Notes: June 2015 2015-06-04 13:47:00


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Speakeasy on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 4, 8, 9, 11. There was no winner of the jackpot of â‚¬8,700. Seventeen players matched 3 numbers and won €25 each. Next week's jackpot is €9,000. Draw will take place in the Tatler Jack on Monday 6th July 2015. Match 3 Winners: Denis & Elizabeth Looney (D.14), John O'Donoghue (c/o Chris), Michael Casey (c/o Chris), Neilus Grifffin (155 Pinewood), Shauna Costello (207 Ballyspillane), Breda Neeson, S & G Sugrue (Bridgefield), John Quinn (Firies), Jim Gleeson (Loreto Road), Sean Kavanagh, Sheila & Cait (6 B.M.C.), Aidan O'Shea (Ballincollig), John Hegarty (c/o Lyno), Grace Collins (c/o Ml. O'Leary), N. Moloney, Michael Sheean (c/o Lyno), Yvonne Moriarty (c/o Paddy Power).

SENIOR FOOTBALL CO. LEAGUE DIV. 1: Dr Crokes 1-08, Legion 0-15. Legion started the better with two early points. We got into the game after our lethargic start and scored 1-2 to our opponents one point for a 1-2 to 0-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was completely dominated by Legion who had seven points to our one for a four point interval lead 0-10 to 1-3. We played with much more heart and tenacity in the second half. It was a game we were never likely to win but our display was more championship like and in this thirty minutes both sides scored five points. This may have left us beaten by four points at the end but one would have to be happy with our second half display. Our best players on the day were Mike Moloney, Cilian Fitzgerald, Aaron Murphy, Shane Myers, Ambrose O' Donovan and Jordan Kiely. Dr Crokes best player - Ambrose O' Donovan. The game was played in Dirreen in a lovely summer day last Sunday. Team and Scorers: Alan Kelly, David O' Leary, Mike Moloney, Cilian Fitzgerald 0-01, Aaron Murphy, Eoin Brosnan, Alan O' Sullivan 0-01, Cillian O' Regan 0-01, Mike Milner 0-01, Ambrose O' Donovan 0-01, Andrew Kennelly 1-00, Shane Doolan, Shane Myers, Chris Brady 0-02 (0-01 free), Jordan Kiely 0-01. Sub John Payne

EK MINOR LEAGUE - RD. 1: Dr Crokes 2-11, Spa 3-13. In this first round Minor League game in Spa on Sunday 21st of June we went down to Spa by five points. The game was played in very bad weather conditions. Spa started the better and we were always chasing the game in the first half and went in at half time seven points in arrears, on a scoreline of 2-1 to 1-3. We did much better in the second half. In the first twenty minutes of this half we restricted the opposition to just two points and got within a couple of points of them. They however scored 1-4 in the last ten minutes for their five point win. Best in defence were James Mc Auliffe, David Naughton and Mark O' Shea. We did very well at midfield in the second half. Our attack spring to life in the second half with Adam O' Shea finishing with a personal tally of 2-5 and Brendan Coppinger also shining. Team:Tony Clifford, Brian Fitzgerald, David Naughton, Shane O' Connor, James Mc Auliffe, Michael Potts, Jack Griffin, Mark O' Shea, Paul Clarke, John Kerrisk, Brendan Coppinger, Creagh Courtney, Mike Casey, Michael Owen Buckley, Adam O' Shea. Subs: Donal O' Sullivan and Jack O' Connor.

