Under 21 Final. Not a Good Friday - A GREAT FRIDAY!
After a long wait Crokes U21's beat Na Fianna in County final, in extra time.
Wild windy day in O'Toole Park....
Na Fianna played the first half with the aid of a massive wind and went in at the short whistle 6 points up. And it didn't look too promising 5 minutes into the second half, when Crokes were reduced to 14 men. However, from there on the lads battled unbelievably. Na Fianna failed to score in the second half, as Crokes resolve hardened with the sending off. By end of normal time it was all square, at 1-11 apiece.
First period of extra time, with Na Fianna again playing with the wind, saw both teams score two points. Second period and Crokes finally managed to pull ahead, winning in the end by 4 points.
Scorers (for Crokes): O O'Rorke 0-05 (1f, 1 65), F Whitely (0-04), L McMullan (0-04), C Conway (1-01), S O Dwyer (0-02), S Keating (0-01f)
Team: T Murphy, J Murphy, C MacGabhannm, C McCallion, D Ó Murchú, R Murphy, E Allen, F Whitely, L McMullan, E Sheehy, O O'Rorke, B Horan, A Considine, C Conway, R Hayes.
Subs; S O Dwyer (for E Sheehy), C McIntyre (for O O'Rorke, inj.), S Keating (for A Considine), C Fleming, D Ó Gallchobhair, S McEntee, C Gormley, J Maher, D Butler
Well done to all the lads and the management team (Dinny, Mattie, Ross and Damien).
That's the 2015 U21 Double for Kilmacud Crokes!!
Photos by Diarmuid Ó Gallchobhair