All juvenile news and reports
Just advance notice to all Adult managers & Ladies section that on Saturday April 8th Syls will be hosting U14 Boys Football Féile group games. Only 1 pitch will be used on the day, with the final decision on which pitch being made closer to the event. As there are no Adult or Ladies games fixed for home that day, it shouldn’t cause any interference with teams. However just to note that on the day ALL dressing rooms will be used for the Feile competition teams solely and access for any other teams will only be available from 5.30pm onwards. Many thanks in advance for your co-operation on this matter. Regards Fergal McStay Club Secretary
Just by way of update. Firstly thanks to all of you for your efforts in getting the Know Your Sports entries sold. Many thanks to all those who have supported our juvenile teams – both boys & girls – by entering our Know Your Sport prediction competition this year. Your support for the fundraising efforts of our teams in this regard is hugely appreciated by all teams.
Dates have been finalised for our Easter Camps. Due to their growing popularity and the Club’s desire to provide as many children as possible with the opportunity to play and enjoy Gaelic games in a safe and controlled setting the Club is offering two camps this Easter
Due to a resignation we need a volunteer to fill the position of Child Welfare Officer. No specific qualifications are required but knowledge of the broad are of child safety and welfare and how to discreetly investigate issues would be very useful. Please don't be afraid of the title, we need someone to step forward, just as with any other positions in the club. Email Paddy at email@example.com or Fergal at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the attached description of Child WElfare and Protection within the GAA.
We are running the Know Your Sport Prediction Competition fundraiser again this year and are looking for your support now to make it a success. As was the case last year, 80% of the funds raised will go directly back to your individual teams to be used to fund as much as possible for 2017 team running and referee expenses, with 20% being retained centrally to fund prizes etc
As you may be aware at the recent AGM both myself & Paddy stepped down as we have moved onto Club Sec & Chairperson respectively. We are delighted that the following were elected to take over the running of the Juvenile Boys Section: Chairperson: Pat Hoyne Vice Chairperson: William Rooney Juv Secretary: Maria Hughes Also Aidan Lillis has taken over responsibility for Pitch Allocation/Training slots going forward for the Juvenile Section.
There was a good attendance at the Juvenile AGM on Thursday. Fergal gave an excellent summary of how we stand with regard to competitiveness and participation relative to the other big Dublin clubs. Each age group gave a good status of their sections and Panner covered coaching as usual. Fergal and Paddy have moved on the be Chairman and Secretary of the Club Executive. Pat Hoyne (still playing junior hurling since we refused to accept his most recent attempt to retire) will be the new Chairman, Will Rooney will be Vice Chair and Marie Hughes has stepped into the Secretary position. Thanks to Paddy and Fergal and the outgoing committee and let's make sure the new committee have our full support and commitment.
Aileen from Dublin GAA will be holding a Child Welfare Workshop for those who participated in last June's Foundation Course. However ,it is also open to anybody who missed doing this from a previous Foundation Course or anyone who is just starting Mentoring. This Workshop is a mandatory by the GAA for all Mentors coaching Juveniles. Eric Canny our Children's Officer should be there at the end of the evening to sign E-Vetting ID forms. Eric will also be in the Clubhouse from 7.30pm on Thursday 19th before the Juvenile AGM to sign these forms. Regards & Thanks Fergal McStay
The Academy is back this Saturday at 1.30 in Broomfield - Panner
The Juvenile Boys AGM will be held at 8.30pm Thursday 19th January. We encourage all Mentors & Parents to attend. Many thanks, Fergal McStay
Congratulations to Daire, Riain and Matthew
All juvenile fixtures for 2017 - thanks to the hard working CCC1 and CCC2 committees in Parnell Park
The numbers have been crunched . . . The bribes have been returned (the money is just resting...) , . . . The fat lady has sung . . .
Jingle all the Way - 10 people left in the running for €1000 before Christmas? ====================================================== On Wednesday we revealed the Top 50 in the Know your Sport 2016 competition. The winning prize is €500, 2nd gets €300 and the 3rd prize is €200. Today we are revealing the Top 10 - are you still in with a shout? These are the people you should consult with before placing your bets - they actually seem to know what they are talking about... The winner will be revealed on Friday - Stay tuned for the further news.... Rian Gardiner Sam Murphy Matthew O' Neill Aogan Rooney Charlie Ryan Peter Byrne Mick Byrne Liam Canny David Clarke Daire Clare Fergal McStay
€10 each, on sale through all the team mentors - shop early for Christmas.