EK MINOR LEAGUE - RD. 2: Dr. Crokes 1-12, Firies 1-11. We were at home to Firies on Thursday last and had to pull out all stops for a one point win. The teams exchanged points on three occasions in the first twenty minutes. Our opponents got on top in the last ten minutes of the half scoring four points to our one but a great goal by Mike Casey just before the break had us on level terms at half time 1-4 to Firies 0-7. The teams exchanged points on two occasions in the first ten minutes of the second half. We got on top at this stage and three points without reply gave us the biggest lead by either team, going into the last quarter. We held onto this three point lead going into the last five minutes. Our opponents struck for a very good goal with four minutes to go to leave the teams level once again. A draw looked likely as we approached final whistle but Brendan Coppinger gave us victory with a good point and our first win after two games in this competition. David Naughton, Creagh Courtney and John Kerrisk were best in defence. Paul Clarke and Michael Potts did very well at midfield, with the former giving a great aerial performance. Best in attack were Mike Casey, Adam O' Shea and Brendan Coppinger. Dr Crokes Best Player - Mike Casey. Team and Scorers: Tony Clifford, James Mc Auliffe, David Naughton,  Brian Fitzgerald, Mark O' Shea, John Kerrisk, Creagh Courtney 0-2, Paul Clarke, Michael Potts 0-1, Donal O' Sullivan 0-1, Mike Casey 1-2, Brendan Coppinger 0-1, Mark Hartnett 0-1, Adam O' Shea 0-4 (0-1 free, 0-1 (45)), Michael Owen Buckley. Subs used Oisín Shannon, Niall Fleming.

FEILE FOOTBALL FINALS 2015: Our U14 boys footballers, for the first time in almost 10 years won the Division 1 Kerry Feile competition this year. A recent decision at national level dictates that the Div 1 winners in the so-called stronger football counties cannot attend the National Feile competition, so Kerry now sends its Div 2 winners. As a result we represented Kerry in the National Regional tournament in Kildare on Saturday last where we competed against the best u14s from Dublin, Cork, Tyrone, Kildare, Derry Down and Galway. Our aim from the start was for the boys to have a day to remember and I think its safe to say that we achieved our goal. To their credit, they fund raised for the trip and their efforts, along with everybody's generous contributions, ensured that they were kitted out with some fabulous gear and all their expenses were covered. Our day began with a 6.30 a.m. departure to Kildare on Saturday last. Their group games pitted them against two very strong outfits from Dublin and Tyrone. The boys struggled to get their best game on show here. The afternoon session gave them a great opportunity to get something out of the day and they grabbed it with both hands. They had a great win against Nemo Rangers in the semi-final and raised their game to another level against Leixlip in the Plate Final. Our club is delighted to have had such great ambassadors for the club on the playing field last Saturday - a huge word of thanks to Harry O Neill Kevin Smith Ger O connor and Ger O Shea who did a great job preparing the boys. Many thanks to the parents who coordinated the fundraising and who also turned out in great numbers to support the boys on Saturday. The bus rolled into Killarney at 10.00 p.m. on Saturday night - A great day was had by all.

SENIOR HURLING: Last Wednesday evening our Senior Hurlers travelled to Kilmoyley to take on the locals there in a County League Div 2 fixture. We were outplayed by a really good and experienced Kilmoyley outfit and in the end we were at the receiving end of a pretty comprehensive defeat that puts our hopes of reaching the playoff stages in great danger. Nonetheless, we soldier on and the focus now will be the County Intermediate Championship. Our team was, Jamie Lenihan, Dan Guerin, Kevin Landers (Capt ) Shane Kavanagh. Rory Waters, Brendan McMahon, John Ivory, Cian O'Brien, Shane Lyne, Mike McCarthy, Sean Burchill, Lorcan Howe, Michael O'Keeffe, Brendan O'Donovan, Ciaran O'Donnell, Paul Clarke, Jason Lyne.

LADIES FOOTBALL - JUNIOR C'SHIP: Dr Crokes 5-08 Kilcummin 1-08. This eagerly awaited championship between two local teams was played on a beautiful Sunday evening at Lewis Road.  The first half began with both forwards on top, with lots of attacks from both sides causing problems in defence. Amanda Brosnan got Crokes off the mark with a goal from a penalty. Rehanne O Shea got 2nd goal from a great move. Kilcummin were piling on the pressure with there attacks only for goalkeeper Mags MC Cormack bringing off some outstanding saves to keep Crokes ahead by a point at half time, halftime. Crokes 2-02 Kilcummin 1-04. The 2nd half began with Crokes getting control of the game, 2 quick goals within the first 7 minutes. They also tightened up there defence with some outstanding defending by all players, giving away only 4 points in this half. Midfield were on top and this gave us further Goals from Amanda Brosnan, Siobhan Burns and Kate Stack plus 6 points from play and frees put crokes in a very commanding lead.  But Kilcummin never gave up in this contest. Next is the Semi Final v Austin Stacks on July 18/19.

