U16A Win County Championship

Date 4 Nov 2017
Home Team       Away Team Kilmacud Crokes 1:11 1:09 BALLYBODEN ST ENDAS A

Crokes won their 2nd consecutive u16 'A' Hurling Championship against a fine Ballyboden Team last Saturday

St Peregrines hosted this years final - at Blakestown Road; The match was eagerly awaited as both teams finished top of the Div 1  league. The U16 A Championship is the Blue Riband of Juvenile Hurling and the stepping stone onto Minor and Adult participation

From Crokes perspective there was great satisfaction and reward in beating  this strong Ballyboden for the first time in three  years.
Crokes got off to a good start  with an early goal Joe Kelly's early goal and dominated proceedings in that first quarter - Ballyboden  having the wind started getting back into it  establishing a 4 point lead at half-time.

   The match was finally balanced but it was composure, resolve and character that saw Crokes claw back and ultimately overtake Boden. At full time they had a 2 point advantage in a hard fought game - reflecting the stature and competitiveness of 2 worthy teams. Congratulations to both teams and management.

'Matchfile'  Scorers/Stats  with acknowledgment and thanks to Rónán Mac Lochlainn The Herald

Kilmacud Crokes: P Linehan 0-7 (0-4f,0-1 '65')
                                J Kelly 1-0, D Purcell 0-2,
                                B Horgan, D Doyle 0-1 each
Ballyboden St Endas: M Codd 0-4 (0-2 f), D Kenny  1-0,
                                       F Ryan 0-2 (2f), P Christie, P Gannon, A Kelleher 0-1 each.

Kilmacud Crokes

B Hynes, C Ó Cathsaigh, B.Sheehy, A. Keane ,D.Crowe, J O'Dwyer, J.Slattery, P.Linehan, A. Carroll, A O'Toole, T.Gilsenan,
 B Horgan, H O'Donnell, J Kelly, D Purcell.
Subs G Veale for Horgan (36), D Doyle for Kelly (51), T O'Neill for O'Toole (61)
Ballyboden St Endas:
J Lambert, C Brandon, S O'Donnell, P Dunleavy, F Ryan, C Wall, P Christie, J Maguire, E.Cashman, M Codd,
P Gannon, C Corcoran, D Kenny, L Irwin.
Subs: A Kelleher for Irwin (28)
Kilmacud Crokes
         Paddy Linehan, Mick Hynes, Ray Mooney, Sean Slattery, Ken Hall.
Ballyboden St Endas   Brendan Ryan, Brian Kelleher, David Sweeney

REFEREE Finbarr Gaffney (Na Fianna)

Wides: Kilmacud Crokes 13 (4 + 9)
             Ballyboden St Endas 6 (3 + 3)

PLAYER OF GAME: Pádhraic Linehan (Kilmacud Crokes)