u16 ‘a’ football final replay

Double joy for Knock's sweet 16s!

by Aaron Dunne
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A strong second-half performance at packed out Somerton Park saw hosts Castleknbock hold off Clontarf by the minimum to claim the Dublin U-16 ‘A’ title last Saturday.

Both sides started well but hard to separate, with a point between them through out the first half.  Clontarf were awarded and scored a penalty on the stroke of half time to lead 1-4 to 0-4 at the break.

In the second half, the Somerton men, fought hard to reduce their lead and defended well to keep the Clontarf men to score just a single point in the 11th minute of the second half. 

A tense game with mistakes by both sides, saw Castlknock just a point behind as we reached the end of normal time. 

Two minutes into additional time Castleknock drew level with a free from Lenny Cahill. Just a minute later, Castleknock were awarded a another free and Cahill scored to give his side the lead and a well deserved victory to add their Division 1 league medals.

Feature image: Castleknock celebrate with the U-16 Dublin Championship trophy after their replay win over Clontarf.

Photo: Niall O’Connell.

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