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Upcoming GAA workshops

Here is some info on upcoming workshops being run by the DCB Coaching Dept.

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Slaughtneil . . . what a great story

Slaughtneil . . . what a great story

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.

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The Lotto has been won

The Lotto has been won

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.

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Please advise all Team Managers in your Club.

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 -- Please note that the CCC has no function in recording notifications of challenge games for insurance purposes. Is Mise, Seán MacNiocláis.

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Broomfield Campus Development

Broomfield Campus Development

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.

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Update on Bridgefield Developments

Update on Bridgefield Developments

The Executive wish to update members on the motion passed at the AGM to establish a Forum to address the membership concerns in relation to FCC's plans to modify the playing facilities at Bridgefield. In light of the recent decision by FCC to withdraw its application and feedback from the Forum, no further action is deemed necessary at this point in time. Thanks to Paul, Aisling and Eric for taking this on. Given our club's connection with Bridgefield, the Executive will undertake to keep the membership informed of any new proposed changes to the playing facilities there and should this arise will convene if necessary a Special General Meeting whereby a vote of the membership can take place before any agreement shall be entered into.

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Billy Reburn - very sorry I have poor spies - the umpire says he's only a young 99

Billy Reburn - very sorry I have poor spies - the umpire says he's only a young 99

Billy is 100 years old about now. Billy is the current Hon President of St Sylvesters and was Secretary of Syls at 18 years of age (in 1935), He played on the Syls Junior Football Championship in 1936/7, Fingal Cup and many other competitions. We congratulate Billy on this great milestone and wish him and his family a Very Happy Birthday, Comhghairdeas. Billy is third from the left on the front row - thanks to Michael for the picture.

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Work on the Ball Wall

Work on the Ball Wall

I'm sure many you have seen the new targets painted onto the short side of the Ball Wall (see pic attached). This is as a result of the great time & effort spent by our new Facilities Group lead by Eoin Farquharson & Aidan Lillis and helped by Liam Foley. They plan to finish this project by completing the large side this Saturday (weather permitting) which will result in the closure of the large side of the wall.

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The Laura Brennan Charitable Trust - Annual Gala Evening - Saturday 11th March 2017

The Laura Brennan Charitable Trust - Annual Gala Evening - Saturday 11th March 2017

Just 8 short weeks to go now until our Gala Evening 2017. Please find attached all the details of this year's event. Our MC for the evening is once again the wonderful Síle Seoige. We really hope you can make what promises to be another fantastic evening. Let us know if you are able to attend. Thanks a million again for your continued support - it truly does make a difference.

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DCB Hurling Workshop- Change of Venue Scoil Íosa 7.30pm

There has been a change of venue for the Hurling Workshop this Friday. It will now take place in the Sports Hall in Scoil Íosa @7.30pm. Many thanks to all of you that have committed to attend. Note-Please bring a Hurley along for the session. Regards Fergal McStay

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Months Mind for Declan Morris

10..00am Mass at the church beside Scoil an Dunninigh

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Ceoltas sa club Dé Domnach

Malahide Ceoltas are playing in the club this Sunday 6.00pm to 8.00pm and anyone who plays an instrument is strogly encouraged to come and join in. We hope to expand the cultural activities in the club and welcome anyone who can help make that happen

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Floodlights - nearly there

Floodlights - nearly there

Great to see we are nearly there with the floodlights project in Broomfield - - All pole bases installed and cabling in. (see pic) - Generator base and fencing installed. (see pic) - Lighting columns delivered to Broomfield (see pic) - Seamus Byrne Electrical has all other plant and materials now in his stores or ready to be delivered i.e. Generator, light fittings and main panel. Unfortunately with the recent wet weather the ground is too soft (particularly on the houses side of the pitch) to erect the poles and lights as damage would be caused. - There is about 2/3 weeks work left after the Christmas to complete weather permitting

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Thanks for Your Contribution in 2016

As the year draws to a close and many of you are hopefully enjoying a well-deserved break, we would like to send our thanks for the huge contribution you have made to the young people in our club and the broader community within Malahide. Our club and it’s members are blessed to have so many committed volunteers who have freely given up their time and resources to make such an important contribution to the development of our young people.

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A sad day but a proud day

Last Saturday was a very sad day for for the club with the funeral of Declan Morris. It was lovely to see such a large crowd turn out to mourn Declan. St Sylvesters hurlers and U12 footballers provided a guard of honour while a number of club members also provided very fitting tributes to Declan at the funeral ceremony. Many thanks to Martin and Eddie and the staff at the club and Sportslink for looking after the mourners and thanks to Carole and the Morris's for letting us share in a very sad but proud day.

