Sunday, November 23, 2008

Crokes Reach Leinster Final

Kilmacud Crokes 1-11 Navan O'Mahony's 0-07

Kilmacud Crokes raised their game in style & in what was arguably their best performance of the championship brushed aside the challenge of Navan O'Mahony's.  The Royal boys got off to a good start recording the 1st scores but Crokes soon found their game & with relentless pressure held the men from Navan scoreless for the rest of the half.  

Brian Kavanagh was a contstant threat through the half with Mark Vaughan covering every blade of grass a goal was in the offing.  Mark Davoren was the man getting on to the end of a floated in ball punching home.  Into half time with a seven point lead.

There were some nerves in the crowd at the start of the 2nd when O'Mahonys rallying & memories of a temporary collapse the last day out.  Bu with Mark Vaughan kicking a sublime point from an impossible angle from the Golf Club Terrace side, Navan were never able to get below a 4 point deficit.  Crokes went up a gear & ran out 7 point victors.

Kilmacud Crokes: David Nstor, Kevin Nolan, Ross O'Carroll, Conor Lambe, Brian McGrath (0-01), Paul Griffin, Adrian Morrissey, Darren Magee, Niall Corkery (Jonny Magee (45)), Liam McBarron (Barry O'Rorke (50)), Pat Burke (0-02), Ray Cosgrove (Liam O'Heineachain (40)), Mark Vaughan (0-06), Mark Davoren (1-00), Brian Kavanagh (0-02).

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