Minor Football vs Round Towers Lusk

Minor Football vs Round Towers Lusk
Sun, 12th February 2006

Result: 3-06 to 1-15

A fourteen point haul for full forward Rory Corcoran kept an injury hit Castleknock minor team on track for a win on Sunday morning in Lusk. With forward Mark McConnell an absentee and ever present full back Peter Mulcrone injured in the warm up, Castleknock were under the cosh from the off.

Both teams were hit by injuries so the managers agreed to start the game with thirteen players each. Castleknock got off to the best possible start with a goal from Paul Hughes inside two minutes. Lusk however responded with two goals, one from a penalty, and a point in quick succession to really pile the pressure on the Castleknock boys. To add insult to injury Castleknock’s ever dependable goalkeeper Alex Griffith was forced off with a wrist injury sustained tipping a powerful shot over the bar. Half forward Stephen Maher was the brave soul who offered his services in goal. Before half time Corcoran and Hughes tacked on a few more scores to leave Castleknock two adrift at the break.

Lusk started the second half on the back foot, with wing forward Conor Deasy winning a lot of ball in midfield, and laying it off to Corcoran for the scores that pushed Castleknock into the lead. Castleknock started to dominate the game with Gerard Geraghty playing through the pain barrier, and newcomers Gary Feely and Anthony Corbett coping well in the forward line.
The lead changed hands constantly over the course off the second half.

Corcoran, however, kept tacking on the scores and Castleknock looked home and hosed until a goal from Lusk left them only a point in arrears and made the last few minutes anxious ones for the Castleknock players before Corcoran scored the insurance point.

Castleknock Scorers: R.Corcoran 0-14, P.Hughes 1-1.

Castleknock: A.Griffith (A.Corbett, 15 mins),R.Moore, P.Mulcrone, R. Fanning, D.Stewart, E.Dineen, D.Griffin, G.Geraghty, K.Brady, S.Maher, C.Deasy, P.Hughes, R.Corcoran, G.Feely.