Son of Offaly man helps Kilmacud Crokes to Dublin football title

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Son of Offaly man helps Kilmacud Crokes to Dublin football title

Son of Offaly man helps Kilmacud Crokes to Dublin football title

While Rhode secured Offaly's progression in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship at the weekend, there was yet more Offaly skin in the game in the Dublin decider. 

Perhaps the most hotly contested county championship in the country, the Dublin final was contested by Kilmacud Crokes and St. Judes. 

In the forward line for Kilmacud, who claimed their first title since 2010 on Monday, was Shane Horan, the son of Ballycumber's Aidan Horan. Shane complimented the Crokes attack as the former kingpins once again reached the summit of the club game in the capital. 

During his school days, Shane attended St. Laurences and St. Benildus College, and in fact was instrumental for Benildus in their 2009 Senior A Colleges Football title, the school's first title in 40 years.

Shane has represented Crokes at underage level and has made his way into the senior ranks over the last few years. Shane's brother Ciaran is also a Crokes player while their father Aidan, an Offaly native, has taken various coaching roles with the Dublin club over the years.

On the pitch on Monday, Kilmacud relived past glories which brought them All-Ireland success in 2009. All-Star forward Paul Mannion was the catalyst as he scored 1-6 in a 2-12 to 0-13 over St. Jude's. 

Kilmacud will now play Meath's Dunboyne in the Leinster Senior Club Football quarter-final. The winners of that game will play the winners of Kildare champions Moorefield and Laois victors Portlaoise.

Offaly winners Rhode face Longford's Mullinalaghta in their quarter-final with Newtown Blues and Éire Óg contesting the other semi-final on that side of the draw.