Weekly Club Notes 2019

Castleknock Club Notes – 25 Nov – Dec.01

Nov.25 – Many thanks to Dublin footballer Sean Bugler, assisted by our GPO Maria Bergin, for bringing the Sam Maguire and Brendan Delaney Cups to St. Patrick’s, Diswellstown, St. Mochtas and Scoil Oilibheir to share the 5-in-a-row excitement with all the pupils and teachers. Our Annual General Meeting is held in the Clubhouse for the first time. Congrats to Kevin O’Shaughnessy who takes over as Chairman from Charlie Spillane. Thanks to everyone who helped make the night such a success. 

Nov.28 – Castleknock HFC in conjunction with Castleknock Cycling Club hosts a hugely informative Pieta House Mental Health talk given by Alan Farrell in the Clubhouse. No Lotto Jackpot Winner. Next week’s Jackpot €2,600. Four Match 3 Winners get €75 each – Paul Brennan, Alan Cooke, Gerard McDermottroe and Stephen O’Reilly. Lucky Dip €30 goes to Mary and Angela. 

Nov.29 – Congrats to Senior Footballer James Sherry MISPC on opening Somerton Physiotherapy in the new Clubhouse. This is a great new service for Club members and the local community in general. Appointments 085-2455600. 

Nov.30 – New Club Chairman Kevin O’Shaughnessy’s first official function sees the launch of our new Juvenile jerseys sponsored by DNG Castleknock. Well done to everyone involved in the U-13 footballers Charity Match in aid of the Gavin Glynn Foundation in Somerton. Special thanks to referee Luke McCann and the team mentors Ben Harding, Luke Swan, Daniel Murphy and Conor Murray from our Championship winning Minor team. Giving back. Best wishes from everyone in Castleknock to Jim Gavin on his retirement as Dublin Senior Football team Manager. Jim’s contribution to Dublin football has been immense and we are indebted to him for all that he has done for the game in Dublin in recent years.

Dec.1 – In spite of a real battling display Castleknock’s U-18 Camogie team lose the Div.1 Shield Final 2-6 2-16 to St. Vincent’s to bring down the curtain on what was otherwise a terrific year for Camogie in the Club. Please note: All Club pitches are closed for matches and training from Dec.1 until Jan.13 at the earliest. Looking forward to seeing you all back playing again in the New Year.

The Club would like to express its condolences to the Kelly family on the death of Terry Kelly, beloved father of Minor Mentor Kieran Kelly and grandfather of Club members Cian, Tomás and Ailbhe.

Upcoming: CPR Course in Clubhouse in Somerton. The Club in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation is running three CPR Courses on Dec.4 th open to the entire community. The courses last for one hour and are free. Course 1. 5-6pm. Course 2. 6.30-7.30pm Course 3. 8-9pm. Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWWJTGN


Castleknock Club Notes – Nov 18-24

Nov.18 – The Minor Football Management team of Declan Hannigan, Gerry Kindlon, Mick Marren and John Kilkenny expresses gratitude to everyone who helped throughout the year – the players, the Backroom team and the parents for making 2019 such a great year for Minor Football and Hurling in the Club culminating in the Minor ‘A’ Football Championship success. Click here for info >>>

Nov.19 – Congrats to our four senior Footballers who have been named among the 2019 Dublin Bus/Herald Football Stars Nominees. Rob Shaw has been named among the Full-Back Line Nominees, Tom Quinn in the Half-Back Line, Ciaran Kilkenny in the Half-Forward Line and Tommy McDaniel in the Full-Forward Line. Best of luck to them all.

Nov.20 – Delighted to welcome our neighbours St. Brigid’s and Oliver Plunkett/Eoghan Ruadh to Somerton for their vital AFL1 Play-off match and now that our Clubhouse is up and running we look forward to hosting similarly high-profile games in Somerton in due course.

Nov.21 – Great night in the Clubhouse at the DEFIB Presentations on behalf of the Farrell family to the clubs who participated in the Callum Farrell Memorial Competition during the summer. Huge thanks goes to the organising committee who put so much time and effort into such a worthy cause. We are all in their debt. No Lotto Jackpot Winner. Next week’s Jackpot is €2,400. Five Match 3 Winners each receive €60 – John Greene, Joanne McCann, Ger McCann, Sean Murray and Voila. Lucky Dip €30 goes to Tina Breen.

Nov.22 – Celebration time as Christine ‘Chrissie’ Kenny, one of the stars of our Intermediate Camogie Championship success is married to Peter McKenna. Congrats from everyone in the Club.

Nov.23 – Congrats to Castleknock U-16 Footballers on winning the U-16 ‘B’ Shield beating Parnells in the Final to bring down the curtain on a fantastic year for them. Congrats as well to Cliona Hewson on being called up to the Dublin Camogie U-16 Squad for 2020.

Nov.24 – The Minor Footballers Championship success was celebrated in style in the Clubhouse when all Minor players, their parents and mentors came together to cut the cake in recognition of a terrific year’s success. Paintballing next stop.

Upcoming: The Club AGM is being held in the Clubhouse, Somerton on Monday, Nov.25.

The Castleknock HFC, in conjunction with Castleknock Cycling Club, is holding a Pieta House Mental Health talk in the Clubhouse in Somerton on Thursday Nov.28 from 7-8.30pm. The talk given by Alan Farrell will include information about maintaining our own mental health and wellbeing through self-care and stress management. The talk is free but you need to register – click here for info >>>

CPR Course in Clubhouse in Somerton. The Club in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation is running three CPR Courses on Dec.4th open to the entire community. The courses last for one hour and are free. Course 1. 5-6pm. Course 2. 6.30-7.30pm Course 3. 8-9pm. 
Click here for info >>>

Castleknock Club Notes – Nov 11-17

Nov.11 – Castleknock’s U-18 Ladies Footballers produce an amazing 13-point turnaround, going from 6 points down to win by 7, 4-9 2-8, in the Div.2 Shield Semi-Final against Fingallians in Somerton. Castleknock now meet St. Finian’s Swords in the Shield Final.

Nov.13 – As always, the Juvenile Awards Night in Westmanstown is a huge success. Many thanks to the Girls’ Juvenile Chairperson Gerry O’Connor, Boys’ Juvenile Chairperson Jason Sweeney and their army of helpers for providing another superbly organised event.  Thanks too to MC’s Maria Bergin and Jim Roche and to our senior team representatives, from Ladies Football Jenny Hickey, from Camogie Bronagh Quinn and from Football Colm Neville, for making the presentations on the night. Great to have our sponsors DNG Castleknock in attendance as well.

Nov.14 – A third match in five days proves just too much for the Minor Camogie team who go down to St. Vincent’s, 2-4 5-14. The scorers on the night were Ebha Mooney (1-0), Aisling Kenny (1-0), Cara Feeney (0-2), Rebecca Cassidy (0-1) and Sophie Browne (0-1).

No Lotto Jackpot Winner. Next week’s Jackpot €2,200. There were 11 Match 3’s who win €30 each – Maria Carroll, Noel Daly, Jen Dolan, Barry Egan, Michael Feehily, Ben Mulcahy, Finbarr Murphy, Mick Neville, Nadiya Ostapiv, James Sherry and Kelvin Watson. Lucky Dip €30 goes to Paddy Morris. 

Nov.16 – Congrats to the U-12 Boys Hurlers on winning the Div.10 League Play-off against Thomas Davis coming back from two goals down to win by 3-4 2-3. Well done to the players, mentors and parents on a terrific success. Congrats too to the U-16 Footballers on beating Thomas Davis 4-8 1-7 to reach the ‘B’ Shield Final against Parnells next Saturday Nov.23. Time and Venue TBC.

Nov.17 –Heroes all on a wonderful morning in O’Toole Park as our Minor ‘A’ Footballers become 2019 Dublin Minor Football Champions beating Thomas Davis 2-16 0-16 in a pulsating Final. Luke Swan (1-2), Conor Chawke (0-4), Conor Murray (0-4) and Senan Forker (1-0) were the team’s top scorers. This historic success marks only the second time Castleknock has won this title and so enormous credit is due to all concerned, the entire playing panel, the Managers Declan Hannigan and Gerry Kindlon and the extensive team who provided the huge support it takes to win a County Championship at this level.

Not such a lucky morning however for the U-16 Girls Footballers who lost the Div.1 Shield Semi-Final to St. Vincent’s or the U-15 Camogie team who went down to Erin’s Isle in the Div.2 Championship Final in St. Anne’s Park.

Upcoming: The DEFIB Presentations take place in the Castleknock Hotel, 7-9pm on Thursday Nov.21. All the clubs who participated will be present.

The Club AGM is being held on Monday, Nov.25 in the Clubhouse in Somerton.

The Castleknock HFC, in conjunction with Castleknock Cycling Club, is holding a Pieta House Mental Health talk in the Clubhouse on Thursday Nov.28 from 7-8.30pm. Alan Farrell’s talk will include information about maintaining our own mental health and wellbeing through self-care and stress management. The talk is free but you need to register at https://www.facebook.com/events/399799554306988/.

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Castleknock Club Notes – Nov 4–10

Nov.4 – Congrats to Aoife Whelan on becoming the first Castleknock player to be called up to Dublin Senior Camogie training. A proud moment for us all.

Nov.5 – Terrific win for Castleknock ‘B’ Camogie team beating St. Brigid’s 3-11 0-7 in the Div.3 Championship Final in Abbotstown. The victory completes a remarkable treble of League, Cup and now Championship success. Amazingly the team remained unbeaten throughout 2019, 19 wins in 19 matches, in itself a huge achievement.

Nov.7 – At long last we have a Jackpot Winner. Congrats to Kevin Race who wins €8,800. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,000. Thirteen Match 3 Winners each get €25 – Seamus Cullen, Frank Curley, Richard Dixon, Sandra Fetherston, Mary Garvey, Cathy Hennessey, Mark Keane, Stephen Kelly, Denis Lally, Camilla Molloy, Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Deidre Stokes and Daniel McCormack. The Lucky Dip €30 goes to Tom Conneely.

Nov.8 – Good luck to Castleknock players and CCC TY students Eva Coughlan, Caoimhe Sawyer, Molly McCarthy, Sean Óg Mac Seoin and Finn McKay who are currently fundraising to build a school in Kenya. All support welcome.

Nov.9 – No joy for the U-16 hurlers in the ‘B’ Hurling Final going down by 0-6 2-13 to OPER having been well in it until half-time however great to get that far and congrats to Plunkett’s.

Nov.10 – Wonderful win for Castleknock in the AFL9 Promotion Play-off beating Clann Mhuire 2-14 1-15 in a marvellous game in the Naul. Lennon Bracken 1-6 Shane Carolan 1-5. Congrats to all the players and management involved. A terrific Camogie Minor Div.1 game ends with Castleknock losing by the slimmest of margins to Kilmacud 1-11 0-15.

Upcoming: The Juvenile Awards will be held in Westmanstown Conference Centre on Wednesday November 13 – U-8’s to U-11’s from 6.30-7.30pm and U-12’s to U-16’s 7.45-8.45pm. Mags, Kevin, and Ger will make guest appearances at the Awards with a pop-up Club Shop for those who may be considering some Festive gear. Nursery moves indoors from next Saturday Nov16. The Club AGM will be held on Monday, November 25 at 8pm in the Clubhouse in Somerton.

