force in Dublin Hurling over time and I wish them well, I love what they are doing.
Tough group for Syls in SHC B - Marnóg, Finbars, Vincents, Boden, Crokes - also competing in Junior C and Junior F
MHL2 St Sylvesters 0-12 Fingallians 2-09 A goal fives minutes into over time was unfortunate from our perspective as we had spent the wh.. A great display byole second half fighting our way to draw level only to lose out tat the death. A great display with a very understrength team against a pretty decent looking Fingallians with lots of good hurlers.For the firat time ever we fielded a second Minor hurling team but they jsut lost out by two points to Castlenock
The Inter Hurlers had an impressive 11 point win over Na Fianna in the Corn Ceitean while the Inter Footballers lost by a single point to Fingallians in the Loving Cup. Junior hurlers ;lost by a couple of goals to Kevins in Corn Fág a Bealach, Junior As drew with Erins Isles in the Conlon Cup and the 4ths continued their good form from last season with a 2 point win over Pats Donabate in the Murphy Cup. Our Minor A Footballers were unlucky to lose by a point to Vincents in D2 League but our second minor team had a win over Whitehall.
Corn Ceitean St Sylvesters 2-18 Na Fianna 1-09 Solid all round display on a cold windy afternoon in Broomfield. We had the wind in our backs in the opening half and took full advantage, Simon in particular in good form with some great fielding and a goal and a few points. Diarmuid McCarthy lording the middle and well supported by Alan Kenny, the half back line of Killian O'Flynn, Conor Ryan and Dave McElligot well on top and we led 2-12 to 0-04 at the break.
St V de P Cup St Pats Donabate 1-10 St Sylvesters 4-13 First competitive game of the season and an impressive outring, scoring freely and only giving up scores late on. Mick Shields made a number of very good one-on-one saves, Dylan Connolly had an impressive busy debut at wing back, Gary Sweeney and Mick McCarthy were in form up front. We had some nice passing movements and overall had a good outing
The above raffle was held on Sunday night next in the club at 7pm . I would like to thank all of those people who supported this very important fundraiser which was organised in order to defray the expense of running this age group for last year. This event was very well supported and has proved to be a very effective fundraiser . All of the prizes were very kindly donated free of charge . We have also organised a fundraising Quiz night to be held in the club. More information to follow .
Stephen Cunningham (Aka Scooby) has been nominated for a Fingal Indo / Maldron Hotel Sports Star Award
Congrats to the school winning the Dublin Colleges Senior Hurling
Photo from 1986 feile win… name that team…think Danny has most of names but still missing a few contact details ..also planning a little get together for the team, tomorrow Tuesday 22 December at 7oc in the club house followed by medal presentation for AHL9. If you’re in the photo and would like more details, contact Danny O’ Connor on 0861742380
There will be a fundraising draw held on Sunday the 3rd January 2016 . All funds raised will go directly to support the minor hurling teams for next year . For the first time ever there will be two minor hurling teams in St Sylvesters so please support this cause . Many Thanks
AHL9 T4 Final Raheny 0-13 St Sylvesters 2-11 What a great year for our third adult hurling team and hats off to Danny O'Connor and Jim Wardick for their perseverance in getting this team off the ground. Bernard will send a report and hopefully some pictures.
Report from Anthony attached. . . . MHC C Final St Sylvesters 1-12 Ballyboden St Endas 3-07 AET Smashing game of hurling in wet windy conditions at O'Toole Park, led by two points with 3 minutes remaining in extra time only for the Boden 11 to take a high ball and evade our defence for a brilliant goal from which we couldn't recover. The lads should be very proud of themselves, There was good Syls support, obviously disappointed for our team and fair play to Boden, they were great opponents.
Two point loss in a lively game in awful conditions in Broomfield. We led for 55 minutes after a very good first half with the wind behind us.
