Celtic's Div2A Sat Team on the Charge        19th Jan 2002

Castleknock Celtic 8   Waterford Blues  1   

Captain Rory Bracken's side were in rampant mood against the visiting 'Blues in this clash on a crisp sunny afternoon in Porterstown in West Dublin.  Celtic have had little trouble scoring goals and they continued in this vein in this league clash. 

The home side's goals came from Kevin Murtagh on the double, Damien Clarke, Kevin Brady, Paul Newman, Colm Mulherin, Dave McIntyre, and Al Murphy.  Waterford's only reply came just before half-time from John Cullinane, to leave the score 4-1 at the interval.  Alas!  this was not the Blues of the glory League of Ireland days, with Shamie Coad and company, when we all trooped off to see them take on the might of Shamrock Rovers in Glenmalure Park, Milltown.

Rory Bracken was very confident after the game.  He was quoted as saying that the team are on a high at present with an excellent run.  They are all looking forward to the coming weeks when they will face some crucial league and Cup games.  They have three games in hand of the league leaders and are still in the Jim Cullen Cup.

Club Secretary Tony Jordan was delighted to meet Alan Dixon who came to support his local side, for which a number of his mates play.  Alan was a star in John Harte's very successful schoolboy side of the mid-nineties.  Alan was renowned for his skill at the back and his uncompromising style when he played for Castleknock for years as a schoolboy.  He became a schoolboy international, and spent time with Wolverhampton Wanderers, before injuries took their toll.  He is hoping to be back after injury around the summer, and we wish him a speedy return to football.