Week Ended 9th March 2008

Dublin Colleges triumph

Dublin Colleges had a comprehensive 2-16 to 1-6 win over Kilkenny CBS in the Leinster Final in Carlow on Saturday 9th March to claim their second title to add to that won in 2001.  The young Dubs playing with the wind led 0-11 to 0-2 at half time.  A 40th minute goal gave the losers a glimmer of hope but this was soon extinguished.  Crokes’ Rory O’Carroll, Ronan Walsh and Rob O’Loughlin played central roles while Conor Clinton (unfortunately injured the previous week), Kevin O’Loughlin, Brian Hanamy and Bill O’Carroll were also on the panel.  Well done to all concerned.  For report see HERE .


Academy Action

It was a busy Saturday morning for the younger teams.  The under  8’s hit the road for Balheary to play Fingallians and Porterstown –v- Castleknock, both outings in the three team league.  The three team under 9 squad entertained St Vincents at Oatlands as did their under 10 compatriots.  The single team under 9’s played Crumlin at the same venue.  For report see HERE The two team under 10’s went to Old Conna to face Bray Emmets.  The under 11’s also went to distant parts, Carrickhill –v- Naomh Mearnog and Balheary –v- Fingallians.  For two of the under 12 teams it was home turf at Deerpark against O’Dwyers and Faughs.


Minors in Action

On Sunday morning the two minor teams were in league action.  The Division 1 side hosted St Davids (a Craobh Chiaran/Parnells combination) in Silverpark and secured a comprehensive 5-16 to 0-8 win.  Having had the wind advantage Crokes led 3-10 to 0-2 at the break.  Among the best for the winners were Andrew Whelan, Niall Mulligan, Gary McMorrow, Brian Hanamy and Kevin O’Loughlin. For the Division 3 panel it was across to Tymon North to face Faughs.  This was a tough assignment and Crokes had to give way to a stronger home team.  Killian Casey, Cian O’Brien, Colm Garvey and Dara Brennan were most prominent for the Kilmacud lads.  In Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon Ross O’Carroll and James Burke flew the Crokes flag as Dublin put it up to Cork before going down 3-18 to 2-16 in the National Hurling League.


Hurling Arena

071030_Arena1.JPGGreat use continues to be made of this fantastic facility see  HERE .  To book a slot for your team contact Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Games Office Colm Maher on 087-2755074 or colm.maher@citigroup.com


Punchestown Corporate Race Day

The new Hurling Arena in Glenalbyn was built at a cost of €500,000 and will be a huge addition to hurling in the club.  It is entirely funded by the Hurling Section and we still have some way to go.

horse.gifOur fifth annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Corporate Race Day takes place in Punchestown on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 and proceeds go towards the cost of the Arena.  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.


Other News

Intermediates take on Seniors in challenge match. See photos HERE

We’ve added to the photos of the presentation night on 16 February last.

2007_1012_U16_team.JPGFor photos of the Minors click HERE

For photos of the Under 16’s click HERE

For photos of the Under 14’s click HERE


Nursery Hurling

Nursery hurling activity has now moved to the Paddock in Glenalbyn on Sundays (check with relevant mentors for holiday arrangements):

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

Contact:           Mark Lohan - 087-8052999 and marklohan@eircom.net

Boys born in 2001                    10am to 11 am

Contact:           Ken Hall - 087-6781776 and ken_j_hall@adp.com

Boys born in 2000                    11am to 12 noon

Contact:           Robbie Kinsella - 087-2322832 and robert.kinsella@amnch.ie


Older ages are catered for in the Paddock at Glenalbyn, 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

Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery.  No hurling experience necessary


For the other age groups and teams check timing with:

Senior:              Colm Maher - colm.maher@citi.com - 087-2755074

Intermediate:     Brian O'Neill - boneill@msg.ie - 0868155140

Junior B:           Mark Regan - (086) 6995821 and markregan@cck.ie

Junior 5:          Barry Gavigan - Barry.Gavigan@o2.com -    086 6005412

Under 21:         Colm Maher - colm.maher@citi.com - 087-2755074

Minor:             Pat Halpin - Pat.W.Halpin@aib.ie - 086-8326377

Under 16:         Martin O'Dwyer - Martin.O'Dwyer@intel.com - 087-4191982

Under 15:         Colm Maher - colm.maher@citi.com - 087-2755074

Under 14:         Ronan Conway - ronan.d.conway@intel.com - 0874197753

Under 13:         Tom McIntyre - tommcintyre@gsi.ie- 087 2563493 and Gearoid MacGabhann - gmacgabhann@yahoo.com - 087 -9679605

Under 12:         Mick Crowe - 087-9967608 and mjcrowe@gofree.indigo.ie

Under 11:         Tony Fleming - 087-8061023 and tony.fleming@Eirgrid.com

Under 10          Jim Ryan – 087-9673861 and jim.ryan1@hse.ie

Under 9:           Alan Kehoe - alan.n.kehoe@aib.ie and 087-9390283