Junior A Hurlers take on St. Judes

Junior A Hurlers take on St. Judes

Castleknock 1-13 St Judes 0-13. 

On Wednesday evening last our Junior A Hurlers took on St. Judes of Templeogue in a must win fixture as regards Championship placings for the quarter finals.
Missing several key men due to injury and work commitments, this was going to be a tall order for the home team. 

With Ciaran Kilkenny at no. 14, St. Judes played an extra defender in an effort to curtail his strength and ability. He still scored the opening point with a fine turn of speed and a nice shot off his left side. The game was being played at a fast pace, helped by the excellent state of the Somerton pitch. Shane Boland, Eoghan Quinn and impressive centre forward Ciaran OBrien slotted over points for the home side. The determined visitors, led by the top class Paul Kelly and Brian Daly were always in touch, and at half time the home side led by the minimum 07 to 06. 

The good sized crowd were entertained to a fine second half with both sides going hell for leather to try and secure victory. After both sides exchanged points, the crucial
score came after Conor Corcoran he caught and cleared a fine ball to Ian Cleary who found Ciaran Kilkenny with a neat pass. After being fouled about 25 yards out, he took the free himself and blasted it to the net. St. Judes threw everything they had into the last ten minutes, but the home defence were up to the task and at the final whistle the score read Castleknock 1-13 St Judes 0-13. 

Castleknock: B. Lawlor, C. Murray, J. Martin, E. Forrest, I. Cleary, C. Corcoran, E. Shiel, P. Hamill, S. Boland, C. ODwyer, C. OBrien, J. Redmond, E. Quinn, C. Kilkenny, G. Mulryan.