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Home Draws In FAI Cups


The clubs senior side have been handed a home draw against the winners of Clew Bay Utd and Iorras Ath in the fourth round of the FAI Junior Cup. The game is scheduled for the weekend of 25th November. Celtic Manager Declan Kilkelly said that this is a difficult draw but is delighted that they have been drawn at home. Meanwhile the clubs U18 side have also received a home draw in the second round of the FAI Youth Cup when they will face Conn Rangers on weekend of the 2nd December. The U18 manager Mark Togher knows this will a difficult game but is looking forward to the challenge.


Seniors Advance In FAI Junior Cup


Killala 2-8 Castlebar Celtic

The clubs senior team advanced into the next round of the FAI Junior Cup following a convincing victory over Killala on Sunday afternoon. Two goals from the impressive Colm Nevin and Peter Dravins and one each from David Joyce, Chris Rowland, Colin McDonnell and James McGauran. Celtic: Neill McNicholas, Colin McDonnell, Steve Ryan, Declan Flynn, Ollie Cunningham, Paul Convey, David Joyce, Colm Nevin, James McGauran, Chris Rowland, Ioseph O’Reilly; subs used: Martin Roach,. Nigel Naughton. Peter Dravins


Fixtures For This Week 44


WNL: Castlebar Celtic V Raheny Utd Sun 11th Nov @ 2 pm Celtic Park

U18 Quigley Cup S/Final: Castlebar Celtic V K&K Utd Sat 10th Nov @ 2 pm Celtic Park

U13 SFAI Cup: Knocknacarra V Castlebar Celtic Sat 10th Nov @ 1 pm Away

U12 Mayo League: Castlebar Celtic V Manulla Thur 8th Nov @ 6.30 pm Celtic Park


Results For Last Week


FAI Junior Cup: Killala 2-8 Castlebar Celtic

WNL: Wexford Youths 2-0 Castlebar Celtic

U14 Connaught Cup: Melview Celtic 0-1 Castlebar Celtic

U13 SFAI Cup: Castlebar Celtic 4-3 (aet) St Josephs

U12 Connaught Cup: Castlebar Celtic 10-0 Merville Utd


Deepest Sympathy


Castlebar Celtic would like to offer its deepest sympathy to the O’Farrell, McGauran and Wash families on the death of Ms. Rita Fingleton (nee O’Farrell) RIP. Ms. Fingleton’s nephews have played with the club with distinction over the years and her Brother-in-Law Gerry Walsh is a past Chairperson of Castlebar Celtic. May she Rest in Peace.


Jenny Called Into Connaught Schools Squad


All at the club would like to congratulate Jenny Chambers on been named in the Connaught U15 squad for the upcoming FAI Girls U15 Interprovincial Tournament that will take place in Tullamore and Athlone on 9th to 11th November. Jenny is the Captain of the clubs U14 side that completed the Mayo League and Cup double this season. The clubs Women’s Development officer Jeremy Dee said he was delighted for Jenny and that she has a big further in the game and this is a fitting recognition for her hard work and dedication to the game.


Darragh Heads Celtic Into Next Round


Melview Celtic 0-1 Castlebar Celtic

The clubs U14 side has advanced into the next round of the Connaught Cup following a hard earned but deserved win over Longford side Melview Celtic. This was the Longford’s side first win of the season. The Hoops back four of Mark Kelly, Alan Lyons, Ruáiri Nevin and Thierry Baba never gave the home side one chance but the assured Alan Kelly had to be alert in the Castlebar goals. It was the visitor’s midfield quartet of Cathal Coyne, Ben Murphy, Gavin Durcan and the superb Liam Whyte who dominated the middle of the park and they were always in support of the excellent front two of Aaron Naughton and Josh O’Connell. The second half saw the Castlebar boys take the game to the home side and Josh O’Connell was very unlucky not to open the scoring when his snap shot went narrowly wide. The introduction of Jack Rowland, Darragh Ludden and Steve Martin added to their side impetuous and they made all telling contribution to this victory. The winning goal arrived with 8 minutes remaining when Liam Whyte cut down the left and his superb cross was headed home by the alert Darragh Ludden. Melview tried to bring the game into extra-time but just could not breakdown the Castlebar defence.  


