Report for week ending 20 Sept 2009

This was a relatively quiet playing week at the upper ages and adult levels.

Sunday morning provided two important wins for the minor teams. In the A championship Crokes accounted for Erins Isle by 2-11 to 0-5 in Silverpark. The Finglas side had defeated Ballyboden in the opening game of the round robin series and were well in the game until Matthew Kinsella’s goal in the twenty first minute made it 1-3 to 0-3. Before the short whistle Crokes added another 1-2 to the visitors’ solitary point. The second half saw the Crokes lads continue to dominate and they next face Ballyboden in the final round robin game. For report see HERE
Away from home the second minor team had a good win over Lucan Sarsfields at 12th Lock to get their championship campaign back on track. In arrears, 2-8 to 2-6, at the break, a strong second half showing was needed and produced. The sides were level with ten minutes remaining before a powerful finish saw Crokes home by 3-15 to 2-12. For report see HERE
Earlier in the week, on Monday the intermediates, preparing for their delayed championship quarter final played Oulart-the-Ballagh (Wexford) in a challenge.
On Saturday the under 12’s went to James Stephens in. Kilkenny for a tournament. Following games with Clara (Kilkenny), the hosts and St Martins of Wexford they qualified for the Shield final. The opening period was very close with the Crokes boys shading it 1-3 to 1-2 at the break. The second half saw them continue where they left off and run out 4-6 to 1-2 winners. For report see HERE .
Also on Saturday several other young teams were in action with the results below:
U8 hurling Group 1 (3 team)        Naomh Olafs  13      Kilmacud Crokes 26
U8 hurling Group 1 (3 team)        Faughs 10              Kilmacud crokes  31        
U9 hurling Group 1 (3 team)        Kilmacud Crokes 70         Cuala 50      
U9 hurling Group 5 (1team)         Kilmacud Crokes 12         Kevins 5
U10 hurling group 1(3 team)       Kilmacud Crokes 63         Castleknock 26
U10 hurling group 5 (1 team)      Kilmacud Crokes 12         Faughs  12
U11 Div 1a                              Ballyboden       11-5       Kilmacud Crokes      6-3
U11 Div 1b                              Ballyboden         8-7       Kilmacud Crokes      2-6        
U11 Div 1 (1 team)                   Na Fianna            30       Kilmacud Crokes       16
U12 hurling div 1                     Fingallians       2-5        Kilmacud Crokes1  5-20         played 4/9
U12 hurling div 1                     St. Vincents    4-3         Kilmacud Crokes2   5-1   played 8/9
U12 hurling div 4                     St. Finians       3-3        Kilmacud Crokes       6-3                                 
Forthcoming Fixtures
Principal fixture for the coming week is the last senior hurling championship round robin game with Craobh Chiarain in Parnell Park on Friday night (8.15pm). This will decide who tops the group.
Friday September 25th                                                          
SHC     Parnell Park    Craobh Chiarain V       Kilmacud Crokes  at 8-15pm 
Saturday 26th September, 2009

U13 HL Division 1 Top 5
Kilmacud Crokes A
Whitehall Colmcille
C. McHugh, Cuala
U13 Hurling Division 3
2 p.m.
Erins Isle
Kilmacud Crokes B
C. McCreevy, St. OP/ER
U14 Hurling Division 1
2 p.m.
Cuala A
Kilmacud Crokes A
D. Oman, Ballinteer
U16 Hurling 'A' Championship S/F
Ballyboden St Enda
Kilmacud Crokes
J. Turner, Thomas Davis
Extra Time If Necessary
Our Under 16s in particular would appreciate support for their semi-final match
Sunday September 27th                                                          
AHL 5   Tymon North     St Judes        v       Kilmacud Crokes         Sunday  Sept 27th       10-30am
AHL 8   Silver Park     Kilmacud Crokes         v       Raheny  Sunday  Sept 27th       10-30am        
SHC B, Inter and Junior championships will resume on weekend October 11th.
Monster Draw
Like every other group in the club, the club executive is strapped for funds and has initiated a fundraising effort to get the money needed to pay for ongoing pitch maintenance.  The hurling club has been allocated a quota of tickets to sell as part of this initiative.  Essentially it is a monster draw scheduled for 27th November 2009 and 26th February 2010 with a prize fund of €100,000 on each occasion.  Tickets for both draws together cost €100 or €50 per draw.  In all there are 940 prizes. Tickets are available for €100 each & if you wish to purchase a ticket, please contact any hurling mentor or member of the hurling committee. 
For more information click HERE
Hurling Nursery
Due to the hosting of the All-Ireland Club 7s the facilities at Glenalbyn are unavailable for the month of September. We will train at the all-weather pitch at St. Killians German School, Roebuck Rd, Clonskeagh on Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th of September. There will be no training on the 26th of September.  Training will return to Glenalbyn on Saturday the 3rd of October. Please note the following times and contact the managers for any further details.
Hurling (U6, U7 and new nursery group, i.e. Born 2002, 2003, 2004) @ 10.00am
Football U6 @ 9.00am and U7 @ 11am
NB Bring runners. Each child should bring his own water bottle clearly marked with his name.
Hurling, U6/ Born 2003 and 2004   Brian Harrison   087 9201743 and  John Maguire 087 6823264
Hurling, U7/ Born 2002    Mark Lohan  087 8052999
Juvenile Hurling Contacts:
Hurling Nursery Officer: Brian Harrison 087 9201743
Hurling Club Coach: Niall Corcoran 087 9834287
Hurling Secretary: Frances Herlihy 086 8075730
Hurling Dev Officer: Mick Crowe 087 9967608
Parental Assistance 
We appeal to all parents of the new group to offer assistance in any way possible. No previous coaching experience is required and even periodic help is better than none at all. The success of the club relies on volunteers and it is a great way of getting to know other parents. If you are willing to offer any assistance in any capacity, whether it be coaching, roll, setting up pitches, tidying up pitches, etc. etc. please contact any of the following:
Niall Corcoran, Club hurling coach, 087 983 4287,
Michael Crowe, Chairman, Juvenile Hurling Group, 087-9967608, 
Margaret Keane, Registrar, 086 311 0020,
Management Contact Details
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