LADIES FOOTBALL - U16: Our U16 girls turned in a fantastic team performance to beat John Mitchell's 5-13 to 1-3 in Tralee on last Thursday in the county league. The defence was outstanding in closing down in any attacks the Tralee side could throw at us. The tackling by the girls was very evident of the work that has been done in the training sessions lately. Midfield and all our forwards were also outstanding. They created so many chances but they also worked so hard in closing down there defence. Well done to all players on the on a brilliant performance. Next week we have a break, but on Thursday 9th we have Glenflesk away.

CONGRATULATIONS: to Senior Hurling Selector, Sean Browne, and his wife, Nicola, on the recent birth of their baby boy, Michael.

BEST WISHES: to all the Crokes Lads playing with Kerry at the weekend in Munster Football Final in Killarney.

SYMPATHIES: Deepest sympathies to the Falvey Family on the death of Seamus Falvey who died at the weekend.


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Jack C. O'Shea's on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 3, 4, 8, 12. There was no winner of the jackpot of â‚¬8,400. Sixteen players matched 3 numbers and won €25 each. Next week's jackpot is €8,700. Draw will take place in the Speakeasy on Sunday 28th June 2015. Match 3 Winners: Brendan Keogh Jnr., Michael Fitzgerald (Coolclogher), Theresa Cronin (Sportsman), Marian Murphy (Annaghmore), Breda McCarthy (169 Ballyspillane), Aideen O'Keeffe, Thomas Damien Kevin McCarthy (c/o Eddie), Kelsey Mngan (c/o Tom), Denis McCarthy (c/o Larry), Cathriona Dunlea (Kilcummin), Bridie O'Neill (12 Oakhill), Mike O'Shea, Donal Hartnett (Gap of Dunloe), Jason Stack, Patrick & Gavin Breen (Beaufort), Patrick McCarthy (c/o Larry).

SENIOR FOOTBALL CO. LEAGUE DIV. 1: Dr Crokes 2-11, Dingle 1-12. We came through winners by two points in this game played in Dingle on Saturday night last. This was a match in which we seemed to have no chance of winning with fifteen minutes to go. At this stage our opponents were leading by nine points and seemingly on the road to victory. There was a complete transformation in the game in the last quarter as we took over completely and scored 2-6 to Dingle 0-1 for a two point win. We were well in the game in the first fifteen minutes and were level on a scoreline of three points a piece even though we were playing against a stiff breeze. An incident happened at this juncture which looked to have ended our chances of victory. Brian Looney and Chris Brady accidentally collided with one another and both players went off injured and were unable to take part in the game thereafter. Dingle took over for the remainder of the half, scoring 1-2 without reply for a half time lead of 1-5 to 0-3. We just managed two points in the third quarter to our opponents 6 points to leave us nine points behind going into the last fifteen minutes. The appearance of Jamie Doolan and Ambrose O'Donovan at this stage helped enormously but the whole team upped their game to a new height, with outstanding performances in this period from Mike Milner and Eoin Brosnan. Dingle who like ourselves were missing several key players must be disappointed that they didn't get over the line after being well on top in the second and third quarter. We would have to feel happy that we won this game and an added positive was the fact that our four minors contributed greatly to the victory. Our defence played well in the first and the fourth quarter but in the other periods of the game we often played second fiddle to a lively Dingle attack. Best of the sextet were Eoin Brosnan, Mike Moloney and Jason Lyne. Mike Milner and Shane Doolan held their own in the first half, faded some what in the third quarter but turned in a dominant last quarter. Best in an attach which always looked lively were Andrew Kennelly who contributed 1-3, Paul Clarke and Adam O'Shea. Team and Scorers: Alan Kelly, Cilian Fitzgerald, Mike Moloney, David O' Leary, Jason Lyne (0-01), Eoin Brosnan (1-00), John Kerrisk, Mike Milner, Shane Doolan, Andrew Kennelly (1-03), Brian Looney (0-01, free), Paul Clarke (0-02), Adam O' Shea (0-01), Chris Brady, Shane O' Neill. Subs: Craig Courtney (0-01), Jamie Doolan (0-02), Ambrose O' Donovan. Dr Crokes Best Player: Mike Milner.

