News and Match Reports
U14F D1 Ballyboden St Endas 0-10, St Sylvesters 3-05 Hard fought game in difficult weather conditions but great to start the season with a big scalp. The U13s also played Boden (we had a bit of a pig out of Division 1 Football with Ballyboden this weekend) - anyone send me the result.
I don't know the year but great picture of Airy and Nicky Cleerewith the Dublin Minors n the late '90s. Thanks to Peter Hickey for the pic - I remember a few others, Kev Devine, Paul Casey, Lim óg (pity he didn't opt for hurling in later years), Kevin Golden . . . .
Here is some info on upcoming workshops being run by the DCB Coaching Dept.
Baltic weather did not dampen the enthusiasm in this excellent Division1 opening game. The lead changed hands regularly in a fagt moving skillful game. We were tight on players while Boden had a full compliment of subs and that probably made the difference in the end when we could not provide any relief on a very slippy and heavy field which really takes it out of the legs.
A super second half display in Newry today in beating the ever excellent Dublin champions, St Vincents, continues the fairytale for Slaughtneil. All Ireland Club Football Finalists, their ladies have reached the All Ireland Camogie Final, the hurlers play a very strong Cuala from Dublin in the All Ireland Hurling Semi Final and I hear they even have a Gaeltacht status for their area. What a great story. Comhghairdeas, aghaidh agus aníos, Slaughtneil Abú.
Nice to see Fionn lining out in the National Football League for Leitrim against Wicklow in Aughrim last Sunday. Surprisingly Fionn is the first 'home grown' Syls player to play in the NFL in quite a few years. Now I'm a Leitrim fan.
Sylvesters Lotto first prize of €13,000 Lotto was won last night by two of the most loved characters in St Sylvesters. There was a great atmosphere in the club with the news and we thank all those who have contributed over a number of years. Please continue to support our lotto as it is a great source of revenue and a great way to show your support. Great thanks to Kevin, John and Pat for running the Lotto every wee and thanks also to the lads who run the bar for their support. Syls abú.
Sylvesters u10 girls had their first match of the year today in Broomfield against Castleknock. Great turnout with over 30 girls participating from Sylvesters. They played superbly and everyone had great fun. This team is going from strength to strength with our player numbers increasing so much we will be playing a three team league this year to ensure all girls get more match time. Looking forward to the year ahead.
For insurance purposes teams taking part in Challenge Matches are advised that they must apply - through their Club Secretary - for permission to take part in a challenge game via the following email address at least 72 hours before throw-in time -- firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the CCC has no function in recording notifications of challenge games for insurance purposes. Is Mise, Seán MacNiocláis.
Aido Mahon is running a bus on Sunday, should be a bit of craic, he has a few seats left if you call him at 087 795 0006 (Sorry I had the wrong number)
As you may be aware at the recent AGM both myself & Paddy stepped down as we have moved onto Club Sec & Chairperson respectively. We are delighted that the following were elected to take over the running of the Juvenile Boys Section: Chairperson: Pat Hoyne Vice Chairperson: William Rooney Juv Secretary: Maria Hughes Also Aidan Lillis has taken over responsibility for Pitch Allocation/Training slots going forward for the Juvenile Section.
New captain Sinead Aherne came on before half time, replacing clubmate Niamh Mc while Nicole played a very effective roving role in the Dubs 1-07 to 0-05 win over a fine Monaghan outfit at Nmh Marnóg. Ross Hazely had another impressive outing with the Dubs in the O'Byrne Cup Final. Gary unfortunately did not make the lineup after a poor red card in Wexford ruined his early season.
U21 FC B Final St Sylvesters 2-13 Raheny 0-13 U21 is a great competition and this final between two young fast teams lived up to the expectations of a large crowd. Raheny raced into an early lead with some excellent points but a long ball into the square from Jack was fielded by Collie Byrne who beat his man to goal and Syls never really looked back. An unnecessary sending off of one of the Raheny backs took some of the sting out of the game. As often happens, we lost our way for a while and Raheny played a more direct game, closing the gap to to three points with about 10 minutes to play.
St Sylvester’s, Sinead Aherne has been announced as the new Dublin Ladies senior captain taking over the position from Noelle Healy who will now take on the role of team vice-captain.
Please see ticket information below for the upcoming Dublin GAA Spring Series in Croke Park. The Dublin Senior Football Team will play their 3 National League Home Games in Croke Park with two double headers with the Senior Hurlers on Saturday 11th February and Saturday 4th March.
In continuation of our quest to provide the best possible sporting facilities for our members our Facilities Development Group have documented the attached plan as illustrative of what we hope to achieve. It is pretty consistent with other plans developed over the years shows a practical roadmap for our facilities to be developed in a phased manner. We are submitting an application for Sports Grant Funding by 24th February and we wish to make members aware of the costs involved if we want to build an all-weather facility in Broomfield. An application for a grant does not commit us in any way at this stage. The plan attached is for illustrative purposes only and will undoubtedly change as we continue to engage.
This photograph surfaced in a famed hurley makers workshop in rural Waterford recently . It features the very famous father of one of our esteemed club men . Pictured in the very centre , back row , 9th from the left is one Mick Shalloe ( father of Dave and grandfather of Brian , Liam and young Mick ).
Gary Sweeney made a strong bid for a Dublin spot with some busy performances but an unfortunate red card down in Wexford put him out of yesterdays win at Kildare, Ross has fought his way into the starting lineup and is knocking over the points. Final v Louth at Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda next Sunday (2.0).
The U8s started their competitive careers with a trip to Gormanstown for the annual indoor hurling competition. Is it true Shay made them get off the bus and walk across the county border with Meath. I hear hey hurled well - thanks to Peter for the pictures.
U21 FC B semi final St Sylvesters 3-12 Clontarf 1-05 A big Syls crowd showed up expecting a tough championship encounter. Not so many from Clontarf and the respective performances seemed to match the crowds enthusiasm. There was a minutes silence observed in memory of Declan Morris who passed away recently. Although more recently associated with hurling, Declan was also a great supported of our footballers and the Dubs and the three Morris lads are all duel players.