Week Ending 18th April 2010

Sat 17th and Sunday 18th was a busy time for several Kilmacud Crokes Hurlers.


Scenic Kilrush was the setting for Saturday’s Leinster League tie with Askamore Kilrush. With half time looming Crokes trailed 1-7 to 0-5. Quick fire points from Conor Clinton and a goal from Sean McGrath brought the sides to parity. The second half was evenly contested with the home side edging it, thanks mainly to being generally able to find a responding score whenever the Kilmacud team raised a flag. Final outcome 1-16 to 1-12.

Among the more prominent for the visitors were Shane McNicholas, Shane O’Rorke, Sean McGrath, Naomhan O’Rearden Team: MacD O’Hogain, S McNicholas, N Lillis, A Grogan, R Walsh, B Hanamy, G McMorrow, C Clinton, A Cleary, S O’Rorke, S Gillen, J Burke, F Armstrong, N O’Rearden, S McGrath. Subs: J Doughan for R Walsh, B Mulligan for C Clinton, B O’Leidhin for S Gillen (all half time), F Garvey for N Lillis (37 mins) and N Mulligan for G McMorrow (50 mins)


Before lunch teams from under 12 down were in regular Dublin league action.


Crokes on Tour

Early the following Sunday morning 168 boys, from the same age groups, in five buses and a convoy of cars, with a large support group of parents and families, headed for five Kilkenny venues, James Stephens, Castlecomer, Dicksboro, Cloneen and O’Loughlin Gaels for the annual Kilmacud Crokes on Tour.

After a good morning’s hurling the travelling party dined at Hotel Kilkenny and then attended the Kilkenny -v- Waterford Allianz National Hurling League clash at Nowlan Park. A highpoint was a post match visit to the Kilkenny dressing room at the invitation of Kilkenny manager Brian Cody where the Kilkenny panel could not have been more facilitating in interacting with the boys. Our sincere thanks to our host clubs, to the Kilkenny County Board for kindly arranging access to Nowlan Park and to Jim Ryan and his organising team.


Minors in action

In the capital both minor teams had away league wins. The A's overcame Erins Isle by 4-10 to 2-7 in Finglas and the B's defeated Thomas Davis, 4-13 to 2-10 at Kiltipper Road. For minor A report see HERE.

As Davis were short numbers the B game was 13 a side. Crokes stood up to what was a robust challenge with especially good performances from Niall Hanley in goal, Nico Salvino, Shane Moran (1-1) and Andrew O’Shaughnessey.

Minor B Team: N Hanley, O O’Carroll, B McHenry, C Gormley, J Butler, J Clinton, M Geraghty, S Moran, N Salvino, A O’Malley, C Conway, A Cullinane, J O’Brien. Subs: B O’Farrell, C O’Dwyer, N Murphy, A O’Shaughnessey and F Motherway


In Silverpark the under 14B's hosted a four team tournament. At the end of a highly successful day the laurels went to Bredagh of Down by virtue of their head to head win over Crokes with a last minute goal in the opening game. The home team took the silver medal. Congratulations to organisers Michael Culligan and Brian Geraghty and to all who helped with the event. For report see http://kilmacudcrokes-hurling.com/Home/tabid/808/ctl/Details/mid/1847/It...

Results: Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) 2-6, Bredagh (Down) 4-3 Mount Leinster Ranges (Carlow) 1-9, Ballyboden (Dublin) 1-1 Kilmacud Crokes 4-2, Ballyboden 3-1 Bredagh 5-1, Mount Leinster Rangers 2-6 Kilmacud Crokes 6-7, Mount Leinster Rangers 4-3 Bredagh 4-2, Ballyboden 1-3


The under 13's made the journey to Crannford, Co Wexford to play the local under 14’s in a challenge. Having been down five points at half time Crokes recovered to win by three.


On Sunday afternoon Dublin had a facile 6-30 to 2-10 victory in their relegation deciding Allianz NHL Division 1 clash with Limerick at Parnell Park. Crokes Niall Corcoran occupied the number 2 slot for the Dubs whose victory guarantees Division 1 survival DUBLIN (SH v Limerick) Gary Maguire; Niall Corcoran, Stephen Hiney, Oisín Gough; Joey Boland, Ronan Fallon, Maurice O'Brien; Johnny McCaffrey, Shane Durkin; Paul Ryan, Peter Kelly, Simon Lambert; David O'Callaghan, Liam Rushe, Alan McCrabbe. For report see HERE


Special Colleges league

For some images, thanks to ace photographer Eileen Horgan, click here!On Wednesday 13th April 2010 two non-traditional local schools faced other in a Special second and third year league at Silverpark. Gonzaga College came out on top 7-13 to 2-3 against Blackrock. The winners’ squad included eleven Kilmacud Crokes players while the Blackrock team also contained several Crokes boys

Gonzaga Squad: M Herlihy, G Buckley, P O’Shea, P Finlay, J Murphy, C McKeown, R Horgan, E Prendergast, M Geraghty, D Mullin, C O’Brien, J Varley, E McMahon, T Barry, K O’Connor, H Gowing, M Hutchinson, F O’Coilleain, H Maguire, A Marks, F Rogers, C Mulcahy, A Dillon and P Gibson.

For images click on the camera above!


Upcoming Senior Hurling Fixtures

  1. 28th April: 1st Rd: Championship Vs Faughs (time/pitch TBC)
  2. 5th May: 2nd Rd: Championship Vs Ballyboden (time/pitch TBC)


Punchestown Race Day-Tue 20th April 2010

We are hosting our 7th Annual Race Day on Tuesday 20th April, the opening day of the Punchestown National Hunt Festival Over the years we have had a magnificent response to the event and last year we hosted over 1,000 guests in a fabulous setting on the course right at the final hurdle We offer a quality and professional corporate entertainment package and at a cost of € 1,500 for a table of ten we feel it offers great value for money. As many of our sponsors have found, it is an excellent and cost effective option for hosting clients, staff or even friends and family

Check out Punchestown National Hunt Festival 2010 Youtube video clip above to experience the full Festival feel.

Full details are in the Booking Brochure and include

Ø Three Grade 1 races including the 2m Kerrygold Champion Chase

Ø Exclusive glass fronted venue-The Punchestown Pavilion

Ø Excellent track-side location with private lawn overlooking the last fence

Ø Free Bus transfers to and from the racecourse

Ø Four course lunch, by Dobbins, with wine served to your table

Ø Afternoon tea and snacks Ø Professional & Celebrity tipsters to mark your card

Ø Auction and Raffle prizes

Click Here for a BOOKING FORM

This event is one of our primary sources of finance and the funds raised will continue to be used to repay the debt incurred in building our indoor Hurling Arena and to further develop the facilities and coaching services we offer to the 600+ kids in our Hurling Nursery & Academy and to our 15 Juvenile & Adult teams Should you be in a position to take a table please contact any member of the organising work group below. If you cannot commit to a full table, we have a limited availability for partial table bookings. Alternatively, we would be grateful for any raffle support/donation you may be able to offer If you can join us we feel confident that you and your guests will have a day to remember

Kilmacud Crokes Hurling | Punchestown Workgroup | Glenalbyn House | Stillorgan | Co. Dublin


Paul Gorman 087 286 5901

Sean Allen 087 255 1602 Brian Geraghty 087 231 2378

Peter Corish 087 253 7784

Tim Dolphin 086 284 6216

Ed Gibbons 087 251 6262

Brendan Sweeney 086 043 9637


Hurling Managements 2010

For details of Kilmacud Crokes Hurling team managements see HERE or click on the image below!

Click here for team contact details