Notes: March 2016 2016-03-07 20:00:00


LOTTO: Draw took place in the JC O'Shea's on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 5, 17, 21, 23. No winner of the jackpot of €3,000. Match 3, 9 players each received €45. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300. Draw will take place in the Speakeasy on Sunday 3rd April 2016.

SENIOR CO. LEAGUE - DIV. 4: - Dr Crokes 1-07, Scartaglen 0-10. Played in Lewis Road on Sunday 27th of March, in this game we had territorial advantages in the first half and led by 1-4 to 0-3 at half time. This not to say that the visitors had a poor first thirty minutes as they threatened our goal on a number of occasions and were denied by some great saves by our goal keeper David Neeson. We lost Cillian Regan through injury at the end of the first half and this did not help our chances for the remainder of the game. Scartaglen were well on top for the most of the second half and although we had the first point after half time to go five points clear, the visitors hit seven points without reply to go into injury time two points in front. Thingsdid not look good for us at this juncture but credit our players for putting in a last ditch effort. Good points in injury time by Chris Doncel and Philip O'Connor gave us equality just before the final whistle. Our best players on the day were David Neeson, Brian Fitzgerald, Shane Lyne, Paul Clarke, Chris Doncel and Philip O'Connor. Team and Scorers: David Neeson, Brian Fitzgerald, Keith Mc Mahon, Sean Coppinger, Brendan Falvey, Éanna Kavanagh, Denis Fleming, Cilian Regan 0-1, Shane Lyne, Mac Dara Willis 0-1, Paul Clarke, Chris Doncel 1-1, Cian O' Neill 0-1, Philip O' Connor 0-2, Shane O' Neill 0-1. Subs: James Jones, Jack Linehan.

LADIES FOOTBALL - U14: Our U14 Girls kicked off their 2016 campaign with a win over Dingle on Easter Sunday at Lewis Rd. A comfortable victory with some fine scores and all the squad members got significant game time. Next up is an away fixture with Spa in Round 2 of the County League.

JUVENILE MEDALS PRESENTATION: The Juvenile medal presentation was held in the clubhouse last Friday. It was fantastic to see so many parents, mentors and club members present to support our juvenile players and give them the recognition they deserve for their success throughout the year. Colm Cooper and Johnny Buckley presented the medals and passed on some words of wisdom to the medal recipients on the night. The U14 boys football teams collected their County Féile, Regional Féile, East Kerry Championship and East Kerry League Division 5 medals. The U12 and U14 girls teams received their East Kerry League medals. The six Dr. Crokes hurlers who won County Championship medals with South Kerry were also honoured on the night.

REGISTRATION: This is the last week to pay Membership fees. Must be paid before 31st of March for all Members. Players must have paid membership before being considered for Club teams. There is a variety of rates to suit all. For detail and to pay this years membership, contact Registrar Frances O'Sullivan 086-3895230

DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: The Planning & Development Committee of Kerry GAA are organising Training on the use of Defibrillators on Tuesday 5th of April in Austin Stack Park at 6.45pm till 9.10pm. The numbers are limited for this initial session after which it is hoped  participants will be comfortable operating AED machines and being involved in resuscitation. As numbers are limited to 24 for this , Please email to secure your place. If you have a defibrillator in your club please bring it with you. Times will be stringently adhered to.

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT: Senior Footballer of the Year was Eoin Brosnan who received the Con O'Meara Cup. Club Hurler of the Year was Brendan McMahon. Young Player of the Year was Gavin White. Club Person of the Year was Malachy Walsh who received the Billy Myers Perpetual Cup. Supporter of the Year was Bridget Clarke who was presented with the Eddie Barry Memorial Trophy. Junior Player of the Year was Jason Lyne who received the Paddy Sexton Cup. Lady Footballer of the Year was Edel O' Carroll.

CONGRATULATIONS: to Mark Clifford who plays with our U14 Football team who finished third in the World Championship in Scotland, an amazing achievement.

BEST WISHES: Best of Luck to the Sem in the Hogan Cup Final especially the Crokes Lads on the team.


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 7, 9, 10, 23. One winner of the jackpot of €3,300. Congratulations to John Scannell. Next weeks jackpot is €3,000. Draw will take place in JC O'Shea's on Sunday 28th March 2016.

