Weekly Club Notes - August 12th - 18th

(19 Aug 2019)

August 12-18 - Castleknock Club Notes

Aug.12 – In spite of Castleknock’s AHL9 Hurlers losing by 1-10 3-14 to Clontarf the team remains in 3rd place in Division 9. The last time the U-15 hurlers met St. Judes in Div.1 of the League they had 24 points to spare, this time it was just five, Castleknock 1-16 St. Judes 1-11.

Aug.13 – Leaving Certificate Results Day – well done to everyone concerned.

Aug.14 – An amazing 13-point comeback against Ballyboden ending in a 5-10 4-13 draw, helps Castleknock’s Ladies ‘B’ Footballers maintain their unbeaten 7 game record in the Adult League Div.5. A high scoring Castleknock win, 8-9 1-9, also against Ballyboden, in the Minor Hurling League Div.3.

Aug.15 – No Lotto Jackpot Winner. Jackpot now €6,600. Match 3 winners, Eilish Andrews, Helen Dempsey, Niamh Greene, Hagit Yogev and Tommy Monaghan each receive €60. Lucky Dip winner Vivian Peelo €30.

Aug.16 – The AFL2 against Na Fianna is unfinished due to an injury to Castleknock’s Graham Hannigan. The great news since is that Graham is once again up and moving. Castleknock led 0-4 0-1 when the game was stopped.

Aug.17 – Great to welcome the Mayo and London Masters Football teams to Somerton for their Plate Play-off, hopefully the first of many inter-county contests in Castleknock – London 0-10 Mayo 0-8. Mayo miss last minute penalty. Defeat for our AFL4 footballers out in the Naul, Castleknock 1-10 Clann Mhuire 2-14. Congrats to St. Jude’s on winning Div.4.

Well done to our U-14 players, Dylan Clark, Callum Sheridan, Sean Doyle and Bobby Lynch all part of the Dublin U-14 Football Panel who beat Meath, Westmeath and Offaly before losing the Leinster Competition Final to Wexford.

Congrats to Emmet Hogan and Mick Lynch on winning a pair of tickets each in the Raffle for All-Ireland Hurling Final Tickets.

Aug.18 – The AFL9 footballers lose by 2-10 1-17 to Clann Mhuire. The team is now a point behind 4th placed Cuala with two games in hand in the chase for a Promotion Play-off Place.  Commiserations to Rob O’Shea and the Dublin U-16 footballers on losing the Gerry Reilly Memorial Cup Final to Meath, 2-10 2-11, the slimmest possible margin, in Oldcastle, Co. Meath (a competition Stephen Cluxton among other Dublin stars once played in). Proud of you Rob.





















Upcoming: The Club Camp finishes this Friday (Aug.23). The Nursery returns after its Summer break this Saturday (Aug.24) and the raffle for All-Ireland Football Final Tickets is in the Carpenter on August 31st.

Final preparations now underway for Saturday, September 7th our Family Fun Day and the official opening of the Clubhouse in Somerton. All welcome.

August 5th - 11th Castleknock Club Notes

Aug. 5 – A huge logistical operation brings 255 boys and girls to Somerton for a week of All-Ireland competition with 107 games played under the control of 18 referees. It was a great success in the run-in to the All-Ireland Finals with enormous thanks to the chief organisers Neil Devin, Jason Sweeney, Gerry O’Connor and GPO Maria Bergin.  

Aug. 6 – With the MFC just around the corner, thanks to Donaghmore/Ashbourne, Meath Minor League Champions, for hosting a super challenge match against our Minor Footballers which we won 4-14 4-12 having been level 1-4 each at half-time.

Aug. 7 – The Ladies footballers suffer a disappointing 2-point defeat, 2-14 3-13, to Ranelagh Gaels in the Adult Cup Div.5 Semi-Final beaten by a very late and very contentious goal.

Aug.8 – No Lotto Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €6,400. Match 3 Winners €30 each: Sean Dyas, Garret Cawley, Paula Harper, Shay Hogan, Conor Horgan, Paul Hughes, Ronan Lynch, Brian McCann, Kevin Moloney and Gerry Ryan. Lucky Dip Winner €30 – Jim Clerkin.

Aug.9 – Raffle tickets €5 each made available for the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals. The draw for the Hurling Final Tickets will be held in the Carpenter Pub on Saturday night August 17th and for the Football Final Tickets on Saturday night August 31st also in the Carpenter.

Aug.10– A hugely entertaining 7-4 6-7 draw for Castleknock against Ballinteer in the Ladies U-15 Summer Football Group C. A second-half Ciarán Kilkenny masterclass helps Dublin beat Mayo and reach yet another All-Ireland Football Final.

Aug.11 – The AHL3 match put back from Saturday evening ends in a 3-17 1-13 win for Castleknock over St. Mark’s. The AHL6 team are crowned DIVISION 6 CHAMPIONS after an impressive 5-21 0-5 win over Crumlin. Rob Wylie received the Div.6 Cup on behalf of the players who have given us so much to enjoy throughout the Summer. Congrats to everyone involved.

Congrats also to Adult Ladies player Julie Rogers and Adult Men’s player Brian Carter on the birth of their baby girl, our first ‘club baby’. The Nursery awaits (Tír na nÓg that is).

Upcoming - The Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 in Tír na nÓg and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Only three weeks now to the Official Opening of our Clubhouse by An Taoiseach which takes place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day in Somerton.


July 29-August 4 Castleknock Club Notes

July 29 – Congrats to Lara Tate on winning the Star Player of the Camp Award at the Dublin Camogie Summer Camp in Abbottstown. Dual player Lara was also a member of this summer’s Castleknock Ladies Div.2 Football Feile team.

July 30 – Great news from the Grounds Committee of Ciaran Prunty, Michael Feehily and Vivian Peelo. Final Planning Approval has been received from Fingal County Council for a new Training Area Development in Somerton. The ground to the rear of Adult Pitch 2 will be brought up to the current level and floodlighting will be installed in the area along Somerton Lane.