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Know Your Sport Top10

Jingle all the Way - 10 people left in the running for €1000 before Christmas? ====================================================== On Wednesday we revealed the Top 50 in the Know your Sport 2016 competition. The winning prize is €500, 2nd gets €300 and the 3rd prize is €200. Today we are revealing the Top 10 - are you still in with a shout? These are the people you should consult with before placing your bets - they actually seem to know what they are talking about... The winner will be revealed on Friday - Stay tuned for the further news.... Rian Gardiner Sam Murphy Matthew O' Neill Aogan Rooney Charlie Ryan Peter Byrne Mick Byrne Liam Canny David Clarke Daire Clare Fergal McStay

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Club Mentors & Parents night on Tuesday 27th Dec

Club Night Just to confirm that we'll go ahead with Club Mentors & Parents night on Tuesday 27th Dec. If lead mentors could send on to parents that would be great. KYS2016 = Results & winners will be published tomorrow, Apologies for the delay. Regards, Fergal McStay, Secretary

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Developments in Malahide Castle

Fingal CC have communicated that they do not intend to proceed with the “Forest Adventure Area and Multi-Use Reinforced Grass Area” at Malahide Demesne. Fingal CC have stated that they plan to carry out a review of the number of short-term car parking spaces in and adjacent to Malahide Village and, if necessary, identify suitable locations for the provision of additional spaces. At this point in time we have no indication if future proposals could potentially impact upon our existing facilities. This decision has potential implications for our ambitions relating to development plans at Broomfield. We will continue to engage constructively with Fingal CC to attempt to address this matter on behalf of the membership of St Sylvesters GAA.

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Mentors Night deferred - U21 hurling off

We're sorry we have to defer the Mentors Appreciation Night due to the funeral of Declan Morris. We will re-arrange as soon as possible as Declan and Carole would insist we celebrate the great work done by all the team mentors and trainers and all of you who make St Sylvesters a great club. Also, the U21 hurling championship semi-final at Kevins is off, will be re-scheduled by the county board.

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Declan Morris has passed away

Declan Morris has passed away

We are all very shocked and saddened that our great friend and clubman Declan Morris passed away this morning in Beaumont Hospital after a short illness. Declan and Carol are unsung heros at St Sylvesters, helping and supporting in so many ways and it is impossible to say how much Declan will be missed. Our sympathies go out to Carole, Alan, Graham and Derek. Funeral arrangements attached from God Bless Declan, Rest in Peace.

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GAA Games Development Conference Féile Participation

Please see below information for GAA Games Developement Conference in Croke Park on Friday evening Jan 6th & Saturday Jan 7th. If anyone would like to commit to going or has booked already if they could let me know. Many thanks Fergal McStay

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Reports for 2016 AGM

These are the reports for Thursdays AGM. A good attendance is important.This is a great opportunity to show your appreciation of the volunteers who work so hard to make Syls a great club and celebrate the many great achievements of the past year.

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Nominations and Motions for St Sylvesters AGM

Attached please find nominations and three motions fo rthe upcoming AGM on Thursday 24th November at 8.00pm at the clubhouse 2 Church Road. Pease ensure a good attendance.

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Update on the EGM

An EGM of the club was held at 2 Church Road on Thursday 10th November and as per the Constitution: 8.10 No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum of members is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business. Save as herein otherwise provided, twenty per cent of Full Members eligible to vote shall be a quorum at a General Meeting. As less than 20% of the full members eligible to vote were present, no business was transacted and the meeting was dissolved.

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New floodlights for Broomfield

The club Executive have confirmed that work on installing new floodlights on pitch 2 will commence next week – this is being funded by the Sports Council Grant awarded in 2015 and the funds raised at the recent Gala Night. Total investment will be in the region of €145k

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Gala Night Great Success

Gala Night Great Success

The Gala Night at the Malahide Grand Hotel was an outstanding success and big big thanks to all who contributed and to our wonderful organising committee for a great night out. Chairman Ciaran Meehan presented special awards to our two very loyal and supportive Trustees Michael Howard and GV Wright in appreciation of their huge contributions to St Sylvesters GAA over the years. Peter supplied some pictures, we sure do scrub up well.

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Ladies Section Fundamentals Coaching Course Sun Nov 27th

Sunday 27th of November 0930 to 1600, Innisfails GAA club Carrs Lane Balgriffin. St Sylvester’s Ladies coaching committee will hold a Fundamentals coaching course in conjunction with the LGFA on the above date. There are a limited amount of places, so book early. Please note only on receipt of course fee will places be confirmed an email will be issued confirming booking. For more information please contact: Marcus Heary, 0874129062 email:

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Gala Night Raffle Tickets

Gala Night to help fund the first stage of an all-weather facility takes place on Saturday 5th – raffle tickets are on sale and we need your help to make this a big success. There are a great set of prizes. All funds raised will go towards improving our playing facilities so please help by playing a part.

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