Friday, January 30, 2009

Under 12 match called off

The under 12 match against WFTA scheduled for tomorrow (Sat 31st) has been called off due to an unplayable pitch. The under 14 match is still on, but the weather forecast is not good so there is a good chance that this will be changed.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Home and Away matches this week

Our under 12 team will be hoping to keep up their winning form from the cup when they travel to Kildonan Rd to take on WFTA, next Saturday 31st of January. Kick-off is at 11:30 so all players should meet up beside the all-weather pitch at 10:40.

The under 14 girls will be playing host to Willow FC in Porterstown. The kick-off is at 10am, so the girls will need to meet up in Porterstown bright and early at 9:30.

If any players can't be there, please let Brian or Peter know in advance so that we don't waste time waiting for you.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cup campaign gets off to a storming start with a 7-0 victory over Maynooth

It was a lovely clear winters day for the start of the cup campaign. The girls were keen to see some action after a long series of postponed matches due to the poor weather.

The match was only underway for a few moments when Emma Boyle got the game off to a flying start with a well taken goal. Castleknock continued to put pressure on the Maynooth goal and Niamh O'Donovan had three shots saved in quick succession. Maynooth made occasional attampts to counter attack, but our captain Lucy Hanlon had the defense well under control.

However, we didn't have to wait too long before Ciara Brady stretched the lead to 2-0. We continued to dominate the game, but it was not until just before half time when Sara Brady clinched the game with a third goal.

As the second half got underway, Castleknock continued to pile on the pressure. The Maynooth keeper managed to get a hand to a strong corss shot from Emma Boyle but Ciara Brady was on hand to tap it in. Sara Brady was forced to come off with a bleeding nose and shortly afterwards, Niamh O'Donovan scored with a scorcher of a shot from the edge of the box. As the match progressed, Castleknock began to dominate even more and Emma Boyle got two more goals to make the socred 7-0 and to earn the person-of-the-match title.

Monday, January 19, 2009

League restarts in 2009 with 2 home matches

Both our under-12 and under 14 teams have home matches next Saturday 24th of January. The under 12s kick off at 12 noon against Maynooth and the under 14s kick off at 12:15pm against Shelbourne FC. All players should meet up in Porterstown at 11:30am.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Extra trainning session on Saturday morning on Laurel Lodge Green

Since the league won't be restarting until Saturday 31sth of January we decided to introduce an outdoor training session on the Saturday mornings. These sessions will be held at 11am on Laurel Lodge green (pending pitch playability of course). Hopefully we can give the girls a full match experience.

Players should wear boots and shin guards, but since it is likely to be cold they should wear a tracksuit rather than their normal team gear.