Aug.1 – No Jackpot Winner. Jackpot now €6,200. Match 3 winners €150 ‘Flor & Tony’and William Maley. Lucky Dip €30 ‘Ann and Dave’.

Aug. 2 – A major Club event as Caroline Lynch and Anton O’Cleraigh celebrate their marriage. The Lynch family have been involved with Castleknock Hurling and Football since Day 1 with former Chairman Mick as active now as he ever was. Anton, a native of Wexford, was one of those behind our hurlers stunning move up from Junior to Senior Ranks and he remains one of the driving forces behind the Club’s Minor Hurling teams. Everyone in the Club wishes Caroline and Anton every health and happiness for the future.   

Aug. 3 – A huge day for Castleknock players representing Dublin. Rob O’Shea was part of the Dublin U-16 Footballer team that beat Down 5-8 3-13 in an epic Gerry Reilly Cup Semi-Final in Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Hannah Bourke represented Castleknock, Dublin and Leinster with distinction in the All-Ireland U-16 Camogie Poc Fada Finals on Annaverna Mountain, Co. Louth where she finished a highly creditable Third. Congrats to Aoife Whelan and her Dublin Intermediate Camogie colleagues who came away from Ahoghill with a 2-10 1-12 win over Antrim.  Sadly in spite of a dazzling start Darragh Warnock’s Dublin U-20’s Footballers lost to Cork in the All-Ireland Final. The Club is proud of you all.

Aug. 4 – Congrats to Caitlin Coffey and Cara Feeney members of the Dublin Camogie team which beat Offaly 1-14 0-8 in the Leinster Minor A Shield Final in Kildare. A day off for our own Ciaran Kilkenny but congrats to the rest of the Dublin Footballers on beating Tyrone.

The Club offers its deepest condolences to Patrick McKeon on the death of his mother Mollie (Knockbride, Co. Cavan). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Upcoming – Next Sunday August 11th sees the Finals of our first All-Ireland Nights Competitions involving over 220 girls and boys across six competitions.

The Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Only four weeks now to the Official Opening of Clubhouse which takes place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.
July 22-28 Castleknock Club Notes

July 22 – A great 4-13 1-5 victory for the Adult League Div.5 Ladies Footballers maintains the team’s 100% record while the Adult Cup Div.2 team receives a walk-over from O’Dwyer’s to also maintain their 100% record.

July 23 – A terrific 12-point win for the AHL6 Hurlers over Clontarf 1-21 1-9 makes it two wins in three days and means they now top Div.6 on Points Difference and they also have a game in hand on nearest challengers Naomh Fionnbarra. One win from the last two matches will secure the title and guarantee Promotion.

July 24 – A difficult evening in Rush as the AHL3 Hurlers go down 0-13 3-16 to St. Maur’s, the margin being no reflection of the closeness of the exchanges. The Minor footballers end their MFL1 campaign losing narrowly to Ballinteer St. John’s 2-10 3-9.

July 25 – Hugh Feeney scores three goals in the AHL9 Hurlers 4-24 2-12 win over visitors Realt Dearg. No Lotto Jackpot winner. Match 3 Winner Conor Cunningham wins €300. Lucky Dip €30 Winner Tony Dunne. Jackpot now €6,000.

July 27 – A fiercely fought AFL2 game ends with Castleknock beating St. Mary’s, Saggart 2-11 3-6 to go two points clear at the top of Div.2 with two games left. Defeat however by 0-11 0-14 for the AFL4 side against St. Finian’s Newcastle. Hopefully it’s some consolation to our Dublin Minor Footballers, Luke Swan, Senan Forker, Oran Farrell, Alex Watson and Ben Harding to know that they were involved in a truly epic All-Ireland Quarter-Final against winners Mayo and everyone in the Club is immensely proud of your efforts. Congrats to Darragh Warnock on Dublin U-20’s All-Ireland Semi-Final victory over Galway. Thanks to St. Martin’s, Kilkenny who visited Somerton and provided our 2006/2007 Boys with two ‘cracking’ hurling matches.

July 28 – Frustrating one-point defeat, 1-12 1-13, for footballers in AFL9 against table-toppers Clontarf although a play-off place is still there for the taking. Congrats to Adam Kelly on winning the inaugural Jim Boggan Dublin U-15 Hurling Skills Competition in O’Toole Park and to Cliona Hewson on her involvement in the Dublin Camogie’s All-Ireland U-15 Blitz in Abbotstown.

The Club extends its deepest sympathies to Teresa Hannigan on the death of her mother Eithne Quinn, mother-in-law of Declan and grandmother of Laura, Graham and Alex. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

Upcoming: The Club’s internal All-Ireland League Nights begin next Monday evening Aug. 5 with the Finals on Sunday Aug.11. It promises to be another great event with six tournaments catering for girls and boys U-7/U-12. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301 for further information.

The Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Date for the diary – The Official Opening of our long-awaited Clubhouse will take place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.

Castleknock Club Notes July 15-21

July 15 – The Ladies Footballers make it 6 wins out of 6 in the Adult Cup Div.2 by beating St. Patrick’s, Wicklow 4-16 2-13.

July 16 – A good effort by our U-14 Div.5 League Hurlers ends in defeat to Na Fianna 2-5 3-11.

July 17 – The Senior Footballers high-tempo display in AFL2 leads to a 4-15 1-8 win over Naomh Olaf to remain top of Div.2. The AFL4 team lose to St. Sylvester’s by 0-12 1-13 but still have every chance of making the Div.4 play-offs. The Ladies Footballers make in 2 wins in 3 days beating Lucan in a low-scoring Adult Cup Div.2 battle 1-7 1-4. Still unbeaten in the Cup they have already qualified for the Intermediate Shield Semi-Final against St. Maur’s and the League Div.2 Semi-Final. Good win for the Minor Hurlers (MHL3) over Ballyboden 8-9 1-8.

