Week Ending 24th February 2008

Regular club hurling is starting to crank up.  On Sunday 24th February 2008 Crokes had four teams in action. 

Minors in Action..

The minor A’s visited Cuala for their opening league game and went down 3-12 to 1-7. Best for Crokes were Killian O'Doherty, Gary McMorrow, Niall Mulligan, Eddie O’Byrne and Sean McGrath.  The minors B’s also suffered defeat in their league opener away to Round Towers. 

U16's v Naas

In Silverpark the under 16’s had a useful challenge against Naas before going down 3-9 to 1-10 in a game where Louis Whelan, James O’Keeffe, Gary Melican and Eoghan O’Dwyer starred. This was the under 16’s fourth challenge of the year and reflects well on the enthusiasm and commitment of the players and mentors.


S Garvey, R Gogarty, J O’Keeffe, G Melican, L Whelan, J Sweeney, D Lawlor, E O’Dwyer, D McNamara, K Russell, F Lynn, O O’Gallchobhair, N Salvino, J Healy-Hayes, T Clarke J Butler, G Fogarty, B McHenry, S Beale, K Murphy.

U11's v Na Fianna

In their first outing of the year the under 11’s had a great turnout when hosting Na Fianna in the Paddock.

Leinster Colleges beat Good Counsel in Semi Final

On the representative front, four Crokes players, Rory O’Carroll, Rob O’Loughlin, Ronan Walsh and Conor Clinton, featured in Dublin Colleges 2-15 to 3-8 Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling semi-final victory over Good Counsel of New Ross on Saturday in Carlow.  The Dublin squad which also includes Kevin O’Loughlin now await the winners of Kilkenny CBS and Castlecomer CS in the final.  For report see HERE

Season Ramps up this weekend

The coming weekend will see the start of official competition for most teams.  Details of fixtures can be seen by clicking HERE .


Information Day

j0254501.gifSaturday also saw a most successful Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Information Day in Glenalbyn.  Superbly organised by Diarmuid O’Gallchobhair and his team, and run in conjunction with the juvenile registration day, the event featured a poster chronology of the history of Kilmacud Crokes Hurling and stands with information on Kilmacud Crokes Hurling, Punchestown Race Day, coaching, healthy eating as well as presentations by The Beacon Hospital and of their much talked about synthetic hurley by Cultec.  A scanning service for old photographs was also available.  To the delight of the younger folk, Liam McCarthy and a number of his friends were in attendance.  For pictures see HERE


Hurling Arena

On Friday 22nd February, through the good offices of Michael Veale, we Arena_complete.jpgwere fortunate to have former Waterford star, Shane Ahern, give a demonstration in the Arena with the help of the Crokes under 12 squad.  This was a most informative and useful session and we were delighted to receive Shane’s very positive imprimatur for the venue.

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

Punchestown08_P1.jpgThe 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.  Donations or spot prizes remain very welcome.  Please contact Brian Geraghty, Hurling Section, Commercial Officer, 087-2312378 and brianpgeraghty@eircom.net.


Nursery Hurling

Indoor Nursery hurling activity at Oatlands College Sports Hall continues on Sundays:

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


For boys born in 2001 there is also a Friday evening league.  For details see HERE  Boys born in 2000 have a second session in Oatlands College Sports Hall at 6.30 on Thursdays.

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

Under16:          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