Syls u13 hurlers got their 2013 season off to a flying start last Saturday afternoon in Bridgefield with a 6-5 to 2-5 win over a good Craobh Ciaran team, a team Syls struggled againt in u12 last year. Syls got off to a slow start and tended to stand off and admire their opponents a bit in the first half.
St Sylvesters U13 Grading – the lads continued their strong form with a win over Kickhams at a cold and windswept Bridgefield last Saturday afternoon. Some great displays across the park again. Brian Murray played a stormer and was knocking points over from long range.
St Sylvesters U13B 4-5, St Finians U13B 4-4 On Sat 23rd Feb 2013 I witnessed one of the best comebacks ever, up there with Liverpool v AC Milan in the 2005 champions final or Dublin v Longford in the 2008 O'Byrne cup final (Dublin scoring two goals in the last few mins of play), well that's the special game we had on Sat.
U13 Footballers going well in their grading league as they made it 3 wins from 3. The lads racked up a score of 10 g and 15 pts for a comprehensive win over Templeogue Synge Street. John Cox was keeping busy with the stats on the line as there had been complaints about my performance with the clipboard the previous week
U13 grading St Sylvesters u13b 1-6 Whitehall Colmcille u13b 7-7 It would be a bit unusual to start it off about the opposition . . . so i will. Whitehalls keeper had "one of those games" that dreams are made of, and if Dubs heroes John o'Leary or Stephen Cluxton were watching they would know that Dublin will be in safe hands in the future, as he was saving shot after shot pulling the ball out of the air heading into the top corner nothing was stopping this young man, as he made 10/12 unbelievable goal scoring saves and he made a difference in the final score.
U13B Grading St Peters Bboughal 8-6 v St Sylvesters 2-0 While Syls suffered defeat in this game the scoreline didn’t really represent what happened on the pitch. Bboughal started with all guns blazing and took an early 1-4 lead. It was a close first half with both teams finding the conditions on the field difficult to say the least.
Impressive win for U13 A Team as Grading league kicks off – Naomh Olafs 2g 4p Syls 3g 17p The U 13 A team had a comprehensive win over Nh Olafs in their first grading match of the season. The lads racked up an impressive scoreline of 3 g 17p
From The Herald - Plunketts have that bit extra to see off Hollypark in cracker By Diarmuid Geraghty Wednesday November 28 2012. THE big screen welcomed all to Croke Park yesterday. It stated that Cumann na mBunscol have been promoting 'the love of our games since 1928'. And it looks like the beat will go on.
The under 12s took on Plunketts ER in their last game of the season with some lovely hurling played by both sides - I think we lost by a few points. The game was preceded by a minutes silence for one of the Plunketts members, Martin O'Dwyer who died suddenly. Well done to Eugene, Dave and Paudie Duffy.
Well done to St Sylvesters u12 hurling team who reached the Final of the Division 2 Camaint Cup last Saturday in Parnell Park. In the Semi-Final we had a great win over our great rivals Skerries Harps. Unfortunately we had to give best to a very good Craobh Chiaráin team in the final. Throughout the competition the lads show great heart and teamwork combined with no little skill. Well done lads, we are all proud of you. Keep up the good hurling!’ - Eugene
Hello Chairman, On Wednesday evening last, while attending the weekly under 12 football training in old Malahide rugby ground, my son took unwell and fainted. Thankfully he has totally recovered, which was aided I'm sure by the excellent response of all the coaching staff present that evening. I was alerted immediately and an ambulance was called, which duely arrived and took care of our son. Both my wife and I would just like to express our sincere thanks to all of the under 12 coaching staff, Ernie, Jimmy, Des and any others present that I have not mentioned, for their prompt response and the level of care that they provided for our son that evening. Regards and Thanks, Paul and Niamh
Some pictures of the Hurling Camp from Bernard - looks like a fine turnout and well supported by Dublin Hurlers
We won both the A and B trophies with 35 lads playing and over 100 travelling.There were 75 at the beach this morning for the annual parents v kids game. Congratulations to all who participated and many thanks to the Ardara Club yet again for inviting us and for their great hospitality. I'm sure there will be pictures
See the itinerary attached from John McCormack and Diarmuid Scollard . . . boy are these guys organised . . . hope you all have a great weekend.
