Last gasp goal for Senior A Hurlers takes the points

Date 1 Jun 2016
Home Team       Away Team Crumlin 1-18 1-20 Kilmacud Crokes
Venue Davitt Road, Goldenbridge

Senior A's pull clear of Crumlin in last minute in fractious match 

 

Glorious Summer's evening. Despite the late switch of venues to Good Counsel's ground in Goldenbridge, there was a large and vociferous crowd in attendance. 

Having been behind throughout this oft times tempestuous Division 1 encounter, Crokes' perseverence reaped rewards, as Caolan Conway capitalised on a defensive mistake by Crumlin, to hit the back of the net with seconds to go to the final whistle. The goal meant Crokes took the lead for the first time in the match - a lead they held until the long whistle, winning out in the end by 2 points.

Crumlin started the brighter, raising the white flag 4 times (including 2 from play), before Crokes finally got off the mark with a pointed free from Caolan Conway. Although Crokes registered the next two overs, Crumlin scored a soft goal after 13 minutes - follwed by a furhter 2 ponts - to draw further ahead.  Although Crokes hit back with 7 more points before the short whistle, the hosts finished the half with a five point lead, 1-12 to 0-10.

After the break Crokes knuckled down and slowly came back into the game. Crumlin only managed a total of 5 points during the half to Crokes 10 overs, before Coalan Conway's late strike to the back of the net - the final score of the match....

 

 

 

Photos by Diarmuid Ó Gallchobhair