CLUB AGM CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO VIRUS
Children's Academy is suspended until further notice

Busy weekend for Celtic : 7/8 March
Saturday, 7 March 2020     Result (CkC score first)  
Team H/A Opposition    
DDSL 10A1 A Finglas Utd    
DDSL 10D A Glebe North    
DDSL 10E H Enniskerry YC    
DDSL 11A1 H Belvedere FC (Condron Cup)    
DDSL 11B A St. Kevins Boys 6-2  
DDSL 11C H Belmont FC 1-3  
DDSL 11D A Newbridge Town 2-0  
DDSL 11E A Ardmore Rovers    
DDSL 11F A Dalkey Utd 8-3  
DDSL 12 Major A St. Kevins Boys 1-0 Mikel Okirikpo goal seals victory for Celtic
DDSL 12A+ H Celbridge Town OFF  
DDSL 12D A Granada FC    
DDSL 13A1 H Beechwood FC (Gerry Murphy Cup) 1-2 Battling performance not enough to progress in Cup
DDSL 13B1 A Park Celtic 4-3 0-3 down at half time, Celtic bounced back with a hat trick from Cian Hopkins and a poacher’s finish by Yusuf Omeragic.
DDSL 13C H Beechwood FC 2-1 Emotional tribute to Blaise Cunningham at home in Porterstown Park as his team mates and Beechwood FC salute him with Minute’s Silence. His team went on to play heroically as they won all 3 points. Aran Dunne’s superb brace and 2 amazing goal-line clearances by Kevin Wolniak ensured victory for the home side.
DDSL 14B A Mulhuddart FC 3-4  
DDSL 14B1 A Ballyowen Celtic    
DDSL 15 Major A Raheny Utd (Fenlon Cup) OFF (bereavement)  
DDSL 15B A Howth Celtic 2-1  
         
Sunday, 8 March 2020        
Team H/A Opposition    
DDSL 10B1 H St. Mochtas 2-2  
DDSL 10E H Raheny Utd OFF  
DDSL 10 Girls A Beechwood FC 12-4  
DDSL 11A1 Sth. A St. Francis (Paul Fitzgerald Cup)    
DDSL 11D A St. Marys Boys 6-5  
DDSL 12-2 A Corduff FC 3-2  
DDSL 12-4 A Broadford Rovers 3-2  
DDSL 13-4 A Cambridge Boys 3-2 Under-13.4 scraped a 3-2 win away to Cambridge FC. Daniel McAndrew, Hugo Higgins and Tobi Ondrejecak were the scorers. Minutes silence observed by both teams for Blaise Cunningham on a weekend when all our teams remembered their former club mate.
DDSL 13-6 A Sacred Heart 0-3  
DDSL 14-2 A Dalkey Utd (O’Neills Cup) 3-0  
DDSL 16A H Terenure Rangers 4-4 Two first half penalties from James Daly and second half goals from Keano and Conor Windsor gave Celtic a share of the points.
DDSL 16B1 A Ardmore Rovers 2-2  
DDSL 17 Prem1 A Marks Celtic 6-2  
DDSL 17 Major A Celbridge Town Pitch OFF  
DDSL 17A1 A St. Marys Boys    
Emotional tribute to Blaise Cunningham before his team's win

13C: Emotional tribute to Blaise Cunningham at home in Porterstown Park as his team mates and Beechwood FC salute him with Minute’s Silence. His team went on to play heroically as they won all 3 points. Aran Dunne’s superb brace and 2 amazing goal line clearances by Kevin Wolniak ensured victory for the home side. [Cameraman apologises for strange formatting of the photos].

Our former player Tara O'Hanlon our latest International Player

Congratulations to former Castleknock Celtic player, Tara O Hanlon, who this weekend was in action for the Irish international U15 Girls team as they took on England at the NSC in Abbottown.

In a highly entertaining game of free flowing football Tara put in a strong performance on the left wing. Tara’s talent was evident from a young age having been selected as Player of the Tournament at Castleknock’s Mini World Cup back in 2016.

This young lady is an example to every young aspiring player. Tara has combined talent with a commitment to hard work which has resulted in her meteoric rise in the game.