Castleknock Club Notes – Oct.28-Nov.3

Oct.29 – Opening day of the Advanced Camp for young players from Castleknock, St. Brigid’s, OPER and St. Peregrines. Day 1 in Russell Park, hears from Dublin hurler Eoghan O’Donnell, Laois’s John O’Loughlin, Dublin All-Ireland Ladies Footballer Hannah O’Neill and Dublin 5-in-a-row footballer Jonny Cooper.

Oct.30 – Day 2 of the Advanced Camp is in St. Peregrines with Sean Bugler, Evan Comerford, Kate Fitzgibbon and Stephen O’Shaughnessy providing some invaluable coaching.

Castleknock’s Ladies ‘A’ Footballers lose the Div.2 League Final 0-9 2-12 to Parnells in Somerton but the good news is that both finalists are promoted to Div.1 so congrats to players and management alike.

Oct.31 – The Advanced Camp comes to a close in Somerton with the focus on hurling. Kilkenny goalkeeper David Herity gives a goalkeeping masterclass while Parnells GPO Collie Martin and Dublin Camogie star Emma O’Byrne provide outfield coaching.

Nov.02 – The CRR/Defib Course continues in the Clubhouse. Thanks to everyone for participating. No joy for the U-21 Footballers in the ‘B’ Championship Preliminary Round as they go down by 1-8 1-14 to St. Vincent’s. The U-16 footballers lose the Shield Semi-Final to Naomh Olaf. In the U-12 Hurling League Castleknock lost in Div.2 to Sylvesters, the Div.6 team lost to Scoil Ui Chonaill and the Div.10 team beat St. Judes.

Nov.03 – A huge day for our three Minor Football teams playing in Championship Semi-Finals. The ‘A’ Championship team have a real battling victory over Ballyboden, 1-13 1-11, with late points from Cian Boyle and Ben Harding sealing a brilliant victory. Hopefully a repeat now of our last Minor Championship success in 2011.

Unfortunately, no luck for the ‘C’ Championship side beaten 0-13 4-15 by St. Peter’s in Garristown and a similar story for the ‘E’ Championship team beaten 1-9 3-6 by St. Pat’s, Palmerstown. Getting all three teams to Championship Semi-Finals represents a massive achievement for the Club and all the players, parents and mentors deserve enormous thanks for all the hard work involved.

The AHL9 hurlers complete their League campaign going down by 0-10 2-10 to Na Fianna. Castleknock finish fourth in Div.9.

Well done to the U-15 Camogie team on defeating Good Counsel to progress to the Div.2 Final.

Upcoming: The Camogie ‘B’ team play St. Brigid’s tomorrow evening Tuesday, Nov.5 at 8pm in Abbotstown in the Div.3 Championship Final. The Juvenile Awards will be held in Westmanstown Conference Centre on Wednesday November 13 – U-8’s to U-11’s from 6.30-7.30pm and U-12’s to U-16’s 7.45-8.45pm. The Club’s AGM will be held on Monday, November 25 at 8pm in the Clubhouse in Somerton.

Castleknock Club Notes – Oct. 21-27

Oct.22 – In the re-fixed Minor Hurling ‘C’ Championship Quarter-Final Castleknock never give up but simply cannot match a powerful Naomh Olaf outfit, going down by 2-11 5-22 in Stepaside.

Oct.23 – Great turn out in Somerton from Castleknock members and those of neighbouring clubs for the CPR and DE-FIB Training. Thanks to Health Safety, the Ciaran Carr Foundation and our own Callum Farrell Memorial Committee for organising such a worthwhile event.

Oct.24 – Best wishes to our near neighbour Bernard Brogan on his Inter-County retirement. Thanks for the memories Bernard.

Oct.26 – A Conor Murray goal 14 minutes into the second-half helps Castleknock to a one point win, 1-12 1-11, over Lucan Sarsfields in this Minor ‘A’ Football Championship Quarter-Final Replay. This great team performance means that all three Castleknock Minor Football teams are through to their respective Championship Semi-Finals. A huge achievement. Well done to everyone concerned.

Congrats to the U-15 Girls Footballers on their terrific Div.3 Shield Final win, 4-5 2-2, over St. Judes  in St. Paul’s College. After a real battling display the U-13 Girls Footballers lost the Div.8 Cup Semi-Final to Na Fianna 5-5 8-2. Fantastic day out for the 03 Boys in Antrim. Thanks to everyone in McQuillans, Ballycastle for their great hospitality. Well done to Dylan, Bobby, Sean and Callum members of the Dublin U-14 Development Squad who won their six matches in Cork.

Oct.27 – An agonising defeat for our Junior Footballers losing the JFC1 Semi-Final to Kilmacud Crokes 0-9 2-6 in Glenalbyn. Castleknock led by a point 0-8 1-4 with only three minutes left but a late Crokes goal decided the issue. Lennon Bracken top scored with 0-5.

No joy for the Girls U-16 Footballers who lose to Clanna Gael/Fontenoy 3-12 8-5 after a huge struggle in Div.1 of the Championship. A similar story for the Girls U-14 Footballers in the Div.2 Championship Final beaten 3-6 4-12 by Cuala but congrats to the U-14 Girls Footballers on a fabulous Div.8 Championship Final win over Trinity Gaels 4-6 2-2.

Oct.28 – In spite of an excellent first-half display in the Minor Hurling Championship ‘D’ Final in Blakestown, Castleknock could not match Naomh Fionnbarra in the second-half going down in the end by 0-5 4-14. Congrats to Finbarrs.

Upcoming: All three Minor Football Semi-Finals take place next Sunday, November 3rd. The Juvenile Awards will be held in Westmanstown Conference Centre on Wednesday November 13 – U-8’s to U-11’s from 6.30-7.30pm and U-12’s to U-16’s 7.45-8.45pm. The Club’s AGM will be held on Monday, November 25 at 8pm in the Clubhouse in Somerton.

Castleknock Club Notes – Oct. 14-20

Oct.16 – Great win for the Ladies Football ‘A’ team overcoming Templeogue/Synge Street by 2-14 1-6 in the Adult League Div.2 Semi-Final. Aisling O’Donnell and Ciara Burgess provided the goals.

Oct.17 – Congrats to Mount Sackville U-16 Girls Footballers on winning their first league game of the new season. No Lotto Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot €8,400. Nine Match 3 winners receive €30 each: Ciaran Black, David O’Brien, Michael Roche, David Behan, Marie Cooling, Carmel Geraghty, Kieran McGrail, Fergus Hamill, Michael McLoughlin. Lucky Dip €30 Winner, J. O’Sullivan.

Oct.19 – In the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Final Castleknock lose by a goal, 0-18 1-18 to St. Jude’s, a disallowed penalty goal the main difference at the end. Tommy Lee scored 0-7, Andy Lonergan 0-5.

Castleknock, as Dublin’s representatives in the Leinster Intermediate Camogie Championship, matched their more experienced Kildare opponents Johnstownbridge for 40 minutes when the sides were level at 1-6 0-9, Rebecca Cassidy the Castleknock goal-scorer. However, in the final quarter Johnstownbridge aided by the wind pulled away to win by 0-18 1-7.

Huge win for the U-16 Girls beating great rivals Lucan in the Div.1 Camogie Championship Final by 1-9 0-10 in Somerton, the club’s first win at this level since 2015. An Aisling O’Neill goal proved decisive and Eva Coughlan won the Player of the Match Award.

Congrats too to the U-14 Girls on winning the Div.3 Camogie Final with a 5-7 1-4 win over their great Fingallians. Well done everyone. All the hard work was worth it.

Oct.20 – All three Minor Football teams are still in the Championship after a huge day of Quarter-Final action. The ‘A’ team drew with Lucan Sarsfields, 2-14 1-17 AET, in an epic struggle which now goes to a replay. The ‘C’ team battled their way to a fine win over St. Mark’s, winning by 3-11 2-8, having trailed by two points at half-time. Cathal Flynn scored an amazing opening point followed by goals from Sean Andrews, P.J. Campbell and Stephen Callinan. Wishing a speedy recovery to Rian Buckley, Matthew Lynam and Mark Connellan who picked up injuries but will hopefully be back for the Semi-Final. The ‘E’ team beat St. Vincent’s with late goals from Dylan O’Keeffe, Conor Cryan and Tommy Igoe while Oisin O’Neill made a stunning penalty save to give Castleknock a Semi-Final place.

The Camogie ‘B’ team has a convincing 5-10 0-1 win over Commercials in the Junior 3 Championship Semi-Final. Dearbhla Lennon scored 3-4.

Congrats to former Senior Football Captain Dessie Carlos on winning the Roscommon JFC with his native club Ballinameen. Great performance by neighbours St. Brigid’s in the Senior ‘A’ Hurling Final, falling short by only four points 1-14 1-18 against giants of the game, Cuala.

Upcoming: The JFC1 Semi-Final takes place this Sunday (Oct.27) at 11am in Silver Park where Castleknock play Kilmacud Crokes. The refixed Minor ‘D’ Hurling Championship Final, Castleknock v Naomh Fionnbarra, is scheduled for Holiday Monday (Oct.28) TBC.


Castleknock Club Notes-  Oct.7-13

Oct.7 – Work on new Training Area is now under way. Fencing which will remain in place until the Training Area is suitable for use has been erected around the development.  Access to this area is Strictly Forbidden. Stray footballs/sliotars will be collected by the Contractor and returned to the Grounds Chairman.

Oct.10 – No Lotto Jackpot Winner. Next week’s Jackpot €8,200. Match 3 Winners receive €75 each –  Peter Donaldson, David Douglas, Padraic Finnerty, Shane O’Donoghue. Lucky Dip €30 Winners – Anna/Seamus.

Oct.13 – In spite of some great forward play by Gerard McDermottroe and Tommy McDaniel, a disappointing one-point defeat for Castleknock’s Senior Footballers, 1-17 3-12, in the SFC Quarter-Final against a well organised and highly motivated Thomas Davis side.

Congrats to Castleknock Camogs on winning the Intermediate Championship Final beating Erin’s Isle 4-12 1-2. Cara Feeney scores 2-0 and Louise Mahony 1-1. This historic victory sees Castleknock join Senior ranks for the first time and means the team now go forward to represent Dublin Camogie in the Leinster Intermediate Championship against Kildare Champions Johnstownbridge next Saturday Oct.19.

A real battling victory for Castleknock’s Footballers in beating Templeogue/Synge Street 4-8 0-11 in the Junior 1 Football Championship Quarter-Final in difficult conditions in Dolphin Park. Lennon Bracken top-scores with 1-5.

Massive disappointment for our Minor ‘A’ Hurlers losing the Championship Semi-Final to Ballyboden 2-13 4-10. The defeat is all the more difficult to take because eight minutes into the second-half Castleknock led by nine points 2-10 1-4.

The other two Minor Hurling Championship matches, the ‘C’ Quarter-Final and the ‘D’ Final were postponed due to the pitches being unplayable.

Congrats to the U-14 Ladies Football teams on winning their two Championship Semi-Finals.

Upcoming – Castleknock’s JHC ‘C’ Final against St. Jude’s has been refixed for O’Toole Park at 2pm next Saturday, Oct.19. On Sunday morning Oct.20 there are two Minor Championship Quarter-Finals in Somerton at 11am. The Minor ‘A’ Footballers play Lucan and the Minor ‘E’ footballers meet St. Vincent’s. All support welcome.

