Report Week Ending 24th October 2010

Those able to tri-locate on a bright sunny Sunday (24th October 2010) saw the minor A’s march on to the county championship final and the seniors and minor B’s bow out at the penultimate stage.


Click here to see images of the Semi Final v St VincentsThe seniors never got out of traps against St Vincents in Parnell Park.  They were four points in arrears after eight minutes.  A third of the way through the game they trailed 1-5 to 0-4.  What in hindsight proved to be the decisive scores came between minutes twenty four and eight, two points, a goal and a point, all to Vincents.  A well taken Kevin O’Loughlin 20 metre free gave the Stillorgan side hope but this was dented by the concession of another point before the short whistle that saw the teams go in 2-9 to 1-6.  The Marino team powered ahead on the resumption and were 3-14 to 1-6 clear on the three quarter mark.  The remainder of the game continued the trend and concluded 3-18 to 1-8 in favour of Vincents.  For report see HERE


To see images of the seniors v St Vincents click on the camera above or click on the followong link:


Midday marked the throw in for the minor A semi final at O’Toole Park against Castleknock.  The latter were first to score with a pointed free.  By the fourth minute they had forged 1-1 to 0-1 clear.  An Alex Pilkington goal immediately leveled.  Four unanswered points, three from placed balls by the unerring Ken Kelly, and an Oisin O’Rorke goal pushed the Stillorgan lads 2-6 to 1-2 clear by the nineteenth minute.  Four overs for Crokes to five for Castleknock made the half time score 2-10 to 1-7.


Any inclination for Crokes to rest on their laurels was dispelled as Castleknock, with county minor Ciaran Kilkenny now operating to great effect at full forward, opened the second period with three quick white flags.  Two Ken Kelly frees sandwiched two points for the losers.  The respite was short lived.  First a Castleknock effort hit the post and travelled across the face of the goal before eventually being worked free.  Then they scored three points before Ken Kelly again stepped up to the mark to make it 2-13 to 1-15 after forty nine minutes.  Straight away Kilkenny equalised. In the fifty fifth minute the wing forward put Croke back in front, 2-14 to 1-16.  The West County boys leveled and then pulled ahead.  That looked to be it for Crokes but not so.  The mightily impressive Jude Sweeny restored parity in the fifty ninth minute.  A minute over time Ken Kelly pointed his seventh free.  Mark O’Dwyer, who scored two fine overs of his own, won the puck out and found Jude Sweeny.  The centre forward put the icing on the cake and finished the Crokes scoring at 2-17 to 1-18.  Castleknock attacked again and were rewarded with a point but it was not enough as the Kilmacud side advanced to the final by 2-17 to 1-19.  Throughout Ken Kelly and Jude Sweeny met and exceeded  expectations, Mark O’Dwyer had a particularly fine first half, Enda Grogan was solid at centre back and Dillon Mulligan put himself about to good effect.  For report by Kieran Dowling see HERE.


The minor championship C semi against Ballyboden was played in Silverpark with an 11.00 am start.  The visitors, who started nine under 16’s to the home sides five, were first to score.  Jamie Clinton complimented his great catch from a puck out with an equally impressive point to level in the fifth minute.  By twice that time Boden were ahead 0-4 to 0-1.  Crokes were back on terms by the eighteenth minute, 0-4 apiece.  The Firhouse Road side outscored Crokes two to one to lead 0-6 to 0-5 at half time.


Just as they did in the first half Crokes were unable to convert goal scoring chances in the second installment.  Boden had the better of the exchanges and were more adept at taking their chances.  A fifty second minute goal effectively sealed the game.  Crokes did goal late on but it was not enough as the contest finished 1-11 to 1-7.  Among Crokes better performers were Jamie Clinton, Fionan Motherway, Conor O’Dwyer and Kevin James McGowan.




P Tighe, C O’Dwyer, J Huban, J Murphy, A O’Malley, J Butler, C O’Neill, N Carr, C Gormley, F Motherway (0-5, f-3, 65-1), E O’Dwyer, J Clinton (1-1), B Horan, B McHenry, CJ O’Dwyer (0-1).  Subs:  KJ McGowan for E O’Dwyer, J O’Brien for B McHenry, N Salvino for ? and O O’Carroll for J Huban.





The Autumn Hurling Festival began on Sunday 3rd October 2010 in Glenalbyn and finished on Saturday 23rd October 2010.  Over the three Sundays and one Saturday hundreds of young hurlers arrived from all over the country and the festival delivered some thrilling matches.


On Saturday the under 8s hosted, Clarinbridge and Castlegar from Galway, Cuala (Dublin), Naomh Eanna (Wexford), O’Donovan Rossa (Antrim) and Mount Sion (Waterford). A very well contested final saw the Waterford nursery outscore Kilmacud Crokes 2 by 2-0 to 0-1, Crokes having the upper hand at half time. The other Crokes team won the third place play off. For report see HERE

                                           Benildus Win


Congratulations to St Benildus who, during the week at Parnell Park, beat Scoil Aodhain 10 points to 1-6 points to win the Dublin Schools J.H.A. “Shield Final”. For report see HERE


Upcoming Fixtures






St Judes

Tymon North


Match TBC


As always check with team management for late changes


Nursery Hurling


Nursery Hurling is back! Training recommenced in St. Killians school temporarily for Sept and reverted to Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club, Glenalbyn on Saturday 2nd October. Please note the following times and contact the managers for any further details. Note: (Equipment will be provided for beginners only, NO registration fee required until 2011)


Hurling (Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club, Glenalbyn)                                                 



·     U5’s (2005), U6’s (2004) – Saturday 9am to 10am.


·     U7’s (2003) – Saturday 10am to 11am.



Children born 2005 are welcome to join Hurling from Sep 2010.



For Hurling, contact (U5/U6) Declan Kane (087-2396094) (U7) Brian Harrison / John Maguire (087-9201743 / 087-6823264), Club Hurling Coach Niall Corcoran (087-9834287)


A meeting for parents of new boys who have recently started at the Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Nursery was held in Glenalbyn on Tuesday September 28th.  At the meeting Hurling Coach Niall Corcoran outlined the coaching aims that we are trying to achieve within the nursery as well as outlining how the hurling nursery is structured.  We got a good response from parents that were willing to help out in the nursery, which is crucial to the success of the nursery. 


We would encourage anybody who is interested in giving a hand out at the nursery to make him or herself known to Niall or the head coach organising a particular skills station on the morning. 


When parents and children arrive in the morning, Marion will be taking the registration for both the 2005 & 2004 groups.  If anybody is in a position to help with registration please make yourself known to Marion at the start of the session.  



Hurling Managements 2010


For details of Kilmacud Crokes Hurling team managements see HERE or click on the image below!

Click here for team Management contact details