Super Thierry See Young Hoops Through


Castlebar Celtic 4-3 St. Joseph’s (Athlone)

What a cracking cup tie took place on Friday evening at the Rival Arena when the Celtic U13s hosted the team from Athlone in the national cup. Despite terrible weather a good crowd was in attendance. The visitors started fantastically and were 2 up inside 12 minutes before Celtic had got into gear. Driven on by their inspirational captain Thierry Baba the home side pulled one back when Baba bravely scored from close range when the keeper spilled a shot. Baba then equalised just before the break after good teamwork. At the start of the second half Celtic began to find their feet despite the fact that it was six weeks since their last game. Striker Dara Ludden edged the home side ahead when he coolly finished after great graft from Liam Whyte. However the bigger visitors forced the game to extra-time when their striker seemed to foul Brian Walsh and despatched the ball to the net. Once again Baba stepped up to the mark when he completed his hat-trick to leave the home side somewhat fortunate winners. Players and management are well aware that if they want to progress in this competition everybody needs to be more focused on their individual game. The young Celts are away to Knocknacarra Galway next weekend. Celtic: Alan Kelly, Shane Downes, Ruáiri Nevin, Brian Walsh, Michael Fahy, Evan Doyle, Cathal Coyne, Thierry Baba, Liam Whyte, Dara Ludden, Ronan Dervan, Jason High, Dylan Felle, Paddy Heneghan, Oisin Coen, Aaron McDonnell, Ciaran Gavin.


No Winner Of The Weekly Lotto


There was no winner of the clubs weekly lotto jackpot of €11,000. The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 19 & 23. The €20 winners were John Gleeson, Mary Barrett, George Dee & Frank Burke. The next draw will take place in the McCarthy’s Bar on Thursday 8th November with the Jackpot @ €11,100.The lotto committee would like to thank the Mulroy’s Bar for holding the draw and all the people who purchased tickets.


FAI Cup Final Tickets On Offer


The club have been given four free FAI Ford Senior Cup Final tickets. The final will take place on Sunday 4th November @ 3.30 pm in the Aviva Stadium with Derry City and St. Patrick’s Athletic looking to lift the cup. If anyone wants the use of these tickets free of charge please text you name to 0872255448.  


Mayo U18 Looking To Clare First Hurdle


The Mayo U18 team will take on their Clare counterparts on Saturday 3rd November @ 2 pm in Milebush Park. Celtic backbone this talented group with Paul Daly, Adam Chambers, Cillian McNeela, Jamie Ivers (Captain), Stephen Walsh, Gary Walsh, Johnny Walsh, Ryan Helly, Darren Murray, Mark Howley, Gareth Dunne, Gerry Hunt, Stephen Gormley, Noe Baba, Liam Flatley and Colm Nevin all involved in the squad. The team is coached by ex Celtic players and managers Michael McNicholas and Steve Quinn as are managed by Mayo official Michael Fox. All at the club would like to wish the team the best of luck on Saturday. Admission is free and the Mayo team are hoping for a big turnout to roar them on to victory. 


