Senior/Junior Football - 3 Out Of 4 Ain’t Bad

(12 May 2019)

AFL Div.2 - Castleknock 3-7 Scoil Úi Chonaill 0-5

It took an uninterrupted 2-3 in a 10 minute spell between the 14th and 24th minutes of the second-half for Castleknock to finally see off Scoil Úi Chonaill in this at times difficult to watch AFL Div.2 game in Somerton on Sunday morning (May 12th).

The pattern of the game was clear from the throw-in as Scoil pulled 13 men back behind the ball allowing Castleknock oceans of possession but little room to create scores.

Shane Boland’s point was the games’s only score in the first quarter and it was also Shane Boland who set up the first goal with a good run and perfectly measured lay-off to John Kindlon who finished well to make it 1-1 0-0 after 16 minutes.

Scoil’s only first-half score, a point from a free, followed shortly afterwards. A similar score for Castleknock from Rory Corcoran and another from play from Shane Boland ended a low scoring first-half (1-3 0-1).

Scoil started the Second-Half with a little more ambition grabbing two points to Ben Galvin’s well struck point for Castleknock. It was then Castleknock with Shane Boland as chief orchestrator took over.

With Tom Quinn and James Sherry making some vital interceptions Castleknock drove forward. Rob Shaw made a run from wing-half-back to gain possession at the end of a sweeping move before driving the ball to the roof of the Scoil net.

Less than 4 minutes later, the Corcoran brothers Tommy and Rory combined to allow Rory stroke the ball to the net for Castleknock’s third and decisive goal.

With space beginning to open-up Rory Corcoran, Graham Hannigan (in the unfamiliar half-forward role) and the raiding Rob Shaw added points to close out the game and re-establish Castleknock’s challenge at the top of Div.2.

Castleknock: Morven Connolly; Paul Bourke; Eoin O’Brien; Colm Neville; Rob Shaw (1-1); Tom Quinn; Ciaran Murphy; Shane Boland (0-2); Sean Gibbons; Graham Hannigan (0-1); Ben Galvin (0-1); Fintan Sweeney; John Kindlon (injured) (1-0); James Sherry; Rory Corcoran (1- 2). Subs: Tommy Corcoran; James Tolan; Niall Millmore.

AFL Div.4 – Castleknock 5-11 Na Fianna 2-9

An open, free-flowing game saw Castleknock always in control and full value for this 11-point win over Na Fianna in the AFL Div.4 in Somerton on Sunday morning. (May 12th)

Most of the hard work was done in the first-half, at the end of which Castleknock led by 3-7 2-3.

Castleknock: Liam Grant; Mick McCluskey; Peter Mulchrone; Sean Keenan; Rory Fitzsimons; Brendan Kearney; Eoghan Dalton; Ronan Conway (1-0); Sean Ryan; Aidan Kearney (0-1); Ciaran Millmore (1-5); Eoin Devlin (1-1); Rian Tempany (0-1); Peter Sherry; Sam Ryan (1-1). Subs Bench: Daniel O’Hara; Adam Feeley; Donal Conroy (1-2); Conor Kelly; Eoin Brady; Peter Balfe; Dave McConn.

AFL Div.9 – Castleknock 0-8 Rosmini Gaels 1-16

Castleknock couldn’t repeat the good form of their midweek 1-16 0-10 success over St. Sylvester’s when going down by 11-points to Rosmini Gaels in this AFL Div.9 contest.

In spite of the defeat Castleknock remain well in contention in Div.9.

AFL Div.11S – Castleknock 1-16 St. James’s Gaels 0-5

Castleknock controlled this AFL Div.11S game throughout and were by no means flattered by a 12-point margin at the end in perfect conditions in Somerton.

Eoin Crossan scored 1-2 before picking up a shoulder injury. Equally effective was Cathal McDermott who recorded 6 points, David Geraghty 2 points, Niall Tutty 3 points and Eoin O’Callaghan 2 points all assisted by the hard working Sean Nagle in midfield.

Castleknock: Ronan McCann; Matthew Byrne; John McMemamin’ Kieran Kilcoyne; David Geraghty; Aaron Kavanagh; Sean Nagle: Eoin O’Callaghan; Cathal McDermott; Niall Tutty; Paul Warnock; Eoin Crossan; Eoin McCambridge; Gerry Kelly; Alfie Sawyer.

Reports: Kevin Mallon





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