July 18 – Superb display by the AFL9 Footballers in beating Cuala in a top of the table clash 1-17 2-5.

July 19 – Congrats to Dublin U-20 Football Squad member Darragh Warnock on Dublin’s Leinster Final victory over Laois. Another wonderful achievement for one of our up and coming stars.

July 21 – Three wins out of three for the Adult Hurlers. A big win in the AHL3 for our Senior Hurlers 1-26 Kevins 0-14 with a huge game against table-toppers St. Maur’s in Rush this Wednesday (July 24th). The AFL6 hurlers great unbeaten run continues, 8 wins out of 8 games, after a 0-22 0-12 win over Erin’s Isle with 3 rounds left and the AHL9 team followed up with a resounding 3-17 2-9 win over O’Dwyers to stay in second place in Div.9.  In the MFL1 Castleknock’s Minor Footballers lose to Ballyboden 3-13 5-14 to leave them in fourth place in Division 1 with one game left.

Upcoming: Not long to go now to the Club’s internal All-Ireland League Nights (Aug. 5-11). It promises to be another great event with six tournaments catering for girls and boys U-7/U-12. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301 for further information.

Then only a little over a week later the Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Date for the diary – the day we’ve all been waiting for - the Official Opening of our new Clubhouse will take place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.

Castleknock Club Notes July 8-14

July 9 – The OneGoodClub Healthy Eating Workshop (Smoothie Making and Blind Fruit Tasting) held in the Clubhouse Foyer proves a huge success. Lorraine Hagerty and Barbara O’Neill provided a great spread of healthy foods and Dave Kavanagh from Jigsaw Dublin 15 gave a short talk. The 5-week Mental Health and Wellbeing Pilot Programme is now over. Many thanks who everyone who participated.

A Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship draw 4-11 2-17 against Naomh Olaf means Castleknock win their Group and are now guaranteed a Home Quarter-Final likely to be on September 8th. Nice to see the Dublin U-16 Camogie squad training in Somerton after their great win over Clare.

July 10 – Our Senior hurlers were outgunned by Naomh Barróg (0-16 1-20) in the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Somerton although it was much closer than the 7-point margin suggests. Another good win for the Minor Footballers in MFL1 beating Clontarf 2-12 0-15 while our MFL5 team fought out an exciting draw with St. Catherine’s (Erin go Bragh/Westmanstown) 3-13 4-10.

July 11 – Our Junior ‘F’ Hurlers receive a Championship walk-over from O’Dwyers.

July 12 – MFL5 side lose to Naomh Barróg 1-12 6-11.

July 13 – The final touches are put to the Clubhouse walls and floors. Huge thanks to Fergus Kiernan and Jason O’Neill (and the rest of their volunteer team) for all their work over the last few months. Congrats to Hannah Bourke, representing Dublin, on winning the Leinster Camogie U-16 Poc Fada Competition on the slopes of the Sugar Loaf.

July 14 – Great win for MHL1 team 8-21 4-18 in high-scoring game against Oliver Plunketts but no joy for the U-15 Hurling League Div.1 team beaten 3-14 1-14 by Naomh Barróg.

Upcoming: The next big underage competition is the Club’s internal All-Ireland League Nights (Aug. 5-11). It promises to be another great event with six tournaments catering for girls and boys U-7/U-12. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301 for further information.

Date for the diary – the day we’ve all been waiting for - the Official Opening of our new Clubhouse will take place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.

The Club extends its sincere sympathy to Denis Lally on the death of his brother Joe and to our GPO Maria Bergin on the death of her grandaunt. 

Castleknock Club Notes - July 1-7

July 1 – A record 333 boys and girls take part in the Summer Camp in Somerton. Thirty-five coaches under the supervision of Games Promotion Officer Maria Bergin provide buckets of fun in the sun. An added bonus was the visit of Ciarán Kilkenny. The AHL9 hurlers go joint top of Div.9 with a 4-10 4-7 win away to Erin’s Isle.

July 2 – In Div.1 of the U-13 Hurling League Castleknock lose a high scoring game to St. Jude’s 1-13 6-7 while the U-14 Footballers Div.7 lose to a strong Clontarf side.

July 3 – The Ladies Football Adult Cup 5N side beat St. Monica’s 2-11 1-3 in Edenmore to make it 4 wins out of 5 and stay joint top of the table with. The Adult Cup Div.2 team receive a walk-over from Skerries to maintain their unbeaten record of 5 wins from 5.

July 4 – The theme for Week 4 of our OneGoodClub Initiative is Give and as part of that a group of teenagers from the Club visited the Mount Hybla Nursing Home on White’s Road to entertain residents. Emily Igoe, Ava Santa Maria, Dearbhla Quinn, Caoimhe Sawyer, Tomás ‘Mossie’ O’Ceallaigh, Orlaith Higgins and even organiser Barbara O’Neill provided music, song and Irish Dancing as a means of giving to the local community. Thanks to everyone involved. The AHL9 hurlers second game of the week sees a Hugh Hogan last minute goal give Castleknock a deserved draw (2-15 2-15) against St. Finian’s, Swords. No Lotto Jackpot winner. Match 3 Winners €60 each – Gerry Sheerin, Colm Cosgrave, Ciaran Maher, M. Doyle, ‘Chloe’. Next Jackpot €5,400.

July 6 – In spite of Luke Swan’s 1-1 Dublin lose the LMFC Final AET. Everyone in the Club sends their best wishes to Senan Forker who was injured during the game. Senan we all wish you a speedy recovery. A high intensity victory in the AFL2 1-22 1-12 against Lusk keeps Castleknock top of Division 2. Dublin U-14 Camogie involvement for Saoirse Behan and Eimear Sutton and Dublin U-14 Football involvement for David Strappe, Callum Sheridan, Conan Feeney and Bobby Lynch. Proud of you all.

