Reports on all Ladies and Girls teams
Ladies Footballers,bright start to their league campaign Syls Ladies have convincing win over old rivals Clanna Gael Syls Senior Ladies won their first league outing of the season against Clanna Gael / Fontenoy on a score line of 5-12 to 2-7. Our three Senior county players made notable contributions but they were strongly supported by the rest of the team that included old stagers as well as young minors. Clanna Gael paid Sinead Aherne a great compliment by double marking her.
Dublin Ladies suffered their second defeat in a row in the National Football League against Galway, scoring 1-14 to Galway’s 4-11. Galway deserved their victory, being much more adept at carving a way through the Dublin defence than vice versa, with some Dublin players making too many basic handling and passing errors.
The Senior Ladies footballers started their season with a game against Castlknock on Monday evening. This was moved from Wednesday so we were short some regulars and filled up with some very young minors. Up against a seasoned Castleknock team with some very experienced players, we faced a tough challenge. However, we acquitted ourselves well, played some nice attacking football when we were let and scored 2-6 in the process.
Our girls performed heroically at Thomas Davis on Saturday in wet and mucky conditions in Tallaght. Although we did not progress to the finals we were more than competitive in all our games and indeed lost two of them by only the closest of margins. Despite the conditions it was a great experience for us both on, and off, the field.
Dublin Ladies lost by the narrowest of margins to Armagh in the NFL at the Athletic Grounds today, (Sunday), Armagh 2-10, Dublin 3-6 . All three Syls girls started and contributed to the score line, Sinead Aherne and Niamh McEvoy 1-1 each, Nicole Owens 0-1. Dublin made the brighter start with Sinead scoring a brilliant goal after 5 minutes with a perfectly timed run to receive a pass from Lindsay Davey who had made a strong run up the middle.
Good Friday last was a big day for our under-14 girls. A top team from Wicklow, St. Patrick’s GAA Club had contacted us and challenged us to a game in preparation for Féile 2016. They are a division one team with a good track record and a top place in their division in the league in Wicklow We agreed to play them and to welcome them to Sylvester’s as we, too, are Féile-bound next weekend (Thomas Davis in Tallaght) and a tough challenge was what what we needed. We got permission from the powers that be in the LGFA to play an inter-county match, booked the referee, and we were ready to go.
Under 14 ladies get another result on the road, away to Fingallians. The sylvesters girls had to dig deep after going behind to a quick goal and a point from fingallians girls.The through spirit of this teams shun through with there never give up attitude, termination and fitness the girls ran out an impressive score lin of 1-8 to 8-5.The girls next match is home to Beann Eadair in Bloomfield at 1300 this coming Saturday. We hope to see their.
Sixteen of Sylvester’s under-14 girls completed a 5k sponsored run in Malahide Castle on Sunday morning March 6th. Thanks to their efforts the girls raised a considerable sum of money to help fund their trip to Féile 2016. Thanks also to their generous sponsors and to the intrepid parents/guardians (and the two dogs) who joined in on the run/walk.
This Sunday Dublin travel north to Drumragh GFC to take on Tyrone in the 5th round of the Lidl NFL. Throw in time is pencilled down for 2pm. Dublin to date have recorded NFL victories over Kerry, Monaghan and Cork while their one defeat came at the hands of league table toppers Mayo. Sunday's opposition Tyrone have struggled in this year's NFL having endured four hefty defeats at the hands of Armagh, Cork, Galway and Monaghan.
U15 girls got off to great start in division 2 with a win ( 6-4 to 4-2 ) over Erins isle in Finglas. We led for most of match with Isles drawing level mid way through the 2nd half but the girls fitness shone through as they dug deep in last 15 minutes to secure the points . Next up is Skerries at home on Saturday.
LIDL LADIES NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE DUBLIN 3-10 CORK 1-13 By Daire Walsh Second-half goals from Amy Ring and Carla Rowe were crucial at Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon, when Dublin secured a hard-earned victory over defending champions Cork in Division One of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.
Under 14 ladies had a great start to this seasons league with their first game against O'Toole's, on sunday in division 2 beating them by 12-9 to 4-2. There was great performances all round and some great scores from the forwards. It was a physical but fair battle with fantastic support.
Great opportunity to see the very best of Ladies Football in Parnell Park on Sunday at 2.00pm. Only €5 for adults and free for U16s. Sinead Ahern, Niamh McEvoy and Nicole Owens all start for Dublin in the match of the year so far when they play Cork in a replay of last year's All Ireland Final at Parnell Park, Sunday, 2pm. Great opportunity to see the best in Ladies Football.
Niamh McEvoy has been honoured with a replacement call up for the 7th TG4 All Stars tour to San Diego. She will join Sinead Aherne, who earned an All Star Award in 2014. The 2014 and 2015 teams will play an exhibition game in San Diego and this will be the highpoint of the eight day trip. Activities will include visits to local schools and a series of coaching sessions. Side Note - I really thought Niamh's display in the All Ireland Final deserved an All Star award - it was a great display of Gaelic Football from a great player.
