Adult Hurling vs O'Dwyers

Adult Hurling vs O’Dwyers
Sun, 18th April 2004
Result: 1.09 to 1.07

Castkleknock Senior Hurlers beat O’Dwyers.

Castleknock’s unbeaten start to the season continued in Porterstown last Sunday. A gutsy performance meant that another two points were secured, leaving the Hurlers in a great position in the cup. The step up in hurling was again evident as a fast game with fair tough tackling.

The first half was a close encounter with some excellent scores not least a wonder goal by Kieran O’Dwyer, who doubled on the ball some forty yards out. When the player was interviewed after the game, he had “one eye on the ball, one eye on the keeper off his line, decided on a controlled swing, made sweet contact as the sliotar looped over the goalkeeper.

O’Dwyers to their credit came back and points were exchanged, with Timmy Dawson notching up two fine scores. Notably the Castleknock backs were up to their task with the majority of O’Dwyers scores coming from frees, but five minutes before the break and amidst a jungle of players the ball somehow ended up in the back of the Castleknock net. Mick Geeney was again having a towering game at centre back and proceeded to put it straight over the bar from his own half. Shortly afterwards Paul Morrissey powered his way through and pointed. Castleknock were shading it and were ahead by one point at half time.

Halftime score Castleknock 1-5 O’Dwyers 1-4.

Changes were made as players moved positions and others were brought on most notably Michael Stokesy (fresh from his high altitude training in the States) who had an immediate impact. He caused mayhem every time he got the ball and won numerous frees throughout the half, which Cuain Mac Aogain expertly placed between the posts, thus ensuring that Castleknock always just maintained the lead. More changes where made as rest of the squad were given a chance to show what they could do. That electric dynamo from Tipperary, Paddy Wade was unlucky not to score when he showed great determination to win the ball back, unfortunately the hurl was on the ground and the football kick went just wide! (you’d know he played in goals for the footballers)

Overall it was a great win for Castleknock with good performances all round.

Final Score Castleknock 1-9 O’Dywers 1-7

Scorers : Cuain MacAogain, 0-5, Kieran O’Dywer 1-0, Timmy Dawson 0-2, Michael Geeney 0-1, Paul Morrissey 0-1