The Advanced Camp for 13-16 year olds takes place on three days over the Halloween Mid-term Break. Day 1 October 29th is in St. Brigid’s, Day 2 October 30th in St. Peregrines and Day 3 in Castleknock (Somerton). The Camp which covers football, hurling/camogie, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition Advice and much more, runs each day from 11am-2.30pm and is €50 per participant. Contact GPO Maria Bergin on 087-7563654 to enrol.

The Juvenile Awards will be held in Westmanstown Conference Centre on Wednesday November 13 – U-8’s to U-11’s from 6.30-7.30pm and U-12’s to U-16’s 7.45-8.45pm.

The Club’s AGM will be held on Monday, November 25 at 8pm in the Clubhouse in Somerton.

Castleknock Club Notes Sept.30 – Oct.6

Oct.2 – A superb team performance sees Castleknock Ladies Footballers win the Intermediate Shield Final, 5-10 4-6, against arch-rivals Clann Mhuire in the Naul. At half-time the sides are level at 3-4 each but thanks to a great defensive display and goals from Aisling O’Donnell, Caitlin Coffey and Eimear Griffin who scored 3-4 in total it was Castleknock’s Captain Jenny Hickey who raised the trophy at the end.

Oct.3 – No Lotto Jackpot Winner – Next Jackpot €8,000. Ten Match 3 Winners receive €30 each – William Maley, Kevin Keegan, Tony Taaffe, Brian Donnelly, Edward Cullen, Anna Farrell, Suzan O’Keeffe, Angela Kehoe, Cindy, Amber and Kai. Lucky Dip €30 Winner – Jim O’Sullivan.

Oct.5 –The U-16 Hurling ‘B’ Championship side sees off St. Maur’s by 1-13 2-5 but in the U-16 Hurling ‘D’ Championship Castleknock lose to Fingallians 1-6 4-9. Congrats to the U-14 girls’ footballers on qualifying for the Div.3 Finals.

In the U-13 football League, an excellent Castleknock win over Erin’s Isle in Div.1 by 2-14 3-6. The Div.5 team lose to Lucan and the Div.8 team lose a memorable game to St. Sylvester’s by 7-6 7-10.

Oct.6 – Huge disappointment as the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Final is called off due to O’Toole Park being unplayable. It takes a late late extra-time goal from Louise Mahony to give Castleknock’s ‘A’ Camogie team victory over St. Vincent’s by 1-14 1-12 in the Intermediate Championship Semi-Final. It looked as if points from Caitlin Coffey and Aoife Whelan had won it in normal time but St. Vincent’s fought back to take a titanic struggle to extra-time. Roll on the Final.

Another morning to remember for our Minor Footballers, all three teams winning their Championship groups to ensure home Quarter-Finals. The Minor ‘A’ team, helped by 1-6 from Cian Boyle, fights back from a nine-point half-time deficit to draw with Thomas Davis 3-11 4-8 to remain unbeaten and win the group. The Minor ‘B’ team’s impressive 6-16 2-5 win over Round Towers, Lusk maintains their 100% record and means they too get a home Quarter-Final. The scoring stars are Sean Andrews with 3-5, Adam Pettit 1-3, Mark Connellan 1-1, Rory Deehan 1-0 and Cathal Flynn 0-2 while Matthew Lynam’s all-round contribution was immense.

Congrats to Club Sports Therapist Tommy Griffin on completing the Barcelona Ironman and to Sinead Comerford on being selected to represent Ireland in the AFL European 18-a-side Championships in London.

Upcoming – More Finals to look forward to this weekend. The Intermediate Camogie Final is scheduled for next Sunday, Oct.13 (subject to confirmation) and Castleknock will face Naomh Fionnbarra in the Minor ‘D’ Hurling Championship Final on Sunday morning 11am, venue TBC. Our Senior footballers are also in action in the SFC Quarter-Final in Parnell Park on Sunday at 4pm against Thomas Davis. All support welcome.

Sept. 23-29 Castleknock Club Notes

Sept.23 – A booking system has been introduced to enable members avail of our new Clubhouse facilities. The Changing Rooms will be allocated by the Clubhouse Chair once pitches have been confirmed by the Pitch Co-ordinator Michael Feehily. The other rooms can be booked online through Google Calendar if you have a CASTLEKNOCK.NET email address, otherwise email Clubhousechair@castleknock.net.

Great win for Ladies Footballers in the U-18 Div.2 Championship, Castleknock 7-13 St. Brigid’s 3-10. Castleknock and St. Sylvester’s share 74 points in a remarkable U-14 Hurling League Div.2 draw – Castleknock 8-13 Sylvester’s 7-16.

Sept.24 – Castleknock, helped by three Ciara Murray goals, win the Intermediate Camogie Championship Group 1 with a 6-14 1-4 victory over Peregrines.

Sept.25 – Another disappointment for the Adult Ladies Football ‘B’ team losing to Garristown 2-13 3-17 in League Div.5, although Castleknock still top the group.

Sept.26 – Work begins on the new Floodlit Training Area in Somerton. No Lotto Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot €7,800 Match 3 winners €25 each – Yvonne Boyle, Timmy Cooney, Mick Delahunty, Hilary Donohoe, Mick Feehily, Brian Kelly, James McCabe, Dan McInerney, Brian O’Flaherty, Alan Rogers, Sean Walsh, Carmel Buckley, Ann and Kay.

Sept.28 – A good win for the Senior Footballers over St. Brigid’s in the SFC, 0-15 1-11, courtesy of a superb Tommy McDaniel point in time-added-on which means that Castleknock top Group 4 and now meet Thomas Davis in the Senior 1 Quarter-Finals.

Sept.29 – No one thought it possible but a spectacular win for the Junior 1 Championship footballers over Ballymun 4-22 0-9 sends Castleknock through to the Quarter-Finals on points difference. In the Junior 3 Football Championship, Castleknock needed to win by 6 points to qualify for the Knock-Out stages but in the end fell short going down to Round Towers, Lusk 0-7 0-13. In the Minor ‘A’ Hurling Championship Castleknock lost to Kilmacud Crokes 1-18 6-16. The Minor ‘C’ team recorded the comeback of the week coming from eight points down at half-time to beat St. Mark’s 5-9 4-10. The ‘D’ hurlers got some revenge beating Kilmacud 3-14 2-7.

Upcoming: Two Adult Finals to enjoy this week. This Wednesday Oct.2 the Adult Ladies ‘A’ Footballers play Clann Mhuire in the Intermediate Shield Final in The Naul at 7.30pm and next Sunday Oct.6 Castleknock meet St. Judes in the Junior Hurling ‘C’ Final in O’Toole Park at you’re your support is welcome. 

Castleknock Club Notes – September 16-22

Sept.17 – An Irish Language Initiative promoted by the Club sees the distribution of over 600 pocket sized leaflets containing Irish phases related to the playing of Hurling and Football. The leaflet also contains a short timeline of significant moments in the Club’s history. A must have.  

Sept.18 – Back to winning ways the Ladies ‘B’ Football Div.5 League team have a resounding 6-11 0-5 win over Ranelagh Gaels to stay joint top with Naomh Olaf.

Sept.19 – No Lotto Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot €7,600. Match 3 €75 winners – Colin Gormley, Clair McCague, Ben Mulcahy and Paul Prior. Lucky Dip €30 winner Kay Sheridan.

Sept. 21 – Wins for the U-14 girls. In Div.2 Castleknock make it 3 wins from 3 with a 4-13 4-10 win over St. Maurs and comeback of the week goes to the Div.8 team who fight back from 4 goals down at half-time to beat Trinity Gaels 5-6 4-8. That’s 22-39 scored in just 3 games.

Sept. 22 – A brilliant victory in the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Semi-Final over Naomh Olaf 1-16 3-7, Castleknock going through to the Final to play St. Jude’s. Disappointment however in the Junior ‘F’ Hurling Semi-Final with Castleknock losing by 1-13 0-19 to Raheny.

Great Camogie double, as in the Intermediate Championship the ‘A’ team following a sluggish first half beat St’ Brigid’s 5-10 1-4 to maintain their 100% record and the ‘B’ team do likewise in the Junior 3 Championship beating Faughs/Celtic by 5-6 2-4.

The Ladies Footballers ‘A’ team also overcame St. Maurs in the Intermediate Shield Semi-Final 2-15 1-9 to go through to the Final in style.

Yet another great double on Sunday morning for the Minor Footballers. In the ‘A’ Championship Castleknock beat OPER 5-11 2-14 to remain unbeaten and in the ‘E’ Championship Castleknock won by 2-14 0-4 against Naomh Barrog. The ‘C’ Championship team received a bye.

Upcoming: The Foundation Coaching Course begins upstairs in the Clubhouse on Tuesday, September 23rd, 7.30-9.30pm and continues on Tuesday 30th. The following Tuesday Oct.7th the focus is on Child Safeguarding. Contact Juvenile Chair Jason Sweeney for further details.

The Dublin SFC resumes this weekend. On Saturday at 5pm in St. Peregrine’s Castleknock play St. Brigid’s in the final group game, an opportunity to see Ciarán Kilkenny (post-party) back in action after his Man-of-the-Match All-Ireland Final Replay display.

Beginning on Thursday Sept. 26 Finbar Brady sets off on a marathon cycle from Mizen to Malin (uphill all the way) in aid of the @tessa_trust. Donations to littlemisstessatrust.ie/donate/

Castleknock Club Notes – September 9-15

Sept.9 – Castleknock, Leinster’s Representatives in the LGFA/Lidl/Jigsaw promoted One Good Club Mental Health initiative for young people, receives a One Good Club Accreditation Plaque for the work done during the five-week project. Many thanks to Barbara O’Neill and all her team.

Sept.10 – The Castleknock Camogie ‘B’ team continues on its winning ways, in spite of a slow start, beating Cuala 6-10 2-2 in the Junior 3 Championship. Eimear Stynes, Lucy Quinn and debutant Aisling O’Neill scored two goals each. Castleknock are now the only unbeaten team in the J3 Championship.

Sept. 11 – A doubly disappointing evening as both Ladies Football teams lose. The ‘A’ team lose the Adult Cup Div.2 Final in Chanel by 2-6 5-9 to an excellent Parnells side and the ‘B’ team suffer a first defeat in Div.5 of the League losing by 0-10 3-8 to Naomh Olaf with Castleknock and Olafs now equal top of the Division on 22 points each.

Sept.12 – No Lotto Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot €7,400. Five Match 3 winners get €60 each – Conor Cunningham, Paul Grimes, Michael Hayes, Mary O’Brien, Sean O’Riordan. Lucky Dip €30 Winner – Grace McKeown.

Sept.13 – The Senior Footballers win the AFL Div.2 title with a 0-13 0-3 win over Na Fianna ‘B’. Tom Quinn, deputising for Graham Hannigan, received the Div.2 Cup. Ann Carolan wins the two precious All-Ireland Final tickets in the Club Raffle. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Sept.14 – Congrat5 to Ciarán Kilkenny and the rest of the Dublin team on their historic 5-in-a-row All-Ireland Football Final successes. A memorable occasion for Castleknock and Dublin. In the Mix for Six now.

