Under 12's completed their season beating St. Jude's by 15 points on a wet Friday night in Tymon Park. On top of wining division 1, they won every game to complete the perfect season. Coaches Podge, Shay, Paul and Kev would like to thank all player's for their hard work and dedication this year and say how proud we are of everyone of them.
U12F Div1 An absolutely breathtaking game played at 100 miles an hour by two very committed and skillful teams. Syls came our on top over second placed Kilmacud Crokes by about 7 points in the end and we had some brilliant players on display. I'll leave it to Paudge to give the details if he has a chance. Some photos attached but they couldn't do justice to this fine game.
Sylvester’s success at Ardara Congratulations to St Sylvesters U12 Boys. Both “A” and “B” teams won Ardara, 11 June 2016, We have been travelling to Ardara, Donegal for over 12 years now, it is a tradition that is valued by every player and parent who gets to go! Why are there no such events for Sylvester’s Girls’ Teams?
The under 12's took Ardara by storm last weekend and brought home both A and B Cups. A great weekend was had by all and finished with a very competitive parent child match on Sunday. The under 12 coaches would like to say a big thanks to all our sponsors, Niteline, ancestry, O'Farrell Cleere, Glen Troy and Eoin O'Neill (also thank you Eoin for the photos). A big thanks to Stephen, Maria and their team for the quiz night and finally our fantastic parents for their support and adding to the fun.
St Sylvesters v Trinity Gaels 20 Apr 2016 On a wet Friday evening the U12 girls travelled to Driminigh to take on Trinity Gaels. A sporting game ensued in improving conditions. The Sylvester girls dominated the first half with a superb defensive display providing the attack with plenty of possession. A larger and robust Trinity Gaels defense kept scoring chances to the minimum. In the final play of the half, Trinity Gaels took the lead.
Under 12's made it 3 from 3 in division 1 after a 19 point victory over Fingallians in Balheary. Syls outclassed their local rivals in all areas of the pitch and a well disciplined defence lead by the excellent Michael Downey made it hard for Fingallians to score. Keep up to good work lads Regards, Podge
2005 boys Community Games Hurling A Titanic performance by all, in terrible conditions. It's been said "the harder you try, the luckier you get" ohh boy, did the boys try hard and earn their luck. Syls had wonder saves, scored wonder goals from impossible angles, late on Clontarf hit the inside of the goal post and the ball bounced around the Syls box, the Syls boys showed great hunger to get in brave last ditch blocks as Clontarf went for the win aided by a strong breeze .
The U12 hurlers had a great win against a strong Lucan Sarsfields team in Bridgefield on Saturday. This was the last grading match for the team before going into divisions. Lucan got off to a strong start with a goal in the first minute but Syls got to grips with the match with fine points from Cian Whitney and goal from Ben Grassick to leave Syls leading by a point at half time.
A great performance by Slyvester's U12B footballer's on Saturday with a win over a very strong Kilmacud corkes side in Bridgefield. 3-8 to 0-7
Under 12's player their first division 1 match on Saturday, they beat St. Pat's of Donabate by 8 points. It was another great performance, Slys moved the ball well and took their scores well in the second half. Well done to all the players and our ever loyal parents. Regards, Podge
"St. Sylvester's under 12 footballers had a great win over Lucan Sarsfield to top their grading group and secure division 1 football. it was a wet day in Bridgefield and a tough physical battle. In the end Syls had to much class for their opponents and finished 5 points up. Congrats to all 3 under 12 teams that finished either first or second in their grading groups." Thanks, Podge
On Saturday, both the B &C Squads played Cuala and had great performances. The C's played at home in Bridgefield while the B's headed to Cuala. The U12 A's had a narrow and tight win against Lucan Sarsfields also in Birdgefield where Peter Hickey was on hand to catch some wonderful action pictures. We'll have to get Peter up early again to catch the B team at home, that's a promise.
