Reports on all Ladies and Girls teams
Dublin just about made it into the All Ireland Ladies Football final at Breffni Park on Saturday, thanks to a last kick of the game free converted from distance and a difficult angle by player of the match Sinead Aherne. After an opening twenty minutes dominated by Dublin, who led at that stage by 8 points, they went into defensive mode for the last 10 minutes of the half and led by just 6 points at half time.
Winter training is the toughest: wind, rain, mud. MAS (Maximum Aerobic Speed) runs until every muscle burns. Work during the day. Gym sessions after, deadlifts, pull-ups, press-ups, squat jumps, burpees and mountain climbers past the burn. Pushing bodies through exhaustion for passion and pride. It's worth it on game day, travelling with the team, the satisfaction of putting on the county jersey, representing your county, getting in the zone, surrounded by teammates running out to...
Dublin Ladies got a scare in the All Ireland quarter final v Donegal and, while Donegal certainly put it up to Dublin, the Dubs were largely responsible for the predicament they found themselves in. They should have been well ahead at half time but instead were a goal behind, due mainly to lots of shocking passing errors and a few bad shooting misses as well as conceding a soft goal through a mix-up between full back and keeper. In the end, they won 1-13 to 2-7.
Heading into Saturday's TG4 All Ireland QF versus Donegal, Dublin will be looking to four times All Star forward Sinead Aherne to continue to hit the form she has shown so far this season. Aherne leads the Dublin score chart with 2-18 (24) having played in all four of Dublin's Leinster championship victories. Lyndsey Davey is closing in on Aherne's tally with 2-11 while Carla Rowe and Nicole Owens are on 2-8 apiece in joint third spot.
Evening Herlad Player of the Month for July for her display in the Leinster Final. Congratulations to the Syls Ladies section blazing a trail on the National stage.
The Dublin minor girls just missed out in a grandstand last quarter against defending champions Cork in the All Ireland Final in Longford. Syls Danielle Lawless scored a point and was involved in a few more for the Dubs who trailed by 8 points at one stage but battled back very gamely and were a little unlucky not to draw level in ythe last few minutes. See the report attached from the LGFA website. Alsio a few pictures of Danielle from the Armagh semifinal.
“Hopefully this generation along with the next generation of female footballers will get the opportunity to play on the best pitches and stadiums and have the level of support that the men take for granted” – Nicole Owens. Read the interview below
Danielle is currently helping at the Syls summer camps as a coach for the 270 kids. Dublin will play Cork in AI Final Bank Holiday Monday 1st August, Live on TG4 Attached match report and pics of Dannielle in action and a pic of some of the syls traveling supporters.
Dublin Ladies won their fifth Leinster title in a row in style, beating Westmeath comprehensively, 4-21 to 0-7. All three Syls girls, Sinead Aherne, Niamh McEvoy and Nicole Owens, made significant contributions with Nicole winning the Player of the Match trophy on the back of 6 wonderful points from play as well as being involved in several moves that lead to other scores.
Dublin minors emerged convincing winners over Westmeath on Sunday last in Clane. The final score line of 6.22 to 4.9 belies the resurgence of Meath in the final ten minutes of normal time. With ten minutes remaining the Jackies lead by twelve points and were coasting. Meath had other ideas and deservedly forced extra time.
St Sylvesters would like to express our condolences on the passing of Mick Walsh to his family, friends and colleagues at Naomh Marnóg and Dublin Ladies GAA, Mick would have been an integral part of the St Sylvesters & Naomh Mearnog amalgamation at ladies football a few years back and would have coached many of the current Syls ladies senior and junior squad. Thanks for your great service to the players and the games and may you rest in peace.
Niamh McEvoy, Nicole Owens and Sinead Aherne were in top form for Dublin when they beat Meath in the last round match of the Leinster Championship 3-19 to 2-4. All three scored, Niamh 1-2, Nicole 1-1 and Sinead 0-6 (3 frees). Dublin’s next game is the Leinster Final on July 10th.
Reigning champions Dublin have secured their place in the 2016 TG4 Leinster Senior final following their 17 point victory over Westmeath today. With two wins from two games Dublin cannot be denied a place in the provincial decider. Next Saturday the Dubs travel to Meath for their final round robin fixture which is provisionally down for a 2pm throw in time in Summerhill (venue TBC). Report copied from http://www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie/
Even the sun came out to play at Broomfield last Sunday as Syl’s younger girls battled it out for All-Ireland honours in glorious summer conditions. More than 60 girls, divided into 6 county teams, took part in the competition on Sunday, preliminary rounds having taken place on the two previous Wednesdays. Each team was cheered on enthusiastically by large numbers of proud parents, family and friends.
