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LEVEL 1 REFEREE (5 POSITIONS) APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 SEASON; Application forms are now being invited for Referee Level 1 Course. The Club has been given 5 available slots by Dublin County Board. All applicants, must currently be fully paid up members and be 14 years of age by 31/12/17. To obtain an application form please email by before Wednesday 30th August, deadline for submissions is Thursday 31st August.

An article by Mel Mc Intyre October 2010

Paul plays for our U15 footballers and hurlers and has played for Dublin U14 in the Tony Forrestal and for the very successful Dublin North Schools who defeated St Kierans and Kilkenny CBS to win the Leinster U15 Colleges this year . . . and he wears an Offaly shirt at training , what a guy!


An article by Mel Mc Intyre June 2016 - Paul McBride just pipped in British Amateur Open at the R&A

Wow, what an pity, won the quarter final this morning 2 and 1, down by two with two to play in the semi-final, leveled at 18, level at 19, lost by one shot on the 20th. Obviously another serious Irish golfing prospect and the pride of Malahide. Paul played football and hurling (and often seem sporting his Ui Fhaile shirt) with Syls and Scoil Iosa on the same team as Michael Shiels, Jack Hazely, Eoghan Hammill, Collie Byrne et al, managed by his dad Dave and Fergus Byrne over the years. Dave is coaching our Inter hurlers at the moment also. Congratulations Paul and Dave and Trish, wonderful achievement and obviously plenty more to come. A win at the Open would have qualified Paul for the Masters at Agusta which I hear he parr'ed recently.




Dublin Colleges North, Leinster U15 Champions - Mr McQuillan, Philip Browne, Paul McBride, Conor Dwyer, Simon Owens - Paul Mc Bride sole Irishman on Walker Cup Team. Monday 21st August 2017


Paul McBride (The Island Golf Club, Dublin) is the sole Irish representative on the Great Britain & Ireland side to take on the USA at the 46th Walker Cup in Los Angeles next month.

The ten-player team for the amateur equivalent of the Ryder Cup includes five Englishmen, two Scots, two Welshmen and McBride. Naas' Conor Rourke is first reserve.

The match will be played at Los Angeles Country Club on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September.


Paul pictured up in Broomfield supporting the hurlers and doing the score keeping



Images courtesy Golffile/GUI ©Thos Caffrey & Mel McIntyre

Paul Mc Bride

Great to see Paul wearing the green and blue of syls in the photos.


I see Paul has helped Rory perfect this hurling grip, Down hurlers could use his talent.





St Sylvester's GAA sends its congratulations and best wishes to 5 of our Juveniles who are now Members of the Dublin Team. Starting in 2016, Sean Downey, Ross Keogh, James Cotter, Ben Meehan and Jed Tormey took part in initial trials and have since made it through to successful selection. These boys put up strong performances for the County Team in first matches against Louth, Galway, Roscommon and Mayo. And on 12 August, they contributed strongly to an Inter-County Blitz in the Wicklow Centre of Excellence to win the Cup outright.


In their defeats of Offaly, Down, Meath and Kidare at the Blitz -

  • James Cotter commanded his defence with his usual authority 
  • Sean Downey pulled off another penalty save to turn one defeat into a victory 
  • Ross Keogh slotted over a series of frees with an efficiency that Dean Rock would be proud of

With Sylvester's players in such sparkling form, and with consistent performances from Ben and Jed also for this Squad, the future of Dublin football looks to be in safe hands . Great credit is due to the boys for their hard work, good skills and sheer determination to succeed. Credit also to their parents and to their dedicated Coaches - Anto Keogh, Mick Byrne, Fergal McStay, Derek Roche and Nicky Cleere

Dublin v Tyrone
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final

Dublin v Derry
All Ireland Minor Championship

Sunday 27th August

The ticket list for the All Ireland Football Semi-Finals on Sunday 27th August will go up in the club house on Church Road today.  Note that this is a service for club members only. Tickets must be ordered by 6pm on Sunday 13th August.

 Prices as follows:
Hogan Stand (No Concession) - €45
Cusack Stand - €45
Terrace - €30
Family Tickets- Cusack and Davin Stands
Adults - €45 Juveniles - €5
Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):- 
Purchase full price tickets and get rebate of  €10 with valid I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D)
Wheelchair Tickets:- 
The Wheelchair Ticket and Assistant's ticket is €45

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The Syls girls had a fantastic campaign beating Clann na Gael, Na Fianna & Kilmacud Crokes in their previous games and can hold their heads high on their achievements in 2017 so far.

The girls top their league (Division 2)  and still have three games to come later in the season, to potentially top off a great year. There is lots of talent coming through the teams in the ladies section at present, which will strengthen their challenge for top honours in the coming seasons.