Whether it was the opportunity to finish school early or the desire to represent their school in hurling, I am not sure but over 50 young hurlers turned up to play for their school in the inaugural ‘Malahide Primary Schools Senior Hurling Championship’ sponsored by The Grand Hotel. Panner sent PJP pictures, I think Ernie has some Ollies
The U12's are currently in the process of fundraising for the U12 team to buy some sports gear etc for their panel of players which now numbers over 50 in total. Also a large number of the panel are also travelling to Ardara for an annual tournament on the 22nd June - 35 players have already confirmed and we have over 100 people from Malahide heading to the North West for the weekend. One of the key events for which we require your support is the Table Quiz due to be held on the 8th June, 2012 at 8.00 PM in the Clubhouse. This promises to be a great night and we have some excellent spot prizes available on the night - see below.
The U12 Footballers were out in force again this weekend with 3 teams taking to the field on Saturday afternoon. First up were the A team who were up against a very determined Oliver Plunketts team in Broomfield. It was a closely fought match all the way through and Syls narrowed the lead with only two minutes to go to a single point after Liam Shalloe found the net.
U12F Div1 St Sylvesters 3-06 St Vincents 3-09 This was a keenly contested game with both sides giving 100 per cent. Despite missing a number of players the team that was picked did the club proud. This was the first time our U12's came off a pitch and knew that the game of Gaelic football is not just about fancy footwork. There was some hard but fair challenges from both sides with some fine fielding from Alan Byrne, Josh Reinhardt and Harry Barnes.
Best wishes to Mr. Fortune and the senior hurlers of St Oliver Plunketts NS who will be contesting the Cumann na mBunscoil Senior Hurling Shield Final in Croke Park on Tuesday, throw in 10.30. Made up of a panel of 20 hurlers, all who play for Syls and many who are eligible for this competition for the next 2 years, they have worked hard over the last few months and their efforts are being rewarded with a run out in Headquarters.
On Sunday 29th april St Sylvesters welcomed aghamore gaa club,yes i hear you say aghamore!!!!even google found this hard to find. Aghamore is a small town in Co.Mayo with a proud history behind it,and even once graced the skills of our own infamous Sir John Cox(on speaking to the men involved in aghamore they say he was a mighty player and the legend is still talked about).
U12s get the league campaign of to a flying start with 3 wins and a certain Dublin captain keeping an eye on proceedings. Apologies for late report. Syls U12 Football teams got off to a flying start in their respective league campaigns across 3 teams last Saturday week. (Thanks to John McCormack for the report)
On a Sunny evening in the 'stade de Bridgefild' St Sylvester's U12's took on St Finians. The first 10 mins was tight and then flood gates opened. 3 goals and 2 points scored by midfield wizard Liam 'Messi' shalloe and a solid up and down the field performance by Sean 'the engine' O'Donnell meant that on this day Syls would be hard to beat.
Great win today for Syls u12A hurling team. Came back from 3-6 to 1-4 down with 10min to go to record an amazing last puck of the game win 3-7 to 3-6 over a strong Kilmacud Crokes team. This team is now unbeaten in competitive matches since the end of the 2010 season and are now poised for a high seeding in this year's League. Well done to all the lads, their coaches and mentors. Eugene
Bridgefield was a hive of hurling activity on Sunday morning as Bishopstown, in Dublin to watch Cork at Croke Park, had over 40 young hurlers.
Great turnout again this week for the U12 Footballers as 39 players making up 3 teams met at 11 this morning for a further weekend of grading at this level.
U12H St Sylvesters 3-08 Craobh Ciaran 4-05 After trailing badly at half time the U12s put in a great second half to draw against an excellent Craobh Ciaran team who exhibited some great skills themselves. Liam óg Foley was dispatched to full forward and contributed two or three goals, the last one a top drawer volley (His father must have promised to let him drive the big tractor).
Well done to everyone for a great afternoons football last Saturday. We fielded 38 players across the 3 teams so it was great and to see all the lads getting full matches which is the main objective this year.It is important for their development to get as much "game time" as possible and of course they really enjoy being on the field and playing with their mates.
A very lively Juvenile AGM last night chaired by Ernie Brenner and ably abetted by Juv Sec Pat Hoyne looked back at very successful 2011 and forward to 2012. Pat and Ernie are staying on for 2012, Club Chairman Eddie Sullivan and Bar Manager Gary Penrose addressed the meeting and all representative positions were filled. Read Pat's report attached, it captures a very busy section and acknowledges all those that make it happen.
A few documents from John explaining the rules, fixtures and initial gradings for U12 football for 2012 - hope you have a great season lads.
St Sylvesters U11's had a marvellous turnout last Saturday when 36 players togged out for two matches vs Raheny U11's at Bridgefield. After discussions amongst mentors in both camps we decided to expand the pitches and host two 15- a-side matches as all these lads move to 13-a-side next season and to give as many players an opportunity to get as much game time as possible.