Week ending 25 Nov 2007

Week Ending 26th November 2007


Late November, four teams in action over the weekend and an upbeat AGM to round off the administrative year.


Under 21 Victory





On Saturday the under 21’s defeated Craobh Chiaran in a preliminary round championship game in a windy Silverpark.  Playing with the elements in the first half Crokes led 0-7 to 0-0 at the interval.  With the strength of the wind a seven point lead had to be considered slim and so it proved.  The gap was down to three by the thirty ninth minute.  The Crokes second half tactic of having Ross O’Carroll operate behind his half back line was crucial to the outcome as was an all round battling performance especially in the final fifteen minutes during which the home team outscored their opponents by five points to four to leave it 0-13 to 0-9 at the end.  For report see HERE


                                                            Sunday’s Games




On Sunday the seniors missed out on a league final place in going down 0-17 to 0-14 in Silverpark against O’Tooles.  The outcome means these two sides, with the same number of dropped points, will most likely have to meet again to decide who goes through to the final.  This is a game Crokes will look back on with regret as there were several opportunities for them to win.  Having led 0-3 to 0-1 against the breeze they allowed the visitors back into the game and went in down 0-10 to 0-7 at half time.


In the first minute of the second half O’Tooles opened the half’s scoring.  Crokes then dominated the remainder of the half and ate into the O’Tooles lead.  While they managed to level on three occasions they could never get ahead.  With three minutes left it was 0-14 all.  Unfortunately Crokes did not stick to their task and O’Tooles put over three late unanswered points all of which originated from less than forceful Crokes forward play.




Tomas Donohue, Niall Lillis, Dave Mahoney, Kieran Murphy, Niall Murphy, Declan Browne, Damien Byrne, Daithi de Paor, Ross O’Carroll (0-2), Fergus Garvey (0-2), James Burke (0-3), Neil Casey (0-1), Donal McGovern (0-1), Paul Graham (0-3, 2 frees), Alan Tiernan (0-1).  Subs: Rob O’Loughlin for D Byrne (half time), Barry O’Rorke for F Garvey (44 minutes, inj), Conor Clinton (0-1) for A Tiernen (47 Min inj), Adrian Grogan, Eoin de Paor and Andrew Hopkins.


For images of this game see HERE




Earlier in the day the intermediates travelled to Galtymore Road and went down to Good Counsel in their league.  For report see HERE



Under 12’s travel


The under 12’s made their final trip to South Kilkenny for two games in the Carrigeen all-weather tournament.  They went down in both to Kilsheelan and Crannford respectively but not without putting up a game fight.  Among their stars were Michael O’Dwyer, Karl Doyle, Cathal Keane-Breslin and Eamonn Allen.




On Thursday a well attended Kilmacud Crokes Hurling AGM reviewed a very busy year the highlights of which included:


Ø      The opening of the new €500,000 Hurling Arena


Ø      Winning 3 Championship titles and reaching another county final


Ø      Winning 6 Leinster Medals


Ø      Touring the Country, often bringing home silverware


Ø      Another fantastic Punchestown Race Day


Ø      A record breaking Kilmacud Crokes AIB All-Ireland Hurling 7’s


For report see HERE

Dublin Colleges Beat Castlecomer CS

Wedneday saw Dublin Colleges beat Kilkenny side, Castlecomer CS by 0-21 to 0-7 in the Leinster Colleges SHC ‘A’ in O'Toole Park.  Crokes were represented by Rory O’Carroll, Rob O’Loughlin and Kevin O’Loughlin.

SCORERS - Dublin Colleges: D Treacy 0-12 (6f, 1 ‘65), N ó Muineacháin 0-4, K O’Loughlin 0-2, R O’Loughlin, M Lambert, C Brennan 0-1 each. Catlecomer: C Maher 0-6 (5f), A Ring 0-1.

DUBLIN COLLEGES: F McGarry; P Buckeridge, R O’Carroll, D ó Maolieidigh; D Curran, C O’Farrell, R O’Loughlin; R Mahon, L Rushe; N ó Muineacháin, D Treacy, M Lambert; K O’Loughlin, A McEnerney, D Plunkett. Subs: F ó Clabbaigh for Rushe (24), C Brennan for Plunkett (41), J Winters for McEnerney (48), C McLoughlin for K O’Loughlin (55). CASTLECOMER CS: G Delaney; B Mulhall, A Moran, P Harding; J Morrisey, C Fogarty, P Dargan; G Kavanagh, A Ring; J Callinan, T Breen, D Leahy; L Lacey, C Maher, C McDermott. Subs: M Hawley for Leahy (ht), S Ruth for Lacey (43), F Brennan for Callinan (55), C Brennan for Ring (55)

Hurling Arena

The new Hurling Arena in Glenalbyn is now in full swing and proving a major hit.  This €500,000 project will be a huge addition to hurling in the club and is entirely funded by the Hurling Section.  For more see HERE  

Our fifth annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Corporate Race Day takes place in Punchestown on Tuesday 22nd April 2008.  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 .

Dublin Minor Hurling Presentation Night

More celebrations are in the pipeline for 1st December when the Dublin 2007 Leinster Minor Hurling Champions will be feted at Glenalbyn.  The Crokes players to be honoured are Barry O’Rorke (captain), Rory O’Carroll, Rob O’Loughlin and Kevin O’Loughlin.

Nursery Hurling

Nursery hurling activity has now moved indoors at Oatlands College Sports Hall every Sunday to February 2008:

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

Boys born in 2001                    10am to 11 am

Boys born in 2000                    11am to 12 noon

Older ages are catered for in the Paddock, 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

For further details of the above or on other ages contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 and lccoughlan@eircom.net.  Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery.  No hurling experience necessary