Sept.15 – A dominant display by the Intermediate Camogie team beating Na Fianna to make it two wins from two. Next Championship match against St. Brigid’s on Sept.22. A hard-earned draw 0-11 2-5 for the AFL9 footballers against Erin’s Isle means that on the basis of the head-to-head record against Cuala the team has qualified for a Promotion Play-off with Clann Mhuire.

A good morning too for the Minor Hurlers. The ‘A’ Championship team makes it two wins from two beating Lucan by 3-12 0-10 while the ‘C’ Championship team beat Kevins by 6-15 3-4. No luck however for the U-15 hurlers when losing the ‘A’ Championship Semi-Final to Kilmacud 2-10 2-17. Congrats to the Dublin Ladies Footballers on another marvellous All-Ireland success.

The Club extends its deepest sympathies to Johnny, Angela, Daniel and Mia Murphy on the passing of Johnny’s mother Ann. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam

Castleknock Club Notes – Sept. 2 – 8

Sept.2 – Ladies Football U-18 Championships – Div.2 Castleknock 5-8 St. Finian’s (S) 7-7. Div.7 Castleknock 6-7 Clontarf 2-10.

Sept.3 – Castleknock ‘B’ still unbeaten after good opening win in Junior 3 Camogie Championship beating St. Finian’s 3-11 3-3.

Sept.4 – Ladies Football Adult League Div.5 team wins by 11-9 1-3 against Kilmacud Crokes, to remain unbeaten, having won seven of eight games with one draw.

Sept.5 – No Lotto Jackpot winner. Next Jackpot €7,200. Match 3 Winners €75 each – Brendan Dunne, Joe Lawlor, Donal O’Sullivan and ‘Cindy’. Lucky Dip €30 goes to ‘Joan and Pat’.

Sept.6 – Ladies Football U-14 Championship Div.2. Castleknock ‘A’ 8-4 TSS 4-8.

Sept.7 – Another hugely successful Family Fun Day in Somerton made all the better by the presence of An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar for the Official Clubhouse Opening. Leinster Council Chair, Jim Bolger was also in attendance. Father Dan Joe Mahony blessed the new building in the presence of a huge crowd.

Disappointment however for our Senior Hurlers who shot 18 wides on their way to losing the ‘B’ Championship Quarter-Final 0-11 2-10 to Crumlin. The Intermediate Camogie Championship match against Peregrine’s was postponed to a later date.

Our boys U-13 footballers lost a high scoring Div.1 League game 1-17 3-16 against St. Sylvester’s while the U-13 Div.5 side lost to Lusk. The U-16 ‘B’ Hurling Championship team lost to Oliver Plunketts and the ‘D’ Championship team was beaten by Cuala. Ladies Football: U-15 Championship Div.3 Castleknock ‘A’ 2-15 Ballymun 1-5, U-13 Div.2 Cup Castleknock ‘A; 1-4 Clanna Gael Fontenoy 4-4, U-13 Div.8 Cup Castleknock ‘B’ 4-8 Croi Ro Naofa 6-5.

Well done to Eimear Sutton, Saoire Behan and Aoife Keane who had the honour of representing Dublin in the All-Ireland U-14 Camogie Blitz.

Sept.8 – A powerful last quarter display saw Castleknock defeat Faughs 3-19 0-14 in the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, top scorer was Andy Lonergan with 1-8. The Semi-Final against Naomh Olaf is fixed for Sept.22.

Great day for the Minor Footballers. In the Minor ‘A’ Championship Castleknock having trailed by a point 1-7 2-5 at half-time beat St. Vincent’s 3-11 3-7 with late points from Fionn Gibbons and Conor Chawke sealing the victory and in the ‘C’ Championship it was Castleknock 3-12 Parnells 3-6. The 3rd team had a good challenge match win over Ballyboden.

Great win too for our U-15 hurlers in the ‘A’ Championship beating Ballyboden 3-12 2-13. Castleknock now play Kilmacud in the Semi-Final. Congrats also to our U-12 footballers who won the Sean Dempsey Memorial Tournament Div.2 title beating Mullingar Shamrocks in the Final in Mullingar.

Ladies Football: U-16 Championship Div.6 Castleknock ‘B’ 1-3 Craobh Chiarán 2-3. 

Aug 26 – Sept 1 Castleknock Club Notes

Aug.26 – Well done to our two Camaint Boys teams, one won the Div.1 Shield Final in Naomh Mearnog and the other narrowly lost the Shield Final in Porterstown.

Aug. 27 – Congrats to our Adult Camogie ‘B’ team, League Champions, who received the Junior 2 Cup after winning a back match against Cuala 5-6 2-8, making it 7 wins from 7 games. The MHL Div.3 hurlers lose to 1-8 1-14 Clanna Gael Fontenoy.

Aug.28 – A power packed second-half display sees the Ladies Footballers defeat Lucan by 6-13 2-8 to qualify for the Div.2 Cup Final against Parnells. A great display by the AFL4 footballers against St. Judes before losing 0-5 1-8 in St. Catherine’s Park. Congrats to unbeaten St. Jude’s on winning Div.4.

Aug.29 – A successful opening to the Intermediate Championship for the Camogie ‘A’ team who beat Naomh Fionnbarra 2-19 1-6 in Somerton. Lotto Jackpot not won. Next Jackpot €7,000. One match three winner, Pat McKeon, receives €300. Lucky Dip winner Bobby Quigley gets €30.

Aug.30 – Ladies Football Championships U-14 Div.2 Castleknock 9-10 Fingallians 5-10. U-14 Div.8 Castleknock 7-11 Skerries 5-3.

Aug.31 – Congrats to the AFL2 footballers and management on their 1-16 0-6 win over Ballyboughal to win Promotion back to Div.1. Great win for the AFL9 footballers, 2-15 2-12, over St. Jude’s to keep their Promotion Play-Off hopes alive. Camogie U-16 Div.1 Championship Castleknock 7-10 St. Vincent’s 1-1. Ladies Football Championships U-15 Div.3 Castleknock 2-5 St. Finian’s (S) 2-7. U-13 Div.2 Cup Castleknock 5-2 Foxrock Cabinteely 1-4. U-13 Div.8 Cup Castleknock 8-14 Beann Eadair 3-2. Wonderful to see Callum Sheridan, Sean Doyle and Dylan Clarke lining out for the Dublin U-14 Hurlers and congrats to Ronan Donnelly who won the All-Ireland Final tickets.

Sept.1 – Mixed fortunes for the Minor Hurlers as Castleknock field an historic three teams in the MHC for the first time. The Minor ‘A team beats Raheny 1-23 0-11, the Minor ‘C’ team lost 1-11 5-21 to an impressive Round Tower’s, Clondalkin outfit and the Minor ‘D’ team lost 3-8 6-9 to Naomh Fionnbarra. Camogie Championship – U-15 Div.2 Castleknock 1-5 Erins Isle 0-8. U-13 Div.2 Castleknock ‘A’ 2-1 Cuala ‘A’ 4-6, U-13 Div.6 Castleknock ‘B’ 4-0 Cuala ‘B’ 2-0. Great to see Niamh Andrews playing in the Go Games match in Croke Park and many thanks to Ciaran and the rest of the Dublin players for providing us all with a truly memorable All-Ireland Football Final. Proud of you all.

Upcoming: The day has finally arrived – on Saturday, September 7, as part of the annual Family Fun Day the Official Clubhouse Opening, performed by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar takes place in Somerton at 12.30. A carnival atmosphere is guaranteed with the day being rounded off at 5pm by the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Quarter-Final between Castleknock and Crumlin.


August 19-25 Castleknock Club Notes

Aug.19 – Day 1 of our Club Summer Camp. A huge thank you to GPO Maria Bergin who is celebrating her first year with the Club and her team of coaches for another great week of fun and games. Special thanks to Dublin Senior hurler Eoghan O’Donnell and Dublin Camogie star Emma O’Byrne for coming along and being such great role models for our young players. Former Manager of our Senior Footballers Colm Nally launches his own YouTube Channel full of useful Coaching Resources.

Aug.20 – The U-15 Hurlers lose a close game in the Div.1 League to Faughs 1-10 3-8.

Aug.21 – A terrific send-off by the Ladies Football and Camogie players in the Clubhouse, including a Castleknock jersey shaped cake, for Aisling Mahony who gave so much of her time to the Club over the years. She will be sorely missed. The Div.3 Minor Hurlers lose to Commercials.

Aug.24 – The Nusery returns after its Summer break with lots of new faces. Great to see so many of our U-8 and U-10 players supporting the Little Miss Tessa Blitz in St. Brigid’s. A great cause and a great day. Donations to the Little Miss Tessa gofundme page. The U-16 hurlers begin the ‘B’ Championship with a good 4-16 0-15 win over Erin’s Isle and in the U-16 ‘D’ Championship Castleknock beat St. Pat’s 2-8 1-3. A good display but the U-14 Div.2 Hurlers lose to table-toppers Erin’s Isle 0-13 2-14 while the U-14 Div.5 team suffer defeat at the hands of Westmanstown Gaels.

Aug. 25 – No adult hurling this weekend, the AHL3 and AHL9 teams had byes and the AHL6 game against Naomh Olaf was off. U-15 Hurlers lose high scoring Div.1 League game to Kilmacud. Thanks to the Rhode, Co. Offaly club for the brilliant match and brilliant hospitality in hosting our U-13 footballers. Congrats to the Dublin Ladies Footballers on reaching another All-Ireland Final well supported in Croke Park by so many of our own young players.

The Club extends its sincere sympathies to Noel, Orla, Oran, Conall and Oisin Dillon on the passing of Noel’s father Paddy. Noel has contributed enormously to the Club in his role as Grounds Chair and more recently as Chair of the Clubhouse Build committee. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Upcoming: Tickets still available for the All-Ireland Football Final raffle. The draw is on Saturday night, August 31, at 10pm, in the Carpenter.

Not long now to Family Fun Day and Official Clubhouse Opening by An Taoiseach on September 7.

The Foundation Level Coaching Course begins on September 23 in the Clubhouse. Contact Maria Bergin 087-7563654 to be added to the list.

August 12-18 – Castleknock Club Notes

Aug.12 – In spite of Castleknock’s AHL9 Hurlers losing by 1-10 3-14 to Clontarf the team remains in 3rd place in Division 9. The last time the U-15 hurlers met St. Judes in Div.1 of the League they had 24 points to spare, this time it was just five, Castleknock 1-16 St. Judes 1-11.

Aug.13 – Leaving Certificate Results Day – well done to everyone concerned.

Aug.14 – An amazing 13-point comeback against Ballyboden ending in a 5-10 4-13 draw, helps Castleknock’s Ladies ‘B’ Footballers maintain their unbeaten 7 game record in the Adult League Div.5. A high scoring Castleknock win, 8-9 1-9, also against Ballyboden, in the Minor Hurling League Div.3.

Aug.15 – No Lotto Jackpot Winner. Jackpot now €6,600. Match 3 winners, Eilish Andrews, Helen Dempsey, Niamh Greene, Hagit Yogev and Tommy Monaghan each receive €60. Lucky Dip winner Vivian Peelo €30.

Aug.16 – The AFL2 against Na Fianna is unfinished due to an injury to Castleknock’s Graham Hannigan. The great news since is that Graham is once again up and moving. Castleknock led 0-4 0-1 when the game was stopped.