SENIOR CO. LEAGUE - DIV. 1 - 2015 FINAL / 2016 RD. 1: Even though we eventually won this game by six points, we got a big scare at the three quarter stage when Austin Stacks ran through us for 2-01 to leave just one point between the teams. We got back on top again and had the next three scores a goal and two points, the major a well taken effort by substitute Jordan Kiely. The teams exchanged points on two occasions in the last fifteen minutes to leave us six point winners at the end. The first half was played with great intensity by both sides. We, however, took our scores better than our opponents. In this thirty minutes, both defences failed to deal with forwards running at them. Stacks problem was that they didn't convert the chances presented as well as we did. We went on this first thirty minutes to score 2-09 to our opponents 1-05, which gave us a good interval lead of seven points. We had two points to Austin Stacks one in the third quarter, a period when both sides were short of ideas. Then came our opponents great fight back and their reducing of our lead to the minimum. We did however close it out in the last quarter to add another County League Division 1 title to our collection. Our best players on the day we're Eoin Brosnan, Fionn Fitzgerald, Mike Milner, Brian Looney, Colm Cooper and Daithi Casey. Team and scorers: Alan Kelly, John Payne, Fionn Fitzgerald 0-01, David O' Leary, PJ Lawlor, Mike Moloney, Mike Milner 0-01, Eoin Brosnan, Johnny Buckley, Kieran O'Leary 0-02, Gavin O'Shea 1-00, Brian Looney 1-02 (0-02 45'), Colm Cooper 0-04 (0-01 free), Daithi Casey 0-03 (0-02 frees), Chris Brady 0-01. Subs: Gavin White, Jordan Kiely 1-00, Michael Burns 0-01, Shane Doolan, Andrew Kennelly, Cilian Fitzgerald.

JUVENILE HURLING: The U14 hurler's got their Co. League - Division 2 campaign underway on Saturday evening last against Lixnaw at home. This Lixnaw side were a very strong team and could contend very well in Division 1. While we suffered a heavy defeat, our young hurlers didn't give up at any stage and kept battling, performing very well as a team and tagging on well-deserved scores in the second half. On Friday, 25th March, we travel to Kilmoyley to play the home side in Round 2.

U16 HURLING: The U16's also got their Co. League underway this past weekend with a home game against Ballyduff. While we put up a good performance, Ballyduff got away with the win. Our U16's will also travel to Kilmoyley from Round 2 on Sunday, 27th March.

NEW SPONSORSHIP / JERSEY LAUNCH: Following discussions over the past few months Dr Crokes are delighted to welcome on board Patrick O'Sullivan and Maurice Regan who have joined forces to give our club a great boost as we start out on a new football season. Patrick O'Sullivan as you know is the current County Board Chairman but he and his family have been steeped in the Dr Crokes club for quite a number of years. Patrick has previously served as club chairman, his wife Frances is our current club registrar, Deborah Ann, Patrick’s sister, looks after our club shop but both ladies also contribute in many other areas within the club, Patrick’s mom, Bridie, has been also been involved within the club over the years, while Eddie, Patrick’s dad, has not only been a great supporter of the club for many years, he has also managed and been a selector with many underage and adult teams in the Crokes, the latest member of the family to get the managerial bug is Patrick’s brother, Edmund, who has been doing tremendous work as our Minor team manager for the last few years. Maurice Regan is a Kerry native, a very successful business man based in New York and is President and CEO of construction giant JT Magen & Company Inc. Maurice is a good friend of Patrick’s, is a long-time supporter of Dr Crokes and we are delighted that he has now taken his support to another level. Dr Crokes would like to acknowledge the generous Sponsorship provided by the INEC / Gleneagle / Scotts over the past 6 years and are pleased to note the INEC / Gleneagle / Scotts will continue to be an associate Sponsor. Chairperson Denis Coleman said that Dr Crokes were delighted to display the INEC / Gleneagle / Scotts logos. During these years our senior team won four senior county championships in a row, competed in four Munster senior club finals winning three Munster titles in a row and competed in three All-Ireland Senior Club Semi-finals. During this time our second team, U21s and Minors have also been simmering away nicely winning titles at County and East Kerry level and all the while carrying the O'Donoghue family brand on their jerseys. In summary, Denis Coleman said he was delighted to see both Patrick's and Maurice's Company names on our jerseys for the next three years - we hope we can repay them with many successful days on the playing fields.

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT: Dr. Crokes Annual Awards Night will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel on Sunday, 27th March. Proceedings commencing at 8:30pm sharp with Buffet & Disco 'til late. Tickets: €20 from Club Officers.

PROGRESSIVE 31: The Members of the Dr Crokes Club are deeply indebted to Fr Paddy O'Donoghue who organised the Progressive 31 card drive over the winter months. This provided much entertainment for both young and old every week in our beautiful Clubhouse. As well as providing enjoyment it has generated funds for the Saturday morning Academy. A cheque was presented to our Club Patron Donie Sheehan and Chairman Denis Coleman by Fr Paddy O' Donoghue on the last night of cards last Tuesday 15th of March.

