Adult Hurling vs Erins Isle

Adult Hurling vs Erins Isle
Sun, 9th March 2003
Result: 2-17 to 0-04

A fantastic victory for the Adult Hurlers in their first ever outing against Erins Isle.

Castleknock 2-17 Erins Isle 0-04

On their first ever competitive game Castleknock’s adult hurling team won an emphatic victory against an overwhelmed Erins Isle team. Before a ball was even thrown in, Castleknock were starting off on the right foot, with a good turn out, new kit and rousing speeches before the game.A lot of hard work had already gone into this team,and a lot of credit has to go the likes of Mick Daly, Martin Mangin, Paddy Wade, Donal Cuningham and Dermot O’ Callaghan. And the team thanked them with an excellent start to the year.

There were some pictures taken before the game, however some of the players aren’t the prettiest so they have been sent for professional ‘air-brushing’ before they can be published on the web site.

When the ball was thrown in, Castleknock started brightly and even though they were playing into a strong wind they were immediately gaining the upper hand. With the backs weathering a few early storms it was up to the forwards to show what they could do, and when Mick Daly scored a superb point it set the tone for the rest of the game. The forwards grew in confidence and with James (Seamus) Lacey, Mick Daly and Donnacha Howard, all playing out of their skin in the half forward line, Castleknock were never going to be in trouble.Even with an injury to midfielder Ken Walsh Castleknock’s momentum was never broken, and with a superb goal from Paddy Wade before the break, things were looking good at half time.

The second half was a totally one-sided affair, with Castleknock always on top. Best displays for Castleknock came from Captain Paul Morrisey, Mick Guiney, Thomas Corcoran, Mick Daly and Seamus Lacey.

Team: Simon Cahill, Martin Griffen, Paul Morrisey Capt, Terry O Brien, Micheal Coleman, Mick Guiney, Keith O Brien, Thomas Corcoran, Ken Walsh, James Lacey, Mick Daly, Donnach Howard, Colm Phelan, Paddy Wade, John O Brien, John Haname, Eoin O Reilly, Colm O Dea, Martin Mangin.