Reports on all Ladies and Girls teams
Our Senior Ladies footballers gave an exhibition of open intelligent football against an admittedly poor Ballinteer St. John's team in their first League outing at Broomfield on Wednesday night, winning on a scoreline of 9-20 to 0-3. Our intercounty stars were in action in this game and gave exhibitions of how the game should be played, Sinead Aherne and Nicole Owens cleaning up in the full forward line and Niamh McEvoy giving a powerhouse exhibition in midfield.
Sinead Aherne scored 6 points and Niamh McEvoy played an effective game at centre forward when helping Dublin beat Monaghan in the National Football League Div 1 semifinal. Nicole Owens was on the bench. They now go on the meet Cork in the final. Both teams play an attractive brand of football. They played a cracker earlier in the season when they drew at Parnell Park. Support Sinead, Niamh, Nicole and the Dubs when they meet again in Parnell Park on Sat May 10 at 3.45pm
The Ladies footballers contrinued on their winning way with another comprehensive win away to Clann Mhuire, The Naul, on Wednesday night, winning on a scoreline of 6-12 to 2-6. The mixture of youth and experience worked well again. Anne Clarke put in a player of the match performance, constantly making herself available for passes and taking up intelligent defensive positions when the opposition had the ball.
It was with great pride that the parents of our U9 girls assembled in Donabate on Saturday afternoon to watch their daughters pull on the famous blue and green jersey’s for the first time. This group graduated from the nursery last summer and they have been training away on Wednesday evenings since.
We held Naomh Olaf to a two point lead playing into a strong wind in the first half but our younger team could not sustain the effort in the second half and Olaf's ran out convincing winners. We don't have a full U16 team and a lot of younger girls made up the numbers so we were delighted to compete n the final and obviously disappointed not to win. Shane will send a report when he gets a chance.
Our U13 Division Two winners for 2014 returned to training last night in preparation for their first Division one Championship match against Cuala A on August 30th. Its full steam ahead for the squad and their coaches and on behalf of all the parents,supporters and Sylvesters committee members I would like to wish the Girls the best of luck.
The U10 girls played in a Leinster U10 girls Get In The Game Blitz on Saturday 28th June. We headed down to Moorefield Gaa club which is situated bsside the Curragh race course. The Irish Derby was on there later in the day. The course was looking fabulous and set the scene for a wonderful mornings football.
Aisling McGing U21 All Ireland Final - Dublin won the counties’ first All Ireland U21 title today with an empathic 16 point win over Leinster rivals Meath in a contest that was played before a sizeable crowd in Clane, Co Kildare. The old saying that goals win games was again proven to be true as Dublin raised the green flag on no fewer than six occasions to see off their neighbors, Meath and Syl's Nicole Owens bagged three of the goals.
Congratulations and well done to our senior ladies reaching the Senior Championship semi-final, a marvellous achievement coming from junior status three years ago. While we have some brilliant young players coming through we were missing five in Emer, Lucia, Ciara, Nicole and Kim and simply did not have enough strength in depth to threaten the more settled Foxrock team who had won the Championship two years ago. No worries, we have a great talent coming through and will be building on this years achievements. Well done to Dave McEvoy, Brian, and Declan for the leadership.
Syls Girls U16s beat Scoil Ui Conail to qualify for the Div3 Championship Final where they will play Naomh Olafs. Squad numbers have been very tight for this group in recent years and we didn't have enough players to field in the league earlier this year. However, thanks to great co-operation from the U15 and U14 players and management, we have a strong group who have played very well in the Championship and deserve their chance in the final which will take place on 19th October (venue to be confirmed).
Timmy, Nuala & I had the pleasure of managing the Girls u16 squad this season. We didn’t participate in the League and only came together during the summer for a ‘crack’ at the Division 2 u16 Championship. As soon as the Leagues finished we got a group of 21 players together and started our preparation. All through the summer the numbers attending each training session were really encouraging. A number of practice matches (including a memorable trip to St Laurences of Kildare) and we were ready for Championship.
