Week Ending 28th March 2010

Given the hectic activity of the previous week this was a relatively quiet seven days on the playing field.


Leinster League - Seniors v Rathdowney Erril

At the end of Saturday afternoon's (27th March 2010) opening 2010 Leinster League game the points went to Laois visitors Rathdowney Erril. By the end of the first quarter the Laois side led 0-3 to 0-2. A goal put them five clear. Crokes dominated the rest of the half but this was not reflected on the scoreboard and the half finished 1-7 to 0-6 in favour of the O'Moore county men. Crokes made a number of half time substitutions. A second goal, from distance, pushed the Laois men six points clear by the thirty eight minute when it was 2-9 to 0-8. Even with a strengthening breeze it was an uphill task for the Kilmacud team. The margin was reduced to three (2-9 to 0-12) by the end of the third quarter. With Rathdowney deploying an extra defender, that was as close as Crokes got and the game ended 2-12 to 0-14.

For report see HERE


The following morning the minor A’s were in Division 1 action at home to Na Fianna. Playing with the wind Crokes went in level at half time, 3-2 to 2-5, two of the goals coming from Alex Pilkington. The second half went the northsiders way as the game concluded 4-11 to 3-3 in their favour.

Team: S Garvey, N Murphy, J Huban, S Boyd, S Beale, L Whelan, E Doherty, G Melican, J Cassidy (0-2), D Mulligan, J O’Keeffe, T Clarke, E O’Dwyer, J Healy-Hayes (1-1), A Pilkington (2-0). Subs: R Murphy for N Murphy, M Geraghty for E O’Dwyer (inj), F Lynn for J Cassidy, K Russell for E Doherty and J Clinton for S Boyd.


Coláiste Eoin triumphant again in Parnell Park!

There was better news on the Colleges front as Colaiste Eoin kept their stranglehold on the Dublin Schools’ Juvenile A hurling championship after they claimed their third title in succession at Parnell Park on Wednesday 23rd March 2010 – defeating St Aidan’s by 2-9 to 1-7.

The Stillorgan boys (with a number of Crokes players to the fore) excelled in the second half, with corner-forward Colm Ó Néill leading from the front. With the teams going in level at the break, Ó Néill struck for a goal almost immediately after the whistle and he went on to score five more points, with midfielder Fionn Ó Rian Broin adding two more.

St Aidan’s gave a good account of themselves and fought bravely until the end, but the champions had too much in the end.

For reports see HERE (Irish Times), HERE (the Evening Herald) and also our own report - including photos - HERE


Dublin v Cork

Dublin Pipped by Cork On Sunday 28th March 2010 Dublin, featuring Crokes Niall Corcoran at right corner back, went down by three points to Cork in Division 1 of the Allianz National Hurling League at Parnell Park.

For report see HERE.

Dublin next face Galway in Salthill on Sunday 4th April 2010.


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 below to experience the full Festival feel by clicking  HERE

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


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


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


For Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Team contact details, both Adult and Juvenile, click HERE