19-10-20 Castleknock Club Notes
Results Up-Date: Another historic day for the Club on Saturday last (Oct.17) when Castleknock was one of only two Dublin clubs, Na Fianna the other, to have at least one player on all three Dublin football team selections, at Minor, U-20 and Senior levels.
Pride of place goes to Luke Swan and the Dublin U-20 side on beating Tyrone 1-14 1-12 in the All-Ireland U-20 Football Semi-Final in Cavan. Luke’s superb pass set up Brian O’Leary for the Dublin goal which was the difference between the sides in the end. On the bench were Darragh Warnock and Senan Forker while Conor Chawke and Conor Kelly were also in the Dublin panel – the unfortunate Ciaran Murphy would also have been involved had it not been for an ACL injury. Everyone in the Club wishes Ciaran a speedy recovery. The All-Ireland U-20 Football Final will be played next Saturday (Oct.24) against Galway (Behind Closed Doors) to be shown on TG4 with a 4pm throw-in.
On Saturday evening Dublin Senior Footballers first National League game in Parnell Park since 2010 saw Dublin beat Meath 1-20 0-19 and once again Ciarán Kilkenny scored some vital points, four in total, including two of the last three Dublin points at a time when Meath were pushing hard to save the game. Dublin meet Galway in the final round of the 2020 NFL in Salthill next Sunday (Oct.25) at 2pm again (Behind Closed Doors) but ahead of that on Saturday (Oct.24) Dublin’s Senior Hurlers meet Laois in the Leinster SHC Quarter-Final in Croke Park at 6pm also (Behind Closed Doors) but (Live on Sky Sports).
Unfortunately there was no such luck for Rob O’Shea and the Dublin Minor Footballers in Navan where they went out of the Leinster Minor Football Championship fading in the last twenty minutes before losing by 0-7 1-15. Still great to have Rob and the injured Gavin Murphy O’Kane involved at this level.
Not to be outdone it was also a huge inter-county weekend for some of our Camogie players. On Sunday (Oct.18) Caitlin Coffey (0-1) and Aisling O’Neill (0-1)(pictured below) started Dublin’s Leinster Minor ‘A’ Camogie Championship Round 1 match against Kilkenny and there were another three Castleknock players, Cara Feeney, Lucy Quinn and Molly Turner on the bench and while Dublin lost by 0-11 6-13 it was a proud day for the Club to see so many of our players involved at this level.
Castleknock also had an involvement with the Dublin U-16 Camogie team as Cliona Hewson was part of the Dublin panel which lost out to Kilkenny by 0-8 1-17 in Thomastown in the All-Ireland U-16 ‘A’ Camogie Championship. Sadly though still no club games to look forward to.
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