Junior A Football vs Beann Eadair

Junior A Football vs Beann Eadair
Sun, 12th June 2005
Result: 1-10 to 0-08

Castleknock claimed an important victory over Beann Eadair away in Howth on Sunday morning. The views might have been spectacular but at times the football wasn’t pretty. However Barry Farrelly was once again on form and his scores came at vital times for Castleknock to seal a second league victory in a week.

Playing into a stiff breeze and without several first team regulars out through injury Castleknock managed to keep Beann Eadair down to 4 points in a tight first half. Two great scores from John Greene, who sustained a shoulder injury and had to be replaced in the second half ensured Castleknock went in at half time two points to the good.

In the second half Castleknock managed to stay in front thanks largely to many wides by a generous opposition. The pivotal moment in the game came with ten minutes left when Niall Tutty blocked, Paddy O’Brien won the loose ball and fed Barry Farrelly who released the speedy sub, Paddy Gaffney who riffled to the bottom left giving the goalie no chance.

Throughout the second half the Castleknock defense led by Alan Rafferty and Brian Kelly were resolute blocking and clearing down field when needed. Castleknock’s injury plagued team lost Ambrose Galligan, John Greene and Brian Grant during the course of the action.

On a brighter note, debutant Rory Corcoran earned and converted a free in the dying moments to round off a solid display. All in all, this match was good preparation for championship next Tuesday 22nd out in Marlee Park against Ballinteer St Johns.

Castleknock: C Gallagher, S McCabe, A Rafferty, M Griffin, D Leyden, B Kelly, A Galligan, B Grant, P O’Brien (0-1), S Keoghan, D Smith (0-1), J Greene (0-2), R Corcoran (0-1), B Farrelly (0-5), N Tutty

Subs; P Gaffney (1-0), L Finucane, J Smith, J Corkery