July 7 – Solid 2-12 0-8 win for MHL3 Hurlers over Naomh Fionnbarra including a super-sized point from Finn McAllorum. Great to see Emma Diamond, Eabha Mooney, Aisling O’Neill, Aoife O’Sullivan, Lucy Quinn and Mollie Turner in the Dublin U-16 Camogie panel for their game against Clare in the All-Ireland Championship.   

Upcoming: Registration is now open online for our internal All-Ireland Leagues (Aug. 5-11). Six tournaments from U7-U12 for girls and boys. Registration closes July 14th. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Farrell family on the passing of Gerry, father of Niall and grandfather of Oran, a member of Castleknock and Dublin Minor Football teams. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


Castleknock Weekly Club Notes - June 24-30

June 24 – Take Notice - Week 3 of the OneGoodClub Mental Health Initiative continues with the Malin to Mizen Challenge in which members walk or run around Tir na nÓg, Porterstown or Somerton. Already through Tralee.

June 25 – Congrats to Castleknock Camógs, beating Setanta to add the Adult Junior Cup to their Junior 2 League success. The U-16 FL5 team record good 2-12 3-4 win over Lucan while the U-14 FL1 side get the better of Sylvesters 6-15 3-13.

June 26 – Ger McDermottroe scores 2-9 as Castleknock stay top of AFL2 after a 5-19 1-2 win over St. Pat’s, Palmerstown. The AFL4 side are well beaten by Clanna Gael-Fontenoy 1-19 1-6. In the Adult Cup Div.2 the Ladies Footballers beat Raheny 6-15 0-4 and in the Adult Cup Div.5N they overpower Whitehall 7-13 1-9. Great 0-20 0-18 win for the MHL1 team against Lucan. The MHL3 side finish level against Cuala 0-20 3-11.

June 27 – AFL9 team engineer an amazing comeback from 9 points down with 12 minutes to play to beat TSS 3-12 1-17. Lotto

June 28 – The Girls Feile Football Div.10 team win their Group in the All-Ireland Feile before losing the Quarter-Final to Delco Gaels of the USA. A disappointing outcome but everyone in the Club is immensely proud of our girls’ efforts.

June 29 – Nursery goes on its Summer Break. Aisling and Louise Mahony who have been Nursery Coaches/Organisers for the last 15 years step down. The Club extends its heartfelt thanks to both of them for their years of tireless service in Tir na nÓg and in the Club generally. Go n-eiri an bóthar libh. Disappointment in the Celtic Challenge Hurling Final as in spite of Castleknock’s Matthew Lynam scoring 3 goals (almost 4), Dublin Clarke, also including Evan McSherry lose out to Kerry (3-15 5-16). Tommy McDaniel’s 3 points not enough to save Westmeath from losing to Clare in R.3 All-Ireland Football Qualifier.

June 30 – Big wins in the MFL1 Castleknock 4-14 Kilmacud 0-9 and MFL5N Castleknock 4-20 Fingallians 5-10 plus a walk-over from Peregrines in MFL3. AHL6 hurlers also receive a walk-over to go top of their Division. Many thanks to everyone who supported our OneGoodClub Take Notice Coffee Morning in Castleknock Community Centre. Special thanks to organisers Barbara and Lorraine for making it such an enjoyable morning.

Upcoming: An unprecedented five Castleknock players, Senan Forker, Ben Harding, Oran O’Farrell, Luke Swan and Alex Watson, involved in this Saturday’s LMFC Final v Kildare in Navan. COYBIB. Registration is now open online for our internal All-Ireland Leagues (Aug. 5-11). Six tournaments from U7-U12 for girls and boys. Registration closes July 14th. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301

Castleknock Weekly Club Notes – June 17-23

June 17 – A huge thank you to the Construction Committee of Noel Dillon, Martina Finn, John Conway, Liam O’Flannagain and Niall Tutty who, after years of hard work, handed over the Clubhouse responsibility to the Executive. The Ladies Footballers gain a highly creditable draw 0-15 3-9 against table-toppers Naomh Olaf in the Junior ‘C’ Championship.

June 19 – The Senior Footballers score two goals in the first 4 minutes to see off Naomh Fionnbarra 3-12 1-5 and go top of AFL2. The AFL4 side do equally well beating St. Mark’s 1-24 1-11. Ladies Football Adult Cup Div.2 side make it 3 wins from 3 with a comprehensive 5-9 3-3 win over TSS and making a nice double, in the Adult Cup Div.5 Castleknock beat Ballymun 4-16 1-0 to stay joint top.

June 20 – The AFL9 side get the better of Erin Go Bragh (1-16 0-8) in St. Catherine’s Park to make in 3 wins out of 3 in this week’s AFL’s.

June 21 – Another hugely successful Golf Classic. The Karl Andrews Memorial Cup,presented by Sean Andrews, was won appropriately enough by our main sponsors, Cunninghams, second TLC Nursing Homes and third Donal Waters. Nearest the Pin was Michael Fetherston and Longest Drive was Petrina Smithers. Special thanks to Robyn and Michael Cunningham, William and Aoife Diamond and Westmanstown Golf Club for their greatly appreciated support.

June 22 – Congrats to Ben Harding, Senan Forker (0-1), Luke Swan, Alex Watson and Oran Farrell on their part in Dublin’s LMFC S-F win (0-18 1-11) over Westmeath. Congrats also to Evan McSherry and Matthew Lynam on Dublin Clarke’s win in the Celtic Hurling Challenge Semi-Final. Sadly defeat for Aoife Whelan in the All-Ireland Inter. Camogie Championship, Dublin losing to Kilkenny in the First Round 2-11 2-17. Two of our Senior footballers meet in R.2 Qualifiers with Westmeath’s Tommy McDaniel (0-1) beating Limerick’s Seamus O’Carroll (0-1).

