Our next match is an away match against Lucan United next Sunday (28th of March). The match will take place at their pitch at Airlie Heights, Dodsboro, Lucan. Kick-off is at 1pm and we will meet up at 12:15pm besdie the all weather pitches to give us a chance to get there in good time. Since we are now top of the league table all the other teams will be keen to beat us so we will need to ensure we hang on to the top position.
Our training next Wednesday (31st of March) will be our last one on the All-Weather pitch On the following Wednesday (7th of April) we will switch to training on grass because the longer evenings mean we will no longer need to use the All-weather pitch. Our training will be held at the earlier time 7-8pm to make the most of the available light.
I hope everyone had a nice day yesterday. For a change the St Patrick's day parade was held in bright sunshine.
This weekend we have a home game against Cabinteeley. Kick-off is at 12:15pm on Sunday (not Saturday as I accidentally sent notifications about). We should meet up in the club house in Porterstown by 11:45am at the latest.
I was a lovely spring day as the girls traveled to Newcastle to take on Peamount United. The first half was very tight. Although Castleknock had many chances it was Peamount who went into the half-time break with a slender 1-0 lead. In the second half Castleknock fought back bravely, but the Peamount goalkeeper played a great game. Eventually Emma Boyle and Catherine Leahy scored goals to give Castleknock a 2-1 victory.
This was a great team performance and so it was hard to pick a player-of-the-match. Eventually it was decided that Ellie Widle was most deserving of this honour for her tireless efforts up front.
Our under 12 match against Peamount has been scheduled for a 1pm kick-off on Saturday (6th of March). This is an away match and will be held in the Greenogue Ind. Est., Newcastle, Co. Dublin - this is a long drive so we will need to meet up at 12 noon beside the all weather pitch. I know that this time might not suit everyone, but there is limited times when the pitch is available.
The parents may be interested to know that the club is holding a Spring Sports Prediction competition. Click here for an entry form which gives more details of what is involved.