Howth Celtic   0       Castleknock Celtic   2


Under 9B Division, NDSL

 Saturday, September 25th, 2004


Grace O’Malley Park was the venue for the latest exploits of the 9A’s. The team looked class in their new gear which was completed with  tracksuit tops, each with players initials. 

Castleknock dominated the first quarter and opened the scoring with a fine interchange of passes between Ryan Moore Kearney and Phillip Fitzpatrick, culminating in Phillip slipping the ball past the ‘keeper. 

After the break ,Howth were playing with the wind  and exerted tremendous pressure on the Celtic. Eoghan O’Donuchu and Dan Ring stood resolute in defence and took no prisoners. All the team played their hearts out  to keep Howth at bay! A certain goal opportunity  was snuffed out by a magnificent challenge by Eoghan . 

Castleknock took advantage of the wind in the third quarter. Eoin Sweeney’s long clearances paid dividends . It was from one of his kick-outs that Patrick Rocca headed on to an awaiting Eoghan. He pounced on it and buried the ball past the approaching ‘keeper. It was an opportunist goal ……..something like ‘Bomber Liston’ might have done …or so said the ecstatic Kerryman on the sideline. 

Castleknock controlled the final quarter and could have scored a couple more goals. This was a wonderful performance from an ever improving side where all the squad give a wholehearted effort in playing and most of all,enjoying the challenge. 

Team : Eoin Sweeney,Patrick Rocca,Eve Farrelly,Eoghan O’Donuchu,Tom Fogarty, Luke Henshaw,Dan Ring,Danny Byrne,Ryan Moore Kearney,Phillip Fitzpatrick. 

Sponsor :   Rocca Holdings