Minor 1999 - Football and hurling
The Minor As beat Nmh Marnóg in mid-week following a win away to Raheny and a loss by a point to Vincents in their opening game. The B team playing in D5 GrB looked like comfortable winners over Na Fianna yesterday and have also beaten Whitehall but I haven't seen a result for the Fingallians game.
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 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 .
As Colm Casey told us, it was a great honour for John Crosse to present the medals to the U16 hurling league and championship winners. The lads also presented their coaches nominated Player of the Year to Dennis O'Brien for the A Football, Aaron McCormack for B Football and Ben O'Neill for Hurling. The players themselves also selected Players Player of the Year - Barry Crosse Hurlng, Adam Gaynor B Football and Sean O'Connor A Football.
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
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.
There will be a fund raising quiz on Friday 4th December 2015 in the clubhouse in order to purchase equipment for next season. All support very much appreciated. Yours in Sport, 2016 Minor Hurling Management Team, Martin Meaney, Donncha O Brien, Anthony Cooney
Congratulations to the U16s winning the Championship and their league in their first year hurling.The lads were disappointed to win the league without having to play two weeks ago but they had to make up for it today winning a helter skelter encounter with a fine St Peregrines by two points after extra time over in O'Toole Park. John Crosse or Jimmy will send a report and pictures but I wonder did anyone catch captain Colm Casey's initation of Joe McDonagh with his acceptance speech as gaeilge, I'm told it was pure Colm, maith fear.
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.
In the end it turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax as a conceded fixture by Na Fianna on Saturday left the U16 hurlers with no game. The lads weren't complaining however as it meant they maintained their 100% record for the season and more importantly clinched the Div 5 league title with a game to spare.
U16HC C Smashing win over Wild Geese after a very tight first half. A goal just before the break by the ever lively Colm Casey gave us a bit of daylight over an Oldtown team with plenty of hurling. Defensively Liam Foley and Barry Crosse were excellent, Dennis O'Brien at centre back and Cian at centre forward but I better leave it to Jimmy as I don't know all this team. First year competing at thsi age oin hurling and doing very well.
Two wins in the Minor Football Championship, away to Castlenock and home to Cuala, an A Championship win U15 away to Skerries, U14 Div1 win at home to Skerries putting us top of the league and a very impressive U13 D3 win at home to Marys of Saggart. I was in Bridgefield on Saturday afternoon and it was just great to see two big games on with great support. The U16 hurlers fantastic win on Sat in the Quarter Final of the Championship out in St Maurs ......it sets up a tasty Semi Final clash with Wild Geese at home next Sat
The U16 Hurlers rounded off their summer activities last week with a bit of pre-championship altitude training and some team bonding activities at the new Poc Fada Golf up in Deer Park in Howth. The recipients of ‘Worst Puck Off the First Tee’ and ‘Wooden Spoon’ prizes shall remain nameless to protect the afflicted !
Congrats to Cliodhna Hamill from our Ladies Minor team who was chosen to represent Dublin in the recent U-17 Inter County blitz. Cliodhna also had the honour of co-captaining the Dublin team. Her team won all of their group games and were narrowly pipped by Carlow in the semi-final
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.
The two Daniels lined out for Dublin U16 footballers in their comprehensive win over Louth in the 1st round of the Gerry Reilly Cup yesterday evening. Daniel Deneher lined out at center back with Daniel Brennan at corner forward scoring 2:3 and picking up the man of the match award.
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.
U16A Shield Final We lost by two points in the end to Ballymun after being behind by 9 with ten minutes remaining. Peter sent some pictures.
U16 D Championship Final St Sylvesters 3-10 Na Fianna 1-02 Great to go the Parnell Park and win. To be fair tioNa Fianna the score did not reflect an excellent competitive and sporting game where we simply took our scores and they didn't but in all other aspects it was a pretty even game. I hope John has a chance to send a full report. Congratulations to Brian Murray on a well deserved Man of the Mattch Award.
