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Crokes cruise into semi-finals

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dr. Crokes successfully negotiated their way past a tricky assignment in London on Sunday, beating Tír Chonaill Gaels by a clear 15-point margin at Ruislip.

AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Quarter-Final: Tír Chonaill Gaels (London) 0-6 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 3-12

The Munster champions are through to the semi-finals of the competition for the second year running, where they will face Dublin kingpins Ballymun Kickhams on February 16.

Having lost in each of their last 13 games at this stage of the competition, Gaels were up against it from the start, and their hopes of causing an upset were in ruins when Crokes hit three first half goals.

Kieran O’Leary (pictured in action above) struck his side’s opening goal to leave the Kerry champions 1-5 to 0-2 ahead midway through the first half. Brady then hit the back of the net twice before the break, as Crokes raced into an unassailable 3-7 to 0-3 lead.

Although Gaels opened the second half scoring, Crokes eased into the last four comfortably with a controlled second half display.

Meanwhile, Castlekock (Dublin) scored a 3-13 to 1-13 extra-time win over St Peter’s (Lancashire) in the junior quarter-final in Mancheter this afternoon.

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