22nd Jan 2006

AUL Div3 League Sunday

McKelvey Celtic  0   Castleknock Celtic  4

"Castleknock now concentrating on League" 

Though being down a number of key players, Celtic proved that they are a serious force in this league despite their lowly position, but they have lots of games in hand which will be much to their advantage. 

They were slow to get into their stride, and Mc Kelvey Celtic matched them for the first quarter.  After the heroics of Adam O'Callaghan in previous weeks, it was the turn of his brother, Steve, to make the decisive contribution. Celtic took the lead with a goal from Steve after Ian Martyniak, the influential mid-fielder, had put him through. 1-0 Half-time.

Celtic did not rest on their laurels, and they pressed forward in order to increase their advantage.  Billy Cotter was taken down in the box, and Steve O'Callaghan stepped up and cracked home the penalty and his second goal. 2-0. 

Ian Martyniak was again to the fore for the third goal, as he set up Colm Brady, who converted the chance to put the visitors in a commanding position. The fourth involved Celtic's most versatile player, Mark Moore. He has played for long spells in goal, at the heart of the defence, and today he was up front where he was top-notch. In Mark, we think we have our own John Charles, who many will remember was a great centre forward and centre half.  Mark was unlucky not to score, but he was on hand to set up Andy Weldon for his strike to make it a 4-0 away win.