Friday, October 31, 2008

Weekend Matches off due to pitches being unplayable

Both of our matches scheduled for Saturday 1st of November have been cancelled because the Porterstown picthes have been declared unplayable.

Since the Laurel Lodge green seems to be in good condition we will hold a training session on Laurel Lodge Green instead on Saturday morning from 11am to 12:30.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fixtures for 1st of November

Both of our teams are playing home matches this Saturday 1st of November.

Our under 12 team are playing against Maynooth Town. Kick off is at 11.45, so under 12s should meet up in Porterstown at 11:20.

Our under 14 team are playing against Phoenix FC. Kick off is at 12.45, so under 14s should meet up in Porterstown at 12:20.

I hope you all got a chance to read the report of our previous matches on the back page of the Castleknock Gazette.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Training off!

The weather is bad and getting worse so , training has been cancelled.

See you next Wednesday at the usual time and place (8:30pm at the all-weather pitch)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Both matches off so training instead.

We just got word that the under 14 match is also so we will have a training session tomorrow at 10:30 instead. See you all at the Laurel Lodge green 10:30 to 1pm.

Under 12 match against Lucan called off

The under 12 match against Lucan United has been called of because Lucan can't field a team. As far as I know the under 14 match is still going ahead.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend fixtures

Our under 12 team are playing away against Lucan Utd at their Dodsboro pitch. Kick-off is at 11:45am. Our under 14 team are also playing away against WFTA at their Kildonan Rd ground. Kick-off is at 11:30am for this match. Both teams will meet up beside the all-weather pitch at 10:30am.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

First league match starts out pink but turns blue

The team were very excited about getting their new jerseys with the very appropriate pink logo from our sponsors Girls Night In. We posed for lots of photographs before the match.

The team started very strongly with captain Ciara Brady playing particularly well. She was aided by a great performance in mid-field by Lucy Hanlon. Castleknock dominated the early exchanges, but it was Ratoath who managed to get a luck break against the run of play and slip a ball past our keeper Áine Waters who was having a great game.

Castleknock continued to have the lions share of the possession and were camped out in the Rataoth penalty box for much of the match. Niamh O'Donovan forced the Ratoath keeper to make a number of dramatic saves, but the ball just did not want to go into the net.

Katie and Rebecca were very solid in defense whenever Ratoath tried to counter attack,

All the girls can be very proud of their performances, but after careful thought we decided that Catherine Leahy was deserving of the woman-of-the-match award.

Well done everyone, if we keep up great performances like this I think we might be in the running to win the league.

Monday, October 13, 2008

First league match of the new season on Saturday

We will have our first matches of the new season on Saturday next 18th of October. Both our under 12 and under 14 teams will have home matches in Porterstown. The under 12s will face Ratoath Harps at 11:45am and the under 14s will face Rush Athletic at 12:30.

All players (both age groups) should be in Porterstown by 11am. We will be distributing the new gear on Saturday morning.