Last Sunday morning the U12 and U14 hurling squads played challenge games against Mount Sion (Anthony Cooney’s home club) in Waterford and then went to Walsh Park to see Dublin beat Waterford in the National Hurling League. The U12s played a modified 10 a side game "in the cage" on their small all-weather pitch while the U14s played full pitch against a strong Mount Sion team. While Mount Sion got the upper hand in both games their was some great skill and determination on display from the almost 40 Sylvester's hurlers who travelled down.
Under 12 A had a 14 point win over Na Fianna on Saturday, that's 2 from 2 in the qualifying blitz for division 1. There was great performances all round and some great scores from the forwards. The lads closed out the game well after a late drive from Na Fianna. It was a physical but fair battle with fantastic support from our ever loyal parents, roll on Raheny.
The U11 hurlers played against O'Tooles on Saturday in two very competitive games and came out on top in both matches. Syls won both matches with some great performances from Ryan Farrell, Ollie McLochlainn, Darragh Murtagh, Barry Corcoran, Gavin O'Neill, Cillian de Burca, Robert Brady, Christian McDonell's, Ben Grassick and Jamie Wogan.
The noise of planes taking off on the easterly one-zero runway over Clonshaugh at the weekend didn't drown out the excitement of the U11 hurling matches against Craobh Chiaran. The hosts were both physical and skillful in their play and the first team struggled with the physicality at times. They showed great spirit and fight however, particularly after the break but came up short in the end.
The U11 hurlers played against Craobh Ciaran on Saturday in glorious sunshine in Clonshaugh. The two matches were very competitive with some fine hurling on display. The U11 have continued to improve with every match this season and most pleasing of all was the performances of new players who recently have started hurling including Wilhelm, Jack, Donnacha, Adam and Mathew.
The battleground was Bridgefield, the opposition were Setanta but it was Sylvester's performance that was more "Cú Chulain" than Setanta's as both Sylvester's U11 hurling teams won this contest comprehensively. Showing no signs of summer fatigue the U11s hurlers continue to improve with every game they play, showing great skills, team work and discipline. Well done lads and keep the hard work at training. Marc.
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.
Two excellent sporting games in Bridgefield, some very talented hurlers on both sides where Syls got the better of neighbours Parnells. The A game was pretty even and the B game Syls were a little stronger than younger opposition.
U10s after their last game today comprehensively beating Vincents in Bridgefield. You can see how happy they are in the mudbath! Pictures from Marc Whitney
The U10 hurlers competed in the Annual Dermot McNulty Tournament organised by Na Fianna on Monday 27th October on a fine day for hurling. There were 5 matches in all in a very competitive group for Syls including Craobh Ciaran, Ballyboden St Endas, Na Fianna, Lucan Sarafields and Kilmacud Crokes. Others teams taking part included Cuala, Setanta and Cushedall from Antrim.
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 U10 hurlers played Skerries in their second home match of the season last Saturday in Bridgefield. In the first match Syls battled hard with Darragh Boyne and Ryan O'Farrell to the fore. Barry Corcoran made some great saves while Darragh Murtagh scored a great goal for Syls while Willie Hackett was unlucky not to score only for his goal to be disallowed. There were other good performances from Cormac Nolan, Andrew McCullagh and Ollie MacLochlainn.
The U10 hurlers had their first match of the 2014 season on Saturday at home for the first time in Bridgefield to a strong Na Fianna side. Conditions were ideal for the game with little wind and bright sunshine and two matches took place.
Sorry boys, a week late. There was a great buzz in the club last Sunday afternoon when Ray, Shay and Podge returned from the Crokes Tournament where our B team won. Ray Flannery sent a few pictures . . .
Well done to the U8s and their mentors who put on a show of tough committed football at half time of the St Vincent de Paul Final at Broomfield.
The U8s had a big day out in Croker but their mentors were no strangers to the setting . . . Shay Keogh with many Leinster medals with Dublin and Paudge Bannon whose father was a huge servant to the GAA and was honoured on match day on the big screen when he died a few years back.