Castleknock club notes

October 08, 2019

Castleknock Club Notes Sept.30 – Oct.6

Oct.2 – A superb team performance sees Castleknock Ladies Footballers win the Intermediate Shield Final, 5-10 4-6, against arch-rivals Clann Mhuire in the Naul. At half-time the sides are level at 3-4 each but thanks to a great defensive display and goals from Aisling O’Donnell, Caitlin Coffey and Eimear Griffin who scored 3-4 in total it was Castleknock’s Captain Jenny Hickey who raised the trophy at the end.

Oct.3 – No Lotto Jackpot Winner – Next Jackpot €8,000. Ten Match 3 Winners receive €30 each – William Maley, Kevin Keegan, Tony Taaffe, Brian Donnelly, Edward Cullen, Anna Farrell, Suzan O’Keeffe, Angela Kehoe, Cindy, Amber and Kai. Lucky Dip €30 Winner – Jim O’Sullivan.

Oct.5 –The U-16 Hurling ‘B’ Championship side sees off St. Maur’s by 1-13 2-5 but in the U-16 Hurling ‘D’ Championship Castleknock lose to Fingallians 1-6 4-9. Congrats to the U-14 girls’ footballers on qualifying for the Div.3 Finals.

In the U-13 football League, an excellent Castleknock win over Erin’s Isle in Div.1 by 2-14 3-6. The Div.5 team lose to Lucan and the Div.8 team lose a memorable game to St. Sylvester’s by 7-6 7-10. 

Oct.6 – Huge disappointment as the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Final is called off due to O’Toole Park being unplayable. It takes a late late extra-time goal from Louise Mahony to give Castleknock’s ‘A’ Camogie team victory over St. Vincent’s by 1-14 1-12 in the Intermediate Championship Semi-Final. It looked as if points from Caitlin Coffey and Aoife Whelan had won it in normal time but St. Vincent’s fought back to take a titanic struggle to extra-time. Roll on the Final.

Another morning to remember for our Minor Footballers, all three teams winning their Championship groups to ensure home Quarter-Finals. The Minor ‘A’ team, helped by 1-6 from Cian Boyle, fights back from a nine-point half-time deficit to draw with Thomas Davis 3-11 4-8 to remain unbeaten and win the group. The Minor ‘B’ team’s impressive 6-16 2-5 win over Round Towers, Lusk maintains their 100% record and means they too get a home Quarter-Final. The scoring stars are Sean Andrews with 3-5, Adam Pettit 1-3, Mark Connellan 1-1, Rory Deehan 1-0 and Cathal Flynn 0-2 while Matthew Lynam’s all-round contribution was immense.

Congrats to Club Sports Therapist Tommy Griffin on completing the Barcelona Ironman and to Sinead Comerford on being selected to represent Ireland in the AFL European 18-a-side Championships in London.

Upcoming – More Finals to look forward to this weekend. The Intermediate Camogie Final is scheduled for next Sunday, Oct.13 (subject to confirmation) and Castleknock will face Naomh Fionnbarra in the Minor ‘D’ Hurling Championship Final on Sunday morning 11am, venue TBC. Our Senior footballers are also in action in the SFC Quarter-Final in Parnell Park on Sunday at 4pm against Thomas Davis. All support welcome.

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