Weekend Report for 23 September 2007

Minor A’s triumph over Crumlin

On Sunday 23rd September both minor team resumed their championship campaigns.  In Silverpark the “A’s” hosted Crumlin.  After ten minutes the visitors had raced into a 1-4 to 1-2 lead.  The turning came in the sixteenth minute with a Sean McGrath goal.  From there on Crokes never let up and ended 6-17 to 2-11 winners.  Best for Crokes were man of the match Mark Coughlan, Conor Clinton (1-6, all from play), Ciaran O’Grady (1-5, all from play) Gary McMorrow, Rob O’Loughlin and Sean McGrath.


Team: R Tighe, P Igoe, R O’Carroll, G McMorrow, R Walsh, W McEvoy, B O’Carroll, R O’Loughlin, E Culligan, C Clinton, M Coughlan, C O’Grady, K O’Loughlin, B Hanamy, S McGrath.  Subs: O Turley for S McGrath, S McNicholas for R Walsh


Minor B’s v Erin’s Isle

The minor “B’s” crossed town to take on Erins Isle in Finglas.  After seventeen minutes when Crokes had cancelled out a two point deficit to leave it 0-3 each there were grounds for optimism.  Unfortunately an Erins Isle blitz that yielded 1-5 in the last seven minutes of the half sealed the issue.  The visitors fought hard in the second half but had to give second best on the day on a final score of 1-17 to 1-4.  Best for Crokes were Killian Motherway, Andrew Whelan, Niall Mulligan, Darren McVeigh, Eoin McGowan, Chris Cunningham and substitutes Sean Murphy and Jack Doughan.


Team: Killian Motherway, Andrew Whelan, Fiachra O’Shaughnessy, Donal Connelly, Paul Collins, Cillian Caffrey, Niall Mulligan, Karl Dias, Killian Doherty, Darren McVeigh, Chris Carolan, Eoin McGowan (0-2), Ken Noctor (0-1), Chris Cunningham (0-1, f), Conor Caulfield.  Subs: Jack Doughan for K Dias, Sean Murphy (1-0) for K Noctor, Cathal Thornton for K Doherty, N McIntyre, E O’Sullivan and Fergus Hanley



Both Under 13’s teams victorious

On Sunday afternoon both under 13 teams were in action in Division 1 of the league.  One team went to Whitehall and emerged victorious 7-6 to 1-8.  Notwithstanding the final score the game was a contest for the first forty five minutes.  Best for Crokes were Cian Gormley, Robert Murphy, Barry Horan, Daibhid Corish, James Murphy and Kevin James McGowan.


Team: B Horan, Conor J O’Dwyer, D Corish, M Collins, C O’Byrne, R McGowan, J Murphy, KJ McGowan, R Murphy, C McIntyre, C Gormley, M McNicholas, D Campbell, E Ryall, N Gorey.  Subs: JJ Murray for M McNicholas, Cathal Keane Breslin for C McIntyre, Brian Moriarty for E Ryall


The other team made the longer journey to Malahide to play St Sylvesters.  This was equally rewarding with a 4-9 to 1-5 victory.  Crokes stars included Andrew Colclough, Philip O’Shea, Oisin O’Rorke, Louis O’Sullivan, Matthew Geraghty, Hugh Gowing and Donal Keane.


Team: E Allen, A Colclough, C Sweeny, O O’Siochru, P O’Shea, O O’Rorke (0-1), L O’Sullivan, C Devins (0-2), L Hyland, T Barry, M Geraghty (0-1), H Gowing (0-3), M Herlihy, D Keane (0-1), D O’Murchu (0-1).  Subs: C Gowing (3-0), R Geraghty (1-0), P Herlihy.


U14’s Challenge v Birr

Also on Sunday the under 14’s, preparing for their championship final, likely on next Saturday, played a challenge against Birr.  Despite losing 1-14 to 2-6 the mentors felt the game was very worthwhile for the Kilmacud team.


Under 9’s and 10’s hit the road again!

On Saturday two underage teams took to the road.  For the second week running the under 10’s went to Kilkenny, this time to take part in the Dicksboro Tournament.  Having lost their opening encounter to Callan, straight out of cars, the boys did very well to win their remaining group games against Mooncoin and O’Loughlin Gaels.  This qualified them for a quarter final where they overcame Naas.  In the semi final the lads had their revenge on Callan but in the final had to give way to a very strong Dicksboro side.  For report see HERE


The under 9’s made the longer journey to Cork for games against Na Piarsaigh.  A panel of twenty travelled and played three games, winning two and drawing one.  Report to follow, so be sure to check back later!


Once again our thanks to our hosts and also to the mentors, parents and players who made the trips.  Participation in tournaments and games like this is a central part of the Kilmacud Crokes hurling blueprint.


Earlier in the week the single team under 11 squad hosted St Judes in Oatlands while the under 12B’s played Ballyboden.


U16s Clarecastle Tournament


For images of the Under 16’s at the recent Clarecastle tournament see http://www.johnbrew.net/hurling.html  


Upcoming Action

The big game of the coming week is the second round senior championship clash with neighbours Cuala in O’Toole Park at 3.00pm next Sunday.  Bí ann gan teip!!


Hurling Nursery

Saturday nursery activity at 11.00am has resumed for children born 1999 or later.  Next Saturday the nursery reverts to Glenalbyn.  Contact Liam Coughlan 086-6063232 and lccoughlan@eircom.net.  Active parental input is essential for the success of the nursery.  No hurling experience necessary