Summary of week ending 15 July 2006
he week commencing 10th July was another busy week for Kilmacud Crokes hurling.
On Wednesday 12th July the intermediate team went down narrowly (1-9 to 2-7) to Croabh Chiaran in a league game in Silverpark Matters took a turn for the better the following evening when the Junior B’s had a good championship win over St Vincent’s at the same venue, 1-14 to 2-5. This was part of a double-header which saw the Junior C3’s go down to a strong Round Towers team. The Junior B’s win qualifies them for the knock-out stages of the championship and sets them on course for a possible semi-final slot. Stars on the night included Paul Ryan, Michael Garvey, Brian O’Shaughnessey, Colin Kearney and Mark Peacock
On Friday 14th July the senior’s travelled to their championship conquerors St Brigid’s for a league game which turned out to be the proverbial “game of two halves”. Having led 3-10 to 1-6 at half time Crokes allowed Brigid’s take the second half initiative which almost allowed the home team snatch a result on a final scoreline of 3-15 to 4-11 in favour of the Stillorgan men.
Macdara O’hOgain, Adrian Grogan, Dave Mahony, Cormac de Frein, Fionan Moriarty, Declan Walsh, Damien Byrne, Hugh Gannon, Davy Baker, Niall Murphy (2-3) Ross O’Carroll (0-4), Shane O’Rorke (0-1), Daithi de Paor (0-3), James Burke (0-1), Damien Walsh (1-3). Subs: Tomas Donohoe for Daithi de Paor, Derry Collins for Dave Mahony injured
Saturday 15th saw the under 12’s travel to Erin’s Isle for the annual Alan Cregan ground hurling Tournament. Group game victories over Sarsfields from Belfast, Naomh Fhionnbarra and Castleknock qualified us for a semi-final against Setanta. Having been outplayed in the first half, Crokes looked to have the game wrapped up when leading by a goal going into injury time. However a 20 metre free sent straight to the net brought the game to extra time. Playing at a much higher tempo Crokes prevailed to make the final against the hosts. This was a game where Crokes had the best of the opening period and led 1-1 to 0-1 at the short whistle. Isle’s upped their game in an exciting second half and prevailed by two points on a final scoreline of 1-3 to 1-1.
Conor Sweeny, Peter Fay, Andrew Colclough, Kevin James McGowan, Conor O’Dwyer, Cormac Spain, Conor Devins, Davy Kane, Liam Higgins, Mark Mannion, Neil Gorey, Michael O’Dwyer, Tomas Barry, Robert Murphy, Cian Gormley, Ciaran McIntyre, Conor O’Byrne, Davy Kane, Matthew Geraghty, Luke Hyland and Oisin O’Rorke.
Nursery hurling (under 6, 7, 8 and 9) continues from now to the end of July every Saturday morning in Glenalbyn at 10.00 am. Contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 or firstname.lastname@example.org