Week ending 17 March 2008

Week Ended 17th March 2008

With several fixtures falling victim to the weather, the games that were played on Saturday 15th March 2008 produced a 100% return.


Seniors v O’Tooles

In conditions that deteriorated as the game progressed, the seniors opened their league account by taking two points from O’Tooles in Silverpark.  Crokes led 2-1 to 0-4 at the break, thanks to goals from Alan Tiernan and impressive debutante, William McEvoy.  It was a credit to both teams that they provided entertaining fare and the second half was keenly contested, with the Crokes full back line in particular impressive, before the home side ran out 2-5 to 0-8 winners.


MacDara O’hOgain, Adrian Grogan, Dave Mahoney, Willie Ryan, Eoin de Paor, Aodhan de Paor (0-1, f), Damien Byrne, Niall Corcoran, Wiliam McEvoy (1-0), Brian Motherway, James Burke (0-1), Fergus Garvey, Alan Tiernan (1-1), Paul Graham (0-1), Brendan Hoyne.  Subs; N Butler (0-1) for F Garvey (inj) M Dalton for B Hoyne, S Gillen


Intermediates v Good Counsel

The intermediates traveled to Galtymore Road to play Good Counsel and recorded a 4-4 to 1-6 victory with Fergus Mangan netting two of the goals.  Having done most of their scoring in the first half, it was backs to the wall in the second period.  Apart from Mangan, also prominent for Crokes were Richie Sweetnam, Dave Canny, Damien McSweeney and Shane McNicholas, who bagged 1-1 when moved to attack.


U16’s v Na Fianna

In the third match played by the club on the day the under 16’s beat Na Fianna 2-6 to 0-5 in Moibhi Road.  Among Crokes best were the full back line of Brian McHenry, James O'Keeffe and Gary Mellican, Jonathan Healy-Hayes and substitute Alex Pilkington.

See report and images of this game HERE


U15’s v Bray Emmets

On Sunday the under 15’s took two points from their trip to Bray to play Bray Emmets with a comprehensive 5-15 to 1-3 win.  For report see HERE


U11’s and U14s on the road

The same day under 11’s and under 14’s traveled with parties of 32 and 22 respectively for challenges against Naomh Eanna of Gorey and Ballygunner, Waterford.  The under 11’s went on to Wexford Park to see Dublin, with Ross O’Caroll and James Burke in the squad, draw with Wexford in the National Hurling League


Comghairdeachas le Coláiste Eoin!

Congratulations to all involved with Coláiste Eoin, with a number of Crokes players on board, on their recent win in the Dublin Under 14 championship


Hurling Arena


Great use continues to be made of this fantastic facility.  See HERE for more.  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.

Our 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. See HERE for more. Donations or spot prizes remain very welcome.  Please contact Brian Geraghty, Hurling Section, Commercial Officer, 087-2312378 and brianpgeraghty@eircom.net.


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