Féile na nGael Photos and Match Reports KC1
KC1 vs Naomh Barrog
Final Score KC 2-9 NB 0-10
A tight first half finished 0-7 to 1-3 in favour of Naomh Barog, who scored well from frees, Darren Crowley scored a great goal for Kilmacud to ensure there was just one point in at half time. Very even for the first 5 mins after the half time break with both sides scoring 2 points apiece. Crokes workrate in midfield started to tell with Colm Crean and Rory O’Mahony starting to exert more influence. Jordan Mynes scored a goal after 10 mins and after that it was all Kilmacud who scored a further 4 points without reply.
Kilmacud scorers: Alex O’Meara 0-2, Sean Purcell 0-3, Darren Crowley 1-0, Colm Crean 0-3 (1f), Patrick Corbett 0-1
KC1 vs Ballyboden
Final Score KC 1-2 BB 1-6
Kilmacud started brightly and won great ball at half back with Darragh Geraghty performing well, Alex O’Meara got the opening score. Ballyboden playing with the breeze took control and scored 1-5 without reply including 3 frees. Colm Crean scored a point from a free before the break to leave Kilmacud trailing by 6 points at the interval. Ballyboden scored first after the break with a point in the first minute and after that Kilmacud dominated a lot of the game without managing to score. Sean Purcell scored a goal from a free in the final minute but it was too little too late for Crokes.
Kilmacud Scorers: Alex o’Meara 0-1, Colm Crean 0-1 (f), Sean Purcell 1-0 (f)
KC1 vs Commercials
Final Score KC 6-8 Commercials 2-7
Kilmacud got off to a great start with a goal from Alex O’meara in the first minute. Commercials battled back with three points and for the rest of the half it was very competitive. Crokes were trailing by 4 points with 5 mins to the half when Sean Purcell scored 1-1 and Joseph McBreen added another point to go one ahead. Commercials nipped in with a point at the end of the half to tie things up. Kilmacud stormed into the second half, with strong performances from all the full forward line, 4 unanswered points were followed by 3 goals (2 from Luke Ward and one from Conor Hughes). The sides traded two pointed frees at the end to finish what was an excellent win for Kilmacud Crokes.
Kilmacud scorers: Alex O’Meara 1-0, Sean Purcell 2-2, Joseph McBreen 0-1, Colm Crean 0-3 (1f), Luke Ward 2-0, Conor Hughes 1-0, Darren Crowley 0-1 (f)
Semi Final Tymon Park
KC vs Na Fianna
Final Score: KC 0-6 Na Fianna 2-6
Kilamcud started brightly with a good point from Luke Ward, Na Fianna responded quickly with a pointed free before Colm Crean replied with a pointed free of his own. Na Fianna were driving hard at the centre of Crokes defence and got their reward with a goal, they followed with a quick point before Crokes responded with two more points. After that Na Fianna dominated scoring in the half with three unanswered points, two from frees to lead 1-6 to 0-5 at the interval. Kilmacud started the second half strongly but Na Fianna scored a breakaway goal after 7 minutes to go 7 points clear. Tired bodies showed more on the Kilmacud side, who lost Cian Ryan and Conor Hughes to injuries. Despite a strong showing and good performances throughout the side Kilmacud were only able to add one more point to the scoreboard at the end.
Kilmacud scorers: Luke Ward 0-1, Colm Crean 0-1 (F), Sean Purcell 0-2, Joseph McBreen 0-1
It was an excellent showing from the Kilmacud squad who all played their part in the four games. Unfortunately, tiredness impacted Crokes more than Na Fianna who in the end deservedly won the semi-final to face Faughs Sunday in Parnell Park. All players can reflect on four great games, where the entire squad gave their all and were a credit to themselves and their club on and off the pitch.
Squad: Fionn Boyd , Patrick Corbett, Colm Crean, Darren Crowley, Darragh Geraghty, Darragh Harrison, Conor Hughes, Oisin Kirwan, Ciarán MacEacháin, Kieran Maguire, Joseph McBreen, Christopher McCann, Hugh Moran, Jordan Mynes, Breandán O'Connell, Barra O'Donoghue, Luke O'Loughlin, Rory O'Mahony, Alex O'Meara, Jack Power (injured), Sean Purcell, Cian Ryan, Luke Ward
Thanks to Dave Kirwan for the Match Reports and to the U15 parents for their support with hospitality.