Week Ending 24th May 2009

Crokes beaten by Boden in Dublin Féile Final

Crokes progressed to the Dublin Division 1 Feile na nGael final for the second year in succession following a hectic day on Saturday 23rd May 2009.   When it was all over two were left standing, Crokes and southside rivals Ballyboden St Endas.  On a toss of a coin Crokes won home advantage and all roads led to Silverpark on a glorious Sunday morning 24th May 2009.  A tight tense high quality game had a dramatic finale with Ballyboden snatching victory in the final moments by 2-5 to 0-9. 


Under 12s win Glenalbyn Tournament

A good measure of compensation was to be had when the under 12A’s won their four club tournament on Sunday afternoon in Glenalbyn that was in excellent shape.  An opening loss to O’Loughlin Gaels (Kilkenny) was offset by fine victories over Na Fianna and James Stephens (Kilkenny).  This set up a final against the Moibhi Road side who had drawn with James Stephens and progressed on score difference.  A superb display saw the Crokes boys victorious.  In the B competition where James Stephens emerged winners the Crokes B team put in a great effort. 


U10s do well on their travels

On Sunday morning the under 10’s set off for Cloughbawn, Co. Wexford.  The locals, fielding a number of overage players by agreement, prevailed 8-1 to 6-2 in what was a very enjoyable outing for the Crokes squad.  For report check back later.


Adult Match Action

Earlier in the week three qualifier group championship wins were recorded.  In a well irrigated Silverpark on Wednesday evening the intermediates outscored St Brigids by 3-16 to 1-7, having led 2-10 to 1-5 at the break.  In addition this game served to decide the scheduled AHL4 fixture between the sides on Saturday evening.  Also on Wednesday the Junior B’s accounted for Naomh Fionnbarra at John Paul Park, 3-11 to 0-10.


On Thursday Islandbridge hosted the Junior C3’s 1-11 to 1-9 win over Civil Service.  Crokes were well on top coming up to half time.  A goal for the home team narrowed the gap to a single point, 0-7 to 1-3.  With Paul Byrne, Brendan Halpin, Niall McIntyre, Mick Naughton and Padraig Doheny to the van, Crokes victory was a little more convincing than the final two point margin might suggest.


Hurling Nursery

The Hurling Nursery continues on Saturdays in Glenalbyn - at 9am for boys born 2002 and at 10am for boys born 2001 and 2003.

Communication with parents is by both e-mail and by text.  We strongly encourage parents to subscribe to our tacutext texting service in order to be kept fully informed of team notices, training news, change of venue/pick-up times, etc. specific to your son's group.  Each message you receive will cost you 20c.  The message will be sent to the phone from which the instruction is sent.

Boys Born in 2001- To join the hurling text service, send the following text message to 53215


e.g. join crokeshurl2001 0876781776 joebloggs

You can stop receiving messages at any time by sending the following text to 53215

STOP CROKESHURL2001 0876781776

Boys Born in 2002 - To join the hurling text service, send the following text message to 53215


e.g. join crokeshurl2002 0878052999 joebloggs

You can stop receiving messages at any time by sending the following text to 53215

STOP CROKESHURL2002 0878052999

Boys Born in 2003

We suggest you join the 2002 group until you become new U6's in 2009.  At that time, you can stop your membership of the 2002 group and join a new 2003 group.

Parental Assistance 

We appeal to all parents of the new group to offer assistance in any way possible. No previous coaching experience is required and even periodic help is better than none at all. The success of the club relies on volunteers and it is a great way of getting to know other parents. If you are willing to offer any assistance in any capacity, whether it be coaching, roll, setting up pitches, tidying up pitches, etc. etc. please contact any of the following:

Niall Corcoran, Club hurling coach, 087 983 4287, niall.corcoran@gmail.com

Michael Crowe, Chairman, Juvenile Hurling Group, 087-9967608, mjcrowe@gofree.indigo.ie 

Margaret Keane, Registrar, 086 311 0020, Margaret.keane@yahoo.ie

Quote from Parent

“As a parent who has 5 children in the club and 2 more about to start, I have got to know more people since I started helping out with my 5th child that I did bringing all my other children to training and matches. Your child will love to see you getting involved.  And remember, these parents are the people you will be standing with on the sideline of pitches for the rest of your son's playing career!  Many helpers lighten the load for everybody.” 


Management Contact Details


Senior:             Seamus Kennedy seamus.kennedy@ericsson.com - 087/2334560

Intermediate:   Billy Noctor - wnoctor@eircom.net and 087-2556635

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

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

Under 21:        Seamus Kennedy - seamus.kennedy@ericsson.com - 087/2334560

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

Under 16:        Liam O’Carroll - liamocarol@eircom.net and 087-9422197

Under 15:        Ronan Conway - ronan.d.conway@intel.com - 0874197753

Under 14:        Tom McIntyre - tommcintyre@gsi.ie- 087 2563493 and Gearoid MacGabhann - gmacgabhann@yahoo.com - 087 -9679605

Under 13:        Mick Crowe - 087-9967608 and mjcrowe@gofree.indigo.ie

Under 12:        Colm Maher - colm.maher@citigroup.com and 087-2755074

Under 11:        Jim Ryan – 087-9673861 and jim.ryan1@hse.ie

Under 10         Alan Kehoe - alan.n.kehoe@aib.ie and 087-7553380

Under 9:          Robbie Kinsella - 087-2322832 and robert.kinsella@amnch.ie

Under 8:          Ken Hall - 087-6781776 and ken_j_hall@adp.com

Under 7:          Mark Lohan - 087-8052999 and marklohan@eircom.net

Under 6:          Brian Harrison brianharrisonkk@yahoo.com and 087 920 1743 and John Maguire johnpatrickmaguire@gmail.com and 086 227 4490


Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Coach:      


Niall Corcoran, niall.corcoran@games.gaa.ie and 087-9834287