Our Best Wishes for a speedy recovery to Brian Looney and Chris Brady, Also Kieran O'Leary and Luke Quinn.

FOOTBALL - U16: Our U-16 Footballers got their County League campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable win over Beaufort at Lewis Road on Wed 17th. The first half was a close contest with Crokes leading by 3 points at half time but we scored a couple of early second half goals and ran out winning comfortably. Our next outing is away against Kerins O'Rahillys on Wednesday 24th.

LADIES FOOTBALL - U12: The under 12 girls played there last league game last Tuesday against Kerins O'Rahillys where we came away with a win. It was a very one sided game from the start. Kate Donoghue was outstanding in goals where she kept a clean sheet. Emma Kelly was superb in the half-back line clearing every ball that came her way linking well With Pia Hickey and Holly Power. Holly kicked some lovely scores as did Sara McMahon and Rocha Clifford. Amy Leahy, Faith Lockett  and Laura O Shea started in the forward line and played very well. The girls now play John Mitchels in the semi -final which will take place next week.


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Tatler Jack on Monday last. Numbers drawn 5, 14, 18, 20. There was no winner of the jackpot of â‚¬8,100. Two players matched 3 numbers and won €200 each. Next week's jackpot is €8,400. Draw will take place in the Jack C. O'Shea's on Sunday 21st June 2015. Match 3 Winners: Donie Lyne (Muckross), Karen Brosnan (Portmalis, Port Road)

SENIOR FOOTBALL CO. LEAGUE DIV. 1: Dr Crokes 0-14 Kerins O'Rahillys 1-10. In a far from vintage display we overcame Kerins O'Rahillys in round 6 of the county league by a point, in a game played in Lewis Road on Saturday night last. For periods of the game we played second fiddle to our opponents who played with great dash and enthusiasm. One would have to say that we were glad to hear the full time whistle as Kerins O' Rahillys attacked relentlessly for an equaliser in the closing minutes. The victory was achieved because of the long range points we scored by Brian Looney, six in all, all from play, five more from Chris Brady, three from play. Ambrose O' Donovan kicked two pints from distance as well. All our forwards tried very hard but we found it difficulty to penetrate a very tight and well marshelled Kerins O' Rahillys defence. Our defence which has been solid all year was not at its best on this occasion with Mike Moloney emerging as the best of the sextet. Alan O' Sullivan and Mike Milner more than held their own at midfield from start to finish. Even though we had most of the play in the first half we found it hard to break down our opponents defence and never went ahead by more than two points in this thirty minutes. Our best period in this half were the last eight minutes when we scored three points without no reply. Kerins O' Rahillys had a point just before the end to leave us just a point ahead at the interval. We had a good start to the second half, scoring two points to put us three points ahead. Our opponents equalised straight away with a well worked goal. Kerins O' Rahillys won a lot of possession around the middle for the rest of the third quarter and went two points ahead, scoring three points to our one. We rallied well in the last quarter and had five points to our opponents two to emerge winners by a point. Dr Crokes best player: Brian Looney. Team and Scorers: Alan Kelly, Cillian Fitzgerald, Mike Moloney, Luke Quinn, David O' Leary, Aaron Murphy, Eoin Brosnan, Alan O' Sullivan, Mike Milner, Ambrose O' Donovan (0-02), Brian Looney (0-06), Shane Doolan, Chris Brady (0-5, 0-2 frees), Andrew Kennelly (0-01), Jamie Doolan. Subs Shane Myers

U14 FEILE FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER FUN RUN / WALK: On this Friday, 19th June Dr. Crokes U14 Feile Football Team are holding a fundraiser to help offset the costs of the All-Ireland Feile Regional Finals in Kildare. The Fun Run / Walk will start at the Demense Entrance (opposite the Cathedral) @ 6:30pm. Registration is €10 and is open from 6:00pm at the race start. Alternatively, sponsor cards are available. Team members are fundraising with these sponsor cards and all donations received are greatly appreciated. Contact a member / parent of the U14 Feile team for more information. Please invest in our future stars.

