Seven titles for Castleknock

by Gazette Reporter

CASTLEKNOCK Celtic ended its season with an impressive seven league titles with a number of runners-up positions which has gained their teams promotion.

The latest successes was Celtic’s DDSL Under-14 Major side which won promotion for the past four seasons, including three league titles and a league cup, along with other honours.

This is a mighty impressive performance by this team in such a short number of years. Twelve of their players are in the DDSL Academy.

Their final game of the season was against Cabinteely who proved no match for the eventual league winners. Celtic ran out comfortable 5-0 winners with goals from Ciaran McGarry, Vilius Labutus, Adam Neto, and yet another brace for Michael McDonald.

They will now play next season in the Under-15 Premier DDSL division, which their manager Rob Ryan and team coach Antonio Mantero are delighted with, acknowledging the huge work put in by all the players.
Celtic’s Under-15A DDSL team has been promoted to the Under-16 Major division following their league title.

Their final game was against Mullingar Athletic at home in last week’s midweek game in Porterstown.
Celtic turned the tables in style on their Westmeath rivals who had defeated the Dubliners 3-0 the previous week in Mullingar.

Dino Marcu and team captain, Jay Harper, were Celtic’s goal scorers in their 2-0 win. Man of the match was Morgan Kynes who was magnificent in the middle of the park, while Jack D’Arcy was immense in the centre of the defence.

Manager Paul Mason and coach Oleg Girbu were full of praise for their team who have won honours in each of the past three seasons.

Celtic’s NDSL Under-17A team finally won their division when they put five past Rush Athletic in Porterstown.

Rush had been the last team to beat Celtic, back in October and, in the meantime, Celtic had gone on a fantastic unbeaten league run when they won 13 and drew one of their 14 games.

Cory Power reached an impressive 20 goals for the season in this game, while Cian Kelly, Darren Doyle, and David Spillane, completed the scoring.

David Hickey who was immense this season was presented with the Under-17A’s Players’ Player of the Season award.

The small-sided game ended on a high for Celtic when their Under-11D1 and Under-11G1 both won their leagues and finished their seasons with big wins, 8-0 against Finglas and 5-2 against Templeogue United respectively.

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