Malahide community school win Dublin Colleges u14 hurling championship v Manooth in Abbotstown.
U14 hurlers enjoy Dublin v Wexford at premium level in Croke Park
Attacking with a few minutes remaining, trailing by three points, Lucan's keeper made a couple of fine saves and we were denied an equalising goal. Lucan broke away and snatched another goal to give them a comfortable looking win. Hard to say that we should have won having trailed all through but we certainly gave a good account of ourselves and we were very proud of a team that refused to quit. Nice touch that our lads stood to give Sarsfields a guard of honour. I also noted that that the managers used their substitute slots well and gave as many as possible a good run in Parnell Park. Well done to all, another great day out, even if we didn't snag the silverware. Hopefully one of the lads will send a report, well worth recording.
This weeks Féile Peil programme attached. Best of luck to both U14 teams, A team playing in Clontarf, B Team in Good Counsel. I'm sure they'd appreciate all support they can get on the sideline. Hopefully they can match the Hurlers and get to the finals. Fergal McStay
The U14 hurlers battled bravely in the Div5 Feile Final in Parnell Park but were well beaten by a bigger stronger Whitehall team. We played some very good hurling and it was great to see so many of our senior players lending support. Congratulations to Whitehall and thanks for the nice gesture of a guard of honour to our lads after our presentation.
Well done to Scoil Iosa who won the Leinster Colleges u16 hurling championship beating Colaiste an Atha, Kilmucridge 6-21 to 0-3 in the final. Made up of Syls players from minor to u15 another great accomplishment for the school. Many of the players go again on Monday in the U14 quarters, great time to be a Syls juvenile hurler!!
Congratulations to Eddie, Peter, Ronan and Aiden and the U14 hurlers. Lads won all 3 group matches and then beat Lucan in Semi-final to reach final against Whitehall in Parnell Park tomorrow. Sunday 17th at 13.00pm. Get down there and support Syls.
U14 F D2 St Sylvesters 4-08 Naomh Olaf 3-08 Great game where the lead changed hands regularly but we came out on top by a goal. Good crowd for a classic Bridgefield Saturday afternoon. Maybe one of the lads will send a report.
U14's are fund raising for Feile 2016. Sat 2nd April from 10.30am outside Ulster Bank - U14 parents are cycling for 7 hours in village on a bike that goes nowhere! Please support this Saturday. You can sponsor a cyclist or contribute to bucket collection on the day. Jimmy's bike shop is sponsoring the bike for the day. The 'volunteer peleton' and the teams appreciate any support you can give. U14 mentors can provide further details
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.
Decent looking game in Bridgefield, I only saw the last 15 minutes and Syls were pretty even and very competitive with a much bigger looking team from Clonee. I didn't get the score but think we lost by 4 or 5.
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
We had a great day's hurling over in Thomas Davis GAA club. We started slowly and lost our first two games to Thomas Davis and Kilmacud Crokes. The afternoon was much better with wins over Skerries Harps and St Finbarrs. We had many fine performances throughout the day and well done to all players. It's good to see so many young players developing the skills. Thanks to Thomas Davis as host for looking after everyone so well.
u13B Football St Sylvesters 7-13 Kilamcud Crokes 7-6 It was a high scoring game played on a beautiful afternoon in Bridgefield. This team is improving steadily on each outing. All the skills of the game were on full display today and the quality of the football from both teams was first class, some excellent fielding, soloing and score taking. Well done lads. Well done also to Aiden Lillis and Eddie, it is a measure of our club that we can field two and even three high quality teams at each age group.
The U12’s returned from Ardara in Donegal last Sunday after another very successful weekend. Ardara CLG as usual hosted a fantastic day of football with 10 teams from 6 clubs involved and over 4 hours of football played on a very warm day. The A team after defeating Naomh Chonaill in a very competitive opening game, were then narrowly beaten by a strong Bellagy side that went on to win the tournament.
