Ciaran Kilkenny leads Castleknock to first Dublin SFC final

first_img Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 9:17 PM By Paul Keane Dublin team-mates Ciaran Kilkenny and Kevin MacManamon hug after the final whistle. Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO Oct 27th 2016, 9:17 PM 30,639 Views 22 Comments Share317 Tweet Email Short URL Dublin team-mates Ciaran Kilkenny and Kevin MacManamon hug after the final whistle. Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO Castleknock 0-11St Jude’s 1-4Paul Keane reports from Parnell ParkCIARAN KILKENNY IS on the verge of making another piece of history after guiding Castleknock to a shock Dublin SFC final place.Dublin’s back-to-back All-Ireland medal winning half-forward pulled the strings from midfield on a famous night at Parnell Park that saw the west Dubliners book a maiden final spot.Kilkenny won three crucial frees that were converted by Des Carlos during a second-half that Castleknock dominated.Carlos finished with nine points in total and kicked two great points from play late in the game that copper fastened an impressive win.Their reward for the breakthrough victory is a final date with powerhouse outfit St Vincent’s on Saturday week back at the Donneycarney venue. Castleknock’s Kevin Kindlon with Seamus Ryan of St Jude’s. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOJude’s were big favourites to win here and Castleknock will fancy their chances of another upset against four-in-a-row finalists Vincent’s.They ground Jude’s into submission with a possession based game that frustrated the Kevin McManamon led outfit.McManamon finished with 1-1 and put Jude’s 0-3 to 0-1 ahead after 10 minutes with a great point but they couldn’t kick on.The teams were tied at 0-3 apiece after a forgettable first-half notable for the amount of possession Castleknock enjoyed as they passed across the pitch, back and forth.They lacked a vital cutting edge up front for spells and it looked as if Judes might make them pay when McManamon scored a trademark solo goal after 46 minutes to put the south Dublin outfit 1-4 to 0-6 ahead.Remarkably, Jude’s didn’t score again and Castleknock finished with five points in a row, four of those from Carlos to progress in some style and keep their eye on the big prize.Scorers for Castleknock: Des Carlos 0-9 (0-7f), Mikey Galvin, Ben Galvin 0-1 each.Scorers for St Judes: Kevin McManamon 1-1, Kieran Doherty, Declan Donnelly, Niall Coakley (0-1f) 0-1 each.Castleknock1. Morven Connolly2. Tom Quinn3. Eoin O’Brien4. Paul Bourke5. Graham Hannigan6. Tom Shiels7. Peter Sherry8. Ciaran Kilkenny9. James Sherry10. Des Carlos11. Shane Boland12. Ben Galvin13. Colin Lynch14. Kevin Kindlon15. Mikey GalvinSubsJohn Kindlon for M Galvin 48Matthew Griffin for B Galvin 58Tom Corcoran for Lynch 58St Jude’s1. Paul Copeland 2. Rob Martina3. Paul Cunningham4. Robert Finnegan5. Mark Sweeney6. Conor McBride7. Billy Sheehan8. Colm Murphy9. Seamus Ryan10. Kieran Doherty11. Ronan Joyce12. Thomas Lahiff13. Niall Coakley14. Declan Donnelly15. Kevin McManamonSubs Enda Dalton for Joyce h/tDiarmuid McLoughlin for Lahiff 40Paul Courtney for Murphy 42Brendan McManamon for Coakley 52Joey Donnelly for Doherty 52Oisin Manning for Courtney 62 BCReferee: James King.The42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Ciaran Kilkenny leads Castleknock to first Dublin SFC final A four-point victory over St Jude’s at Parnell Park tonight means they will take on St Vincent’s for the county title. Diarmuid Connolly on fire as St Vincent’s book their fourth straight Dublin SFC finalLee Keegan’s Westport through to Mayo final as Mortimer makes club return Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Add us: the42.ielast_img read more

Continue reading