Hurling news and reports
MHC C St Sylvesters 3-15 Kilmacud Crokes B 2-10 Good win, lots of good hurling from both sides, Syls minor hurlers got their championship campaign off to a flying start at Broomfield on Sunday morning . The game started at a frenetic pace with the Syls boys coming under pressure from a physical Kilmacud forward line .Kilmacud went into a two points to no score lead very early in the game even though Syls were hurling reasonably well at the time .
JHC C SF Whitehall Colmciles 0-15 St Sylvesters 0-10 The game ran away from us in the end after we had led for quite a while but we ran out of scoring options in the last quarter as Whitehall kicked on.
SHC B QF St Oliver Plunkets Eoghan Ruadh 3-20 St Sylvesters 0-12 Well beaten in the end by a slicker looking Eoghan Ruadh (nice to see the old navy shirt, haven't seen that for a long time)
JHC C QF St Sylvesters 2-16 Liffey Gaels 3-04 A pretty comprehensive win in the championship quarter finals over Liffey Gaels, a good mix of experience and youth meant we had a lot more running in us and an almost flawless display of free taking by Colm Boran coupled with some excellent hurling from Sean Graham, Thomas Colclough and Johnney Conway kept the scores ticking over.
As part of our development plans in Broomfield, I would like to remind members that we have now have a fully equipped modern gym on Broomfield. The gym is open for use for all paid up members. Glen Hazley is a recently qualified gym instructor and he has already arranged a training schedule on request for teams in all sections of the club. Glen can be contacted on 0876694290 Special thanks to CQA( click on their logo on the website for more info) for their support and sponsorship building the gym. Gavin from Joe Duffy Group has also donated equipment. Take a look at photos and see our senior football team during recent S&C training. Many thanks to all for their continued support. Ciaran Meehan Chairman
4th August Malahide Castle Wild Geese 0-22, St Sylvesters 2-13. (After Extra Time) A very entertaining match was played in the Castle on Tuesday evening in windy conditions. A loss in concentration at the end of the fist half let the Geese in for three unanswered points to leave us just 2 points ahead at half time despite a good Fergus Rooney goal.
Danny O'Connor is behind a Junior Hurling 'Mini Tournament' - DONABATE Tues 4th 7:15 Skerries Harps v St Pat's Donabate (ref Martin Grehan, O Tooles, (0878301625). AT MALAHIDE CASTLE Wild Geese v St Sylvester's Ref Liam O Briain (Setanta). Teams pay ref's expenses in normal way. On Thursday 6th August, winners play in Broomfield at 7:15 on pitch 1 with losers playing on pitch 2 at the same time PRESENTATION at 8:45 p.m. in Broomfield., (Malahide) --- Thanks at this stage to DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) and Stack's Pharmacy for generous sponsorship. Can clubs put some of the details of this on their website?. Any questions, contact me. ---Danny O Connor
AHL2 St Sylvesters 1-15 Na Fianna 0-21 A late goal made the scoreline more respectable but Na Fianna had opened up a six point lead in the last quarter while playing some of the best hurling I have seen in Broomfield in a while. Up til then we had put up a very game display, recovering from a very slow start to trail by three points facing the wind in the first half, Na Fianna finishing the half with two sweet points.
AFL1 St Sylvesters 1-10 Kilmacud Crokes 1-12 A soft early goal and missed chances in the first half were our downfall in this senior league game in Broomfield. It took us a while to settle but we recovered to trail by four at the break. The second half was much better from our perspective, we mostly controlled the game, Mark Hazely gave an exhibition of free taking but all too often our attack broke down through being dispossed or errant passing and we didn't take on enough scores to get at least a draw we would have deserved.
MHL3 There was a few great cheers as we reeled in Olafs late in the game with goals to secure a win that had looked unlikely. Brian Colgan said it was the best win he had seen this year.
AHL 9 13th July 7:30 pm Malahide Castle - St Sylvesters 7-21 O’Dwyers 0-4 On a lovely summer evening, the 3rd adult hurling team produced a vey good second half performance to keep an interest in the later stages of the league. Leading by 1-12 to 0-2 at half time, the second half produced 6 goals as eleven different scorers contributed.
AHL2 Naomh Marnóg 2-12 St Sylvesters 0-10 The goals were the difference but we were never dangerous up front, only once or twice threatening the gol ourselves. The full back line of Brendán Flood and the two Morris's, Derek and Graham, Dave McElligot and Andrew Richardson were the the pick of our lads,
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
AHL2 Very important win in the league over Castlenock by 2-14 to 0-08.
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.
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.