Week Ending 29th June 2008

Under 11 Action

Well done to the under 11’s on their triumphant finale to a hectic two days.


On Friday evening they made the journey to Kilkenny for the annual Ballyragget Tournament.  Two good displays were not enough to stop them losing by two points in each of their games against O’Loughlin Gaels and Dicksboro.  Following a late night return they were in action with two teams early on Saturday morning in Moibhi Road in Na Fianna’s D McNulty Tournament.


The first game in the Cup against Dicksboro resulted in a 3-1 all draw.  Crokes then accounted for Naas, 3-2 to 0-1, James Stephens, 9-2 to 0-6 before losing to the hosts, 1-3 to 0-2 and defeating Gorey, 2-6 to 0-2.  This set them up for the final against Dicksboro which the Kilmacud lads won, 1-4 to 0-4, after a titanic struggle.  For a more detailed report, including information on the Shield competition see HERE


PJ Troy Tournament

Also in tournament action on the Northside were the under 13’s who took part in the PJ Troy Tournament in Whitehall.  They emerged as winners of their first group by defeating Castleknock, 5-3 to 3-1 and St Vincents 7-2 to 1-0.  In the second group they went down to Ballyboden, 2-2 to 1-0, and Na Fianna, 2-5 to 1-3.  For report see HERE


U9s and U10s Host Monaleen

While the under 11’s and under 13’s were away the under 9’s and under 10’s hosted Limerick’s Monaleen in Pairc de Burca.  Both games were closely contested and exciting.


Club Representation at Inter County level

It was another week where the club had strong intercounty representation but unfortunately fortune did not favour Dublin.  On Saturday evening Bill O’Carroll, Kevin O’Loughlin and Mark Coughlan played in Dublin’s one point loss to Wexford in the replayed Leinster Minor Championship semi-final.  For report see HERE


On Thursday Ross and Rory O’Carroll played in Dublin’s Leinster under 21 Championship loss to Kilkenny in Parnell Park.  Barry O’Rorke was also on the panel.  For report see HERE


The evening before, in Islandbridge, the Junior C3’s, having their best year for a number of years, played a useful challenge against Civil Service, going down 1-8 to 0-9 while the minors had a convincing win over Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh in the Summer league in Silverpark


More Juvenile Action


Also during the week two under 11 squads played and beat Fingallians in a league fixture postponed from the previous Saturday.


On Tuesday the U13’s took on Ballyboden St Endas in Deerpark. On an evening reminiscent of deepest winter Crokes started strongly but struggled to maintain their dominance after the break. Ballyboden increased the pressure and Crokes were perhaps lucky to run out winners in the end by 4-09 to 4-03. For images of this enthralling encounter click HERE


Golf Classic

The Hurling Section Golf Classic will take place in the South County Golf Club on Thursday July 3. This is always a super day, great prizes. Team entry is €700. Contact Padraig O Sullivan 086 2230745 for details.  With the additional expense from National Feile participation support in any form is urgently needed.


Under 6 to Under 12 Summer Training


The 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