Minors triumph - and other weekend news, 18 Nov 07

Week Ending 18th November 2007

11th Minor “A” County



The eagerly awaited replay of the Dublin Minor “A” Hurling final between Crokes and Na Fianna took place on Sunday 18th November in Parnell Park at 12.00

Having got out of jail two weeks ago the Crokes lads exploded out of blocks.  Never led they built up a half time lead of 1-6 to 0-2 and despite a rocky period in the first 15 minutes of the second half were good value for their 1-11 to 0-5 win.

In annexing the trophy Crokes added to previous victories in 1929-1935 (Crokes), 1960 (Dalcassians), 1985 (Kilmacud Crokes) and 1998 (Kilmacud Crokes).

For photos of the game click on the image above or click HERE

See detailed match report elsewhere on the website or for the Hill16 report on the game click HERE


Success for Oatlands College

On Tuesday Oatlands College had a nail biting win in the Dublin Senior B hurling final over Clonkeen College in Parnell Park.  The former side was Crokes dominated, including a number of players who featured in Sunday’s minor final, while Clonkeen also had a Crokes representation.

The winners were well ahead at half time, 2-8 to 1-1 but Clonkeen, thanks to a magnificent second period performance, reeled them in to make it 4-7 to 3-10 at the end of ordinary time.  Oatlands led 4-12 to 4-8 at the interval in extra time and ran out 5-15 to 5-10 winners.  Congratulations to the management team led by Tom O’Dwyer, the players and all involved.  Check later for pending report.

Blue Stars 2008

Congratulations to Aodhan de Paor, James Burke, Ross O’Carroll and Paul Graham on their 2008 Blue Star nominations.

Upcoming Action

On Sunday 25th November the seniors play O’Tooles in a vital senior league tie in Silverpark at 11.00am.  Victory here and the team are in their League Final.  Also coming up is the under 21 championship game against Craobh Chiaran.

As usual the advice is to keep an eye on www.kilmacudcrokes.com/hurling or www.hill16.ie for fixture details and always remember to confirm final arrangements with relevant mentors


The A.G.M. of the Hurling Section will take place in Glenalbyn on Thursday 22nd November 2007 at 8pm.  With three county titles in the bag beir bua na Crocaigh.

Hurling Arena

The new Hurling Arena in Glenalbyn is now in full swing and proving a major hit.  This €500,000 project will be a huge addition to hurling in the club and is entirely funded by the Hurling Section.  For more click HERE  

Our fifth annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Corporate Race Day takes place in Punchestown on Tuesday 22nd April 2008.  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.

Dublin Minor Hurling Presentation Night

More celebrations are in the pipeline for 1st December when the Dublin 2007 Leinster Minor Hurling Champions will be feted at Glenalbyn.  The Crokes players to be honoured are Barry O’Rorke (captain), Rory O’Carroll, Rob O’Loughlin and Kevin O’Loughlin.

Nursery Hurling

Nursery hurling activity has now moved indoors at Oatlands College Sports Hall every Sunday to February 2008:

Boys born in 2002                    9am to 10 am (including beginners)

Boys born in 2001                    10am to 11 am

Boys born in 2000                    11am to 12 noon

Older ages are catered for in the Paddock, also on Sunday mornings:

Boys born in 1999                    10am to 11am

Boys born in 1998                    9am to 10am

Boys born in 1997                    11am to 12 noon

Boys born in 1995                    12 noon to 1pm

For further details of the above or on other ages contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 and lccoughlan@eircom.net.  Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery.  No hurling experience necessary