Week Ending 20th July 2008 Part II

That was certainly the experience of the massively enthused Crokes under 11’s and under 15’s following matches en route against Toomevarra and Holycross Ballycahill respectively.  Worthwhile games, generous hospitality and hurling talk were the order of the day, crowned by a sublime Semple experience, wonderfully recounted by Tom Humphries in the Irish Times of 21st July 2008 at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2008/0721/1216565492866.html.  


Nearer to planet Earth, on Thursday 17 July 2008 in Silverpark, the Seniors beat Ardclough of Kildare in a challenge game 5-14 to 0-11.

Team: Richie Sweetnam, Willie Ryan, Adrian Grogan, Damien Byrne, Eoin De Paor, Rory O'Carroll, Daibhi De Paor, Fergal Armstrong, Hugh Gannon, Barry O'Rorke, Brian Motherway, Neil Casey, Donal McGovern, Eoin Fitzgerald, Shay Gillen.  Scorers: Eoin Fitzgerald 3-03 (0-2 frees); Shay Gillen 2-01; Donal McGovern 0-04; Hugh Gannon 0-02; Barry O'Rorke 0-02; Brian Motherway 0-01; Neil Casey 0-01


On Wednesday the minor squad went to Moibhi Road to play Na Fianna in the final of the Summer league.  Depleted due to holidays and injuries, they still managed to tog out twenty seven, an impressive achievement in itself.  Unfortunately, despite a bright enough opening ten minutes, the game did not go to plan.  The homesters particularly dominated the second half and emerged 1-18 to 2-7 victors (half time 1-8 to 1-3).




D Brennan, D Monnelly, B O’Carroll, J O’Keeffe, D McVeigh, G McMorrow, J Doughan, E Culligan, M Kinsella (0-1), K O’Loughlin (1-0, f), B Hanamy (1-0), C Caulfield, C Cunningham, N O’Riordain, S McGrath (0-5, f 0-3).  Subs:  J Sweeny (0-1) for N O’Riordain (inj, 27 mins), F Hanley for K O’Loughlin inj, half time) M Lynskey for C Caulfield, (38 mins), C Garvey for C Cunningham (54 mins), C O’Brien for J O’Keeffe (57 mins), B Halpin, H Byrne, B Callinan, B English, J Parker, D Ward, J Healy-Hayes


Monday saw the Junior E (C3’s) lose their championship game 1-22 to 2-3 away to Setanta.


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Na Fianna

Mobhi Road






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                                                Under 6 to Under 12 Summer Training

Summer training arrangements are.


U6 & U7      these groups are joining together for July and August - Saturday morning @10.15am in Glenalbyn


U8               training as normal twice a week throughout July/Aug

U9               training as normal twice a week throughout July/Aug

U10             training as normal twice a week throughout July - training on Sunday only in Aug

U11             training as normal twice a week throughout July/Aug

U12             training on Tue only in Jul/Aug

The “older age groups” (U9’s and above) will play various challenge/tournament games during the summer and each age group will be notified by their individual manager.

Nursery will begin again first week September for “new recruits”, further details to follow in August.


Coaching in Silverpark

Coaching sessions in Silverpark begin end June and are open to members for the month of July.  Contact Niall Corcoran, Hurling Coach, 087-9834287


VHI Cúl Camp

The VHI Cúl hurling camp will be held in Pairc de Burca from 18th to 22nd August and is open to MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS.  Contact Niall Corcoran, Hurling Coach, 087-9834287


Management Contact Details

Boys born in 2002 or later                  

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

Boys born in 2001           

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

Boys born in 2000           

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


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

Intermediate:   Seamus Kennedy seamus.kennedy@ericsson.com - 087/2334560 or  Brian O'Neill - boneill@mountbrook.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 087-7553380