Weekend action 14/15 April 2007


Intermediates v Setanta

On Saturday evening 14th April 2007 in the Intermediate Championship Crokes pushed aside the challenge of Setanta by 2-14 to 0-7 in Silverpark.  It was nip and tuck for most of the first half until Adrian Crean’s goal, followed immediately by a Michael Dalton point put daylight between the sides.  With the scoreline reading 2-7 to 0-5 at half time the visitors had to mount an early second half challenge to get into the game.  This failed to materialise and Crokes pulled away with the full forward trio of Crean, Diarmuid Howley and Eoin Roche accounting for 2-11 of the final tally.  They were ably supported by goalkeeper, Paul Graham, Dave Canny, Willie Ryan, Ray Mangan, Michael Dalton and Fergus Garvey.

Crokes second game in the five game round robin stage of the championship is fixed away to Fingallians in Lawless Park, Swords, on 28th April and the remainder of the programme is:

Pairc Ui Murchu Ballyboden St Endas Kilmacud Crokes 08.05.07 Tues 19:30
Silverpark Kilmacud Crokes St Vincents 12.05.07 Sat 18:00
Sean Moore Park Clan Na Gael Fontenoy Kilmacud Crokes 22.05.07 Tues 19:30


P Graham, D Canny, T Donoghue, A Hopkins, R Mangan, E de Paor, W Ryan, C Condon, H O’Connor, D Baker, F Garvey (0-1), M Dalton (0-1), E Roche (1-4, f -2), D Howley (0-5), A Crean (1-2).  Subs: J R Hunt (0-1)for F Garvey, B Brennan for M Dalton, P McCormack for E de Paor, E O’Keeffe for H O’Connor, F Monnelly, C Brugha, A Whelan, R Walsh, P Clinton, F Mangan and C Howley

To see images of the Intermediate's match click HERE

Junior 5’s v Setanta

dog070415J5Setanta1.jpgOn Sunday afternoon in Silverpark the Junior 5’s played their second championship game of the year and overcame Setanta 4-5 to 2-9.  Crokes led by a slender two points (2-4 to 1-5) at the interval..  A thirty eight minute Barry Gavigan goal put the home team five ahead but the Ballymun men clawed their way back to parity and it took a combination of Nick Canny’s cracking 56th minute goal and last minute goalkeeping heroics from Pat Halpin to win the game. 

To view images of this game click HERE


Juvenile Match Action

dog070415U13Loughrea2.jpgEarlier at the Leopardstown venue the under 15’s and under 13’s hosted Galway club Loughrea while in the Junior B championship Crokes travelled to Balbriggan to play the local O’Dwyers and went down 2-12 to 1-12

For images of the U13 game cllick  HERE

For images of the U15 game click HERE


Under 16's

On Saturday the under 16A’s had a whopping 11-10 to 0-4 league win over Oliver Plunketts/Eoghan Ruadh.  With Alan Carr, Killian O’Doherty, Sean McGrath, Naomhan O’Riordan and Jack Doughan to the fore Crokes led 6-9 to 0-1 at half time and were never troubled.  The under 16B’s meanwhile travelled to Ayrfield where the home team, O’Tooles, proved too good.

Under 16A team:

B Mulligan, C O’Brien, P Collins, J Doughan, L Whelan, B O’Carroll, A Carr, E O’Byrne, K O’Doherty, E Dalton, S Murphy, D McVeigh, J Brew, N O’Riordan, S McGrath.  Sub: J Kelly for E Dalton (inj)

Under 14's

dog070414_u14_Lucan10.jpgIn Silverpark the under 14’s, fresh from their Easter training camp given by Kilkenny stars Richie Power and Darren O’Neill, had a good 2-4 to 1-6 League win over Lucan Sarsfields.  Playing with the wind advantage Crokes led 0-3 to 0-2 at half time.  A gritty second half display saw them eke out the one point victory with good performances from Sean Boyd, Cian Delaney, Oisin O’Carroll, Emmet Doherty, Niall Carr, Justin Cassidy (whose two late goals were crucial), Andrew McEvoy and Kevin James McGowan.

To view images of this game click HERE

U14 Team:

P Tighe, C O’Neill, S Boyd, C Delaney, O O’Carroll, E Doherty, J O’Brien, A Pilkington, N Carr, J Clinton, J Cassidy, K Kelly, A Cullinane, A McEvoy, N Hanley.  Subs: KJ McGowan for N Hanley, N Gorey for A Cullinane, R McGowan for K Kelly, K Finn and S Moran.

See more detailed match report elsewhere in the Latest News section.

Under 13's action

The under 13’s had two teams in league action.  The home team accounted for Na Fianna by 4-10 to 3-3 in Deerpark while the travelling team went down 4-7 to 1-8 against St Brigids.


-v- St Brigids

C Conway, M Collins, D Corish, A Price, C O’Byrne, R McGowan, T Campion, R Murphy, N Gorey, CJ O’Dwyer, KJ McGowan, C McIntyre, E Ryall, M McNicholas, L Higgins, F Rogers, C Keane-Breslin, O O’Sochru and C Hayes

-v- Na Fianna

M O’Loughlin, A Colclough, C Sweeny, E O’Doherty, H Gowing, P O’Shea, M Mannion, C Devins (1-4), O O’Rorke (0-4), L Hyland, M Geraghty, D O’Gallchobhair, T Barry, C Spain (2-0), M Herlihy (1-2), J Fuller, S McNally and D Keane

Hurling Arena

070406_Arena3.jpg 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.  Our fourth annual Kilmacud Crokes Hurling Corporate Race Day takes place in Punchestown on Tuesday 24th April.  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  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!