Under 9s in 2016
St. Sylvester’s GAA club was admirably represented at the official opening of Trinity College Dublin’s GAA Sports Pitches on Santry Avenue on Sunday 12th March. Aogán O Fearghaíl performed the ceremonial duty.
On Saturday evening last – 5th March – a group of over 80 children and parents from the Under 9 Boys gathered in the Lower Cusack Stand in Croke Park to support the Dublin hurlers and footballers. This group of supporters made an immediate impact as the Dubs recorded an easy victory over Dublin in the hurling and the footballers staged an almighty comeback in the second half to win by four points.
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.
All the players did us proud in what was a hugely enjoyable day yesterday with lots of great performances especially when you take into account the fact that they had 5 teams so each one of their teams got a rest at some stage. Thanks to Dave, Stuart, Jackie & Matt for managing the teams & our resident photographer Peter. The kids are coming on in leaps and bounds but the most important thing is that they are all involved and enjoying themselves.