Week Ended 30th March 2008

Seniors beat Vincents, Intermedates overcome O'Tooles 

On Saturday afternoon the seniors defeated St Vincent’s by 0-15 to 1-11 at O’Tooles grounds in Ayrfield Drive.  For report see HERE.  Twenty four hours later this was followed by the Intermediates 0-20 to 2-7 victory over O’Tooles in Silverpark.  Crokes led 0-8 to 0-3 at half time.  By the thirty fifth minute, thanks to points from Dara Burke (2) and Traolach O’Sullivan to one from O’Tooles, they stretched the lead to seven.  The north city team fought back and two goals had only three in it, 0-15 to 2-6, with ten minutes remaining.  Crokes then pulled out the stops outscoring their opponents five points to one, including an inspirational score from Barrai Brennan, in the time left.  Most prominent in the victory were Eamonn Sheehy, Shane Canny, Brendan Hoyne, Dara Burke and Kevin Dalton while substitute Brian Sheehan got on the scoresheet on three occasions.

Team: R Sweetnam, S Canny, F Monnelly, C Howley, E Sheehy, A McCarthy, B Brennan (0-1), M Garvey, D McSweeney, K Dalton, E Fingleton (0-1), T O’Sullivan (0-2), D Burke (0-8, f-6, 65-1), F Mangan (0-1), K Hoyne (0-4).  Subs; B Sheehan (0-3) for C Howley (inj), J Barry for R Sweetnam, B Mahon for E Fingleton, J O’Reilly for F Mangan.


Junior B’s v Nmh Fionnbarra

The Juniors B league game at the same venue earlier in the day resulted in a 0-19 to 0-11 win for Naomh Fionnbarra.  Best for Crokes were goalkeeper Colm Maher, full back John Scanlon, Ken Noctor at wing back and Ciaran O’Grady.  The Junior 5’s were unfortunate to be pipped by a single point, 4-9 to 4-8, by Setanta in their league match also at Silverpark. Gavin Hyland, Niall McIntyre, Deaglan O’Donaill at centre forward, Ian O’Keeffe and substitute Barry Gavigan were most prominent for Crokes


Under 16’s and Under 14’s take on country opposition

Also on Sunday the Under 16’s and under 14’s travelled for challenge games against the Wicklow Development Squad and Dicksboro respectively. The Under 16’s had a relatively easy victory over Wicklow (2-14 to 0-08).


Dublin Colleges fail narrowly to Thurles

On Saturday Dublin Colleges were narrowly defeated by Thurles CBS in their All-Ireland semi-final clash at Nowlan Park, 0-12 to 0-10.   For report see  HERE.  The panel featured seven Crokes players Rory O’Carroll, Rob O’Loughlin, Ronan Walsh, Conor Clinton, Kevin O’Loughlin, Brian Hanamy and Bill O’Carroll as well as selector Aodhan de Paor.  Our congratulations to all on their success in the Leinster championship and on flying the Dublin flag so well.


Under 12’s beat St Maurs and Faughs

A curtailed Saturday juvenile programme saw two of the under 12 teams record victories away over St Maurs (4-5 to 2-4) and Faughs respectively.  The three team under 9 squad travelled to Liffey Park and overcame Lucan Sarsfields


Hurling Arena

Great use continues to be made of this fantastic facility. See HERE .  To book a slot for your team contact Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Games Office Colm Maher on 087-2755074 or colm.maher@citigroup.com


Punchestown Corporate Race Day

The new Hurling Arena in Glenalbyn was built at a cost of €500,000 and will be a huge addition to hurling in the club.  It is entirely funded by the Hurling Section and we still have some way to go.

Our fifth annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Corporate Race Day takes place in Punchestown on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 and proceeds go towards the cost of the Arena.  The event has gone from success to success and bookings are now being taken.  Donations or spot prizes remain very welcome.  Please contact Brian Geraghty, Hurling Section, Commercial Officer, 087-2312378 and brianpgeraghty@eircom.net.


Nursery Hurling

Nursery hurling activity has now moved to Glenalbyn on Saturdays at 9am.  Contact details below:

Boys born in 2002 or later                  

Contact:          Mark Lohan - 087-8052999 and marklohan@eircom.net

Boys born in 2001           

Contact:          Ken Hall - 087-6781776 and ken_j_hall@adp.com

Boys born in 2000           

Contact:          Robbie Kinsella - 087-2322832 and robert.kinsella@amnch.ie


Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery.  No hurling experience necessary


For the other age groups and teams check timing with:

Senior:             Colm Maher - colm.maher@citi.com - 087-2755074

Intermediate:   Brian O'Neill - boneill@msg.ie - 0868155140

Junior B:          Mark Regan - (086) 6995821 and markregan@cck.ie

Junior 5:          Barry Gavigan - Barry.Gavigan@o2.com -    086 6005412

Under 21:        Colm Maher - colm.maher@citi.com - 087-2755074

Minor:             Pat Halpin - Pat.W.Halpin@aib.ie - 086-8326377

Under 16:        Martin O'Dwyer - Martin.O'Dwyer@intel.com - 087-4191982

Under 15:        Colm Maher - colm.maher@citi.com - 087-2755074

Under 14:        Ronan Conway - ronan.d.conway@intel.com - 0874197753

Under 13:        Tom McIntyre - tommcintyre@gsi.ie- 087 2563493 and Gearoid MacGabhann - gmacgabhann@yahoo.com - 087 -9679605

Under 12:        Mick Crowe - 087-9967608 and mjcrowe@gofree.indigo.ie

Under 11:        Tony Fleming - 087-8061023 and tony.fleming@Eirgrid.com

Under 10         Jim Ryan – 087-9673861 and jim.ryan1@hse.ie

Under 9:          Alan Kehoe - alan.n.kehoe@aib.ie and 087-7553380