News and Match Reports
Dear Members, Our annual club membership subscriptions are the main source of income to pay for the registration of our teams in all competitions, maintaining the playing facilities, player insurance etc. As you are aware the final date for membership fell on 31st March 2017. Progress to date this year with membership renewal has been very positive and your support is greatly appreciated.
Dear all, One of the main events in St. Sylvester's calendar – Our Mini All Ireland leagues will take place this year from May 08thto 21stwith the Finals day on Sunday 21stMay. Our Mini All Ireland leagues are open to all children from inside AND outside the club and of ALL skill levels between the ages of U7 to U11. The event will be run in Broomfield. Please see below the applicable day per age group.
It was another great win on home turf for our senior ladies against Man O War. It was played under the new floodlights in Broomfield and many turned up on the sidelines to show support for their team. Final score 22 to 1-11.
My name is Martin Brennan and I am the event controller for Pieta House Darkness into light event in Malahide Castle on Sat 6th May 2017 . I am looking for volunteers over 18 yrs to help steward the event from 2.30am to 5.30am an was wondering if any if your members would like to get involved . I have sent emails to all the sporting clubs in the Fingal area Kind Regards Martin Brennan 0863214336
Magnificent win of the Leinster final by the Dublin minor women's team against Kildare today. Final score 6-13 to 2-12. The team included ( pictured above) our very own Kate Sullivan and Danielle lawless. We need to really publicise how amazing this is for our club that we have two Dublin minor players ( not to mention our Dublin senior players/ captain). Also to mention the match this coming Wednesday in Broomfield at 7.15 at which both girls will be playing. Thanks Karen
LAFL2 St Maurs 2-07 St Sylvesters 5-08 Great to win away to the ever improving Maurs, Congrats to the senior ladies on their win over St Maurs in Rush last night.The team showed both energy and great teamwork to defeat their opponents by 10 points. Final score Syls 5.08 Maurs 2.07. Also best of luck to our Syls players Kate and Danielle playing with Dublin Minors in Leinster Final v Kildare in Clare on Easter Monday. COYGIB
As discussed at last night’s Exec it is imperative that all sections comply with the enactment of this new law as laid out in the letter below from DCB. As Lead Mentors please forward to all your mentors/coaches and those in regular contact with Children U18. I have highlighted the main issues involved in the letter from Aileen, CW County Officer DCB.
AFL1 st Vincents 1-20 St Sylvesters 0-10 Hard game to comment on. The first half had everything that's good in Gaelic Football, played at a fierce pace and we counted ourselves very unlucky to be 0-11 to 0-06 down at the break. Both Glen and Dylan missed wide open goal opportunities at times that would have kept us very much in the hunt while Vincents could do no wrong at the other end of the field, hitting some magnificent points. We dominated possession for quite a while in the second half but didn't get the reward on the score board and Vinnies were again very economical in their shooting. Disappointing result for sure but plenty of good displays from Gavin in particular, Scrappy, Collie, ED, Gary, Dylan, Niall won a lot of ball, Archie when he came in late.
After our third competition, the Masters Golf at the weekend, we now have 49 (out of 334 entries) with a perfect record - and 16 points - so far. Still too many to list, but we’re getting there!
Ladies section nursery coaches completed the tri triathlon in Portlaoise yesterday. For some this was their first tri and after the amazing day they had won't be their last!!"
AHL6 St Sylvesters 4-17 Naomh Fionnbarra 2-13 Good lively game in Broomfield and Syls came our with an impressive win in a well contested competitive game. Defensively we were pretty solid against a lively Finbars, David Kennedy in goal taking off a number of important saves, Derek Morris was very solid at fullback and Eoin Mc lively in covering along with Philip Ryan. Eamon McLoughney looked good up front along with Thanks to Aoife McLoughney for the pictures.
AHL3 Scoil Uí Chonaill 1-11 St Sylvesters 1-08 A poor first half put us a hole losing 1-07 to 0-03 at the break. In fact, all Scoil's scores came in the first 20 minutes, we held them tight for the remainder of the half but poor shooting and decision making did't convert our supremacy into scores. We continued to dominate after the break and slowly pegged them back with points from Sean Graham, Martin, and a nice goa; by Colm Byrne. We got back to level 1-07 a piece but Scoil finished out stronger with a few good points while we missed the couple of chances we made.
Great win for them 5-12 to 3-13 versus Clann na Gael.
Best of luck to the U14 footballers who are playing this weekend in Feile. A team in Skerries and B team in Broomfield. Enjoy the experience
It is sad to report the passing of Denis Danno Mahony, former Dublin footballer and a great supporter to St Sylvesters at the time we bought our grounds at Broomfield. The members and executive at Syls would like to express our sympathy to Denis' family and thank them for their support over the years, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Aidan, Got word back from St.Judes this morning complementing Our Referee co-ordinator for supplying in their comments "3 Excellent Referees "for yesterday's games and singled out Luke Peyton for special praise as probably the best Go Games referees he has ever come across in his time with Go Games teams, Mick Byrne
As part of our club’s ambitions for a sports campus in Broomfield we are delighted to confirm that the new floodlights on pitch 2 are now operational. This is a vital first step in the development of a full “all-weather” facility in Broomfield and represents an investment of almost €150k. This development has been funded by a combination of grant aid from the Sports Council and the “Gala Night” fund-raising event that was held in November 2016.
St Sylvesters hosted Trinity Gaels on a glorious Saturday afternoon.
Just advance notice to all Adult managers & Ladies section that on Saturday April 8th Syls will be hosting U14 Boys Football Féile group games. Only 1 pitch will be used on the day, with the final decision on which pitch being made closer to the event. As there are no Adult or Ladies games fixed for home that day, it shouldn’t cause any interference with teams. However just to note that on the day ALL dressing rooms will be used for the Feile competition teams solely and access for any other teams will only be available from 5.30pm onwards. Many thanks in advance for your co-operation on this matter. Regards Fergal McStay Club Secretary