Previous Senior Championship successes
Crokes 6-7 –v- St Columbana’s 7-3.
Played in Croke Park on 2nd October 1966.
Scorers, Mick Regan (2-2), Paddy Daly (2-0), Gerry Keane (1-3), Mattie Fox (1-0) and Kevin Houlihan (0-2) represented counties Galway, Dublin, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny respectively. According to the Irish Independent of 3rd October Crokes best players were John Maher, Mick O’Brien, Brian Cooney, Gerry Keane and Mick Regan.
Team: C Walsh, J Maher, J McCormack, F Cooney, T McDonald, M O’Brien, P Fox, B Cooney, D Dunne, K Houlihan, G Keane, M Regan, K Daly, P Daly, M Fox. Subs used D Scully, M Daly. Other subs: J Barry, S McDonald
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Kilmacud Crokes 3-13 –v- Faughs 4-9
Played on 23rd March 1975
According to a newspaper account:
“Dublin’s long awaited 1974 senior hurling championship final provided a surprise at Parnell Park when, the famed Faughs, fancied for their third three-in-a-row title, went down, albeit by the narrowest margin, to comparative newcomers Kilmacud-Crokes who ran out winners by 3-13 to 4-9.
As was to be expected, Faughs, so frequently the county standard bearers, went down like champions, the years eventually catching up with them. After looking a well beaten team, two goals in the last five minutes by Joe Cunningham gave them hope, but they ran out of time in the end and Kilmacud-Crokes were worthy winners. Cunningham was foiled also with a penalty attempt in the 23rd minute of the second half, John Mitchell, who kept a great goal, making a fine save, but it was a costly miss for the holders.
Kilmacud had much the better of the opening half and with wind advantage led 3-8 to 1-4. During this period Brian Cooney and Danny Ryan dominated midfield. Their supply of ball into the Faughs goal area allowed Mick Bermingham to demonstrate his competitiveness and ability – he scored 2-5 and was man of the match. Other splendid performers for the winners were John Mitchell in goal, PJ Hough and Frank Kenny in defence, Danny Ryan and Brian Cooney at midfield and Tommy Ring and Jim Hackett in attack.
Faughs though lacking in pace, gave their all with Jim O’Donnell and Paddy Spelman strong in defence, Sean Buckley industrious at midfield, and Cunningham an opportunist in attack.”
Team: John Mitchell, Ted Dooley, PJ Hough, Brendan Murphy, Jack Gilchrist, Jim Daly, Frank Kenny, Danny Ryan, Brian Cooney, Mick Kenny, Tommy Ring, Jim Hackett, Tom McLoughlin, Mattie Fox, Mick Bermingham. Subs: Tom Bohan for McLoughlin, John O’Toole, Paddy Guiney, John Hayes, Eamonn Lahart, Paddy Hogan and Tom Berkery.
Scorers: Mick Bermingham (2-5), Jim Hackett (0-4), Tommy Ring (0-3), Mattie Fox (1-0) and Mick Kenny (0-1).
Kilmacud Crokes 0-17 Craobh Chiaran 2-8
Played in Parnell Park on 18 July1976
“Kilmacud Crokes contained Eamonn Flynn and that was that” concluded Damien McElroy in the Evening Herald of 19th July. Flynn accounted for 2-6 of the losers total while six of the Crokes team scored – Ring, Bermingham, Hackett, Hogan, Fox and Ryan. Although the margin was only three points in the end Crokes with so many experienced campaigners were always in control. On the day the winners outstanding players in Brian Cooney, Frank Kenny, Pat Hogan, Mick Bermingham and Jim Hackett
Team: John Mitchell, Ted Dooley, PJ Hough, Brendan Murphy, Jack Gilchrist, Brian Cooney, Frank Kenny, Danny Ryan, John Hayes, Mick Kenny, Mick Bermingham, Jim Hackett, Tommy Ring, Mattie Fox, Paddy Hogan. Sub J Daly
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Kilmacud Crokes 2-10 –v- O’Tooles 1-11
Played on 12th July in Croke Park (SHC Final
Crokes led 1-6 to 0-8 at the break, with Ger Hogarty particularly prominent. By the thirty fifth minute O’Tooles had hit the front and looked set for victory. The introduction of substitutes Frank Rutledge and Jim Hackett was considered of match winning significance with Rutledge scoring a fifty second minute goal and two late pointed frees from veteran Hackett clinching a dramatic victory.
Pat Cleary from Ballyskenagh, Co Offaly, the same club of origin as current senior manager, Morgan Lalor, was given permission to play by Offaly even though his county team was due to play the replay of the Leinster Senior Hurling semi-final against Kilkenny two days later. Victory with Crokes was the first of several awards for Cleary that year including All-Ireland, Leinster and All-Star awards.
Team: Martin Noonan, Gearoid MacGabhann, PJ Hough, Kevin Dunleavy, Sean Casey, Justin Roberts, Bernard Casey, Danny Ryan, Aidan Mahoney, Pat Hogan, Gerry Hogarty, Niall Howard, Mick Carroll, Frank Kenny, Pat Cleary. Subs Jim Hackett for D Ryan, Frank Rutledge for P Cleary, Mick Noctor, Donie Dowling, Tommy Gunning, Tom Doyle, Donal Sheerin, Tony Tyrell, Kevin Hegarty.
Selectors: Tom Rock, Brian Cooney and Donal O’Donoghue