Senior Ladies Div 2 Cup St. Sylvester’s 1-10, Clanna Gael 1-7.A gritty second half performance earned our Senior Ladies a 3 point win over Clanna Gael at Ringsend on Wednesday night, having been 3 points down at half time. Syls were missing several players but had the benefit of Niamh McEvoy’s considerable presence, getting game time following recovery from injury in preparation for Dublin’s 1st round Leinster Championship this Sunday. Niamh exerted considerable influence around the middle and was in top scoring form, contributing 1-6.
Louise Ryan playing at midfield played a starring role as Dublin went undefeated in all six matches of the competition to reach the final against arch opponents Galway. Louise displayed all round class and her distribution and use of the ball was excellent throughout.
Syls u-14 Girls Vs. Foxrock/Cabinteely Duel in the Sun We conceded a few early scores in this game, played on a scorching hot day on the hard ground of FoxCab’s ground in Kilboggett Park However, despite the heat, our girls stuck to their task throughout the first half and remained competitive in what was turning out to be quite a physical and challenging game in which the referee was kept busy. There were quite a few stoppages in play, and some injuries, though, happily, none of these turned out to be serious
Dublin has named a 30 strong panel for this Saturday’s U21 tournament which is taking place in Naomh Mearnog GAA club, Portmarnock. The side will be captained by Molly Lamb (Kilmacud Crokes) with Muireann Ni Scanaill (St Margaret's) taking on the role of vice- Captain.
Great to hear we are restarting our Gaelic for Mothers next Friday. More details to follow but it is a great initiative and can be great craic. Have a look at the pictures on GAAPICS.COM from last years All Ireland Gaelic4Mothers hosted by Naomh Marnóg and St Sylvesters.
Maybe Mick will send a report. I heard we led by a few points in the first half but a more experienced Brigids got on top mid second half. Of course, being awarded four penalties probably also helped their cause . . . hmmmm.
THE birds will be singing sweetly for tomorrow’s dawn chorus. It’s the opening bells of the Dublin Championship. Quality football is guaranteed. From deep in the South to the lush green fields of the North County. The manager of St Sylvester’s, Keith Murphy, predicts drama galore. “There should be some great football in this year’s Championship. Every team has stars,” said Keith. The Malahide club are in the Senior Championship Group 2. They begin their journey against Parnell’s tomorrow night at Broomfield. “It should be a good game. We are raring to go,” says Keith.
The Syls Ladies second team played a very experienced Na Gael Oga team this evening in Broomfield in what proved to be a very competitive game right up to the end . Whilst the score line flattered Na Gael Oga the Syls ladies made this a competitive game right up to the very end . Full marks to Una McGinty and Declan Hetherington for a job well done on this team .
Most enjoyable performance from our perspective. At half time we were calling it the Crossbar Challenge - I think Syls hit that bar or the post four times in the first half alone and Parnells hit it twice. Syls football was just brilliant, Nicole, Louise and Niamh knitting it all together, Kate Sullivan complementing Danny and Sinead up front, Anne Clarke hitting exquisite passes, Cliodhna Hammill a commanding fullback, Watch out for the next game, well worth watching. Mick sent a great report.
Syl’s Ladies are a bit like the girl in the poem, “when they are good they are very very good but when they are bad they are horrid”. In the League so far, they were very very good against a good Clanna Gael side and horrid last week against an ordinary Man o War. This week, they put on their best performance so far against a really strong Clontarf, winning by 1-16 to 2-8. And this was without the injured Niamh McEvoy and Nicole Owens.
Your support is needed at Feile Footballers Division2 final against Lucan in Parnell Park @3pm tomorrow, Sunday 1st May Best of luck, from everyone in Syls.
Syl’s Senior Ladies came off second best to Man O’War on Wednesday evening on a score line of 0-12 to 0-18. Syl’s were up against it from the start, missing two of their Dubs players through injury and six who played in last week’s cup victory over St. Maur’s through a combination of injury and illness. To add to their woes, Kate Sullivan had to retire early in the first half with a recurrence of an earlier injury.
Syls girls part of Dubs injury toll as they bow out to Cork in NFL Semi-final. Dublin started this game with subs replacing four injured first choice players including Nicole Owens (quad strain). Despite that handicap, Dublin made the better start to the game and led at halftime, albeit assisted by some bad misses by the Cork forwards
Syl’s Senior Ladies footballers notched up another win on Wednesday night against St. Maur’s in the Division 2 Cup. The score was 3-14 to 1-5. Syl’s were without the services of their Dublin trio who play in the NFL semi final v Cork in Birr this Saturday at 1.30pm.
Watch out for a few fundraisers for the girls Feile na nGael U14 team.
St. Sylvesters U12 girls had a break for a few weeks due to opposition unable to field and unplayable pitches. The girls travelled to St. Finbarrs in John Paul Park, Ashtown on Saturday. The day was bright and dry with conditions ideal for good football. After the defeat to Westmanstown Gaels, the girls put a lot of hard work in at training. This work paid off handsomely. The girls gave an exhibition of how football should be played.