Aug.17 – Great to welcome the Mayo and London Masters Football teams to Somerton for their Plate Play-off, hopefully the first of many inter-county contests in Castleknock – London 0-10 Mayo 0-8. Mayo miss last minute penalty. Defeat for our AFL4 footballers out in the Naul, Castleknock 1-10 Clann Mhuire 2-14. Congrats to St. Jude’s on winning Div.4.

Well done to our U-14 players, Dylan Clark, Callum Sheridan, Sean Doyle and Bobby Lynch all part of the Dublin U-14 Football Panel who beat Meath, Westmeath and Offaly before losing the Leinster Competition Final to Wexford.

Congrats to Emmet Hogan and Mick Lynch on winning a pair of tickets each in the Raffle for All-Ireland Hurling Final Tickets.

Aug.18 – The AFL9 footballers lose by 2-10 1-17 to Clann Mhuire. The team is now a point behind 4th placed Cuala with two games in hand in the chase for a Promotion Play-off Place.  Commiserations to Rob O’Shea and the Dublin U-16 footballers on losing the Gerry Reilly Memorial Cup Final to Meath, 2-10 2-11, the slimmest possible margin, in Oldcastle, Co. Meath (a competition Stephen Cluxton among other Dublin stars once played in). Proud of you Rob.





















Upcoming: The Club Camp finishes this Friday (Aug.23). The Nursery returns after its Summer break this Saturday (Aug.24) and the raffle for All-Ireland Football Final Tickets is in the Carpenter on August 31st.

Final preparations now underway for Saturday, September 7th our Family Fun Day and the official opening of the Clubhouse in Somerton. All welcome.

August 5th – 11th Castleknock Club Notes

Aug. 5 – A huge logistical operation brings 255 boys and girls to Somerton for a week of All-Ireland competition with 107 games played under the control of 18 referees. It was a great success in the run-in to the All-Ireland Finals with enormous thanks to the chief organisers Neil Devin, Jason Sweeney, Gerry O’Connor and GPO Maria Bergin.  

Aug. 6 – With the MFC just around the corner, thanks to Donaghmore/Ashbourne, Meath Minor League Champions, for hosting a super challenge match against our Minor Footballers which we won 4-14 4-12 having been level 1-4 each at half-time.

Aug. 7 – The Ladies footballers suffer a disappointing 2-point defeat, 2-14 3-13, to Ranelagh Gaels in the Adult Cup Div.5 Semi-Final beaten by a very late and very contentious goal.

Aug.8 – No Lotto Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €6,400. Match 3 Winners €30 each: Sean Dyas, Garret Cawley, Paula Harper, Shay Hogan, Conor Horgan, Paul Hughes, Ronan Lynch, Brian McCann, Kevin Moloney and Gerry Ryan. Lucky Dip Winner €30 – Jim Clerkin.

Aug.9 – Raffle tickets €5 each made available for the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals. The draw for the Hurling Final Tickets will be held in the Carpenter Pub on Saturday night August 17th and for the Football Final Tickets on Saturday night August 31st also in the Carpenter.

Aug.10– A hugely entertaining 7-4 6-7 draw for Castleknock against Ballinteer in the Ladies U-15 Summer Football Group C. A second-half Ciarán Kilkenny masterclass helps Dublin beat Mayo and reach yet another All-Ireland Football Final.

Aug.11 – The AHL3 match put back from Saturday evening ends in a 3-17 1-13 win for Castleknock over St. Mark’s. The AHL6 team are crowned DIVISION 6 CHAMPIONS after an impressive 5-21 0-5 win over Crumlin. Rob Wylie received the Div.6 Cup on behalf of the players who have given us so much to enjoy throughout the Summer. Congrats to everyone involved.

Congrats also to Adult Ladies player Julie Rogers and Adult Men’s player Brian Carter on the birth of their baby girl, our first ‘club baby’. The Nursery awaits (Tír na nÓg that is).

Upcoming – The Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 in Tír na nÓg and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Only three weeks now to the Official Opening of our Clubhouse by An Taoiseach which takes place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day in Somerton.


July 29-August 4 Castleknock Club Notes

July 29 – Congrats to Lara Tate on winning the Star Player of the Camp Award at the Dublin Camogie Summer Camp in Abbottstown. Dual player Lara was also a member of this summer’s Castleknock Ladies Div.2 Football Feile team.

July 30 – Great news from the Grounds Committee of Ciaran Prunty, Michael Feehily and Vivian Peelo. Final Planning Approval has been received from Fingal County Council for a new Training Area Development in Somerton. The ground to the rear of Adult Pitch 2 will be brought up to the current level and floodlighting will be installed in the area along Somerton Lane.

Aug.1 – No Jackpot Winner. Jackpot now €6,200. Match 3 winners €150 ‘Flor & Tony’and William Maley. Lucky Dip €30 ‘Ann and Dave’.

Aug. 2 – A major Club event as Caroline Lynch and Anton O’Cleraigh celebrate their marriage. The Lynch family have been involved with Castleknock Hurling and Football since Day 1 with former Chairman Mick as active now as he ever was. Anton, a native of Wexford, was one of those behind our hurlers stunning move up from Junior to Senior Ranks and he remains one of the driving forces behind the Club’s Minor Hurling teams. Everyone in the Club wishes Caroline and Anton every health and happiness for the future.   

Aug. 3 – A huge day for Castleknock players representing Dublin. Rob O’Shea was part of the Dublin U-16 Footballer team that beat Down 5-8 3-13 in an epic Gerry Reilly Cup Semi-Final in Oldcastle, Co. Meath. Hannah Bourke represented Castleknock, Dublin and Leinster with distinction in the All-Ireland U-16 Camogie Poc Fada Finals on Annaverna Mountain, Co. Louth where she finished a highly creditable Third. Congrats to Aoife Whelan and her Dublin Intermediate Camogie colleagues who came away from Ahoghill with a 2-10 1-12 win over Antrim.  Sadly in spite of a dazzling start Darragh Warnock’s Dublin U-20’s Footballers lost to Cork in the All-Ireland Final. The Club is proud of you all.

Aug. 4 – Congrats to Caitlin Coffey and Cara Feeney members of the Dublin Camogie team which beat Offaly 1-14 0-8 in the Leinster Minor A Shield Final in Kildare. A day off for our own Ciaran Kilkenny but congrats to the rest of the Dublin Footballers on beating Tyrone.

The Club offers its deepest condolences to Patrick McKeon on the death of his mother Mollie (Knockbride, Co. Cavan). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Upcoming – Next Sunday August 11th sees the Finals of our first All-Ireland Nights Competitions involving over 220 girls and boys across six competitions.

The Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Only four weeks now to the Official Opening of Clubhouse which takes place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.
July 22-28 Castleknock Club Notes

July 22 – A great 4-13 1-5 victory for the Adult League Div.5 Ladies Footballers maintains the team’s 100% record while the Adult Cup Div.2 team receives a walk-over from O’Dwyer’s to also maintain their 100% record.

July 23 – A terrific 12-point win for the AHL6 Hurlers over Clontarf 1-21 1-9 makes it two wins in three days and means they now top Div.6 on Points Difference and they also have a game in hand on nearest challengers Naomh Fionnbarra. One win from the last two matches will secure the title and guarantee Promotion.

July 24 – A difficult evening in Rush as the AHL3 Hurlers go down 0-13 3-16 to St. Maur’s, the margin being no reflection of the closeness of the exchanges. The Minor footballers end their MFL1 campaign losing narrowly to Ballinteer St. John’s 2-10 3-9.

July 25 – Hugh Feeney scores three goals in the AHL9 Hurlers 4-24 2-12 win over visitors Realt Dearg. No Lotto Jackpot winner. Match 3 Winner Conor Cunningham wins €300. Lucky Dip €30 Winner Tony Dunne. Jackpot now €6,000.

July 27 – A fiercely fought AFL2 game ends with Castleknock beating St. Mary’s, Saggart 2-11 3-6 to go two points clear at the top of Div.2 with two games left. Defeat however by 0-11 0-14 for the AFL4 side against St. Finian’s Newcastle. Hopefully it’s some consolation to our Dublin Minor Footballers, Luke Swan, Senan Forker, Oran Farrell, Alex Watson and Ben Harding to know that they were involved in a truly epic All-Ireland Quarter-Final against winners Mayo and everyone in the Club is immensely proud of your efforts. Congrats to Darragh Warnock on Dublin U-20’s All-Ireland Semi-Final victory over Galway. Thanks to St. Martin’s, Kilkenny who visited Somerton and provided our 2006/2007 Boys with two ‘cracking’ hurling matches.

July 28 – Frustrating one-point defeat, 1-12 1-13, for footballers in AFL9 against table-toppers Clontarf although a play-off place is still there for the taking. Congrats to Adam Kelly on winning the inaugural Jim Boggan Dublin U-15 Hurling Skills Competition in O’Toole Park and to Cliona Hewson on her involvement in the Dublin Camogie’s All-Ireland U-15 Blitz in Abbotstown.

The Club extends its deepest sympathies to Teresa Hannigan on the death of her mother Eithne Quinn, mother-in-law of Declan and grandmother of Laura, Graham and Alex. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.

Upcoming: The Club’s internal All-Ireland League Nights begin next Monday evening Aug. 5 with the Finals on Sunday Aug.11. It promises to be another great event with six tournaments catering for girls and boys U-7/U-12. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301 for further information.

The Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Date for the diary – The Official Opening of our long-awaited Clubhouse will take place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.

Castleknock Club Notes July 15-21

July 15 – The Ladies Footballers make it 6 wins out of 6 in the Adult Cup Div.2 by beating St. Patrick’s, Wicklow 4-16 2-13.

July 16 – A good effort by our U-14 Div.5 League Hurlers ends in defeat to Na Fianna 2-5 3-11.

July 17 – The Senior Footballers high-tempo display in AFL2 leads to a 4-15 1-8 win over Naomh Olaf to remain top of Div.2. The AFL4 team lose to St. Sylvester’s by 0-12 1-13 but still have every chance of making the Div.4 play-offs. The Ladies Footballers make in 2 wins in 3 days beating Lucan in a low-scoring Adult Cup Div.2 battle 1-7 1-4. Still unbeaten in the Cup they have already qualified for the Intermediate Shield Semi-Final against St. Maur’s and the League Div.2 Semi-Final. Good win for the Minor Hurlers (MHL3) over Ballyboden 8-9 1-8.

July 18 – Superb display by the AFL9 Footballers in beating Cuala in a top of the table clash 1-17 2-5.

July 19 – Congrats to Dublin U-20 Football Squad member Darragh Warnock on Dublin’s Leinster Final victory over Laois. Another wonderful achievement for one of our up and coming stars.

July 21 – Three wins out of three for the Adult Hurlers. A big win in the AHL3 for our Senior Hurlers 1-26 Kevins 0-14 with a huge game against table-toppers St. Maur’s in Rush this Wednesday (July 24th). The AFL6 hurlers great unbeaten run continues, 8 wins out of 8 games, after a 0-22 0-12 win over Erin’s Isle with 3 rounds left and the AHL9 team followed up with a resounding 3-17 2-9 win over O’Dwyers to stay in second place in Div.9.  In the MFL1 Castleknock’s Minor Footballers lose to Ballyboden 3-13 5-14 to leave them in fourth place in Division 1 with one game left.

Upcoming: Not long to go now to the Club’s internal All-Ireland League Nights (Aug. 5-11). It promises to be another great event with six tournaments catering for girls and boys U-7/U-12. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301 for further information.

