Week Ending July 29
A great weekend’s hurling fest in Croke Park dominated the headlines. With the main holiday period kicking in this was a light week for club fixtures.
The principal news on the adult front was the release by Dublin County Board of the revised Senior championship fixture schedule:
Round 1 Tuesday 28th August
Round 2 Wed/Thurs 12th/13th September
Round 3 Saturday 29th September
Quarter Finals Sat/Sun 13th/14th October
Camant was the name of the game for the under 11’s and under 12’s on Tuesday 24th July and Wednesday 25th July respectively. The under 11’s travelled to Erins Isle, beating the hosts and St Vincent’s and losing to Setanta. The following evening the under 12’s were in St Anne’s Park and had victories over St Vincents (5-1 to 0-1) and Clontarf (0-1 to 0-0). They have now qualified for the knock out stages.
Friday evening took the intermediates to Clonshaugh for a league game against Craobh Chiaran. The home side took the spoils. Best for Crokes were Shane McNicholas, Conor Clinton, Tomas Donoghue, Brian Hanamy, Eoin Culligan and Neil Casey.
On Saturday the under 12’s entertained Crannford of Wexford in Oatlands. An entertaining game saw the visitors, en route to Croke Park, emerge 3-4 to 2-4 winners. Crokes stars included Michael O’Dwyer Oran O’Siochru Cormac Cullinane, Ciaran McIntyre and Conor Gowing.
On Sunday Camross of Laois visited for a minor challenge at Silverpark with Crokes coming out on top by a three points after a competitive game. To the fore for the home team were Eddie O’Byrne, Ronan Walsh, Niall Butler Ciaran O’Grady and Barry Mulligan.
Saturday nursery activity has now broken up and will resume Saturday 8th September for children born 1999 or later. Contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 and firstname.lastname@example.org. Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery. No hurling experience necessary!