REGISTRATION: Membership fees are now due and must be paid before 31 March 2016 for all members. Players must have paid membership before being considered for Club teams. There is a variety of rates to suit all. For detail and to pay this years membership, contact Registrar Frances O'Sullivan (086-3895230) at the earliest opportunity.

WELL DONE: to the Dr Crokes Senior Ladies who started there County League on Sunday March 20th with a win over Kilcummin on a scoreline of Dr Crokes 3-18 Kilcummin 5-06.

SYMPATHIES: Deepest Sympathies to our Senior Footballer Eoin Brosnan and Family on the death of his Aunt Mary Corr RIP in Loughduff, Co Cavan.


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 5, 10, 18, 23. No winner of the jackpot of €3,000. Match 3, 3 players each received €135. Next weeks jackpot is €3,300. Draw will take place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday 20th March 2016.

EK SUPER LEAGUE - RD. 4: Dr Crokes 0-19 Listry 0-07. Even though we won this game by a margin of twelve points we had to fight hard for our scores, especially in the first half, at the end of which we led by just three points, 0-08 to 0-05. We probably had an edge in fitness and this showed in the second half when we added on eleven points to Listry's two. Our opponents didn't have many attacks in this thirty minutes but we defended well and out cut many of their offensive moves. A worrying thing for our management would be that only two of our starting six forwards scored from play, Paul Clarke hitting over six and Brian Looney 0-03.This victory qualifies us for the League Final. Team and Scorers: Alan Kelly, John Payne, Alan O'Sullivan 0-01, David O'Leary, Mike Milner, Mike Moloney, Shane Lyne, Shane Doolan 0-02, Eoin Brosnan 0-01, Paul Clarke 0-06, Gavin O'Shea, Brian Looney 0-04 (0-01 45'), Andrew Kennelly, Daithi Casey 0-04 (frees), Chris Brady. Subs: Cillian Fitzgerald, Mark Egan 0-01, Shane Lyne, Bryan O'Shea, Cillian Regan.

COUNTY LEAGUE FINAL: Our Senior footballers take on Austin Stacks on Sunday next 20th of March at our Club grounds at 3pm. This game doubles up as round one of this years County League and last years Div 1 County League Final.

JUVENILE HURLING: Training for U12, U14 & U16 hurling teams will continue each Friday evening, which is the County-wide designated hurling evening, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
U14 HURLING: The Co. League kicks off this Saturday, 19th March with home advantage against Lixnaw. Throw-in: 5:00pm. Please support.
U16 HURLING: The U16 Co. League Round 1 sees us face Ballyduff at home on Sunday, 20th March. Throw-in: 11:00am. Please support.

SATURDAY MORNING ACADEMY: Our second week of Academy coaching took place last Saturday. Word of the fun time being had has clearly spred through these kids with even greater numbers present than the previous week. New friendships are currently be formed while others are currently been strengthened. The coaches are familiarising themselves with all the children they will be working and developing with throughout the year. The goal of the first 2 weeks has succeeded as it is clear that the enjoyment level and friendship levels are high. Some enjoyable and so what competitive games and skills being practiced and developed. With St. Patrick's day approaching we ae hoping to see many of these boys and girls flying the flag and participating with the club in the parade. Hurling training starts at 10:00am and continues to 10:45am. From 10:30am, all juvenile players in the club get an introduction to the skills and rules of hurling. Gaelic Football starts at 10:45am and continues to 12:00 noon.

SCÓR: Congratulations to all the children who performed in Scor na bpaisti last Friday night the 11th on representing Dr. Crokes in Set dancing, Sean nos dancing, solo singing, and ballad group. Many thanks to all the trainers and to the parents who helped on the night with stewarding. Quiz practice will be starting shortly for the scor na bpaisti County quiz final on April 17th. Solo singing: Ella Galvin & Megan Linehan. Ballad group: Jade Potts, Tegan OSullivan, Dara Looney Megan Linehan. Set: Cian McMahon, Ella Bartlett, Daire OBrien, Sarah McCarthy, Ryan Bartlett, Sinead Oliver, TJ O'Sullivan & Leah McMahon. Sean Nós: Jack McGuire who came 3rd with his impressive display.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE: All members are asked to join our group as we march on Thursday. Make sure to wear your colours.

LAUNCH OF NEW CLUB SPONSOR/JERSEY: The Club is delighted to have secured a new sponsorship deal for our Adult and Minor football teams. The unveiling of the new jerseys and details of our new sponsors will take place in the Tatler Jack Bar on Friday night at 9.30pm. All members are welcome to attend. 

