A LATE flourish from the home side saw them through by two points against Tommy Naughton's men on Sunday.
Syls were without the dead ball expertise of Martin Ormonde on the day with David Casey in charge of free taking duties. Following on from their excellent win over Round Towers Clondalkin in the Dublin intermediate final, Syls kept their opponents scoreless for the most part with Ronan Kennedy having an excellent game at wing back along side Graham Morris.
Andrew Richardson and Russie Cleere were also instrumental in midfield and by half time there was nothing to choose between the sides as they went in level at seven points each. Syls' hand was further strengthened by the introduction of Dublin minor Kevin O'Flynn while Dual player, Nigel Dunne, also made an impact on his introduction. Nonetheless Maynooth always looked dangerous from frees and they pulled away in the closing minutes with Syls left to rue too many missed chances.
ST SYLVESTERS: Hillary Murray Hession, Graham Morris, Ian McCafferty, Kevin Clarke, Alan Morris, Daire O' Flaherty, Ronan Kennedy, Russi Cleere, Andrew Richardson, Barry Kiely, David Casey, Cillian O'Flynn, Enda Flaherty, James Conway, Stephen Keogh. Subs: Kevin O'Flynn for Cillian O'Fylnn, Nigel Dunne for Stephen Keogh.