June 23 – Excellent Castleknock win in the MFL Div.1 (4-11 2-14) against Na Fianna completing a double over Na Fianna with the MFL Div.5 winning by a huge margin. Congrats to Ciarán Kilkenny on Dublin’s emphatic Leinster Final win over Meath.

Upcoming: The theme for Week 3 (June 24-30) of our OneGoodClub Mental Health Initiative is Take Notice with the Main Event a Community Coffee Morning in Castleknock Community Centre in Laurel Lodge on Sunday morning June 30th, an opportunity for members to stop and Take Notice of each other and our neighbours throughout Castleknock.

Weekly Club Notes – June 10-16

June 11 – A sensational Castleknock comeback sees them go from 7 points down to win by 11, 2-18 0-13 against St. Judes in the Junior Hurling ‘C’ Championship in Somerton to go top of Group 1. A competitive AFL11South game ends with Castleknock losing out by 2 points to Geraldine Morans, 1-12 2-11.

June 12 – Marvellous Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship win over Kilmacud Crokes 2-14 0-14 to guarantee Castleknock a Quarter-Final place. Ladies Footballers great Adult Cup Div.5 win 4-11 3-13 over Garristown. Castleknock’s involvement with the LGFA’s 5-week-long #OneGoodClub Pilot Programme begins with a well-attended One Good Coach Workshop for Club Coaches given by mental health professionals JigsawDublin15 in the Blanchardstown Library.

June 13 – A terrifically competitive Junior ‘F’ Hurling Championship ends level Castleknock 3-12 Clontarf 3-12 while the U-14 Div.5 team lose out to Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 4-5 2-16.

June 15 – Evan McSherry and Matthew Lynam were on the Dublin Clarke team which beat Tipperary Blue to reach the Corn John Scott (Celtic Challenge) Semi-Final. Darragh Warnock (0-2) played on the Dublin U-20 Footballers who lost to Galway in John Kerins Cup.

June 16 – Second great win in a week for AHL3 hurlers beating Ballyboden 2-20 0-17 and the AHL6 team make it a double over Ballyboden winning by 1-22 1-6.

Upcoming: The Annual Golf Classic takes place this Friday June 21st in Westmanstown Golf Club. A noted innovation this year is the introduction of the Karl Andrews Memorial Cup which will be presented to the winners in recognition of one of our truly great Club members. Everyone is invited to attend the presentation in Westmanstown on Friday evening from 9pm. Still time to be involved by contacting Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – June 3-9

June 4 – Castleknock invited to represent Leinster in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Pilot Programme promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in conjunction with Lidl and Jigsaw.

June 5 – Great displays from Evan McSherry at wing-half-back and forward Matthew Lynam (1-1) as Dublin Clarke overcome Offaly (1-19 1-15) in the Celtic Challenge Hurling competition.

June 6 – Important win for the AFL4 footballers keeping up their top of the table challenge by beating St. Finians Swords 3-10 1-10.

June 8 – The Senior Footballers remain in second place in the AFL2 after a solid 3-13 2-9 win over Round Towers, Clondalkin – Ger McDermottroe scored 1-7.

June 9 – Another fabulous Feile an nGael victory this time for our Div. 3 Hurlers who won the All-Ireland U-14 title in Cork beating their hosts Glen Rovers 1-12 0-3 in the final in Ballincollig. Castleknock had been leading by 7 points when the referee blew prematurely for time but then restarted the match to play out the remaining 5 minutes. Castleknock had earlier beaten Bruff from Limerick 1-4 0-4 in the semi-final and Mount Leinster Rovers in the Quarter-Final in Killeagh 0-5 0-3. In the Group Stages the Castleknock lads drew their first two games against Watergrasshill and Cois Fharraige before easing past Glen Rovers (2-6 2-4) the team they met again in the Final. All in all a memorable weekend even if recording two wins over their wonderful hosts wasn’t really part of the script.

Also on Sunday the Calum Farrell Memorial Cup brought an incredible crowd to Somerton – many thanks to the players, mentors and families of players from Tyrrelstown, St. Peregrines, Erin Go Bragh, St. Brigid’s and St. Oliver Plunkett’s who participated in the U-8’s Football Blitz and stayed on to make it a day to remember. Well done to the organisers of this hugely successful event.

The AFL9 team beat St. Finian’s, Swords 3-18 2-12 to maintain their league challenge. Congrats also to Ciaran Kilkenny on helping Dublin footballers reach yet another Leinster Final.

Upcoming: The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes May 28 – June 2

May 28 – A great 0-20 2-11 win in Cabra for the hurlers over Naomh Fionnbarra moves them up into pole position in AHL6. No joy for the U-13 hurlers however the Div.1 team lose to Ballyboden and the Div.6 side to Cuala. The U-15 hurlers’ second-best display of the year sees them draw with Kilmacud 2-13 1-16.

May 29 – A late Round Towers surge denies Castleknock’s AHL3 Hurlers victory in Clondalkin by 2 points 2-16 1-21. Better news at home as the Ladies League 2 team beat Raheny 2-15 2-8 to stay top of the Division.

May 30 –The U-14 Div.1 team produce their best display so far before losing narrowly 3-7 2-13 to TSS, made up for, to some extent, by the U-16 Div.2 team who beat TSS 3-9 1-10.

May 31 - Huge win for the U-13 Boys Footballers in Div.1 beating Kilmacud 5-12 2-7 to go joint top. Thanks to everyone for organising and supporting our Annual Race Night – great turnout as always.

June 1 – Great day out for the 2006 Boys Hurlers at the P.J. Troy in Whitehall and the 2007 Boys in the Fingallians U-12 Hurling Tournament. Congrats to Alex Watson, Senan Forker and Luke Swan on Dublin’s LMFC Q-F 0-20 1-9 win over Wicklow. No luck however for Seamus O’Carroll (0-2) who was on Limerick’s losing team in the Munster SFC S-F against Cork.

