Castleknock Senior Footballers claim top spot in Group stages
Update from Dublin GAA
In Group Four of the Senior One Championship, Castleknock claimed a 1-11 to 0-6 win at the expense of Round Tower Lusk to finish on top of the pile.
In spite of their reversal to Whitehall Colmcille in the last round, a superior head-to-head record gives them an edge over both the northsiders and Lucan Sarsfields after all three teams ended the group on four points.
Following early traded scores between Round Towers attacker James Hanratty and Tommy McDaniel, Eoin Sawyer arrowed a shot to the top left-hand corner of the net on 10 minutes for a Castleknock goal. While a brace of Kieran McKitterick points kept their Lusk counterparts in the running, three unanswered points from the impressive Ger McDermottroe offered Castleknock a 1-4 to 0-3 advantage heading into the break.
McDermottroe ended the opening period with three points to his name and went on to double his tally when the action resumed. McDaniel and Kevin Stephenson also added points in advance of the returning Ciaran Kilkenny contributing two impressive scores off the bench.
McKitterick, Killian Healy and Adam Caul split the uprights for a spirited Round Towers in the second half, but they ultimately suffered their third defeat of the campaign.