Castleknock lose out to Thomas Davis in Dublin SFC Quarter-Final
Go Ahead Senior 1 Club Football C’ship Quarter final
FT: Castleknock 0-05 v Thomas Davis 1-12
Photos: Niall O’Connell
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2019 finalists Thomas Davis completed the semi-final line-up with a comprehensive 1-12 to 0-5 win over Castleknock in the second game at Parnell Park on Sunday.
Having earned a place in the knockout rounds with a dramatic group stage victory against St Jude’s 15 days earlier, Davis’ set out their stall with a powerful opening period showing. Thanks to scoring contributions from Fionn Murray (two), Conor Guilfoyle, Eamon Conroy, Sean Farrelly, Cian Murphy and Eoin Kirby, the Tallaght men brought a 0-7 to 0-2 lead into the dressing rooms.
Ger McDermottroe and Rob Shaw were the ones to find the range for Castleknock in the first half, and even though Tommy McDaniel, Kevin Stephenson and Eoin O’Brien also raised white flags on the restart, the Somerton Park side were ultimately second best. Whereas Dublin footballer Ciaran Kilkenny was denied by Davis’ netminder Robert Crilly, Conroy found the net at the opposite end on 42 minutes.