Friday, February 26, 2010

WFTA match called off

Our match against WFTA this weekend has been called off because the pitch is unplayable.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Away match against WFTA on Saturday morning

Our next u12 match in DWSL is an away match against our old rivals WFTA in Kildonan Road. Kick-off is scheduled for 11am on Saturday morning. We should all meet up at 10:15am beside the all weather picth.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A decisive 6-1 victory over understrength St Catherines team

St Catherines lined out 2 players short for their match against Castleknock. However, the St Catherines players who did show up gave a great performance and it was clear why they were top of the league from the fixtures before Christmas.

Casteknock played with the wind in the first half and they started strongly. The match was only one minute old when Emma opened the scoring with a well taken score. Both Ellie and Holly came close to scoring before Aoibheann stretched the lead to 2-0 after 10 minutes. Two minutes later player-of-the-match Emma crossed the ball into Ellie who made the score 3-0.

Castleknock continued to attack strongly for the rest of the half, but the St Catherine's pulled off a number of dramatic saves and the score stayed at 3-0 when the half-time whistle blew. However, the 2nd half was only a few minutes underway when Aoibheann dribbled the length of the picth and scored a beautiful goal to stretch the lead to 4-0.

St Catherines tried hard to narrow the lead, but Niamh made a number of good saves and after 16 minutes it was Ellie who scored her second goal to strecth the Castleknock lead to 5-0. As the match was nearly over, St Catherines finally scored a goal. The match was not yet over however and Leah got a goal just before the final whistle to leave the score at 6-1.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Exciting match against Dundalk ends in a draw

We were forced to travel to Dundalk without many of our players due to clashes with GAA fixtures. We knew that this was going to be a tough fixture because Dundalk had a very strong record in the league.The girls were excited to be playing in the Oriel Park stadium and some of them tried out the view from the stands before the match. However, as soon as the match started the girls lost all inhibitions and Castleknock started very strongly.

We were unlucky when Dundalk managed to open the scoring after only 5 minutes. However, Castleknock attacked strongly and Aoibheann leveled the score 5 minutes later with a cracker of a shot. Both teams attacked strongly for the rest of the half and although they both had many scoring chances, half time came with the score still level  at 1-1.

Shortly after the second half got underway, Hayleigh was forced to come off for a few minutes due to injury. Dundalk began to attack strongly and after 5 minutes they managed to go back into the lead 2-1. Dundalk continued to put huge pressure on the Castleknock goal, but our goalie Fiona Fitzgerald played a brilliant game to deny them any more scores and earn the player-of-the-match title.

In the dying minutes of the match, Aoibheann gave an excellent cross and Leah Byrne put the ball in the back of the net to level the score at 2-2. Neither side was willing to relax and both sides tried very hard to get a goal that would seal the result. The Dundalk keeper pulled off a brilliant save to push Aiobheann's shot over the bar in injury time. Shortly afterwards Ciara had a cracker of a shot that scrapped the paint off the outside of the post.

The score remained 2-2 at full time and this was a fair result for a very exciting match. Afterwards, Dundalk FC treated us to a lovely meal in their boardroom which capped off a great day out.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fund raising quiz night on Monday 15th of February

The club are holding a fund raising quiz night at 9:15pm on Monday 15th of February in Kavanagh's pub in Laurel Lodge. The club badly needs the funds so we would appreciate a good turn out from the parents. If anyone is in a position to donate a spot prize that woudl also be much appreciated.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dundalk match postponed and moved

The match against Dundalk has been postponed because Porterstown has been declared unplayable this weekend. We agreed to postpone it until next Sunday (14th of Feb). To avoid the chances of being foiled by the weather we decided to move the game to Dundalk (they have a very hight tech pitch which is always playable). Kick-off will be at 1pm, but Dundalk is quite a long drive so we will need to assemble promptly at 11am beside the all weather pitches. It should be fund for the girls to play in Oriel Park stadium which has been recently refurbished at great expense. Full directions to Oriel Park are available at

Thursday, February 4, 2010

12 noon Kick-off for match against Dundalk FC

The kick-off for our match against Dundalk FC next Sunday (7th/Feb) will be at 12 noon. This is a home match so we will meet up at the club house in Porterstown at 11:30am. This will be our first match in the 12B division and the opposition club are in the premier division of the FAI senior league, so I think we may face stiff opposition.

Brian will be away for this match, so Hugo will look after the team.

Hugo will distribute jerseys on the match day. If you have club shorts and socks, you should wear them - but if not any colour gear will do. We will try to get more shorts and socks for those players who don't have them yet. Be sure to wear shin-guards.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Update on DWSL

I have just found out that we have been assigned to the B division of the DWSL under 12 league. This should provide us with stiffer competition than the 12C division we were in before Christmas.

Our first match will be a home match against Dundalk on Sunday next (7th of February). I will let you know the kick-off date once it is confirmed.