Then only a little over a week later the Club’s own Summer Camp takes place over 5 days – August 19-23 and the day after it finishes on Saturday August 24th the Nursery returns from its Summer Break.

Date for the diary – the day we’ve all been waiting for – the Official Opening of our new Clubhouse will take place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.

Castleknock Club Notes July 8-14

July 9 – The OneGoodClub Healthy Eating Workshop (Smoothie Making and Blind Fruit Tasting) held in the Clubhouse Foyer proves a huge success. Lorraine Hagerty and Barbara O’Neill provided a great spread of healthy foods and Dave Kavanagh from Jigsaw Dublin 15 gave a short talk. The 5-week Mental Health and Wellbeing Pilot Programme is now over. Many thanks who everyone who participated.

A Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship draw 4-11 2-17 against Naomh Olaf means Castleknock win their Group and are now guaranteed a Home Quarter-Final likely to be on September 8th. Nice to see the Dublin U-16 Camogie squad training in Somerton after their great win over Clare.

July 10 – Our Senior hurlers were outgunned by Naomh Barróg (0-16 1-20) in the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship in Somerton although it was much closer than the 7-point margin suggests. Another good win for the Minor Footballers in MFL1 beating Clontarf 2-12 0-15 while our MFL5 team fought out an exciting draw with St. Catherine’s (Erin go Bragh/Westmanstown) 3-13 4-10.

July 11 – Our Junior ‘F’ Hurlers receive a Championship walk-over from O’Dwyers.

July 12 – MFL5 side lose to Naomh Barróg 1-12 6-11.

July 13 – The final touches are put to the Clubhouse walls and floors. Huge thanks to Fergus Kiernan and Jason O’Neill (and the rest of their volunteer team) for all their work over the last few months. Congrats to Hannah Bourke, representing Dublin, on winning the Leinster Camogie U-16 Poc Fada Competition on the slopes of the Sugar Loaf.

July 14 – Great win for MHL1 team 8-21 4-18 in high-scoring game against Oliver Plunketts but no joy for the U-15 Hurling League Div.1 team beaten 3-14 1-14 by Naomh Barróg.

Upcoming: The next big underage competition is the Club’s internal All-Ireland League Nights (Aug. 5-11). It promises to be another great event with six tournaments catering for girls and boys U-7/U-12. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301 for further information.

Date for the diary – the day we’ve all been waiting for – the Official Opening of our new Clubhouse will take place on Saturday, September 7th as part of our Annual Family Fun Day.

The Club extends its sincere sympathy to Denis Lally on the death of his brother Joe and to our GPO Maria Bergin on the death of her grandaunt. 

Castleknock Club Notes – July 1-7

July 1 – A record 333 boys and girls take part in the Summer Camp in Somerton. Thirty-five coaches under the supervision of Games Promotion Officer Maria Bergin provide buckets of fun in the sun. An added bonus was the visit of Ciarán Kilkenny. The AHL9 hurlers go joint top of Div.9 with a 4-10 4-7 win away to Erin’s Isle.

July 2 – In Div.1 of the U-13 Hurling League Castleknock lose a high scoring game to St. Jude’s 1-13 6-7 while the U-14 Footballers Div.7 lose to a strong Clontarf side.

July 3 – The Ladies Football Adult Cup 5N side beat St. Monica’s 2-11 1-3 in Edenmore to make it 4 wins out of 5 and stay joint top of the table with. The Adult Cup Div.2 team receive a walk-over from Skerries to maintain their unbeaten record of 5 wins from 5.

July 4 – The theme for Week 4 of our OneGoodClub Initiative is Give and as part of that a group of teenagers from the Club visited the Mount Hybla Nursing Home on White’s Road to entertain residents. Emily Igoe, Ava Santa Maria, Dearbhla Quinn, Caoimhe Sawyer, Tomás ‘Mossie’ O’Ceallaigh, Orlaith Higgins and even organiser Barbara O’Neill provided music, song and Irish Dancing as a means of giving to the local community. Thanks to everyone involved. The AHL9 hurlers second game of the week sees a Hugh Hogan last minute goal give Castleknock a deserved draw (2-15 2-15) against St. Finian’s, Swords. No Lotto Jackpot winner. Match 3 Winners €60 each – Gerry Sheerin, Colm Cosgrave, Ciaran Maher, M. Doyle, ‘Chloe’. Next Jackpot €5,400.

July 6 – In spite of Luke Swan’s 1-1 Dublin lose the LMFC Final AET. Everyone in the Club sends their best wishes to Senan Forker who was injured during the game. Senan we all wish you a speedy recovery. A high intensity victory in the AFL2 1-22 1-12 against Lusk keeps Castleknock top of Division 2. Dublin U-14 Camogie involvement for Saoirse Behan and Eimear Sutton and Dublin U-14 Football involvement for David Strappe, Callum Sheridan, Conan Feeney and Bobby Lynch. Proud of you all.

July 7 – Solid 2-12 0-8 win for MHL3 Hurlers over Naomh Fionnbarra including a super-sized point from Finn McAllorum. Great to see Emma Diamond, Eabha Mooney, Aisling O’Neill, Aoife O’Sullivan, Lucy Quinn and Mollie Turner in the Dublin U-16 Camogie panel for their game against Clare in the All-Ireland Championship.   

Upcoming: Registration is now open online for our internal All-Ireland Leagues (Aug. 5-11). Six tournaments from U7-U12 for girls and boys. Registration closes July 14th. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301.

The Club extends its sympathy to the Farrell family on the passing of Gerry, father of Niall and grandfather of Oran, a member of Castleknock and Dublin Minor Football teams. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


Castleknock Weekly Club Notes – June 24-30

June 24 – Take Notice – Week 3 of the OneGoodClub Mental Health Initiative continues with the Malin to Mizen Challenge in which members walk or run around Tir na nÓg, Porterstown or Somerton. Already through Tralee.

June 25 – Congrats to Castleknock Camógs, beating Setanta to add the Adult Junior Cup to their Junior 2 League success. The U-16 FL5 team record good 2-12 3-4 win over Lucan while the U-14 FL1 side get the better of Sylvesters 6-15 3-13.

June 26 – Ger McDermottroe scores 2-9 as Castleknock stay top of AFL2 after a 5-19 1-2 win over St. Pat’s, Palmerstown. The AFL4 side are well beaten by Clanna Gael-Fontenoy 1-19 1-6. In the Adult Cup Div.2 the Ladies Footballers beat Raheny 6-15 0-4 and in the Adult Cup Div.5N they overpower Whitehall 7-13 1-9. Great 0-20 0-18 win for the MHL1 team against Lucan. The MHL3 side finish level against Cuala 0-20 3-11.

June 27 – AFL9 team engineer an amazing comeback from 9 points down with 12 minutes to play to beat TSS 3-12 1-17. Lotto

June 28 – The Girls Feile Football Div.10 team win their Group in the All-Ireland Feile before losing the Quarter-Final to Delco Gaels of the USA. A disappointing outcome but everyone in the Club is immensely proud of our girls’ efforts.

June 29 – Nursery goes on its Summer Break. Aisling and Louise Mahony who have been Nursery Coaches/Organisers for the last 15 years step down. The Club extends its heartfelt thanks to both of them for their years of tireless service in Tir na nÓg and in the Club generally. Go n-eiri an bóthar libh. Disappointment in the Celtic Challenge Hurling Final as in spite of Castleknock’s Matthew Lynam scoring 3 goals (almost 4), Dublin Clarke, also including Evan McSherry lose out to Kerry (3-15 5-16). Tommy McDaniel’s 3 points not enough to save Westmeath from losing to Clare in R.3 All-Ireland Football Qualifier.

June 30 – Big wins in the MFL1 Castleknock 4-14 Kilmacud 0-9 and MFL5N Castleknock 4-20 Fingallians 5-10 plus a walk-over from Peregrines in MFL3. AHL6 hurlers also receive a walk-over to go top of their Division. Many thanks to everyone who supported our OneGoodClub Take Notice Coffee Morning in Castleknock Community Centre. Special thanks to organisers Barbara and Lorraine for making it such an enjoyable morning.

Upcoming: An unprecedented five Castleknock players, Senan Forker, Ben Harding, Oran O’Farrell, Luke Swan and Alex Watson, involved in this Saturday’s LMFC Final v Kildare in Navan. COYBIB. Registration is now open online for our internal All-Ireland Leagues (Aug. 5-11). Six tournaments from U7-U12 for girls and boys. Registration closes July 14th. See website or contact Neil Devlin 086-1004301

Castleknock Weekly Club Notes – June 17-23

June 17 – A huge thank you to the Construction Committee of Noel Dillon, Martina Finn, John Conway, Liam O’Flannagain and Niall Tutty who, after years of hard work, handed over the Clubhouse responsibility to the Executive. The Ladies Footballers gain a highly creditable draw 0-15 3-9 against table-toppers Naomh Olaf in the Junior ‘C’ Championship.

June 19 – The Senior Footballers score two goals in the first 4 minutes to see off Naomh Fionnbarra 3-12 1-5 and go top of AFL2. The AFL4 side do equally well beating St. Mark’s 1-24 1-11. Ladies Football Adult Cup Div.2 side make it 3 wins from 3 with a comprehensive 5-9 3-3 win over TSS and making a nice double, in the Adult Cup Div.5 Castleknock beat Ballymun 4-16 1-0 to stay joint top.

June 20 – The AFL9 side get the better of Erin Go Bragh (1-16 0-8) in St. Catherine’s Park to make in 3 wins out of 3 in this week’s AFL’s.

June 21 – Another hugely successful Golf Classic. The Karl Andrews Memorial Cup,presented by Sean Andrews, was won appropriately enough by our main sponsors, Cunninghams, second TLC Nursing Homes and third Donal Waters. Nearest the Pin was Michael Fetherston and Longest Drive was Petrina Smithers. Special thanks to Robyn and Michael Cunningham, William and Aoife Diamond and Westmanstown Golf Club for their greatly appreciated support.

June 22 – Congrats to Ben Harding, Senan Forker (0-1), Luke Swan, Alex Watson and Oran Farrell on their part in Dublin’s LMFC S-F win (0-18 1-11) over Westmeath. Congrats also to Evan McSherry and Matthew Lynam on Dublin Clarke’s win in the Celtic Hurling Challenge Semi-Final. Sadly defeat for Aoife Whelan in the All-Ireland Inter. Camogie Championship, Dublin losing to Kilkenny in the First Round 2-11 2-17. Two of our Senior footballers meet in R.2 Qualifiers with Westmeath’s Tommy McDaniel (0-1) beating Limerick’s Seamus O’Carroll (0-1).

June 23 – Excellent Castleknock win in the MFL Div.1 (4-11 2-14) against Na Fianna completing a double over Na Fianna with the MFL Div.5 winning by a huge margin. Congrats to Ciarán Kilkenny on Dublin’s emphatic Leinster Final win over Meath.

Upcoming: The theme for Week 3 (June 24-30) of our OneGoodClub Mental Health Initiative is Take Notice with the Main Event a Community Coffee Morning in Castleknock Community Centre in Laurel Lodge on Sunday morning June 30th, an opportunity for members to stop and Take Notice of each other and our neighbours throughout Castleknock.

