Castleknock swoop to secure famous double

by Aaron Dunne
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Having lost by the narrowest of margins a week previously the visitors settled well in the first quarter and the Marino men came into the water break ahead by 2 points, 0-3 to 1-2. 

Castleknock narrowed the lead to one point at half time, 1-5 to 2-3, both sides adding a goal each. 

After the break, Castleknock should have made more of their possession and were unfortunate to be only level at the final water break. 

In the final quarter, Castleknock outscored St Vincents 3-1 to take a 2 point lead into the final minutes. However, Just like their previous meeting in the hurling, St Vincent’s had a last minute goal attempt flicked out for a 45 for a chance to win. 

At the whistle, the Somerton men had done the double over the brave St Vincents players in Football and Hurling, winning the Division 1 Átha Cliath Féile Peil na nÓg 1-11 to 2-6.

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Naomh Olaf hosted Castleknock ‘B’ in the U15 Division Dublin Féile Peil na nÓg Division 6 final.

The second half saw Olafs play into the wind and extended their lead to 4 points but a Castleknock goal just before the second water break brought that lead back to the minimum again.

In the final quarter, Castleknock used their running game to score two points from play, retaking the lead into final moments and holding on to win.

of the game. Olafs didn’t give up and Castleknock had to defend in numbers for a tense few minutes with goal saves and some narrow wide balls before the whistle blew to give them the narrowest of wins to the Castleknock men. FT 1-5 to -07.

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