June 2 – Congrats to Dublin hurlers on their win over Carlow and to our U-13 Hurlers Matthew and Dara who played in the Cumann na mBunscol game at half-time.

Upcoming – The Calum Farrell Memorial Cup competition takes place in Somerton on Sunday next June 9th. Funds raised go to purchase defibrillators for participating clubs.

Bookings are now being taken for our own Castleknock Hurling and Football Club Summer Camps (August 19th-23rd) in Tír na nÓg. The Nursery GAA Camp is for those born 2013-2015 and the Standard GAA Camp is for those born 2007-2012. Register through Club Website.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes May 21-27

May 21 – CHAMPIONS!!! The Adult Junior 2 League Camogie team are confirmed League Winners after beating Na Fianna 2-12 1-3 in Glasnevin. The Senior 2 League is over with Castleknock finishing third behind worthy winners Good Counsel and Runners-Up Kilmacud.

May 22 – An evening to forget for the Ladies IFC team as they lose heavily to Clanna Gael/Fontenoy in Somerton. The Junior ‘C’ Championship team do much better but still lose by a point to Whitehall Colmcille, 2-9 1-13.  The Senior Footballers fare better again, also against Whitehall in the AFL Div. 2 pulling away in the ned to win by 3-11 1-13. The AFL4 team lose by a point to a more street-wise Garda outfit in Westmanstown. The MFL5N side record a good win over St. Vincent’s and great to see Evan McSherry and Matthew Lynam (2-1) on the winning Dublin Clarke team against Dublin Plunkett in the Celtic Hurling Challenge (U-17) Tournament.

May 25 – Congrats to Aoife Keane who was part of Dublin’s Ladies Football squad in the All-Ireland U-14 Stage 2 Competition against Monaghan, Down and Armagh in Monaghan. Congrats also to Ciarán Kilkenny and his team-mates on Dublin’s LSFC Q-F win over Louth. Big day too for young referees Eva, Roisin and Emma who made their ‘whistling’ debuts for the U-10’s Camogie teams.

May 26 – A successful Sunday morning sees an AFL2 victory over Raheny (1-10 1-8) and an AFL4 win over St. Monica’s (3-22 1-6). The afternoon brings more good news as in the AFL9 Castleknock overcomes Portobello 2-6 0-8.

Upcoming – Don’t forget the Club Race Night is being held in Kavanagh’s, Laurel Lodge this Friday, May 31st.

The Calum Farrell Memorial Cup, a great family day being organised to celebrate the life of one of our 2012 Boys, will be held in Somerton on Sunday June 10th.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.

Castleknock Club Notes May 13-19

May 13 – Castleknock and Whitehall share an amazing 14 goals in the U15 Football Div.2 League but Whitehall shade it on points, 7-10 7-7.

May 14 – Senior 2 Camogie lose a tight match, 2-10 3-9, against Naomh Mearnog but the Junior 2 side continue their winning ways with a 6-13 1-1 win over St. Anne’s to become Champions Elect. In the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Castleknock experience a first defeat going down 0-17 1-17 to new table-toppers St. Joseph’s/OCB.

May 15 – In a marvellous contest Castleknock beat Naomh Olaf, 1-28-1-22, in the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship. A slow start left Castleknock Ladies IFC team with too much to do to catch Cuala, 2-5 3-15. Congrats to Alex Watson, Senan Forker, Luke Swan (0-3) and Ben Harding on Dublin’s LMFC win 2-13 0-13 over Offaly. Congrats too to Matthew Lynam who was named Best and Fairest player in Dublin Clarke’s Celtic Hurling Challenge (U-17) victory over Laois.

May 16 – Huge Junior ‘F’ Hurling Championship win for Castleknock over Civil Service.

May 17 – Well done to Hannah Bourke on winning the Dublin Puc Fada in Howth.

May 18 – Massive Ladies Football Féile day with both the Div.2 and the Div.10 teams qualifying for the Semi-Finals. No luck for the Div.2 team but the Div.10 side go through to the Final. Good AHL3 win for the Senior Hurlers beating Naomh Mearnog 2-14 0-16.

May 19 – Cian Boyle grabs 1-12 as the AHL6 team overcome Kilmacud by 3-18 3-14 in a classic in Somerton. An afternoon to remember as the Div.10 girls win a thrilling Féile Final beating St. Margaret’s in O’Toole Park. The Féile magic lives on.

Sincere sympathy to Dearbhla Lennon on the death of her uncle Philip Lonergan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Upcoming – A Club Race Night is being held in Kavanagh’s, Laurel Lodge on Friday, May 31st.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – May 7 – May 12

May 7 – A great Camogie double to start the week, with a Senior 2 League win over Cuala by 2-13 0-8 and the Junior 2 League team beating St.Brigid’s to make it 7 wins out of 7 in Cup and League.

May 8 – A thrilling Ladies Football Intermediate Championship debut for Castleknock ends in a 3-9 3-9 draw with Clann Mhuire – Ciara Murray grabs all 3 Castleknock goals. In the Ladies Junior ‘C’ Championship Ballyboden edge a well fought game, 5-8 2-13 while Castleknock’s Senior Footballers lose a competitive game for the first time in 2019 going down by 0-9 0-14 to St. Sylvester’s in Malahide. The AFL Div.4 side lose by a point 0-11 1-9 to Cuala.

May 9 – The AFL Div.9 Footballers maintain their unbeaten league run with a 1-12 0-12 win over Sylvester’s in Broomfield. The U-13 Div.2 hurlers defeat Naomh Barrog but the U-13 Div.5 team lose to Lucan. No Jackpot Lotto winner – next week’s Jackpot €3,800 – one Match 3 Winner €300 – Barbara Devlin.

May 11 – Luke Swan and Conor Murray share in Dublin’s Leinster MHC draw with Wexford to qualify for the Leinster Semi-Final. Congrats also to Senior Footballer Seamus O’Carroll who helps end Limerick’s 7-year Munster SFC drought with a shock win over Tipperary.

