Report Week Ending 15th May 2011

This was a high octave week with seven adult championship games and two under 14 teams in Feile action.  It was also a very successful week as the under 14A’s claimed the club’s fourth Dublin Division 1 Feile na nGael title in seven years, the seniors notched two valuable championship points, the intermediates three and the Junior E’s four.


Click here for more on the Feile win!Pride of place goes to the Feile winners, claiming Crokes third victory in four consecutive final appearances with a well merited 2-8 to 1-8 win over Na Fianna at Parnell Park.  Against the strong wind the sides went in for tea level, 2-2 to 1-5, the Crokes goals coming from full forward Alex Considine a minute before the half ended.  A powerful second half display saw the young Kilmacud team home.  Well done to the players, families and all concerned with the team, especially the management group of Colm Maher, Niall Butler, James O’Cleirigh, Dermot Connor and Paul Gorman.  Thanks to all those who helped develop these players along the way particularly Tony Fleming and Gerry French.  Our gratitude also to the Feile fundraising group and the under 15 parents who catered and organised for the Feile weekend as well as to Dr Tiernan Murray.  For report see HERE

 

Feile Squad: C Keane, C McNicholas, M O’Rourke, C Kelly, R Hayes, D Butler, E Sheehy, T Fox, F O’Connor, S O’Dwyer, C O’Cleirigh, F Whitely, C O’Dwyer, A Considine, C Pearson, F Tucker, C Pearson, C Fleming, J Maher, A Tuck, C Kealy, K Lannigan and J Gibbons.


Click here for more on the Feile Semi Final win against Cuala!For these hurlers Sunday morning began with a tense 1-7 to 1-6 victory in the semi final, at a windswept Silverpark as they squeezed past a game Cuala on a 1-7 to 1-6 margin.  With a few minutes on the clock the sides were level and it took a late Stephen O'Dwyer free to edge the Kilmacud into the 3pm final against Na Fianna in Parnell Park.  For report see HERE

 

 While the Feile final was ongoing the Juniors E’s maintained their 100% record in the 2011 championship with an emphatic 5-23 to 3-2 win over the same opposition.  There were strong performances from Ciaran O’Callaghan, Adrian Crean, Simon Rouse and Fionan Motherway.

 

 

 

Click here for more on the Seniors match v Ballyboden!On Wednesday 11th May 2011 the seniors edged two valuable round robin points against Faughs in the opening game of the 2011 senior championship at Tymon Park North.  The 0-14 to 1-10 victory was thanks to seven unanswered points in the final quarter with the winner coming from substitute Jude Sweeney in injury time.  For more see HERE

 

At the same time the intermediates had it easier in their opener away to Clondalkin Round Towers where it ended 3-15 to 0-12.  For report see HERE

 

Islandbridge did not prove so hospitable for the junior A's where they lost by five points to Civil Service  (2-15 to 1-13), having led by the minimum at the break.  The evening before the Junior E’s got the 2011 adult hurling championship off to a winning start for the club with a 1-20 to 2-8 victory over Erin Go Breagh in Silverpark.  For report see HERE

 

Silverpark was the place to be on Saturday 14th May 2011.  Before lunch the venue accommodated six Division 1 Feile games at the end of which Crokes and Lucan Sarsfields progressed to the following day’s semi finals.  For report see HERE.  Their B colleagues put up a great show and were a little unlucky not to come out of their Division 3 group at Clondalkin.  For report see HERE.


Click here for photos of the Seniors v Boden!Evening activity at the Leopardstown venue opened with the seniors’ AHL1 match against Ballyboden which commenced at 5.00pm.  At the break Crokes led 0-7 to 0-5.  A forty fifth minute goal from Shea Gillen made it 1-9 to 0-7.  The Stillorgan team outscored Boden by double scores in the last quarter to end 1-11 to 0-8 to the good.  Kevin O’Loughlin, particularly in the first half, William McEvoy, Dillon Mulligan and Jude Sweeney were to the fore.  For pictures see HERE.


Team: M Collins, S O’Rorke, W McEvoy, A Grogan, A de Paor, R O’Loughlin, J Doughan, D Mulligan, K O’Loughlin, S McGrath, J Sweeney, S Gillen, B O’Rorke, D McGovern, B Mulligan.  Subs:  B Hanamy for D McGovern, D McVeigh for R O’Loughlin.

 

Click here for images of the Intermediates v PeregrinesAt 6.30pm the intermediates and Junior A’s faced Naomh Peregrines and Na Fianna in their respective championships.  By now a strong wind was blowing from the Sunshine Home end.  With the favour, the inters dominated possession but a high wide count left them just 0-5 to 0-1 clear at half time.  They scored the first point of the second half and were still 0-9 to 0-6 ahead with ten minutes remaining.  Three late overs from the Mulhuddart men meant a share of the spoils, 0-9 each.  Leading lights included Shane McNicholas, Dave Canny, Aidan McCarthy, Mark Coghlan, Hugh Gannon, Alex Pilkington and Sean Garvey.  For pictures see HERE

 

 

 

In Silverpark 2 a late rally by the Junior A’s was not enough to reel in Na Fianna as they went down 1-16 to 2-12.  The visitors were 1-7 to 1-1 ahead after fourteen minutes.  That, plus their greater return when aided by the elements, proved too much for a gallant Crokes side.  For report and photos see HERE

 

 

On Thursday evening the under 11’s helped Scoil San Treasa in their preparations for Friday 27th May’s Croke Park final with a challenge in Deerpark.

       

Upcoming Fixtures

 

Day

Date

Team

Opposition

Venue

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

17.05.11

U15 D1

Ballyboden

Cherryfield

7.30pm

 

 

U15 D3

Naomh Barrog

St Annes 14

7.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday

22.05.11

MHL1

Whitehall Colmcilles

Silverpark 1

11.00am

 

 

MHL3

Alfie Byrne Gaels

Clontarf Road

11.00am

 

 

U14

Fr O'Neills (Cork)

Silverpark 2

11.00am

 

Always check with team management for late changes


Also remember Leinster Senior Hurling Quarter Final, Dublin –v- Offaly on 29th May in Croke Park. 

 

Nursery Hurling

Nursery Hurling is back and running in Glenalbyn. 

 

Contacts:  


(U5/U6) Denis Egan (087-7922044),

 

 

(U7) Declan Kane (087-2396094)

 

 

(U8) Brian Harrison/John Maguire (087-9201743 / 087-6823264),

 

 

Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Coach Niall Corcoran (087-9834287)