Ratoath Harps   0      Castleknock Celtic  8 


Saturday, October 09, 2004

Castleknock had all guns blazing in their encounter with Ratoath Harps. They opened their account after two minutes, when Patrick Rocca passed to Ryan Moore Kearney to slot home. Following a throw-in, Ryan and Phillip Fitzpatrick interchanged neatly, allowing Ryan to solo through the defence and bury the ball past the ‘keeper. Tom Fogarty played his heart out and made many vital tackles in defence, midfield and attack. 

After the first break Eve Farrelly took a quick throw–in to Eoghan O’Donuchu who planted a defence splitting pass to the feet of Phillip. He nearly broke the net with his finish. Eve was involved in the build-up of the next goal. She stood resolutely against a Rathoath attack, won the ball and passed to Dan Ring. Dan found Eoghan who set Phillip on his way who scored number four. Luke Henshaw,Tom and Patrick were all involved in the next goal. Patrick’s long strides proved too much for the home defence as he notched up number five.  Phillip completed his hat-trick for number six. 

Ryan hit a beautiful shot  from the right corner of the box that the ‘keeper could only get the tips of his fingers to, as it sailed into the back of the net. It was poetic justice that the final goal was scored by Danny Byrne. He had played another blinder and is the most improved player on this team.                             

Overall it was an excellent team performance with two hat-trick heroes, Ryan and Phillip. 

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

Sponsor : Rocca Holdings.