The team & management would like to thank all in their club for the fantastic support in Broomfield on Wednesday evening and for hosting a lovely reception back in the club bar afterwards.


Syls Ladies Abu! 


































Darren played with Syls and mentored Juvenile ladies teams with Suzanne, winning a U14 ladies championship in 2008.
Children:Aoife, Nicola and Karl wore the Syls jersey with distinction and Karl refereed in Dublin to a high level. 


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam





Hand (late of Malahide and Swords, Co. Dublin) July 14, 2017, (suddenly) Darren; sadly missed by his loving children Karl, Nicola and Aoife and their mam Suzanne, mam Maureen, dad Tom, his sisters and brother Sandra, Sharon, Mallet and Niamh, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.


May Darren Rest In Peace.

Condolences Page Here -

Chris Crummey and Dotsy O’Callaghan


Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July (10.00am -1.00pm)

(u8 up to u15) – log on to website to book a place


Hi all As promised, 8 (out of 22) events in to this year’s St. Sylvesters Know Your Sport prediction competition and it’s time to give everyone an update of where standings are at this stage. We had expected that the leaderboard would thin out a bit at the top by now and, sure enough, we do have a single stand-alone leader at this point: Kieran O’Donnell, from our U15 boys teams, is the man to catch; he is out on his own on 36 points. Kieran has actually successfully predicted 7 out of 8 winners so far, with only Leinster in the Pro 12 letting him down. 2nd place on her own with 33 points is Anne Lawlor, representing Academy Girls, while Genevieve Kennedy of U10 girls is alone in 3rd place on the leader board with 32 points. These ladies were 2 of only 8 players in all who got the Pro 12 right (by going with Other rather than one of the four favourites listed!). One point behind in joint 4th is a chasing pack of six players on 31 points. For your information, the full leader board is attached. We will update you all again in July when another six events are up for grabs. Thanks to all again for participating, Regards Pat

Fantastic last day of nursery for the girls section. It's been a very eventful season with the commencement of the camogie under ther watchful eye of co ordinator Killian Kirrane. A huge thank you to Ciarian Reilly for kick starting it and also Liam Osbourne for his assistance. We are hoping more coaches will come on board next year so please get in touch with killiane. Also exciting to see the U11 girls training on a Friday night in camogie in the free for all Friday with Pat Hoyne. Camogie has well and truly started in st Sylvester's. 


We want to say good bye and good luck to the 2009 girls who are leaving nursery. They have grown in confidence and their skill base is becoming more developed. Good luck. Last but not least a massive thank you to all the new coaches ( Les, Brian, Paul, Ciaria, Caroline , Anne, Monica, Hazel, Carmel Long, Carmel, Helen, Ailish, Miriam, Aoife, Karen , Keith, Killane, Liam, Ciarian, Jackie, John- apologies if I forgot anyone) who started this year and hopefully with stay on next year. Your involvement has made the nursery so much fun for the girls which we hope has helped them develop a love for the game. Go girls Go Syls


Today also saw the inaugural Nursery Challenge Match between the boys coaches and girls coaches. It was a great game on what turned out to be probably the hottest day of the year. That however did not stop the fierce competiton that was evident between the two teams. The girls coaches unfortunately were denied victory but were gracious in defeat.  Congestion to the boys coaches however we will be back next year to claim the trophy.  Have a great summer and see you all next season. 


Nursery Coaches. 

On Sunday 18th June the 2005 Girls and the 2008 Boys headed off together to Kilruddery House in Wicklow to participate in the Hell and Back Junior challenge,

The sun shone and 54 very happy and excited kids left Malahide on a bus together with their dedicated coaches and parents,  a super day was had from start to finish, the kids did us very proud and completed the challenging course with Sylvester’s determination and in true club comradery spirit helping each other out along the way to ensure all got to the finish line, some kids even braving the course to complete it a second time!!! Muddy happy kids then sat down to enjoy a very well deserved picnic and treats! Huge thanks to the organisers, coaches and parents for making this trip so successful and enjoyable.

On behalf of the Club Executive and the Broomfield Development Committee, we would like to invite you to an important event on Monday 26th June @ 8.00pm in the Grand Hotel.


The aim of the session will be to provide you with an update on progress to date, get feedback on the proposals and explain what we need to do to fund this next vital stage of the plan – an All Weather Playing Facility.


You attendance and support for this event is very important to us as we start to build a Club for All Seasons.


Best Regards

Paddy Miskelly

Club Chairperson

We are asking all club members and players to meet at Barrack bridge ( next traffic lights as you come from Malahide castle toward Seabury along Yellow Walls road ) at 10.30 sharp.

As a past chairman, Mel served the club with passion and energy for over  22 years. Our deepest sympathies to his wife Trish, sons Bill, Hugh, Gerry, Paddy and his brothers and sisters.