Details and itenary attached for this weekends U12 trip to Ardara
Following a successful trip to Tipperary earlier this year the Under 12's are off again, this time it is to the "Annual Ardara Football Tournament, The club would like to wish Aiden Lillis and all the kids, mentors and parents a great weekend in the long tradition of Sysl/Ardara , and we look forward to the reports and pictures. This tradition started I believe with Brendan and Ciaran's team which won the Al Ireland Feile and there are five of them playing on the Senior Football at the moment . . . have a great weekend . . . .Syls Abú.
In Bridgefield Saturday - two games - few pictures here
Just caught a few pictures of the U10s in Bridgefield on Saturday morning. Congratulations to Ronan and Mick, looks like we have some special hurlers coming through.
Some pictures of the Hurling Camp from Bernard - looks like a fine turnout and well supported by Dublin Hurlers
Innisfails are running a fund raiser in aid of Irish Autism Action and have invited St Sylvesters U 10's to play a short football blitc in Parnell Park on Sat 30th June as part of the fund raiser there is a match between Innisfails and some of the well known former inter count players, such as Ciaran Whelan, Trevor Giles, Maurice Fitzgerald, Darragh O Shea and more.
Saturday morning was a hive of hurling activity . . . . U10 two games v Whitehall, U11 two games v St Marks, U12 smashing game v Ciarans . . . . the U8s were away and U9s at the Castle . . . . well worth dropping by on a Saturday, lend a bit of support to all the new players and managers (some not so new)
Well boys, you done it again . . . another clean sweep for Syls U7s, U9s and U11s at the Mini All Irelands at Broomfield. Ernie and Panner will send a note to thank all the organisers, referees, helpers, boys and girls and our very gererous sponsors Audi and DAA. Meanwhile take a look at some of the pictures - more and better to come.
Malahide, mostly made up of our U9 and U10s lost out to Knocklyon (mostly Ballyboden I think) after extra time in the semi finals of the Community Games GAA in Bridgefield on Wednesday. (Hurling is next week I think). I don't see a lot of these age groups but this was simply fabulous football from both sides, fast, skillful, competitive. The extra-time was a real ding-dong, we led by a point, they goaled, we pointed again and they goaled again and in two short 5 minute spells just held on to win. We beat Palmerstown in the 3rd place game. A lad from Knocklyon promised pictures.
Syls U9s Hurling match Saturday against St Bridgit’s Meet 10.30 Malahide Castle for 11 AM thrown in The last few weeks have been busy with our scheduled matches and the lads taking part in the mini Leagues and community games which I have to say is going great and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves immensely Now to mention the upcoming Communions a big event for all involved so over the next three Saturdays we will be short on players so please can everyone confirm their availability to either Ronan Adian or myself so that we can establish in advance if we will be in a position to field our teams
Syls under 9s hurling verse Erin Go Bragh Malahide Castle Meet 10.30 for 11.00 o’clock throw in Saturday 16/04/2011 Last Saturday we faced Castleknock in football and we were welcomed to their new pitches which is a fine complex and a credit to their club We were short on numbers and due to the goodwill of the opposition we borrowed three of their players to make up the difference and field the three teams All three games were tough and tested our lads physically and dare I say it mentally however they solider on pressurised the opposition until the final whistle.
Syl’s U9s Football Match Saturday against Castleknock away game 11.30 kick off meet Seabury Church 10.30 or go direct to pitch in Somerton Castleknock are launching their new pitches hence the late kick of time . Last week we played Naomh Fionnbarr’s in hurling another great display was produced by the lads good weather permitted excellent ground hurling skills from Colm Nicholl , Seamus Carey, Ciaran McLoughney , Darragh Curtain and Luke Carroll .
Syl’s U9s Football versus Fingallians this Saturday meet 10.30 Malahide castle Last week we played two strong hurling games against Oliver Plunketts The boys played a stormer with excellent performances from Gavin McCormack ,Seamus Carey in midfield Luke Carroll and Luke Darcy were unbeatable in the defence and we saw our first 45 score over the bar with an excellent strike from Ben Mooney we were unlucky not see another one as it hit the upright