Minor 1999 - Football and hurling
MFL1 Final Ballyboden St Endas 3-05 St Sylvesters 2-07 What a shame for our fine Minor team, we led from the start and looked for most of the game like we would win our first Div1 title in a long while. We played with a mild but bitter wind in the first half, few nice points , flick by Meaney to Mark Hazely for a nice goal, solo effort from Fionn for a second and we led by 2-03 to 1-01 at the break.
I haven't seen an official fixture yet but I do believe we are playing fo rthe league next Sunday at 11.00am at Sancta Maria in Ballyboden. I have attached a map so we have no excuses but to get over there and support our team
MFL 4B Final St Sylvesters 2-7 Craobh Ciaran 2-12 Great season for our Minor B team, going through the league with 100% record but unfortunately just running out of steam late in the second half of this final at Broomfield. We led at half time by a few points but facing a cold wind and a very classy Ciaran's centre forward we failed to take our few chances and Ciarans finished strongly. Maybe Ger or Pat will send some details . . .think I saw John with the camera as well.
MHC C St Sylvesters 3-11 Raheny 1-13 Although 3-11 sounds like a good score the reality was that this win was built on a couple of early goals and some superb defending in the second half into the wind. See Eddie's report and thanks to Eddie, Colm, Martin, Declan and Declan and all the players for a few very enjoyable games, it was great stuff lads, well done. Great support on the line surely helped the lads along as well.
Scoil Iosa 3-12 Confey 2-02 Fine colleges win for Scoil Iosa fielding mostly Syls Minor and U16 teams from last Sunday, Mark Hazely and Paul McBride two additions (and a lad from Vincents). Sean Kane laid down the gauntlet early with another of his trademark bustling runs yielding a great goal and Kevin O'Flynn catching all round him and deadly from frees. Confey had a few excellent hurlers but we had much greater strength in depth, and, while never totally dominant, always looking the likely winners.
MHC C St Sylvesters 2-19 Kilmacud Crokes 3-11 AET When Colm Byrne picked out Sean Kane who goaled for Syls to lead for the first time with minutes remaining it looked good for our lads. We repelled Crokes attack twice but then they goaled off a broken ball in our square and, well, it didn't look quite so good. We didn't despair, Brendán put the ball in deep, Byrne won a 21 yard free and Flynn equalised to take us to extra time. Great stuff.
U12 Div1 St. Sylvesters 4-8 Na Fianna 2-6 Syls U12As were confirmed as North Dublin champions on Saturday last with a comprehensive win over closest rivals Na Fianna. Both teams entered the last game of the season with identical records having lost only one match each throughout the campaign.
MFL1 Syls 2-6 Raheny 1-04 - Super 5 point win over a very strong Raheny which puts us top of MFL1 and may be enough to win us the league or at least a playoff with Boden. It was a very impressive, if sometimes frustrating, display by our lads, dominating the play for most of the game but slow to make it show on the scoreboard. Both teams played extra men in the backline so it was difficult enough to see what was really happening.
MFC E St Sylvesters lost to Ballyboden St Endas in an exciting championship semi final that went right down to the wire. Some confusion at the end when we had a close in free but seemingly believed we were two points down and went for a goal which was defended by the Boden lads. Turned out we were only a point down. Bad luck that.
MHC C St Sylvesters 0-13 St Oliver Plunkets ER 0-7 Great win for the lads against a strong OPER outfit. We led from start to finish but the Navan Road lads never gave us an inch and we had to battle to the end. This should see us into the semi final and, on this form, we are surely planning to give it a good go. Thanks to John Keogh and Bernard for the pictures
Despite winning by a whopping 22 points over St Judes the Minor A team bowed out of the Championship, finishing one point behind Ballyboden on score difference (and even that seemed uncertain). This was a terrible shame as we looked like we could seriously challenge for honours playing a very open skillful game. I understand we protested the championship format without success earlier in the year but the idea of only one team qualifying from a group on score difference or on highest score goes completely against our ethos and makes a mockery of the efforts of players and management.
MHC C Excellent win over St Finbarrs at Broomfield for Eddie's team, lead 1-12 to 1-0 at the break against the wind and pushed on from there. Win and a draw, need to win again to qualify
Congratulations to the Minor B team who qualified for thr semi finals of the E Championship with a comprehensive win over St Margarets ay Broomfield.
Dublin Colleges Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final Scoil Iosa (Malahide) 3 – 11 Lucan CBS 3 – 9 Scoli Iosa reach the Senior Colleges Dublin hurling final with a superb 15 man performance over a very strong Lucan team in Broomfield.
Both Minor Teams won yesterday in the Championship, The A team away to Balinteer St Johns to maintain their 100% record and the B team away to Craobh Ciaran, also 100%
MHC B St Sylvesters 3-11 O' Tooles 4 - 8 It was a tough contest from start to end and O'Tooles were not going to give up easly, especially on their own home ground. O'Tooles settled more quickely than we did and were 1-3 to 2 points after ten minutes. For the next twenty minutes we dominated and with goals from Dereck Morris and Kevin McLoughney we led by 2-6 to 1-4 at half time. We opened the second half well by extending our lead to eight points with a goal from Colm Byrne
MFC A St Sylvesters 0-09 Ballyboden St Endas 0-09 Enjoyable game to watch, we led, we trailed, we led and ended up drawing. We went into a 2 point lead before Boden took over against a blustery wind and scored some really classy points. We struggled to use the wind and a missed free leaving us down a point at the break looked ominous.