FOOTBALL - U12: Both Crokes U12 teams played legion in Lewis road in front of big support from both clubs. The black team who lost to legion earlier in the year by a narrow margain,were determined to put it right and they did.In the first half both teams played it very tight and the Crokes showed at times they meant business but went in at the break losing 2-02 to 1-02.Then straight from the throw in the Crokes went on a rampage,with Jason lee causing havoc to the legion defence and finished with a personal tally of 4-04.It must be said that the Crokes defence and goalie were outstanding and held legion to a score line of 3-06.In what was an overall team performance the Crokes boys won on a score line of 5-17 to 3-06. The Crokes amber team lost by 5-07 to 5-13.In a most enjoyable game the Crokes boys failure to take the scores proved to be the difference in the end.Next Sunday both teams play glenflesk in Lewis road at 6pm.


LOTTO: Draw took place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 7, 15, 19, 21. There was no winner of the jackpot of â‚¬7,800. Sixteen players matched 3 numbers and won €25 each. Next week's jackpot is €8,100. Draw will take place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday 15th June 2015. Match 3 Winners: Ger O'Shea (Ross Rd.), Breda O'Dowd (St. Brendan's), Kathleen O'Doherty (O'Kelly's Villas), S. McGrath (c/o Eddie), Julia McCarthy (Dromhall View), Bryan O'Shea, John O'Connor (Killenternia), Denis Coleman, James Hurley (c/o Foley's), Kerry & Ann (c/o PJ), The Legal Eagles (c/o Miriam), John McCarthy, Brenda Doherty (c/o M. O'Leary), Paddy O'Shea (Riverside), Eileen Daly, Timmy Kelly (c/o Lyno).

SENIOR HURLING: We had another County SHL Div. 2 game last Wednesday night when we played Lixnaw at home. While we lost the game on a score line of 2-15 to 2-09, this was a very much improved performance, despite failing to score from two penalties awarded to us, we were well in contention until the late stages. To be truthful, we were unlucky to come up against a bang on form, excellent and sporting Lixnaw side who finished the stronger and were deserved winners of the two league points. Our side lined out with, Jamie Lenihan, Shane Kavanagh, Kevin Landers (Capt.), Dan Guerin, Rory Waters, Brendan McMahon,(0-01), John Ivory, Cian O’Brien, Shane Lyne, Michael O’Keeffe, Mike McCarthy (0-05), Ciaran  O’Donnell, Sean Burchill, Brendan O’Donovan, Aaron Murphy (1-02), Jason Lyne, Sean Morris (1-01) Barry O’Grady, Lorcan Howe. We learned a lot of lessons about ourselves and the improved level of performance and commitment are very hopeful signs that we will be in good shape and ready for the Intermediate County Championship later in the summer. Congratulations to Lixnaw whose outstanding player was a talented 17 year-old, Shane Conway about whom we will certainly hear more in the years to come. We have no official fixture this week but are actively arranging a friendly game for Wednesday night. More to follow on this and players will be notified by group text.

LADIES FOOTBALL - U12: It was third time lucky for the U12 girls as the they played Kilcummin last Tuesday evening in the third round of the league and came away with a win right from the start the girls  played well with some superb passing and kicking. Kate O'Donoghue  was outstanding in goals bring off a great save towards the end of the first half to make sure that it was tied at half-time but it was the second half when the girls really began to shine with superb defending from Sarah Never and Ellen Moloney. Laura O'Shea and her cousin Leah McMahon played a blinder with Leah scoring 1 goal and a point on her debut faith Lockett was excellent in corner forward catching some lovely high balls in hopefully this will give the girls the encouragement they need to continue on they play Currow in the next round.