Mel was a passionate GAA person to the core, promoting our games & culture near and far. Mel was proudly assoicated with Good Council, St Sylvester's, Shannon Geals(USA) & St Josephs (USA).


Mel will be waked in his home (63 Chalfont Avenue, Malahide, Co Dublin) on Tuesday 13th June from 2pm - 9pm. All welcome.


Funeral Details-

Removal on Wednesday morning (June 14th) to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Seabury, Malahide for Requiem Mass at 11am.

Interment afterwards in St. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton.


Details on -


 Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Small Mel@bar



The future of St Sylvester’s are in safe hands after a very impressive showing over the bank holiday


A selection of 2009 boys flew to Birmingham last Saturday 3 rd of June to take part in the Coley Folan

Memorial Tournament at Pairc Na hEireann.

It was an intense day with an early 4.20am start and non-stop matches from our arrival at 10am. The

sun was shining and we faced stiff competition from representative teams from St Brendan’s, John

Mitchells, Roger Casements and the home team Sean Mc Dermott’s. Matches were played with 5

minute thirds, and the pitch was divided into 3 zones, defence, midfield and attack, that boys were

allocated to and they could not enter the other zones. This meant that the emphasis was on winning

the tackles, and passing to your teammate in the next third. The boys had to adapt quickly but they

soon learned that teamwork was essential in order to win the games.

We brought two teams with us, Team 1 composed of Aidan, Daniel, Darragh, Hugh, Hugo, Jack, Max

and Rory. Team 2 was composed of Conor E, Conor O, Donal, James, Liam, Max, Robert and Ross. I

am confident each Dad remembers some stand out moments from the day. For me, there were too

many to mention here. However the quality of tackling, passing and finishing was top class from all

the Syl’s boys who displayed their desire to win.

The big match was between the two Syl’s teams and it will be known hereafter as the Battle of

Warwickshire as there was no quarter asked nor given and the spectators were given a treat in how

to play the game with passion. The tension was palpable, friendships were forgotten for 20mins and

that was just the coaches!

The final was between St Sylvester’s and the holders and home town favourites Sean McDermott’s.

Syl’s took a half time lead, before being pegged back by some exceptional positional play and

accuracy from the opposition no.12. It came down to the last quarter and final minute, when up

stepped the hero of the day, young Max with the best catch of the day despite the close attention of

two defenders and who then managed to handpass to his brother to finish sweetly over the bar. The

ref blew his whistle and the match and tournament belonged to St Sylvester’s. The boys went mad.

The trophy was ours!

Our eternal gratitude must go to our liaison John O’Connor, our hosts Sean Mc Dermott’s and

Warwickshire County Board who welcomed us and looked after us all day with bacon butties,

burgers and VIP parking. Both the boys and the coaches enjoyed the “Skip Challenge”, fun slides and

bouncy castles, family atmosphere and senior intercounty Championship game between Kilkenny

and Warwickshire.

We finished off the weekend with an action packed R&R day in Drayton Manor, where we sampled

as many rides and adventures as we could, though the previous days rivalry continued through a

couple of rounds of Dodgems. A long weekend, and one that will live even longer in the memory.



There was hugely positive feedback from the session he did with us last October and everyone there that day got a lot out of it, as did he, and he did say at the time that he would like to come back to build on that. As many of you will know, Paudie is the former National Hurling Coach and remains one of the most preeminent hurling coaches in the country. His workshops are legendary and, notwithstanding that he has been ‘retired’ for many years now, he is in huge demand all the time.

I would strongly encourage all of you to come along and please do spread the word to all your fellow mentors to come as well; it will be more than well worth the 2 hours of everyone’s time! While this is aimed primarily at juvenile coaches, it is open to anyone to come along and participate.

Pat Hoyne



The finals day saw the 500+ children congregate in Broomfield, where the Mini All Irelands Finals took place. The final day started with the first U7 sliotar throw in at 10:01 and finished with the final whistle of the U11 Football Final at 17:20. In between we played  92 matches.


To keep everyone entertained and fed throughout the day the Mini All Ireland committee organized a Dublin Fire Brigade engine demo, Farrell Hurley’s hurling demo,  Puc Fada and Football longest kick aswell as  book stall, cake stall , BBQ ( remember Hot Rods Dogs or Ryans Rasher rolls 😊  who will ever forget) We even had a chocolate fountain !


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who worked throughout the group matches and final days to make this event a success. In particular, we have to Thank and acknowledge the huge effort the Mini All Ireland Committee contributed  in organizing such a large and successful event. We even built a bespoke website to ensure the Mini All Ireland 2017 was a success. The bar was definitely raised this year and it was an absolute pleasure working with you all . You know who you are !!


There are so many people who contributed to the success of the Mini All Ireland to name individually .. but Thank You , you know who you are and your support is very much appreciated.











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