8th Sept 2002
Narrow win for U-14s
Castleknock Celtic 2 Ratoath Harps 1
This was a very closely fought game. Harps had been hoping to repeat the fortunes of their U-10A team, which came to Porterstown the day before and went home with a rare scalp having beaten Celtic's U-10A high-flyers 3-2. U-10 Garret Deasy told this reporter that they were very unlucky, with a couple of vital decisions not going their way. His brother, Conor, who is very influential on this U-14s team, had to leave the field early today through injury. But his colleagues worked all the harder and were good value for their 2-1 victory. On the mark for Celtic were Des Mulloy and Lee Hargadon (sorry for earlier mistaking him for Ian his older brother!). Harps wondered why they had not been awarded three penalties!