Celtic are crowned Div 3 Sunday AUL Champions
Castleknock Celtic 0 Swords Celtic 1
Celtic had numerous chances particularly in the first half to wrap this game up, but alas their finishing was not decisive enough on a day when the Swords' keeper, Glen Brazil, was in inspired form. He denied Cillian Quinn a number of occasions, including when he dived at the striker's feet - see photo below. Across he is fouled yet again. Craig Dunne had also gone very close when his shot was just wide of post. Probably the most crucial point for Celtic was when Quinn broke through, but when he unselfishly squared the ball for his fellow striker, who shot to the net, it was ruled offside. This reporter was bang in line, and it was a good goal, but football is full of marginal decisions and you have to take the good with the bad, dust yourself down and get on with it. The good decisions balance out eventually. To be fair, at the other end Swords scored what looked like a good goal, and again it was ruled offside. But in the second half, late on, Swords did take advantage of a defensive lapse, and the ball was in the back of the Castleknock net. 0-1 defeat, but the lads tried to get a result. They brought on Dilly, but to no avail. The visiting Swords side were a bit too strong on the day.
It is now down to regrouping for the new season starting in September. Registration takes place on Wed 14th June in Porterstown at 7pm.