Saturday was also a big day in Portlaoise with Eimear, Saoirse and Aoife representing Castleknock in the U-14 Camagie Blitz and hurlers Callum Sheridan, Sean Doyle and Dylan Clarke being on the Dublin U-14 team that beat Galway. A great occasion for everyone concerned.

Work was begun on the Clubhouse Patio with some serious manhours put in by Mick Lynch, Alan Rushe, Patrick McKeown and Emmet McGarvey. Thanks to everyone concerned.

May 12 – The Senior Footballers got back on track in the AFL Div.2 with a workmanlike 3-7 0-5 win over Scoil Úi Chonaill. The AFL Div.4 team have 11 points to spare over Na Fianna (5-11 2-9) to keep their League challenge very much alive. The AFL Div.9 team lost to Rosmini Gaels (0-8 1-16) but the AFL Div.11S side beat St. James’s Gaels (1-16 0-5). Alfie Sawyer made a cameo appearance and a clash of jerseys forced Castleknock as the home team to wear their jerseys inside out. Not a great fashion statement if the truth be told.

Mixed news in the MHL - Div.1 Castleknock 4-22 Thomas Davis 4-15. Div.3 Castleknock lost to O’Toole’s. Div.4N Castleknock lost to St. Peregrine’s.

Upcoming – A Club Race Night is being held in Kavanagh’s, Laurel Lodge on Friday, May 31st.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – April 30 – May 6

April 30 – Féile week begins with a 2-6 3-8 defeat for the Castleknock Camogie Senior 2 League team against a pacey Kilmacud side while at the same time the Junior 2 League team has a point to spare 1-9 2-5 over St. Finian’s. An exciting 4-15 6-7 win the same evening for the U-14 Girls footballers against Cuala.

May 1 – The Ladies Footballers Div.2 team lose a high-scoring thriller to O’Dwyer’s out in Balbriggan, 6-7 5-13. The Ladies Div.5 team beat St. Finian’s/St. Margaret’s 6-13 0-4 to bring their League tally to 20-49 in 4 games. Two goals apiece for Aoife Delaney and Rachel Slater.

May 4 – A disappointing Féile for both Boys teams. The Div.1 Boys fail to get out of a strong group out in Silverpark (well done Kilmacud who won Div.1 out) and it is just as hard in Somerton for the Div.6 Boys (congrats to St. Maur’s who won Div.6). Many thanks to all our players, parents and mentors. Congrats to Conor Murray and Luke Swan on Dublin’s Leinster MHC win over Offaly (1-23 1-10). Luke goals for the third Dublin game in a row. A Senior ‘B’ SHC defeat (0-13 3-19) out in Shankill as Cuala produce some flawless hurling.

May 5 – Two Championship wins out of two as the Junior ‘C’ Hurlers get the better of St. Sylvester’s in Somerton (1-15 1-3). Brian Carter’s ‘wonder’ goal the highlight. Victory for the MFL1 team against Skerries (1-14 2-10) as last gasp points from Cian Boyle and Ronan McCann help sneak the win. In the MFL3 a remarkable game sees Castleknock go from 5 goals down to almost grab a win but Clanna Gael Fontenoy just hold on to win it 6-9 6-6. MFL5N 0-10 Whitehall 2-11.

May 6 - Congrats  to Hannah Bourke on qualifying for the Dublin Camogie Poc Fada Juvenile Final on May 17.

Upcoming: The Annual CCC Plant Sale is on next weekend – May 11/12 – Club members are asked to give their support.
The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008. 


Castleknock Club Notes April 23-28

April 23 – Congrats to the club’s Dublin Minor Footballers Alex Watson, Senan Forker, Luke Swan and Ben Harding on their Leinster Championship win over Meath (4-10 2-10), Luke grabbing 1-1 late on to seal the win.

April 24 – A terrific battling win over St. Vincent’s (3-8 0-14) in Round 2 of the SFC, Shane Boland, Gerard McDermottroe and Kevin Stephenson the goal-scorers on a never to be forgotten night in Malahide ensuring a fourth successive SFC Quarter-Final slot as a result. Not such a good evening for our Minor Footballers however, the Div.1 team losing 1-15 3-15 to St. Sylverster’s, the Div.3 side going down by 1-8 4-12 to neighbours St. Brigid’s and the Div.5N team losing 2-5 3-8 to St. Paul’s. Better news for the Ladies 1 Footballers as they register a hard fought 3-11 3-09 win over Clann Mhuire in the Adult Div.2 Cup and a huge 7-13 1-04 win over St. Monica’s for our Ladies 2 Footballers in the Adult League Div.5.

April 25 – No Jackpot Winner – Next week’s Jackpot €3,400 – Match 3 Winners receive €75 each – Terry Buckley, Darren Martin, Valery McSherry and Ronan Travers.

April 27th – Disappointment for Conor Murray (0-1) and Luke Swan (1-0), following on his goal for the Minor footballers on Tuesday, as Dublin go down by 2-8 0-15 in the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship v Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. Sadly no joy either for Aisling O’Neill (0-2) or Lucy Quinn who were on the Dublin U-16 Ladies Football team beaten by Meath (2-5 3-9) in the Leinster Final in Ballymore Eustace. Congrats to Cliona Hewson on being part of the Dublin Camogie U-15 Development squad’s trip to Wexford.

April 28th – One to forget for the Junior 1 Footballers as they were outplayed 2-6 1-20 by Ballinteer St. John’s in R.2 of the Championship. Better news from the Blakestown Road as the JFC3 team recorded a hard fought 1-14 1-10 win over St. Peregrine’s to keep their Group hopes alive. The JFC5 team lost their rearranged match against Clanna Gael Fontenoy 1-6 1-15, a notable feature of the game being the return to competitive action of Eoghan O’Callaghan a member of the club’s first Adult Football team back in 1998. MHL Div.1 Castleknock 1-7 St. Vincent’s 4-21 MHL Div.3 Castleknock 2-9 Skerries 4-19.