Congratulations Tara – you are a credit to the game of football and your friends at Castleknock Celtic wish you continued success

Coronavirus Covid-19 Guidance

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Some good advice:

  • Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

  • Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

  • Avoid shaking hands

Instead of shaking hands before or after games, use alternative greeting, e.g. after game, clap your opponents as you leave the field.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

  • Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Death of Shay O'Connor, father of team manager Gary

The death has occurred of the father of Castleknock Celtic team manager, Gary O’Connor, James (Shay) who has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary and his family at this very sad time. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis. Funeral arrangements 

https://rip.ie/death-notice/james-shay-o-connor-glasnevin-dublin/414883

Many thanks to all our fellow-clubs for messages of sympathy

Castleknock Celtic thanks the huge number of football clubs for the messages of sympathy they sent to us following the tragic death of our Under-13 player Blaise Cunningham. We are passing them on to the family who will greatly appreciate all the thoughts and prayers.

Our Deepest Sympathies are with Cunningham Family

ALL OUR GAMES FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ARE ALSO CANCELLED.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the tragic death in an accident of Blaise Cunningham who played on our Under-13s team. We wish to convey on behalf of our members our sincere sympathies to all the Cunningham family on their terrible loss. As a mark of respect, we have cancelled all our club games this weekend.  Blaise’s Funeral Mass will take place Saturday morn at 11am in Castleknock College Church.  Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhílis.  

Under-17s Winners in Rain-sodden Weekend
DDSL Under-17 Premier: Castleknock Celtic 4-2 Marks Celtic. On the mark for Castleknock were Klevis Malaj, Daniel Clejan, Chuk Obianyo & Ciaran Eccles.
 

 

Children's Football Academy takes place Saturday at 10am
We are delighted to announce that our Children’s Football Academy will take place at the National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, opposite entrance to Swimming Pools, on Saturday morning at 10am. New members welcome. Google maps Location: 9JWM+74 Dublin, County Dublin
 

 

Congratulations to Rav Lalloo's Under-9 Blue team

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Well done to Castleknock Celtic’s Under-9 Blue team who performed so well in the DDSL Futsal Tournament over the past 6 weeks.

Jim Long's Under-18s on top v St Kevin's Boys

 Ciarán Collins’ brace, and goals from Aran Long and Cathal Flynn sealed the points for Celtic away to SKB. 3-1 at half time. After the break, playing with the very strong wind they put in a battling performance. Keeper Laurence Essoyien made some very good saves. It was an excellent team performance that delivered this great result. Man of the match was awarded to Victor Ogbomo who put in a powerful performance.

Lost & Found: Anyone lose this backpack ?

This backpack was found at our all weather pitch in Laurel Lodge on Wednesday.  

U-13 Major on top v Crumlin in DDSL

Celtic too sharp for Crumlin Utd. 2-0 with goals from Craig Anderson and man of the match, Cillian McGrath.

Castleknock Celtic join local community for Estate Clean-up

Thank you to our club members who joined the local community as part of their local estate clean-up.  

Football for All - Great day for our representatives

Thank you to our representatives, Sophie Bell, Harry Bell, Eoin Lynott and Dáire Wigglesworth,  who participated in the Football for All tournament in Knocklyon Utd Football Club this weekend. We are indebted to Jenny Bell who has spearheaded this project at Castleknock Celtic. She was accompanied by hubby Simon at the event. 

This is part of the preparations for the new DDSL/FAI football league for children with additional needs that will start after the 2020 summer. Next up in the meantime is a mini-league. We are also now looking for more kids with additional needs to participate, so contact us for more information please. Contact us at info@castleknockceltic.com

Children's Academy re-starting on Sat. 8th Feb

Parents of kids aged 4-7 years -? Are you looking to get your child involved in team sports?

We run a kids academy for boys and girls aged 4-7

It’s a great environment where the kids get to learn the basics skills of football – with the emphasis on FUN!

We re-start our 15 week term on Saturday Feb 8th at 10am in Porterstown Park (local to Porterstown, Clonee, Castleknock, Chapelizod, Tyrellstown, etc)

Fully qualified FAI coaches teach the kids.

How to get involved?

– Register HERE – https://bit.ly/2GptCmh
– Or just come along on the day!

