Crokes Complete A Double Double Capturing The Hurling Title

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Kilmacud Crokes are Go Ahead Dublin Senior Football and Hurling Champions for the second year running

Dublin Senior 1 Hurling Final
Photo Credit: Kilmacud Crokes Twitter
Kilmacud Crokes 0-20 Na Fianna 0-17
Sunday, October 23rd. Parnell Park

Late scores from Oisin O’Rorke, Ronan Hayes and Cian O’Cathasaigh saw Crokes dig deep and lift the Senior 1 Hurling title for the second year in a row. And it capped an incredible county achievement being crowned top flight football and hurling champions for a second consecutive season.

And it was heartbreak again for Na Fianna who not only lost out in last week’s Senior Football decider, but this was a repeat of last year’s Hurling head to head. Fergal Whitely and Donal Burke traded scores in the early going but Crokes soon took hold of the tie with unanswered points from O’Rorke, Michael Roche and Alex Considine. But an impressive sideline cut from Sean Currie picked Na Fianna up and launched them back into action. By the 18th the sides were level with Burke doing what he does best for the Mobhi Road men.

The scoreboard kept ticking for Crokes with Considine and O’Rorke putting their noses in front, but Andrew Jamieson Murphy and Burke kept this an competitive contest. O’Rorke converted another free however to give Crokes a 0-10 to 0-09 lead heading into the Parnell Park dressing rooms for the break.

14 Men Crokes Rise To Clinch The Silverware

on the restart Na Fianna proved worthy of their final berth. Burke, Jamieson Murphy and Diarmuid Clerkin registered 4 scores between them to give their side a 0-16 to 0-13 advantage heading into the final quarter. But big game experience and a cold calm Crokes cancelled the defecit with scores from O’Rorke and Darragh Purcell. an eleventh point from Burke saw Na Fianna edge in front again.

Crokes lost Considine to a straight red card with 2 minutes remaining, but it didn’t dent their confidence. Hayes, O’Cathasaigh and O’Rorke finished out the game with 4 scores between them to seal the deal and retain the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship.

Scorers for Kilmacud Crokes:

Oisin O’Rorke 0-09 (7f)
Fergal Whitely 0-02
Alex Considine 0-02
Cian Mac Gabhann 0-01
Cian Ó Cathasaigh 0-01
Brian Hayes 0-01
Dara Purcell 0-01
Caolan Conway 0-01
Micheal Roche 0-01
Ronan Hayes 0-01

Scorers for Na Fianna:

Donal Burke 0-11 (6f)
Andrew Jamieson-Murphy 0-04
Sean Currie (s/line) 0-01
Diarmuid Clerkin 0-01

Kilmacud Crokes:

1. Eddie Gibbons
24. Cian Mac Gabhann
3. Darragh Butler
4. Cian Ryan
5. Davy Crowe
6. Mark Grogan
7. Cian Ó Cathasaigh
8. Brian Hayes
9. Dara Purcell
10. Caolan Conway
11. Oisin O’Rorke
12. Fergal Whitely
13. Michael Roche
14. Ronan Hayes
15. Alex Considine

Kilmacud Crokes Substitutes:

19. Brendan Scanlon for Conway (45)
17. Rob O’Loughlin for Roche (47)
28. Bill O’Carroll for Ryan (55)
21. Fionn O Ceallaigh for Purcell (59)
20. Ronan Costello for Ronan Hayes (67)

Na Fianna:

1. Jonathan Tracey
2. Sean Burke
3. Conor McHugh
4. Hugh Fenlon
5. Donal Ryan
6. Liam Rushe
7. Diarmuid Clerkin
8. Tom Brennan
9. Peter Feeney
10. Feargal Breathnach
11. Donal Burke
23. Micheal Murphy
13. Sean Currie
14. Andrew Jamieson-Murphy
15. Colin Currie

Na Fianna Substitutes:

17. Sean Baxter for Brennan (26)
22. Sean Ryan for Murphy (51)
21. Matthew Oliver for Ryan (55)
12. Shane Barrett for Jamieson-Murphy (59)