U11s in 2016
PJ Hickey from the U12 Boys Football & Hurling squad was honored to referee the mini game between Dr Crokes and Slaughtneil U12 teams at half time in Croke Park on St Patrick's day. He had a great day, meeting the Cuala hurlers and just sampling the whole Croke Park atmosphere. The announcer gave a lovely pen picture of PJ and mentioned St Sylvesters and PJs favourite players, Sinead Aherne his top pick. For the record, Crokes won easy, and PJ gave very few frees! Great stuff PJ, well done, hopefully some day soon we will have the whole of Syls in Croke Park on Paddy's Day, that's the plan lads.
Looks like a great outing, pictures from Peter Hickey. Many thanks to Mayobridge GAA Club in Co Down for a memorable day out and what a great lineup of clubs, Scotstown Burren, Crossmaglen, Ballinderry, many more, some of the greats of Gaelic Football. Here's pic with our boys with the Cross lads (The Real Madrid of GAA, according to the kids) Joe Brolly even gave the pic of the boys a retweet on Twitter!
Some lovely pictures from Peter of this mornings U11 hurling against Ballinteer St Johns.
U11 Hurlers headed to Swords with 3 Squads to play against a well drilled group of hurlers in Fingallians. The games were very keenly contested like every local GAA derby, many of the boys were playing against their school friends and cousins with both teams wanting to earn the bragging rights.
Annesley Williams & SKODA have kindly sponsored Training Tops for the u11 boys Football & Hurling Squads for 2016. Club GPO Panner was on hand to present a top to each of the boys in Bridgefield on Saturday, after the boys gave a impressive display in their football games against Round Towers of Clondalkin.
Beshoffs Brothers Malahide has kindly sponsored the Syls 2005 boys Football & Hurling squad for 2016.
William Rooney pictured with his Appreciation Award from the Syls 2005 Boys & Parents in 2015. Well deserved Will.
Syls U10 & U11 Footballers hosted MayoBridge from County Down on Sunday. The boys played 3 games in Bridgefield then headed back to the new Syls clubhouse for refreshments. Many thanks to all the parents who baked cakes and made hang sandwiches for the visitors. Thanks to the parents and Syls bar staff for making tea and making our visitors so welcome.
The U11 hurlers who participated in the U11 Camaint tournament in Naomh Barrog on Tuesday, could not hold their joy after wining their final game after coming so close in earlier games. Their final game was against the all conquering Ciarans squad, the Syls boys gave a heroic performance to take a narrow lead and hold on, it under severe Ciarans pressure.
We had another great week of hurling in Broomfield with sixty five young energetic St Sylvesters hurlers taking part. Two Dublin hurlers Chris Crummy (Lucan Sarsfield) and Darragh O’Connell (Cuala) demonstrated the skills and tactics of the game. They were both very impressed with the skill level of our players and also with their willingness to listen and learn.
The 10s won their A game over Ballyboden St Endas in Bridgefiled this morning, no mean feat any day at any grade as Boden are the real power house of Dublin Hurling. The 10s have been concentrating on skills recently with help from a few of the senior hurlers and it seems to be paying off. Well done to Will and Peter and all involved. Weeks 2 of the Syls U10 Freestyle hurling took place on Friday 10th April.
After a week of intensive practicing of overhead kicks, solos and "heading" of Sliothars the time had come to hold the inaugural Syls U10 FreeStyle Hurling competition. The competition was the idea of guest hurling coach Peter Grassick of Syls and it was deemed a great success.
I stopped by Bridgefield on Saturday to see the U10s against Scoil Ui Conail and the U12s against Crokes. The 12s was a grading game and
The 2005 boys football & hurling team made a trip to Awesome Walls in Finglas as part of their end of year Christmas Party. The boys had a great time, and showed no fear as you can see from the photos ,No Fear a big ingredient when your a hurler!
On a weekend when Syls qualified for Senior League Hurling it's great to see we have a production line of talent coming along, great stuff lads. Winning entry was from Cian Whitney from our U10's. He was presented with his All Ireland Hurling Final replay tickets after U10 hurling match in Bridgefield on Saturday. Picture attached of Cian, with his father Marc, and judges Kevin O'Flynn, Eamonn Clancy, and Paddy Miskelly.
The U8 Squad played in a Hurling Blitz on Saturday in Malahide Castle. St Sylvester's hosted Skerries Harps & Fingallians, 5 pitches were setup and referees provided for the event. Everyone got a medal and fun was had by all. Photos of the players getting their medal. Eammon Burke hurling U8 mentor presented the boys with their medals.
Fantastic hurling Skills on show in Malahide Castle as the U8's hosted O'Tooles, in fine weather for a change. Under Armour swapped for Sun Cream and parents spotted with Deck chairs. Pics from Peter Hickey, fabulous
Some pics from the U8 hurlers who played Whitehall in glorious sunshine on Saturday morning in Malahide Castle. Peter
Team Photo of Team Yellow from U8's 2013 who played St Margarets on Saturday, also in Photo is Louise Ryan (St Sylvesters, Minors & Senior Football Panel) on her first game as a GO Games referee, Louise did an excellent job!
Some pics of the U8's first hurling game of 2013 - It was last Saturday in Scoil (Clontarf) That's snow falling in the photos by the way. Great morning was had by all, except for the parents who forgot to bring their hats & gloves! As you can see, FUN, Sportsmanship, Respect for Mentors & Referees very evident in the photos. Best of luck to coaches Eamon Burke and William Rooney and their newest Sylvesters . . . Peter Hickey