CLASSY Kilmacud Crokes recorded a comfortable 3-19 to 0-6 victory over in the Dublin SFC as they sent out an ominous warning to the rest of the county.
The Stillorgan men were ruthless from start to finish and led by 1-11 to 0-3 at the break. The goal was a brilliantly executed move. Adrian Morrissey's crossfield ball found Pat Burke who played in Declan Kelleher to apply an unstoppable finish.
The game continued in the same vein in the second half as Burke cracked in Crokes' second goal before Johnny Magee and Ray Cosgrove rolled back the years to combine for a third.
Peregrines battled bravely but against the odds with full-forward, Robbie McCarthy, accounting for all of his side's scores.
SCORERS - Kilmacud Crokes: D Kelleher 1-4; P Burke 1-2 (0-1f), R Cosgrove 1-1, B O'Rorke (0-1f), A Morrissey (0-1f) 0-4 each, P Mannion 0-2, L Óg Ó hEineachain, C Dias 0-1 each. St Peregrine's: R McCarthy 0-6 (3f).
KILMACUD CROKES: D Nestor; C Lamb, Rory O'Carroll, E Culligan; M Coughlan, B McGrath, K Nolan; D Magee, B Hanamy; A Morrissey, L Óg Ó hEineachain, D Kelleher; C Dias, B O'Rorke, P Burke. Subs: R Ryan for O'Carroll (43), P Mannion for O'Rourke (44), R Cosgrove for Burke (44), J Magee for Ó hEineachain (50), B Kavanagh for Kelleher (53).
ST PEREGRINE'S: D Beckett; C Reddy, N McCarthy, D Carroll; S Sweeney, D Lynch, M Hynes; J McAnaw, S Lowndes; C O'Hara, C Lowndes, D Rooney; G Moore, R McCarthy, A Nolan. Subs: M Lynch for Rooney (37), D Byrne for O'Hara (42), B Hughes for Sweeney (50).
REF: K Roche (Whitehall Colmcille).