A single point loss to O'Tooles in a fine game against an O'Tooles team that always put it up to us but it finished in unsatisfactory circumstances for us, the final whistle sounding as Eoin Cooney was shooting for an equaliser. Otherwise a good open competitive game.
MHL2 Erins Isle 2 - 8 St Sylvesters 4 - 8 The minor hurlers travelled to Erins Isle last night to face an unbeaten Isles team riding high at the top of the division . After a rocky start in which our boys conceded two quick goals we started to get into the game a bit more as time progressed . We started to win a lot of possession around the half back line with Niall McCann starting to dominate at right half back and began launching some great deliveries into the danger area. Almost ten minutes into the first half Ciaran Murphy won a hard won free on the forty yard line . Up stepped Daniel Murphy and duly pointed to get Syls off the mark.
Daniel Brennan, Jack Whelan, Daniel Deneher
U14Div1 St Sylvesters 5-09 Kilmacud Crokes 4-09 On Saturday afternoon in the Castle, Sylvester’s U14’s met their old foes Kilmacud Crokes in the last round of league fixtures knowing a win would ensure they finished joint top of Div 1 and also eliminate Kilmacud from the playoffs. The team has been progressing well in the second half of the season having beaten table toppers Na Fianna twice in recent weeks playing an exciting brand of attacking football and Saturday was no different.
MHC B Syls 1-14 Crokes 0-14 A most enjoyable win over a very classy Kilmacud Crokes at Silver Park sees our Minor Hurlers top their group and qualify to meet Scoil Ui Conaill in two weeks time in the quarter finals.
MFL2 St Sylvesters 3-10 Whitehall Colmcille 1-13 (at least I think we won by 3). A somewhat laboured win in a game we really should have put away a lot easier. It was good to win however as we lost a similar effort at Skerries on Wednesday. There is a lot of football in this team and we will be looking forward to some more forceful displays after the Leaving.
MFC A Na Fianna 3-13 St Sylvesters 3-13 For the third time in four years we were eliminated from the Minor A Championship on score difference after being held to a draw at Mobhi Road. A unsatisfactory result from our perspective and a poor return for the effort by the lads and their mentors. It was a really great game with some top class play from both sides and good luck to Na Fianna in the quarter finals.
Clan na Mara 1-13 Clontarf 1-11. Our amalgamated Minor hurling team (Syls\Scoil) collected its first league points ( Div2) on Sunday morning against a very capable Clontarf team managed by Noel Wardick (son of Syls stalwart Jim Wardick !) It was a battling performance based on a sturdy defence with Thomas, Sean Foley & Phelim excelling but ably supported by Darragh McGrath, Sean Doolin and Andrew. Danny Colclough returned to goal keeping duties from injury and made several crucial saves
MHL D2N Naomh Barrog 4-5 vs 0-14 Clan na Mara Disappointing result having started well, points from Eoin Mc, Simon, Shane and Rory going 4 points up into the wind but then we stopped dead in our tracks and let Barróg take over for 3-03 to 0-06 at the break. We were much more competitive in the second half, Sean Dolan, Scrappy, in particular and the two Killians driving us forward.
MHC B SF Lucan Sarsfields 4-06 St Sylvesters 2-05 Three goals against us in the first half all but finished our Championship run. Philip hit the post at one end and Lucan drove through for a goal at the other. Two of our backs collided and let them in for another. We got a grip around the middle but we struggled with the size of the field and hit five long range efforts wide. At 3-05 to 0-04 at the break but came out fighting in the second half but, unfortunately the scores failed to come against a tough Lucan rearguard and when their classy full forward goaled again on the break we were in deep trouble.
MHC B QF St Sylvesters 3-17 St Brigids 3-16 Dare I say, our best win ever. Battled from behind a number of times against a strong talented Brigids to scrape home by the narrowest of margins. Although we led at half time 1-5 to 1-4 it is fair to say we were mostly chasing the game, a fine Colm Byrne goal and points from Conor, Simon, Collie and Philip bringing is back after a slow start.