DUBLIN 1-11 CORK 1-3 A powerful opening half put Dublin on the road to victory in this All-Ireland MFC quarter-final at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise on Monday afternoon. The Dubs got the dream start when Paul Mannion sent a daisy-cutter to the net from 15 metres in the opening minute.
Two Leinster Football medals last Sunday and we have three minor teams in action this week. A Div4C game against table toppers St Maurs at The Castle which we lost by 3-2 to 4-15 and a Div 4B game at the same venue on Tuesday against Castlenock which we won. There was some excellent football and some really impressive point scoring. Thursday our table topping Div1 team take on Balinteer over at Marley Grangem, worth the trip if you can make it.
Another successful Hurling Camp for u10 to u14with participants from St Sylvesters, Skerries Harps, O'Dwyers and Trinity Gales has just concluded. We were delighted to have two inter county players Shane Ryan (Nh Mearnog) and David O'Callaghan (St Marks) both who played in Croke Park v's Kilkenny in the Leinster final last Sunday, to deliver the camp.
The Syls u12 squad, accompanied by parents, family and friends, took Donegal by storm last weekend when they represented the club in the annual Mick Herron Memorial Tournament at Adara, bringing the trophy home for the first time in 3 years. The 41 strong panel were a great credit to themselves, their families and their club as they demonstrated their class and maturity both on and off the pitch.
Forty two players, over ninety in the party travelling to the annual Ardara tournament in Donegal. The lads are very grateful to everyone who supported their fundraising quiz and cake sale. It took some legendary project management and we wish them a great weekend - Crosse promised pictures. Yet again a big thanks to Ardara for hosting St Sylvesters, it is becoming as big an event for our lads as the Feile, great stuff.
St. Sylvesters 6-16 Naomh Mearnog 1-7 Syls U12As extended their league winning streak to 5 games with a comprehensive win at Bridgefield over local rivals Naomh Mearnog. As the sun came out, the boys from Portmarnock were feeling the heat from the start as Syls put on their finest display of the season so far.
Over the week-end of June 10th and 11th, the St.Sylvester's U12 footballers with their mentors and families will travel to Ardara in South West Donegal to represent the club in the annual U12 tournament run by the local club. The team will be following in the footsteps of several previous U12 teams and it is our intention that the players will represent themselves, their families and their club with passion, pride and respect.
St Oliver Plunkett National School Senior Boys took on a strong St Mary's of Ashbourne in the Fingal Schools League Premier Division final in Parnell Park on Tuesday . There is nothing quite like the schools finals in Parnell Park in May and the 400 odd screaming Malahide kids been shepherded by some stressed teachers and a bunch of nervous parents all decked out in the school colours ensured the excitement and noise level was like an All Ireland Final. The bus loads of travelling supporters left the school early with high hopes that this was going to be their year as they have fallen at the final hurdle a few times before in recent years but unfortunately Malahide lost out again in a close encounter.
MFL1 St Sylvesters 3-11 Na Fianna 2-9 We led 1-6 to 0-6 at the break after playing with a fairly strong wind so we expected a tough second half but it didn't really turn out that way.
Our minor hurlers completed a clean sweep for all CCC2 hurling teams with a tense 1 point victory over Round Towers Clondalkin. Similar to the under 16 game the day before our players dug deep when needed the most and demonstrated an ability to score goals at crucial times which ultimately tipped the game in our favour. We played most of our best hurling in the opening 20 minutes when we racked up 1-6 from play. Despite the strong start the lads will be disappointed with fading out of the game for large parts and had to rely on a late goal to snatch victory. Kevin McLoughney and Stephen Cunningham can be especially pleased with their days work as both worked tirelessly and made vital contributions. It was great to see a large turnout from family and club supporters. Long may it continue.
U12F Erins Isles 1-3 St. Sylvesters 5-12 Syls U12As bounced back from their defeat to St. Vincents in impressive fashion against Erin’s Isle in Finglas last week. In a new look attack featuring regular defenders Daniel Deneher and Osian Dullaghan, the Syls boys were quick out of the traps, racking up 3 points before Erins could muster a shot on target. The first two of these were poached by Daniel, clearly relishing his new role further up the field. Phelim Butler quickly added a point and a goal either side of a goal from the home side. Deneher then added a goal to his tally as the Malahide boys built up a comfortable half time lead of 3-8 to 1-1, the third goal coming courtesy of a well placed shot from AJ McCabe.
Our minor hurlers recorded their first 2 points of the campaign with a hard working victory against St. Finbarrs in Broomfield. Foundation for the win was laid in the first 20 minutes when we raced into an early lead, notching 2-5 to no reply. Best for Syls were Derek Morris who was deadly accurate from placed balls and Sean Kane who as ever worked tirelessly for the full 60 minutes.
Under 12 Football 12 Mar 2011 St. Sylvesters 1-4 St.Vincents 3-13 After their rousing victory against Raheny the previous week, Syls U12A came down to earth with a bang at Bridgefield last Saturday. The boys came up against a very well drilled and determined St. Vincents team who moved into top gear from the throw in.