Busy weekend for the Juvenile section - see attached note from Juvenile Chairman Paddy Miskelly - well done all
Application forms are now being invited for Referee Level 1 Course. The Club has been given 5 available slots by Dublin County Board. All applicants, must currently be fully paid up members and be 14 years of age by 31/12/16. All application forms (attached) must be returned by Sunday 28th August to Alillis1@eircom.net from PARENTS email only. Course will be held in March 2017 so please ensure availability around this time period before applying. Before returning application please go to the following link for all information of course details to understand the commitment required :
Due to high demand Eddie and Panner have added a sixth Summer Camp - Mon 22 Aug to fri 26th. Time 10.00 -1.00 Cost 40 Age group u8 - u12 Contact Eddie McLoughney 0876450628
Top of the tables in U12 and U13 D1v1 Football, U15s holding their own in Div1 Hurling and Football . . . .all tables attached thank to Damien Murphy at Parnell Park
We had another fantastic week of hurling in Broomfield this week with one hundred and five young energetic St Sylvesters hurlers taking part. This is the largest number we have had over the seven years that the camp is running. It is a tribute to all the hard work being done by the mentors in the juvenile section.
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard” St. Sylvester’s GAA Grounds - Broomfield Pitch 2 Start Time - 7.00pm Sharp Session Duration - 1hr 15mins
Reminder that we are hosting our annual family day on Sunday and the organising committee who have put an incredible amount of work into this event need your help and support – specifically we need volunteers to help supervise some of the activities such as the carnival games, popcorn machine etc.
Joe Duffy are a key club sponsor with a particular focus within the juvenile section. We have recently agreed an affinity scheme for all members of St Sylvesters and Joe Duffy Motors have now provided us with key contacts for all their brands. Staff at Joe Duffy Motors have been briefed on the relationship with the club and the need to provide club members with additional and exclusive benefits like home/work test drives, free courtesy vehicles (where available) for servicing and better value servicing and sales deals.
Your support is needed at Feile Footballers Division2 final against Lucan in Parnell Park @3pm tomorrow, Sunday 1st May Best of luck, from everyone in Syls.
We only started the Easter Camps about 5 years ago but they have quickly become one of our most popular annual events and with the weather blessing us we set record numbers for participation. Due to popularity we had to close numbers for the camp so we would ask anyone wishing to book summer camps to do so as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
This is a definite date for your diary. We have 2 very engaging speakers lined up for Mentors on Thursday April 7th @7.45pm in the Club. Ray Boyne Ray Boyne , Club Member who has 3 kids playing for the club, has been the Head of Performance Analysis for the Dublin Senior Football Team for the last 10 years. Ray has very kindly offered to give a presentation for an Introduction to Stats in GAA for All Levels. Ray is a very engaging & passionate advocate of the GAA and the need for Coaches to Develop, Encourage, Learn, Improve and ultimately Enjoy coaching players to achieve their full potential. Please see attached pdf to give you a flavour of Rays presentation. Also a link below giving more background to Ray's work. Dyspraxia Association- Aoife Crowley & Frankie Farrell
The U13 footallers had a great weekend Div1 grading beating Ballyboden by a point in a cracking game on Saturday and recording a comfortable win over Templeogue SS on Sunday. I look forward to watching their games on Saturday afternoons, The U13B team had a narrow loss in a highly competitive game. This can be an excellent gtrade as it usually represents the best of primary school football. TheU14s drew both games against Erin go Brath and Skerries in Div2 and Div8. The U15s continued to find is tough, losing to Castlenock in Div1 and to St Peters in Div7. The U16s had a good win away to Parnells in Div2 but lost to Lucan in Div7.
We have a couple of juvenile teams needing coaching support, two of about eighteen, and Paddy Miskelly would love to talk to any ex or current players or mentors who might be available to lend some support. It is great fun and you would be surprised how much enjoyment and satisfaction you can get from coaching and being involved so don't dismiss the idea, have a chat with Paddy or Fergal - email@example.com. Donal Hayes, Derek Morris, Declan McGrath, Collie Byrne are some of the lads who have stepped up lately and their help and expertise is really appreciated by the young players.
Thank you note to everyone involved in the St Sylvesters Boys Juvenile Section On behalf of the Juvenile committee can we again thank everyone involved in what was a positive and hugely successful year in 2015. We are truly blessed with so many incredibly passionate and highly committed players, parents, sponsors and supporters. However, more than anything, the people that drive our club forward are those of you who freely volunteer your time, energy and resources on a weekly basis
St Sylvester's Juvenile Fundraising Calendar 2016 is now available. Pictured with the Calendar (l-r) St Sylvester's & recent All Star Nominee Niamh Mc Evoy who is featured in the Calendar. RTE sports presenter and reserve All Star Winner for Dublin Joanne Cantwell. St Sylvester's would like to acknowledge the kind sponsorship of the Calendar from Airside Oil, McCabes Pharmacy (Malahide) , The Grand Hotel & Peter O'Brein & Sons. Patrick Miskelly Chairperson of St Sylvesters Juvenile Section "Our 2016 calendar is a wonderful way to capture the the vibrancy, energy and inclusiveness of St Sylvesters GAA Club. It makes an ideal gift for family members who can enjoy images of all sections within our club. Calendars are on sale from team mentors and in the club house on Church Road. All proceeds go directly to supporting the playing teams"