Weekly Club Notes – June 10-16

June 11 – A sensational Castleknock comeback sees them go from 7 points down to win by 11, 2-18 0-13 against St. Judes in the Junior Hurling ‘C’ Championship in Somerton to go top of Group 1. A competitive AFL11South game ends with Castleknock losing out by 2 points to Geraldine Morans, 1-12 2-11.

June 12 – Marvellous Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship win over Kilmacud Crokes 2-14 0-14 to guarantee Castleknock a Quarter-Final place. Ladies Footballers great Adult Cup Div.5 win 4-11 3-13 over Garristown. Castleknock’s involvement with the LGFA’s 5-week-long #OneGoodClub Pilot Programme begins with a well-attended One Good Coach Workshop for Club Coaches given by mental health professionals JigsawDublin15 in the Blanchardstown Library.

June 13 – A terrifically competitive Junior ‘F’ Hurling Championship ends level Castleknock 3-12 Clontarf 3-12 while the U-14 Div.5 team lose out to Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 4-5 2-16.

June 15 – Evan McSherry and Matthew Lynam were on the Dublin Clarke team which beat Tipperary Blue to reach the Corn John Scott (Celtic Challenge) Semi-Final. Darragh Warnock (0-2) played on the Dublin U-20 Footballers who lost to Galway in John Kerins Cup.

June 16 – Second great win in a week for AHL3 hurlers beating Ballyboden 2-20 0-17 and the AHL6 team make it a double over Ballyboden winning by 1-22 1-6.

Upcoming: The Annual Golf Classic takes place this Friday June 21st in Westmanstown Golf Club. A noted innovation this year is the introduction of the Karl Andrews Memorial Cup which will be presented to the winners in recognition of one of our truly great Club members. Everyone is invited to attend the presentation in Westmanstown on Friday evening from 9pm. Still time to be involved by contacting Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – June 3-9

June 4 – Castleknock invited to represent Leinster in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Pilot Programme promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in conjunction with Lidl and Jigsaw.

June 5 – Great displays from Evan McSherry at wing-half-back and forward Matthew Lynam (1-1) as Dublin Clarke overcome Offaly (1-19 1-15) in the Celtic Challenge Hurling competition.

June 6 – Important win for the AFL4 footballers keeping up their top of the table challenge by beating St. Finians Swords 3-10 1-10.

June 8 – The Senior Footballers remain in second place in the AFL2 after a solid 3-13 2-9 win over Round Towers, Clondalkin – Ger McDermottroe scored 1-7.

June 9 – Another fabulous Feile an nGael victory this time for our Div. 3 Hurlers who won the All-Ireland U-14 title in Cork beating their hosts Glen Rovers 1-12 0-3 in the final in Ballincollig. Castleknock had been leading by 7 points when the referee blew prematurely for time but then restarted the match to play out the remaining 5 minutes. Castleknock had earlier beaten Bruff from Limerick 1-4 0-4 in the semi-final and Mount Leinster Rovers in the Quarter-Final in Killeagh 0-5 0-3. In the Group Stages the Castleknock lads drew their first two games against Watergrasshill and Cois Fharraige before easing past Glen Rovers (2-6 2-4) the team they met again in the Final. All in all a memorable weekend even if recording two wins over their wonderful hosts wasn’t really part of the script.

Also on Sunday the Calum Farrell Memorial Cup brought an incredible crowd to Somerton – many thanks to the players, mentors and families of players from Tyrrelstown, St. Peregrines, Erin Go Bragh, St. Brigid’s and St. Oliver Plunkett’s who participated in the U-8’s Football Blitz and stayed on to make it a day to remember. Well done to the organisers of this hugely successful event.

The AFL9 team beat St. Finian’s, Swords 3-18 2-12 to maintain their league challenge. Congrats also to Ciaran Kilkenny on helping Dublin footballers reach yet another Leinster Final.

Upcoming: The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes May 28 – June 2

May 28 – A great 0-20 2-11 win in Cabra for the hurlers over Naomh Fionnbarra moves them up into pole position in AHL6. No joy for the U-13 hurlers however the Div.1 team lose to Ballyboden and the Div.6 side to Cuala. The U-15 hurlers’ second-best display of the year sees them draw with Kilmacud 2-13 1-16.

May 29 – A late Round Towers surge denies Castleknock’s AHL3 Hurlers victory in Clondalkin by 2 points 2-16 1-21. Better news at home as the Ladies League 2 team beat Raheny 2-15 2-8 to stay top of the Division.

May 30 –The U-14 Div.1 team produce their best display so far before losing narrowly 3-7 2-13 to TSS, made up for, to some extent, by the U-16 Div.2 team who beat TSS 3-9 1-10.

May 31 – Huge win for the U-13 Boys Footballers in Div.1 beating Kilmacud 5-12 2-7 to go joint top. Thanks to everyone for organising and supporting our Annual Race Night – great turnout as always.

June 1 – Great day out for the 2006 Boys Hurlers at the P.J. Troy in Whitehall and the 2007 Boys in the Fingallians U-12 Hurling Tournament. Congrats to Alex Watson, Senan Forker and Luke Swan on Dublin’s LMFC Q-F 0-20 1-9 win over Wicklow. No luck however for Seamus O’Carroll (0-2) who was on Limerick’s losing team in the Munster SFC S-F against Cork.

June 2 – Congrats to Dublin hurlers on their win over Carlow and to our U-13 Hurlers Matthew and Dara who played in the Cumann na mBunscol game at half-time.

Upcoming – The Calum Farrell Memorial Cup competition takes place in Somerton on Sunday next June 9th. Funds raised go to purchase defibrillators for participating clubs.

Bookings are now being taken for our own Castleknock Hurling and Football Club Summer Camps (August 19th-23rd) in Tír na nÓg. The Nursery GAA Camp is for those born 2013-2015 and the Standard GAA Camp is for those born 2007-2012. Register through Club Website.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes May 21-27

May 21 – CHAMPIONS!!! The Adult Junior 2 League Camogie team are confirmed League Winners after beating Na Fianna 2-12 1-3 in Glasnevin. The Senior 2 League is over with Castleknock finishing third behind worthy winners Good Counsel and Runners-Up Kilmacud.

May 22 – An evening to forget for the Ladies IFC team as they lose heavily to Clanna Gael/Fontenoy in Somerton. The Junior ‘C’ Championship team do much better but still lose by a point to Whitehall Colmcille, 2-9 1-13.  The Senior Footballers fare better again, also against Whitehall in the AFL Div. 2 pulling away in the ned to win by 3-11 1-13. The AFL4 team lose by a point to a more street-wise Garda outfit in Westmanstown. The MFL5N side record a good win over St. Vincent’s and great to see Evan McSherry and Matthew Lynam (2-1) on the winning Dublin Clarke team against Dublin Plunkett in the Celtic Hurling Challenge (U-17) Tournament.

May 25 – Congrats to Aoife Keane who was part of Dublin’s Ladies Football squad in the All-Ireland U-14 Stage 2 Competition against Monaghan, Down and Armagh in Monaghan. Congrats also to Ciarán Kilkenny and his team-mates on Dublin’s LSFC Q-F win over Louth. Big day too for young referees Eva, Roisin and Emma who made their ‘whistling’ debuts for the U-10’s Camogie teams.

May 26 – A successful Sunday morning sees an AFL2 victory over Raheny (1-10 1-8) and an AFL4 win over St. Monica’s (3-22 1-6). The afternoon brings more good news as in the AFL9 Castleknock overcomes Portobello 2-6 0-8.

Upcoming – Don’t forget the Club Race Night is being held in Kavanagh’s, Laurel Lodge this Friday, May 31st.

The Calum Farrell Memorial Cup, a great family day being organised to celebrate the life of one of our 2012 Boys, will be held in Somerton on Sunday June 10th.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.

Castleknock Club Notes May 13-19

May 13 – Castleknock and Whitehall share an amazing 14 goals in the U15 Football Div.2 League but Whitehall shade it on points, 7-10 7-7.

May 14 – Senior 2 Camogie lose a tight match, 2-10 3-9, against Naomh Mearnog but the Junior 2 side continue their winning ways with a 6-13 1-1 win over St. Anne’s to become Champions Elect. In the Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship Castleknock experience a first defeat going down 0-17 1-17 to new table-toppers St. Joseph’s/OCB.

May 15 – In a marvellous contest Castleknock beat Naomh Olaf, 1-28-1-22, in the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship. A slow start left Castleknock Ladies IFC team with too much to do to catch Cuala, 2-5 3-15. Congrats to Alex Watson, Senan Forker, Luke Swan (0-3) and Ben Harding on Dublin’s LMFC win 2-13 0-13 over Offaly. Congrats too to Matthew Lynam who was named Best and Fairest player in Dublin Clarke’s Celtic Hurling Challenge (U-17) victory over Laois.

May 16 – Huge Junior ‘F’ Hurling Championship win for Castleknock over Civil Service.

May 17 – Well done to Hannah Bourke on winning the Dublin Puc Fada in Howth.

May 18 – Massive Ladies Football Féile day with both the Div.2 and the Div.10 teams qualifying for the Semi-Finals. No luck for the Div.2 team but the Div.10 side go through to the Final. Good AHL3 win for the Senior Hurlers beating Naomh Mearnog 2-14 0-16.

May 19 – Cian Boyle grabs 1-12 as the AHL6 team overcome Kilmacud by 3-18 3-14 in a classic in Somerton. An afternoon to remember as the Div.10 girls win a thrilling Féile Final beating St. Margaret’s in O’Toole Park. The Féile magic lives on.

Sincere sympathy to Dearbhla Lennon on the death of her uncle Philip Lonergan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Upcoming – A Club Race Night is being held in Kavanagh’s, Laurel Lodge on Friday, May 31st.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – May 7 – May 12

May 7 – A great Camogie double to start the week, with a Senior 2 League win over Cuala by 2-13 0-8 and the Junior 2 League team beating St.Brigid’s to make it 7 wins out of 7 in Cup and League.

May 8 – A thrilling Ladies Football Intermediate Championship debut for Castleknock ends in a 3-9 3-9 draw with Clann Mhuire – Ciara Murray grabs all 3 Castleknock goals. In the Ladies Junior ‘C’ Championship Ballyboden edge a well fought game, 5-8 2-13 while Castleknock’s Senior Footballers lose a competitive game for the first time in 2019 going down by 0-9 0-14 to St. Sylvester’s in Malahide. The AFL Div.4 side lose by a point 0-11 1-9 to Cuala.

May 9 – The AFL Div.9 Footballers maintain their unbeaten league run with a 1-12 0-12 win over Sylvester’s in Broomfield. The U-13 Div.2 hurlers defeat Naomh Barrog but the U-13 Div.5 team lose to Lucan. No Jackpot Lotto winner – next week’s Jackpot €3,800 – one Match 3 Winner €300 – Barbara Devlin.

May 11 – Luke Swan and Conor Murray share in Dublin’s Leinster MHC draw with Wexford to qualify for the Leinster Semi-Final. Congrats also to Senior Footballer Seamus O’Carroll who helps end Limerick’s 7-year Munster SFC drought with a shock win over Tipperary.

Saturday was also a big day in Portlaoise with Eimear, Saoirse and Aoife representing Castleknock in the U-14 Camagie Blitz and hurlers Callum Sheridan, Sean Doyle and Dylan Clarke being on the Dublin U-14 team that beat Galway. A great occasion for everyone concerned.