Our Senior Ladies footballers won their first silverware of the year on Wednesday night by beating a very weak Lucan Sarsfields team by 5-13 to 0-1. Apart from a tendency to give the ball away too easily, this was an accomplished performance with all 19 players on view making solid contributions
st sylvesters 3-15 v ballyboden st endas 0-0 I'll credit Keith with the headline, you may be sure Boden have and will give us the same from time to time. Monday night in broomfield brought ballyboden to the heart of sylvesters home ground and this time it was bodens hearts broken,it started on the whistle with syls winning the first throw in and that set the tone for the night as syls put on a majestic display of fast attacking football and hard defending,
Minor Championship Shield Division 1 Final Venue Chanel/Parnell’s Ground Sunday 17th November 2013. St Sylvester’s 2-12 Ballyboden St. Enda’s 2-13 Mary O’Connor of the Dublin Ladies Board said that this was the best game she had seen all year and anyone who was there would have to agree. I saw Mick Stuart out at the game, always a great supporter of the Ladies game and I’m sure he would agree
After 9 years together the Syls. Minor Girls team will play their last match together as a team in the Division 1 Championship Shield Final V Ballyboden St Endas (date & venue yet to be decided) It is appropriate that their last match should be against this Ballyboden Team who won the Championship almost every year between 2005-2013. Ballyboden also won the Division 1 All Ireland Féile title in 2009. During this period Syls also won a title each year including 1 Championship, 3 Championship Shield titles, and 2 League titles, as well as runners up in the League twice.
Nuala & I had the privilege of looking after this year’s Girls Minor squad. We were placed in Division 2 which was always going to be a stern test with such a young Minor squad – only 6 of the 24 players involved were 2nd year Minors.
Just a short note. In Syls. 111 year history Last Night 23 July 2014 was the first time we had two adult ladies teams playing side by side in Broomfield. The Seniors had a good Cup win V Lucan Sarsfields on pitch 2. On the other side of the hedge Pitch 4 the new Junior Team started their Championship Season (mid season) with a challenge V Fingallians. The Swords team won well on the scoreboard, but Syls put up a fighting spirited performance for their very first game. They start their Championship bid V Thomas Davis away on Monday 11 August 2014.
St Sylvesters Junior Ladies Footballers finished their first season in 2014 with a visit to Aspire (Advanced Sports Performance Ireland) in Clara Co. Offaly. They were kitted out in new gear presented by Seamus McCann Plumbing & Heating.
Broomfield was a buzz of activity last Saturday with 86 teams participating in the Ladies All Ireland 7's, jointly hosted by Syls and Naomh Mearnóg for the 12th time. Visiting teams were most appreciative of our fine facilities and of the Club contribution. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make the event so successful; Sandra Harney, Rose Lynch, Carole Morris, Norma Murphy, Louise Sweeney, Carol Wall, Redmond Aherne, Noel Harney, Enda O'Brien, Paul Reinhart, Angela Aherne, Katharina Ryan, Suzanne Shiels, Michael Stuart, Brian Sullivan. Thanks also to Paddy Miskelly and Paul Hussey for their sponsorship.
Danielle Lawless goaled with her first touch in a Dublin shirt and setup a goal with her second in a big Dublin win over Meath.Can Danielle join Nicole, Niamh and Sinead in the Dublin forward line . . . . you'd never know.
Tesco Home Grown NFL Dublin 3-19 Tyrone 0-05 Dublin ladies clocked up their third win in the 2015 TESCO Home Grown NFL today with a 23 point win over a Tyrone side who continue to struggle to hit top form.
Two Syl's girls featured in the Ladies Football Colleges finals in Cork this weekend. Nicole Owens scored 1-2 from Full Forward for Trinity College as they won the Giles Cup, defeating Athlone IT on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-9. Niamh Harney featured at wing back for DIT who were beaten by DCU seconds in the final of the Lynch Cup. Well done to both girls for representing St. Sylvester's in the Colleges scene.
The business end of the season is well under way for the Dublin ladies as they face Galway in the first of the All Ireland semi- finals this Saturday, in Cusack Park, Mullingar. Niamh and Sinéad certainly had their shooting boots on last Saturday when Dublin dispatched Kerry in the quarter final in Birr
SKERRIES 1g5p, SYLS 5g18p Conviction, passion, determination and all round a electrifying display of free flowing football is the only way to describe this match. A sunny Monday evening in great weather conditions brought two attacking teams together with the syls minors coming out on top.
Congratulations to Sinead with 8 points and Niamh McEvoy contributed a goal when Dublin beat Kerry 2-12 to 1-10 in Birr today.
In their three outings leading to winning the Leinster championship, Dublin amassed an impressive tally of 19 goals and 53 points. Their most potent sector on the field was without question the Dubs full forward line of Lyndsey Davey, Sinead Aherne and Lindsay Peat.
As in our Championship encounter with Clanna Gael/Fontenoy, this was a cracking game of football, with both teams playing an open attacking running and passing style. Clanna Gael had some extra players in and new management, apparently from Trinity College, who use the Clanna Gael grounds as their home base.