Upcoming – next Saturday Castleknock hosts the Dublin Div.6 Boys Football Féile in Somerton. Volunteers welcome. Contact: juvenileboyschair@castleknock.net.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – April 15-22

April 15 – The Easter Camp dominates the week. Great job by GPO Maria Bergin  in getting everyone in out of the rain in the morning and everyone back outdoors in the afternoon.

April 16 – Dublin football star Brian Howard makes a welcome Easter Camp appearance. Double delight – two fine camogie victories over St. Vincent’s – Senior 2 League Castleknock 1-10 St. Vincent’s 1-07 and Junior 2 League Castleknock 2-04 St. Vincent’s 0-02 to make it 5 wins in-a-row.

April 17 – The Ladies Football ‘B’ team make it 2 League wins from 2 by beating Ballymun Kickhams away 3-13 3-09 in the Adult League Div.5. Our deepest sympathy to Jenny, Danny and Conor Kelly on the death of Jenny’s mother Anne Marie Benson. Ár dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

April 18 – Final day of another a hugely successful Easter Camp all thanks to GPO Maria Bergin, her 28 Coaches and the many inspirational guests who dropped in. U-15 Div.1 Hurling League – Clinical Castleknock record massive 3-25 2-05 win over St. Jude’s (Adam Kelly 3-4 Neil Hogan 0-11).

No Lotto Jackpot winner - €3,200 next week – Match 3 winners JP Lee Cheong, Patricia Mooney and Ruth Holmes receive €100 each.

April 20 – Thanks to everyone for helping out with the Annual Somerton Spring Clean.

April 22 – Big day in Kilmacud at the Camogie Féile Skillstar event for Alison Callinan, Eimear Sutton and Sarah McMenamin. Making us all proud.

Upcoming – on April 27th Ann Carolan leads a team of 10 up Carrauntoohil in Kerry to raise funds for The Mater Foundation. All contributions gratefully received at any time.

A date for the Diary – the Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. The Golf Classic Committee would like to thank all sponsors and returning teams for their continuing support. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes - April 06-14

April 06 - U-8 Boys Hurling Blitz at Somerton and Collinstown – medals and goodie bags all round. Good opening round win in the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship – Castleknock 1-17 Thomas Davis 2-12 – match interrupted by Garda pursuit of lorry speeding through Somerton. Congrats to Senior footballer Tommy McDaniel on winning NFL Div.3 title with his native Westmeath to add to the O’Byrne Cup medal he won earlier in the year when Westmeath beat Dublin (including our own Shane Boland) in the Final.

April 07 - A late Castleknock point beats Erin’s Isle 0-13 0-12 in windy conditions in Finglas in the Junior Hurling ‘C’ Championship. In the afternoon Raheny proved much too strong for our Third team hurlers in the Junior Hurling ‘F’ Championship in Somerton 6-11 1-7. The Adult Camogie League Div.2 team produced a terrific display to beat Raheny 4-12 2-11.

Excellent League wins for both Minor Football league teams in Somerton. Div.1 Castleknock 5-17 Thomas Davis 2-14. Div.3 Castleknock 3-11 Templeogue Synge Street 1-7.

April 08 - Great turn-out for LGFA Referees Course. Plenty of future whistlers.

April 10 - Our sympathies go out to the families and friends of Michael Murphy, Monkstown, Co. Cork and Michael Lynch, Co. Kerry. Ár dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Féile teams received their tops – excitement mounting.

Big First Round win in the Senior Football Championship in bitterly cold Clondalkin. Castleknock 1-18 Ballinteer St. John’s 1-11 (Tommy McDaniel 0-7 Seamus O’Carroll 1-2).

League wins for our Ladies Football teams. The Senior team beat Clann Mhuire by 3 points and the ‘B’ team beat Whitehall 5-10 0-7.

April 11 – No Lotto Jackpot winner - €3,000 next week. €100 Winners – Aidan McGivern, Joe Murray, Ronan Murray. Order tickets from Lisa @086-1022296 before 9pm on May 11th for LSHC Dublin v Wexford in Parnell Park on Sunday May 19th at 3pm.

April 12 - The Contractor’s handover of the new Clubhouse took place today, a hugely significant event in Club history. Special thanks to the hard-working Committee who brought it about: Noel Dillon; Martina Finn; John Conway; Liam Ó Flannagáin and Niall Tutty.

April 13 – The Div.2 Féile Boys Hurling team beat Erin’s Isle (2-5 0-8), Kevin’s (4-5 1-4) and Naomh Barróg (3-4 1-3) to go through to the Div.2 Semi-Final in which they beat St. Sylvesters. In spite of beating Na Fianna our Div.5 side lose to Scoil Úi Chonaill, St. Mark’s and Westmanstown Gaels and so fail to make it to the knock-out stages.

Castleknock Ladies Football teams combine to play Australian Rules in great bonding exercise in DCU.

April 14th – Fabulous Féile success for our Div.2 Boys Hurling team beating Erin’s Isle 2-5 0-2 at Blakestown Road. Disappointing day for our Junior Footballers in the Championship’  

JFC1 Castleknock 1-11 Kilmacud Crokes 2-12

JFC3 Castleknock 0-03 Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 0-14

JFC5 Referee failed to turn-up

Minor Hurling Hurling League results:

A big win in the MHL1 away to Raheny – FT – Castleknock 2-14 Raheny 0-04

Castleknock outgunned by Erin’s Isle in MHL3 – FT Castleknock 1-11 Erin’s Isle 5-10

Castleknock lost out by a point to St. Brigid’s in MHL4 North. – FT Castleknock 2-5 St. Brigid’s 1-9

Further details elsewhere on www.castleknock.net

Report: Kevin Mallon



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