Work was begun on the Clubhouse Patio with some serious manhours put in by Mick Lynch, Alan Rushe, Patrick McKeown and Emmet McGarvey. Thanks to everyone concerned.

May 12 – The Senior Footballers got back on track in the AFL Div.2 with a workmanlike 3-7 0-5 win over Scoil Úi Chonaill. The AFL Div.4 team have 11 points to spare over Na Fianna (5-11 2-9) to keep their League challenge very much alive. The AFL Div.9 team lost to Rosmini Gaels (0-8 1-16) but the AFL Div.11S side beat St. James’s Gaels (1-16 0-5). Alfie Sawyer made a cameo appearance and a clash of jerseys forced Castleknock as the home team to wear their jerseys inside out. Not a great fashion statement if the truth be told.

Mixed news in the MHL – Div.1 Castleknock 4-22 Thomas Davis 4-15. Div.3 Castleknock lost to O’Toole’s. Div.4N Castleknock lost to St. Peregrine’s.

Upcoming – A Club Race Night is being held in Kavanagh’s, Laurel Lodge on Friday, May 31st.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – April 30 – May 6

April 30 – Féile week begins with a 2-6 3-8 defeat for the Castleknock Camogie Senior 2 League team against a pacey Kilmacud side while at the same time the Junior 2 League team has a point to spare 1-9 2-5 over St. Finian’s. An exciting 4-15 6-7 win the same evening for the U-14 Girls footballers against Cuala.

May 1 – The Ladies Footballers Div.2 team lose a high-scoring thriller to O’Dwyer’s out in Balbriggan, 6-7 5-13. The Ladies Div.5 team beat St. Finian’s/St. Margaret’s 6-13 0-4 to bring their League tally to 20-49 in 4 games. Two goals apiece for Aoife Delaney and Rachel Slater.

May 4 – A disappointing Féile for both Boys teams. The Div.1 Boys fail to get out of a strong group out in Silverpark (well done Kilmacud who won Div.1 out) and it is just as hard in Somerton for the Div.6 Boys (congrats to St. Maur’s who won Div.6). Many thanks to all our players, parents and mentors. Congrats to Conor Murray and Luke Swan on Dublin’s Leinster MHC win over Offaly (1-23 1-10). Luke goals for the third Dublin game in a row. A Senior ‘B’ SHC defeat (0-13 3-19) out in Shankill as Cuala produce some flawless hurling.

May 5 – Two Championship wins out of two as the Junior ‘C’ Hurlers get the better of St. Sylvester’s in Somerton (1-15 1-3). Brian Carter’s ‘wonder’ goal the highlight. Victory for the MFL1 team against Skerries (1-14 2-10) as last gasp points from Cian Boyle and Ronan McCann help sneak the win. In the MFL3 a remarkable game sees Castleknock go from 5 goals down to almost grab a win but Clanna Gael Fontenoy just hold on to win it 6-9 6-6. MFL5N 0-10 Whitehall 2-11.

May 6 – Congrats  to Hannah Bourke on qualifying for the Dublin Camogie Poc Fada Juvenile Final on May 17.

Upcoming: The Annual CCC Plant Sale is on next weekend – May 11/12 – Club members are asked to give their support.
The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008. 


Castleknock Club Notes April 23-28

April 23 – Congrats to the club’s Dublin Minor Footballers Alex Watson, Senan Forker, Luke Swan and Ben Harding on their Leinster Championship win over Meath (4-10 2-10), Luke grabbing 1-1 late on to seal the win.

April 24 – A terrific battling win over St. Vincent’s (3-8 0-14) in Round 2 of the SFC, Shane Boland, Gerard McDermottroe and Kevin Stephenson the goal-scorers on a never to be forgotten night in Malahide ensuring a fourth successive SFC Quarter-Final slot as a result. Not such a good evening for our Minor Footballers however, the Div.1 team losing 1-15 3-15 to St. Sylverster’s, the Div.3 side going down by 1-8 4-12 to neighbours St. Brigid’s and the Div.5N team losing 2-5 3-8 to St. Paul’s. Better news for the Ladies 1 Footballers as they register a hard fought 3-11 3-09 win over Clann Mhuire in the Adult Div.2 Cup and a huge 7-13 1-04 win over St. Monica’s for our Ladies 2 Footballers in the Adult League Div.5.

April 25 – No Jackpot Winner – Next week’s Jackpot €3,400 – Match 3 Winners receive €75 each – Terry Buckley, Darren Martin, Valery McSherry and Ronan Travers.

April 27th – Disappointment for Conor Murray (0-1) and Luke Swan (1-0), following on his goal for the Minor footballers on Tuesday, as Dublin go down by 2-8 0-15 in the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship v Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. Sadly no joy either for Aisling O’Neill (0-2) or Lucy Quinn who were on the Dublin U-16 Ladies Football team beaten by Meath (2-5 3-9) in the Leinster Final in Ballymore Eustace. Congrats to Cliona Hewson on being part of the Dublin Camogie U-15 Development squad’s trip to Wexford.

April 28th – One to forget for the Junior 1 Footballers as they were outplayed 2-6 1-20 by Ballinteer St. John’s in R.2 of the Championship. Better news from the Blakestown Road as the JFC3 team recorded a hard fought 1-14 1-10 win over St. Peregrine’s to keep their Group hopes alive. The JFC5 team lost their rearranged match against Clanna Gael Fontenoy 1-6 1-15, a notable feature of the game being the return to competitive action of Eoghan O’Callaghan a member of the club’s first Adult Football team back in 1998. MHL Div.1 Castleknock 1-7 St. Vincent’s 4-21 MHL Div.3 Castleknock 2-9 Skerries 4-19.

Upcoming – next Saturday Castleknock hosts the Dublin Div.6 Boys Football Féile in Somerton. Volunteers welcome. Contact: juvenileboyschair@castleknock.net.

The Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 or Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – April 15-22

April 15 – The Easter Camp dominates the week. Great job by GPO Maria Bergin  in getting everyone in out of the rain in the morning and everyone back outdoors in the afternoon.

April 16 – Dublin football star Brian Howard makes a welcome Easter Camp appearance. Double delight – two fine camogie victories over St. Vincent’s – Senior 2 League Castleknock 1-10 St. Vincent’s 1-07 and Junior 2 League Castleknock 2-04 St. Vincent’s 0-02 to make it 5 wins in-a-row.

April 17 – The Ladies Football ‘B’ team make it 2 League wins from 2 by beating Ballymun Kickhams away 3-13 3-09 in the Adult League Div.5. Our deepest sympathy to Jenny, Danny and Conor Kelly on the death of Jenny’s mother Anne Marie Benson. Ár dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

April 18 – Final day of another a hugely successful Easter Camp all thanks to GPO Maria Bergin, her 28 Coaches and the many inspirational guests who dropped in. U-15 Div.1 Hurling League – Clinical Castleknock record massive 3-25 2-05 win over St. Jude’s (Adam Kelly 3-4 Neil Hogan 0-11).

No Lotto Jackpot winner – €3,200 next week – Match 3 winners JP Lee Cheong, Patricia Mooney and Ruth Holmes receive €100 each.

April 20 – Thanks to everyone for helping out with the Annual Somerton Spring Clean.

April 22 – Big day in Kilmacud at the Camogie Féile Skillstar event for Alison Callinan, Eimear Sutton and Sarah McMenamin. Making us all proud.

Upcoming – on April 27th Ann Carolan leads a team of 10 up Carrauntoohil in Kerry to raise funds for The Mater Foundation. All contributions gratefully received at any time.

A date for the Diary – the Annual Golf Classic takes place in Westmanstown Golf Club on Friday June 21st. The Golf Classic Committee would like to thank all sponsors and returning teams for their continuing support. For further information contact Mick Lynch 086-2531600 Charlie Spillane 085-1101008.


Castleknock Club Notes – April 06-14

April 06 – U-8 Boys Hurling Blitz at Somerton and Collinstown – medals and goodie bags all round. Good opening round win in the Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship – Castleknock 1-17 Thomas Davis 2-12 – match interrupted by Garda pursuit of lorry speeding through Somerton. Congrats to Senior footballer Tommy McDaniel on winning NFL Div.3 title with his native Westmeath to add to the O’Byrne Cup medal he won earlier in the year when Westmeath beat Dublin (including our own Shane Boland) in the Final.

April 07 – A late Castleknock point beats Erin’s Isle 0-13 0-12 in windy conditions in Finglas in the Junior Hurling ‘C’ Championship. In the afternoon Raheny proved much too strong for our Third team hurlers in the Junior Hurling ‘F’ Championship in Somerton 6-11 1-7. The Adult Camogie League Div.2 team produced a terrific display to beat Raheny 4-12 2-11.

Excellent League wins for both Minor Football league teams in Somerton. Div.1 Castleknock 5-17 Thomas Davis 2-14. Div.3 Castleknock 3-11 Templeogue Synge Street 1-7.

April 08 – Great turn-out for LGFA Referees Course. Plenty of future whistlers.

April 10 – Our sympathies go out to the families and friends of Michael Murphy, Monkstown, Co. Cork and Michael Lynch, Co. Kerry. Ár dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Féile teams received their tops – excitement mounting.

Big First Round win in the Senior Football Championship in bitterly cold Clondalkin. Castleknock 1-18 Ballinteer St. John’s 1-11 (Tommy McDaniel 0-7 Seamus O’Carroll 1-2).

League wins for our Ladies Football teams. The Senior team beat Clann Mhuire by 3 points and the ‘B’ team beat Whitehall 5-10 0-7.

April 11 – No Lotto Jackpot winner – €3,000 next week. €100 Winners – Aidan McGivern, Joe Murray, Ronan Murray. Order tickets from Lisa @086-1022296 before 9pm on May 11th for LSHC Dublin v Wexford in Parnell Park on Sunday May 19th at 3pm.

April 12 – The Contractor’s handover of the new Clubhouse took place today, a hugely significant event in Club history. Special thanks to the hard-working Committee who brought it about: Noel Dillon; Martina Finn; John Conway; Liam Ó Flannagáin and Niall Tutty.

April 13 – The Div.2 Féile Boys Hurling team beat Erin’s Isle (2-5 0-8), Kevin’s (4-5 1-4) and Naomh Barróg (3-4 1-3) to go through to the Div.2 Semi-Final in which they beat St. Sylvesters. In spite of beating Na Fianna our Div.5 side lose to Scoil Úi Chonaill, St. Mark’s and Westmanstown Gaels and so fail to make it to the knock-out stages.

Castleknock Ladies Football teams combine to play Australian Rules in great bonding exercise in DCU.

April 14th – Fabulous Féile success for our Div.2 Boys Hurling team beating Erin’s Isle 2-5 0-2 at Blakestown Road. Disappointing day for our Junior Footballers in the Championship’  

JFC1 Castleknock 1-11 Kilmacud Crokes 2-12

JFC3 Castleknock 0-03 Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 0-14

JFC5 Referee failed to turn-up

Minor Hurling Hurling League results:

A big win in the MHL1 away to Raheny – FT – Castleknock 2-14 Raheny 0-04

Castleknock outgunned by Erin’s Isle in MHL3 – FT Castleknock 1-11 Erin’s Isle 5-10

Castleknock lost out by a point to St. Brigid’s in MHL4 North. – FT Castleknock 2-5 St. Brigid’s 1-9

Further details elsewhere on www.castleknock.net

Report: Kevin Mallon