I don't often grab content from other websites but this one is pretty cool. This article appeared in the Irish Examiner, Friday 26th of February - Author Jackie Cahill Dublin star Noelle Healy is serious about her football but her work at the Mater Hospital helps to keep sport in perspective. Gruelling 12-hour shifts are the norm for Healy, who qualified as a doctor last year.Sport provides a release from her hectic professional life and while defeats are hard to take, Healy knows not to linger on such losses.
The new Ladies Committee are putting a focus in March on the the girls Feile coming up in April. We have a good setup here after a very good year in Div2 in 2015.
Ally Duff (team captain) of a valiant Syls under 16 girls football team thanking Des Raine (manager) for all his efforts over the years for the group .Des (a great GAA man) toiled for years with the team and is stepping down this year .(can we persuade him not to). Thank you Des From the parents
Dublin scored 2.14 to Kerry's 1.06 in the first round match of the National League played in Parnell Park on Sunday. Dublin were by far the fitter and slicker team as reflected by the impressive score line. Eight Dublin players were on the score sheet. Nicole, Niamh and Sinead were all in the starting fifteen, what an honour for the club to have the highest number of players from one club in the starting fifteen. Niamh bagged two brilliant goals and in all the girls contributed 2.05 to the score sheet. Nice to see good Syls presence in the stands.
The Annual general meeting of the Ladies Football Committee will now take place at 8.30 pm on Wednesday 3rd February in the Clubhouse,2 Church Road. The deferral is necessary due to a prior booking in the Clubhouse. All involved with Ladies Football in St. Sylvester's are invited to attend.
Congrats to Danielle Lawless of Syls who was selected on the Dublin Ladies Minor Football Squad for 2016.
It is very sad to report the untimely passing of Andrea, a young girl and a handy footballer who wore the Syls jersey with pride for many years. (Malahide, Co. Dublin): Jan 3 2016, suddenly. Andrea, will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken parents Maria and Colm, her much loved brother Peter, aunts and uncles, cousins and in particular Anna who was always there for her, extended family and many friends. Rest in Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usail.
The Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Football Committee will take place at 8.30pm on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 in the Clubhouse, 2, Church Road. All involved with Ladies Football in St. Sylvester's are requested to attend
I haven't heard of any other Syls players selected but Kim and Carol have been selected fo rthe Ladies Senior and Junior Blue Stars Game on Sunday January 3rd in DCU (St Clare’s) at 1:00pm the game will be preceded by the inaugural Junior Dub Stars game which gets underway at 11:30am. The annual Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Stars games will be hosted by Kilmacud Crokes in Glenalbyn, Stillorgan on Saturday, January 2. The hurling clash of Dublin v the Dubs Stars hurlers get the action underway at 12.30 and it followed by the football equivalent at 2.0. Admission is €10, for accompanied children admission is free.
Syls Minor Girls lost by a single point in Div 3 League Final away to Ballinteer St Johns. Despite fielding a team short of many regulars, these girls showed real courage and determination (and plenty of good attractive football) to claw back from a 9 point deficit midway through the second half, playing against a very strong wind. Syls led by 2 points at half time but a couple of quick goals give Ballinteer the initiative and for a while it looked like they were going to take advantage of the strong wind and cruise to victory.
Malahide Medical Hall have sponsored First Aid kits for all Ladies and Girls Football teams in St. Sylvester's. Aideen Murphy, Proprieter of the Medical Hall, made a formal presentation at the Girls Nursery last Saturday. Picture shows Aideen presenting a kit to Angela Aherne, Ladies Football Secretary and Coordinator of the Girls Nursery.
Players From St Brigids,Fingallians, St Maurs, Skerries Harps & St Sylvesters were in attendance last evening with an evening with Fingal Mayor to celebrate their Leinster Championship & All Ireland Runners up. Syls Niamh Mc Evoy heads to citywest on Saturday in search of a TG4 ladies All Star Award. Congrats also to Ray Boyne who was involved in the back room of many of Dublin's success this year. Men - Senior All Ireland, Div1 League, O'Byrne Cup, Leinster Women - U21 All Ireland , Senior Leinster, All Ireland & Div1 runners up.
Syls and Naomh Marnóg hosted the biggest event in Ladies Football with the Gaelic 4 Mothers catering for 1,600 players on Saturday. Congratulations to all on a great event. What a pity we do not have our own teams playing these past few years. We really need some mentors to get this super initiative going in Malahide again, This must be one of the great initiatives in ladies games and it's great that we provide facilities and support but it would be even better if Syls were playing again. See the report from LadiesGaa and pictures from Peter Hickey.
This year's Ladies Football All Ireland 7's were run off in fine style and very efficiently yet again on Syl's and Naomh Mearnóg's grounds. The weather was very favourable and the players and spectators were full of praise about how well everything was run.
Congratulations to Niamh on achieving her first Ladies Football All Star award nomination, well deserved following her sterling performances in the full forward line, especially her exploits in the All Ireland Final when she gave a display worthy of Player of the Match had Dublin won. Niamh continues the tradition established by Sinead Aherne who got her 4th All Star Award last year but took a year off travelling this year.