BEST WISHES: Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Kieran O'Leary who picked up an injury training with Kerry in Portugal. We hope to see you back in Black and Amber as soon as possible.


LOTTO: Draw took place in The Speakeasy Bar on Sunday last. Numbers drawn 10, 11, 12, 18. There was no winner of the jackpot of â‚¬7,500. Four players matched 3 numbers and won €100 each. Next week's jackpot is €7,800. Draw will take place in the Tatler Jack on Sunday 7th June 2015. Match 3 Winners: Ger Sugrue (Bridgefield), Matthew Doncel (c/o 33 Main Street), Julie Mac, Niall Brosnan (Rookery Road). 

SENIOR HURLING: On Wednesday of last week, we entertained Crotta O’Neills in a SHL (Div 2) game and maintained our league progress against an admittedly under strength Crotta side. We were winners by the minimum margin of one point on a score line of 2-09 to 1-11. Having been in a comfortable position up to the final stages but took the foot off the pedal and were almost caught at the end. However, “a win is a win” and we hope to build on it during the coming weeks. We had some new recruits in the team in Lorcan Howe and Jason Lyne and while they didn't have very much hurling played, the game time they experienced will bring them on in a big way. This week we play Lixnaw at home on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.30 in the next round of County league games.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Our Juniors team beat Skellig Rangers on a score line of 1-13 to 1-11. The goal in last few minutes being a penalty by Shane Horgan. Team and Scorers: J Hurley, S Kavanagh, S Coppinger, B McMahon, S Lyne (0-2), J Clarke, MacDara DeBhilis, P O’Connor, D Gaffey (0-1), D Stack (0-2), B Falvey (0-3), S Horgan (1-4), C O’Neill, T O’ Regan, J O’ Leary 0-1. Subs used; R Waters, K Landers, C Lawlor, S Brosnan.

HURLING - U12: Dr. Crokes U 12 Hurlers recorded their first win of the season on last Friday night with a good victory over local club, St. Pat’s in the South Kerry League game, played in Kilcummin. This was the first time that Dr. Crokes were fielding a full strength team and  it certainly made a big difference as we controlled this game from the start. Ben O’ Carroll was very impressive in goals and outside him the 4 defenders of Nathaniel Doncel, Cian Lynch, Cormac Rowe and Cian O Connor played excellent hurling. Charlie Keating and Jack Lynch dominated mid-field with Charlie getting a few great points from both frees and general play, Up front the star of the show was Caoilte O’Cronin, who banged in a hat-trick of goals on the night. Others to impress were Jack McGuire, Ben Flavin, Brian O’Connor, Sean Hickey and Killian Healy. Well done to St. Pat’s also for a great sporting game and great progress is being made with this team. So, keep up the hard work. It was great to see a hurling game being played in Kilcummin and hopefully we will see more of this in the years to come. Prior to the game, we remembered in prayer, the late Timmy Flavin, father of Ben and James who died on Thursday last. On behalf of all of us in Dr. Crokes, we offer our sincere sympathy to Breda, James and Ben. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis.

Next game is away to Kenmare next Friday night.

Training for U 12 Hurlers will continue every Wednesday night 5.30 pm to 6.30pm. Any new players are more than welcome to attend.

FOOTBALL - U12: Both our U12 black and amber teams travelled to Fossa and came up against two strong physical Fossa sides. The black team struggled in the first half as Fossa clocked up a big score but then from the start of the second half we were like a different team contesting every ball all over the pitch. Sean Fitzgearld kicked 3-02 and Cian McMahon pitched in with 1-01 in the second half. Mark Clifford linked up very well with the midfield and Harry Byrne back after a long term injury had a never say die attitude. While the first half performance was very poor, it must be said that the boys put up a great fight in the second half but lost on a score line of 5-14 to 4-06.

The amber team playing against a strong wind in the first half in which Fossa took their scores despite some great defending by the boys. In the second half with the aid of the wind we laid siege to their goal and got some great scores but Fossa defended well and held on to win by 5-07 to 3-05. Highlight of the night was the excellent defence by the Crokes rearguard throughout the game.

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