AHL9: (Promotion Semi-Final ) Syls 3-9 Scoil Ui Chonnaill 2-4 Sun 22nd Nov 2015 Broomfield Scoil under the stewardship of Tommy Naughton showed up with serious intent written all over their warm-up. Syls are familiar with Scoil having played together last year in a combined Syls/Scoil minor team. But Syls were not phased by this and effectively won the match with a blistering first half display, scoring 3-7 to Scoil’s single point. The pick of the scores was another goal bound rocket from Declan Markey and a delightful point from Hugh Murray
AHL6: (Promotion Final ) Whitehall 2-12 Syls 1-13 Sun 22nd, Nov 2015 Cloghran. Disappointment all round as Whitehall once again prove to be our bogey team and deny us a long awaited promotion to Div5. We struggled to find our rhythm in the opening half and the concession of frees saw us trail by 3 points at HT. A much improved showing in the 2nd half, which we won a by a point, despite leaking 2 goals goes to prove that we have the capability, just need a more consistent delivery of it.
MHC C SF St Sylvesters 6-14 St Olafs 2-07 Syls minors progressed to the minor hurling final in two weeks time to play Ballyboden St Endas in a pulsating match played at Bray Emmets grounds this morning. Olafs won the toss and opted to play into the wind in the first half . Syls boys got off to a reasonable start with two early points . Olafs responded with a point . Then Syls hit the net twice with two quick goals and started to dominate from that point in the game. The halftime score was Syls 4 goals and 9 points to Olafs 5 points .
AHL6: (S/F Promotion Playoff) Realt Dearg 1-8 Syls 2-12 Sun 8th Nov 2015 Drimnagh. In dreadfully wet and windy conditions, Syls coped the better, coupled with a solid performance throughout the game gave us a well-deserved win. Eoin Kennedy delivered a very consistent effort throughout, picking off 2 points in each half. Sean Graham wreaked havoc, especially in the first half, scoring 3 points, setting up Martin Ormond for the goal and only an excellent save denied him another goal. His touch and control was outrageous considering the conditions.
After a season where we never seemed to catch a break, losing many senior players to injury and travel, we are now relegated back to Inter Hurling having lost on Saturday to Faughs. We have brought through enough players to feel we can come back up, I wasn't at the game yesterday but, apart from Na Fianna and Crumlin, I felt we were generally comfortable at this level and I hopewe can quickly regroup. Credit is due to Leonard, Declan, Pat and Eamon Bryce for our first year in Senior League
AHL9: Syls 3-9 Round Towers (C) 2-12 Sun 11th Oct 2015 Broomfield Towers are unbeaten and top this league, Syls doing well also in 3rd position and well in contention for a playoff spot so both teams had all to for and they didn’t disappoint. We were treated to a very entertaining and sporting match. The lead changed hands several times with never more than a point in it so when Towers went 2 up with FT approaching things looked ominous.
MHC C Gr1 Ballyboden 1-09 St Sylvesters 0-10 We have already qualified for the semi-finals but it was still a pity to leave this one behind us at the wide open breezy Ballycullen. We trailed by 4 after playing into a strong wind in the first half and reeled in Boden in the first ten minutes of the second. Unfortunately we let Boden break away for a goal and a point and then we proceeded to make very hard work of pulling just two points back from plenty of possession and opportunities.
The club would like to congratulate the following who have now qualified as Level 3 referees, and we wish them well as they take on a new challenge; Karl Archbold, Niall Higgins, Eoin Mc Carthy. Well done lads, Aidan
AHL 9 Broomfield 27th September 2015 St Sylvester’s 4-14, St Joseph’s OCB 5-1 A well contested game of hurling saw 27 supporters come out in the bright autumn sunshine. Included were some parents of the younger players while the older players brought their children. A couple of 3-generation groups were also there. After a strange first half the score was Syls 2-6 to 4-0 for OCB due to individual excellence by the OCB midfielder, Mark Finlay. In the second half Syls tightened up their game with Daniel Colclough excellent in goals and Matthew Rosenell making good clearances.