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT: Dr. Crokes Annual Awards Night will take place in the Gleneagle Hotel on Sunday, 27th March. Proceedings commencing at 8:30pm sharp with Buffet & Disco 'til late. Tickets: €20 from Club Officers.

REGISTRATION: Membership fees are now due and must be paid before 31 March 2016 for all members. Players must have paid membership before being considered for Club teams. There is a variety of rates to suit all. For detail and to pay this years membership, contact Registrar Frances O'Sullivan (086-3895230) at the earliest opportunity. Frances will be at the Clubhouse on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12pm.

PROGRESSIVE 31: is on Tuesday night 15th of March at 7.45pm. Everyone welcome. Bring €5 and a partner. Please note that this is the last week of cards. Winners from Tuesday 8th of March: 1st; Donie (Whitty) O'Sullivan / Sean Macassey. Joint 2nd: Tom Prendergast / Seamie O Connor, James Wedge Arthur / Ger Brosnan. Jinx Winners; Der Brosnan / Moss Harmon, Donie ( Whitty) O Sullivan / Sean Macassey. Spots; Fr. Paddy O'Donoghue  Noreen Coffey, Anne Kelliher / Vince Casey.

GAELTEACHT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME: East Kerry Board are administrating a Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme. They have 10 places to fill. A three week course costs: €930 .  A two week course costs: €730. Scholarship assistance granted will be to the tune of around €200 towards the above cost. Only for students who will be attending Coláiste Chorca Dhuibhne (West Kerry Gaeltacht). Names of applicants to be with East Kerry Board by17th March. Please contact Paul, Secretary, Dr. Crokes, 083 8426722 in good time if you want to have your boy/girls name submitted.

BEST WISHES: to St Brendan's College in the Hogan Cup Semi Final on Wednesday in Nenagh and especially to the large Dr Crokes contingent on the Team. Also, Best Wishes to the Kerry Under 21's playing in the Munster semi Final on Wednesday night in Tralee against Limerick especially the Crokes boys Tony, Micheal, Gavin and Jordan.

SYMPATHIES: Deepest Sympathies to the Family of Louise Brady RIP who passed away recently mother of Connie, Grandmother of Senior Footballer Chris Brady and Great Grandmother of Cillian O'Regan.


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Speakeasy on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 3, 5, 7, 9. One winner of the jackpot of â‚¬4,200. Congratulations to Denis Kerins (Liebherr). Next weeks jackpot is €3,000. Draw will take place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday 13th March 2016.

PROGRESSIVE 31: will take place on Tuesday night this week. Time 7:45pm. Everyone welcome. Bring €5 and a partner. Please note that this is the second last week of cards. Results Wed Mar 2nd: 1st Donie Sheahan/Denis Carroll (10 games); 2nd (joint) James Arthur/Ger Brosnan, Denis Geaney/Paddy O'Donoghue, Geraldine O'Leary/John O'Leary. Spots: Niall Brosnan/Tim Brosnan, Walsh Brothers, Castleisland. Jinx Winners: John Lyne/Michael Murphy, Pat Foley/Peg Looney, John Keogh/Michael Spillane. Raffle winners: Malachy Walsh, John P. Lyne, Donie O'Sullivan/Sean Macassey.

SATURDAY MORNING ACADEMY: On sunny Saturday morning last, our Academy of underage starlets began their training in both hurling and gaelic football. It was fantastic to see so many new faces up there with the U6's. Boys and girls beginning their experience with the Crokes which starts with building friendships early on. Our "older" players from the U8's and 10's saw many familiar faces of friends from previous years. Throughout the upcoming weeks and months our dedicated coaches will develop these player's skill level in an enjoyable environment. The Academy continues every Saturday with hurling from 10:00am until 10:30am and gaelic football from 10:30-12. Come one come all.

SCÓR NA bPÁISTÍ: will take place next Friday at 4pm in the Killarney Racecourse. Dr. Crokes will be represented in Set dancing, Solo singing, Séan Nós dancing, Recitation, Ballad group and at a later date a quiz team. A huge word of thanks to the mentors who have helped to prepare our young charges. The very best of luck to those who will be representing Dr. Crokes on the night.

REGISTRATION: Membership fees are now due and must be paid before 31 March 2016 for all members. Players must have paid membership before being considered for Club teams. There is a variety of rates to suit all. For detail and to pay this years membership, contact Registrar Frances O'Sullivan (086-3895230) at the earliest opportunity. Frances will be at the Clubhouse from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday and registration day for all juveniles on Saturday 5th March.

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