Weekend report for 21/22 Apr 2007

Minor A's


A good start but lots still to do.  That is the Crokes Minor A hurling championship story after an impressive opening round win against Na Fianna at Moibhi Road on Sunday 22nd April 2007.


Eoin Culligan opened the Kilmacud account with an early point to which the home team immediately responded in kind.  A Mark Coughlan finish to the net shortly after put daylight between the teams. From then on Crokes stretched the lead point by point against an out of sorts Na Fianna team, for which it must be said little went right.  By half time Crokes were 2-7 to 0-2 ahead with Conor Clinton impressive at midfield.  Barry O’Rorke’s point in the third minute of the second half was just the start Crokes needed and while Na Fianna also got a point a minute later Crokes resumed the pattern of the first half with nine more points to Na Fianna’s 34th minute point and 50th minute goal.  Apart from the aforementioned, impressive for Crokes were Shane McNicholas, the O’Loughlins, Rob and Kevin, Ronan Walsh, the hard working, Barra O’Liadhain and Niall Butler, who took some great scores.



Minor A Team


Richie Tighe, Shane McNicholas, Rory O’Carroll, Paddy Igoe, Ronan Walsh, William McEvoy, Rob O’Loughlin, Conor Clinton (0-3), Eoin Culligan (0-2), Barry O’Rorke (1-3), Brian Hanamy, Barra O’Liadhain (0-1), Mark Coughlan (1-0), Niall Butler (0-2), Kevin O’Loughlin (0-6, f -4).  Subs: Ciaran O’Grady for Brian Hanamy, Oran Turley for Niall Butler, Niall Mulligan.


Minor B's


DOG070422_MinorB_Whitehall5.JPGMeanwhile in Silverpark the Minor B’s went down quite unfortunately by a single point to Whitehall Colmcilles.  Trailing 3-4 to 0-8, after dominating the opening period, Crokes really took the game to the visitors in the second half and drew level with moments to go only to see a late Whitehall point deny them (3-6 to 0-14).  Prominent for a Crokes team that played some very good hurling on the day were Sean McGrath, Alan McPhilips, Killian Caffrey, Naomhan O’Riordan and Killian Motherway.


Minor B Team:


Keith Hogarty, Jack Doughan, Donal Monnelly, Paul Collins, Alan McPhilips, Killian Caffrey, Alan Carr, Killian Doherty, Fiachra O’Shaughnessy, Darren McVeigh, Chris Carolan, Killian Motherway, Naomhan O’Riordan, Gary McMorrow, Sean McGrath.  Subs:  Jack Kelly for F O’Shaughnessy, Cathal Thornton, Niall McIntyre, Ken Noctor, Eoin O’Sullivan.


For images of this match click HERE


Junior 5's


Sunday evening pitted the Crokes Junior 5’s against Civil Service in the Eddie Barron Shield at Silverpark.  An even first half saw Crokes trailing 1-4 to 1-1 at the break.  A 32nd minute Service goal made the task more difficult and though Crokes replied with a point within five minutes the visitors thereafter pulled away to win 3-12 to 2-3.


Seniors win in Kilkenny


On Saturday the seniors travelled to Muckalee in Kilkenny and came away with a 1-15 to 0-16 victory in a hard fought challenge game.  Crokes led 0-10 to 0-5 at half time with Paul Broderick contributing three points.  Eoin Roche’s well worked goal was a feature of the second half in a game where Kieran Murphy, Aodhan de Paor, Declan Browne, Broderick and Niall Murphy were to the fore.



Paul Graham, Cathal Brugha, Dave Mahoney, Declan Browne, Niall Murphy, Aodhan de Paor, Ray Mangan, Kieran Murphy, Hugh Gannon, Neil Casey, Fergal Armstrong James Burke, Tomas Donohue, Paul Broderick, Eoin Roche.  Subs: Andrew Hopkins for Tomas Donohue, Peter Clinton for Dave Mahoney (inj), Tomas Donohue for Aodhan de Paor (inj).


Juvenile Action


Saturday was also a busy day on the juvenile front, from under 8 to under 12, and the results to hand are:


Under 11



KC 8-3 –v-Cuala 5-2

KC 2-4 –v- Cuala 2-2


Under 12



KC 5-1 –v- Bray Emmets 3-2 



KC 3-10 –v- Whitehall Colmcilles 1-3


For photos of this match click  HERE


Punchestown looming!

On Tuesday 24th April all roads lead to the Punchestown National Hunt Festival for our fourth annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Corporate Race Day.  The event has gone from success to success and is now fully booked out.    Donations or spot prizes remain very welcome.  Please contact Brian Geraghty, Hurling Section, Commercial Officer, 087-2312378 and brianpgeraghty@eircom.net.


Hurling Arena

Work continues apace on our new Hurling Arena in Glenalbyn.  This €500,000 project will be a huge addition to hurling in the club and is entirely funded by the Hurling Section, relying heavily on the Punchestown event. 


Hurling Nursery

Saturdays see the continuation of outdoor nursery activity at Glenalbyn. This continues every Saturday at 10.00 am for children born 1999 or later.  Contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 and lccoughlan@eircom.net.  Active parental

input is essential for the success of the nursery.  No hurling experience necessary!