If you need any additional information, feel free to text Kieran Kelly on 0868091699

Mid-season Tournament - Great performances
Congratulations to the U11 Sun B Team who have won the Knocklyon Utd Tournment recently. 
After a tight group where we drew our first game against Marino, we then beat Knocklyon and drew our last game against Park Celtic to top the group on goal difference. In a tense semi final v Palmerstown we held on to win 3 – 2. In a really tight final we came through with two second half goals to win 2 – 1 against Marino. Marino scored to make the last few minutes very tense. Very well done to the boys who worked really well and played together as a team. 🎉🎉🎉🎉⚽️🎉🎉🎉⚽️

Castleknock progress in LFL Cup. 2-1

Castleknock Celtic hosted Jobstown Celtic in Porterstown Park in this 2nd round LFL Dalton Cup tie. This was the first fixture for both teams after the winter break but it didn’t show as both sides put in very competitive performances.

Both teams started with great intent and it was end-to-end football for the initial quarter hour. However, Castleknock broke the deadlock after 15mins when Gavin Byrne split the Jobstown defence with a through ball that was collected by Luke Danaher and he placed it coolly beyond the goalkeeper. After that goal, Jobstown were in the ascendancy creating numerous chances. They were rewarded with an equalizer when their midfielder Davy Simpson cut across the penalty box and beat the Castleknock goalkeeper Oisin O’Donoghue with a well placed shot. 1-1 at halftime and it was all to play for.

Jobstown carried on where they left off in the 1st half and looked the more likely to score as the match progressed. Castleknock were not looking forward to extra time as they had emptied their bench and a further 30 mins would be a tough ask. However, with 5 mins remaining, David Onitiu cut in from the left and set up an opportunity for Sean Hogan. The Castleknock striker turned superbly and volleyed the ball beyond the Jobstown goalkeeper into the roof of the net. Celtic had achieved an unlikely win in a game largely dominated by the visitors. Jobstown must be commended for how they competed throughout the match. Castleknock can now look forward to the next round of cup fixtures with confidence as their victory was achieved without many of their regulars.

winning goal

match action

14B: Celtic on top v Peamount Utd

The first match back after the Christmas break, and the boys were delighted to get back in to the swing of things. It started off as a close match with Castleknock trying out their new formation. The game was played mainly through the centre of the pitch with both teams well matched in the midfield. Castleknock were on flying form and enjoyed creating some great opportunities. The first goal came for Castleknock from a free kick just outside the box for a Peamount-disputed decision. It was Oleg Sinkevics who stood over it while TJ whispered ‘top corner’, and he duly lofted it into the net.

Peamount came back fighting but with some outstanding defending from Ben backed up by Mustafa, Alex Matthews and Cillian D, they struggled to break through to get a real chance. Castleknock’s pressure never faltered with the midfield combination of Fred Mutawe and Cillian as CDMs and the trio of Hakim, Oisin Dunne and Saul working their way around the pitch to win the ball and create chances. Again Oleg was rewarded with his second goal with a great attack where he used his strength to break through and get a clean shot on goal. Hakim had many chances that wouldn’t go in for him and was eventually rewarded just before the half time whistel when he ran through everyone including the goalkeeper to roll the ball into the net.

Half time saw 5 changes for Castleknock removing the majority of our attack. Now with Patrick and Charlie in the CDM role they jumped straight in and supplied great support to the back 4 and also breaking down any counter attacks that arose. Eoin and Zach came on in an attacking midfield role and provided a new angle to the game applying more pressure onto the Peamount defence. Hakim got his brace from a beautiful cross into the box, he swiveled and finished spectacularly with a bicycle kick into the net. 4-0 to Celtic. Peamount hit back and got a consolation goal with some good link up play and a brief lapse in concentration in the Celtic defence. Nearing the final whistle, Kleo Klevis was played through 1 on 1 with the keeper, and he coolly slipped the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner. Man of the match with everyone agreeing was Ben Thomson playing in centre back.

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Under-11s Knocklyon Tournament: Celtic Winners
Congrats to the U11 Sun B Team for winning the Knocklyon Utd Tournment. 
 
After a tight group where Celtic drew their first game against Marino, they then beat Knocklyon, and they drew their last game against Park Celtic to top the group on goal difference.
 
In a tense semi final v Palmerstown Celtic held on to win 3 – 2. In a really tight final, Celtic came through with two second half goals to win 2 – 1 against Marino. Marino scored to make the last few minutes very tense. Very well done to the boys who worked really hard and played together as a team. 🎉🎉🎉🎉⚽️🎉🎉🎉⚽️
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