Sunday, June 13, 2010

End of Season party

Everyone had great fun at our end of season party, even if some people ended up wetter than they expected. Here are a few pictures from the trophy presentation ceremony.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Narrow defeat in tightly fought cup final

This years cup final we a repeat of last years where we faced WFTA. The venue was St Joseph's in Salynoggin and we the girls were delighted to see their dressing room and pitch allocation displayed on the closed circuit television system in the club house.

WFTA started the match strongly and had several header which would have put them in the lead if it was not for some great saves from Dani.  WFTA finally opened the scoring in the 14th minute, but Ellie equalised 2 minutes later (16th). It stayed that way til half time.

The second half was only 2 minutes young when WFTA took the lead again. Castleknock fought bravely and Ciara brought the sides level again in the 43rd minute. There was a penalty awarded 3 minutes later with only 4 minutes left to play when a WFTA player handled the ball. Our player-of-the-match Emma hit a perfect shot into the
bottom right hand corner, but the WFTA keeper managed to get a hand to
the ball and tap it wide. This seemed to give WFTA the encouragement
they needed and with us pressing forward for the winner WFTA broke away and scored with less than a minute left on the clock.

I know that some of the the girls were disappointed to lose, but they can be very proud of an excellent first season in the DWSL.We can celebrate on Wednesday evening when we will have our end of season party. I know that the voting for the player of the season is almost as close as the scoreing in the final.