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Super Syls aiming to keep Blue flag flying

LET'S keep the blue flag flying - that's the wish of the St Sylvester's manager, Declan Barnes.

The Super Syls are a team on the rise. Last year they won the Dublin Junior Championship. And now the intermediate crown is in the Broomfield cupboard.

And last Saturday, on home turf, they lifted the Tesco All-Ireland Intermediate Sevens prize.

Syls have also settled snugly into the demands of the Leinster terrain. This Sunday they host Wicklow's Tinahely in the provincial semi-final.

"It's a big jump for the girls, but they keep doing the business. They deserve all the credit," says Dave.

"They have kept things going nicely. They set a good tempo in the Dublin final and they have managed to maintain that."

On that Parnell Park night, the Malahide maestros defeated Parnell's, who were many people's favourites.

Syls then handsomely overcame St Kevin's of Louth in Malahide before producing another high-scoring display against Crettyard of Laois.


Niamh McEvoy and Sinead Tracey were dominant in that victory. Ciara Lynch, Niamh Harney and Anne Clarke were secure in all their work.

Syls have a cluster of attacking diamonds who include Sinead Aherne, Katie Slattery and Lisa Murphy.

Now they'll hope to repeat last season's deeds when they secured the Leinster Junior Championship crown.

"The league is finished, so it's great to be involved in Leinster," states Dave, who runs the squad with Brian Sullivan and Dave McEvoy.

"It keeps the buzz going and the girls are really enjoying their football. We are on a good little run and we'll do our best to keep it going."

And Dave also sends his best wishes across the city to the hills of Foxrock and Cabinteely.

"It would be great for Dublin football if they could do well. I think in Dublin we should all get behind each other as our clubs do battle in Leinster. It's good for the game in the county.

"Na Fianna were brilliant last year and now we all hope that Foxrock can do the business. We'll be all rooting for them, that's for sure," states Dave.