Celtic U14 Girls Finish Season In Style


Castlebar Celtic 9-0 Killala

Castlebar Celtic added the Mayo U14 cup to the league they won earlier in the season after a comprehensive victory over a spirited Killala team in Milebush last Monday. The writing was on the wall from the start as Celtic got on the ball and moved it around the middle with ease. They were able to pick out a number of through balls but the Killala rearguard held firm and some last ditch defending kept Celtic at bay. However it was only a matter of time before Celtic scored and the goal came when Jenny Chambers raced onto a through ball from Rachel Baynes and calmly slotted home. Rachel Lammond also stretched the Killala defence and was unlucky not to get another early goal. However, another good run behind the back line from Jenny Chambers saw Celtic double the lead. Rachel Baines then took it upon herself to add to the score. She collected the ball in her own half and riding a number of challenges, raced all the way onto the Killala box before driving the ball into the corner of the net. It was a superb individual goal. She added another shortly after from direct free kick to the top corner. At the back for Celtic, Maeve Gallagher, Saoirse McCabe, Leah Moran and the outstanding Megan Dever never gave the opposition and chance and left  Alanna Courell a mere spectator in goal. The second half saw Killala up their game and they pushed on trying to take the game to Celtic. Once again though, the Celtic defence stood firm and Killala could find no way through. Leagh Byrne began to come more into the game and after winning the ball back, picked out a great through ball for Jenny Chambers to make it five. At this stage Celtic were rampant and wave after wave of attack saw Rachel Lammond, Jenny Chambers and Grainne O’Neill breaking at will. Centre half Megan Dever, supreme at the back, was carrying the ball forward and picking out some great passes. Rachel Baynes then got her hat-trick with a well taken goal after a good run and added her fourth when a fine long range effort. Jenny Chambers then got her fourth outpacing the Killala rearguard and finishing expertly. Grainne O’Neill then raced through only to be clipped from behind. She dusted herself off and slotted the resulting penalty into the corner of the net to make it nine. Abbey Waldron, Deirbhile Mellotte, Jean Benson, Maeve Murphy and Aine Halligan all came on in the second half and put in good performances. It was a harsh result on a hardworking and spirited Killala team but you could not argue with it. To give them credit they never stopped working and although physically stronger that Celtic, they could not deal with the quality of Celtic’s passing and movement. Celtic manager Richie Berkeley will be very happy with his team’s progress this year in winning the league and cup with a one hundred per cent record. All the girls will be under age again next year and all but two will be underage again the year after pointing to a very bright future for this young Celtic team. Celtic: Alanna Courell, Maeve Gallagher, Leah Moran, Megan Dever, Saoirse McCabe, Leagh Byrne, Grainne O’Neill, Rachel Baynes, Kate Chambers, Rachel Lammond, Jenny Chambers. Abbey Waldron, Jean Benson, Deirbhile Mellotte, Maeve Murphy, Aine Halligan.


Fixtures For This Week 43


FAI Junior Cup: Killala V Castlebar Celtic Sun 4th Nov @ 2 pm Away

WNL: Wexford Youths V Castlebar Celtic Sat 3rd Nov @ 2 pm Away

U14 Connaught Cup: Melview Celtic V Castlebar Celtic Sun 4th Nov @ 12 pm Away

U13 SFAI Cup: Castlebar Celtic V St Josephs Tue 30th Oct @ 6.30 pm Celtic Park

U12 Connaught Cup: Castlebar Celtic V Merville Utd Sat 3rd Nov @ 2 pm Celtic Park


Results For Last Week


U18 Quigley Cup: Castlebar Celtic B 3-4 K&K Utd

U16 Girls League: Castlebar Town 0-0 Castlebar Celtic

U15 SFAI Cup: St Francis (Athlone) 1-0 Castlebar Celtic

U14 Girls Cup Final: Castlebar Celtic 9-0 Killala

U12 Mayo League: Manulla C V Castlebar Celtic C TBC


Celtic Lads Are Connaught Hero’s


All at the club would like to congratulate Adam Chambers and Liam Flatley on been part of the Connaught U17 side that captured the Interprovincial title. Liam Flatley was in tremendous goal scoring form, hitting six over the weekend and was the competitions top goal scorer. Liam bagged two goals in the final game to clinch the title but not before Adam Chambers saved a last minute penalty. Both players were watched by the current Irish U17 Team Tom Mohan. 


Celtic Girls On Double Course


Castlebar Town 0-0 Castlebar Celtic

The Jeremy Dee managed Celtic U16 girls squad took a big step towards adding the Mayo U16 league title to their U16 cup success with a hard fought nil all draw with local rivals Castlebar Town on Saturday last. The Celtic team took to the pitch in Moneen without striker Ciara Moran who has a sprained ankle and with centre midfielder Mary Corcoran carrying a knock from the cup final. Town were hot favourites as the Celtic team are all underage again next season except for Rebecca O’Malley & Mary Corcoran, but the Young Celts had different ideas! Marshalled at the back by their hugely impressive centre half and captain Sarah Baynes, Celtic owned the ball in the first half. Ellie Dillane beside Sarah and Megan Dever at left back with Feena McManamon at right back initiated every attack. Tara Philips at wide left & Asling McNulty at wide right ran the Town rearguard ragged in the first 40 minutes. Mary Corcoran & Grainne Flynn in centre midfield pulled the strings while Rebecca O’Malley & Rachel Baynes created mayhem in the Town defence. Indeed, only the pace of Daniel Caldwell of Town kept the scoreline at nil all at half time. Sinead Dyra in the visitor’s goal did not have one save to make in that half. Town began the second half in resurgent fashion, but failed to find a break through. Again and again the Young Celts stood strong and got the draw that saw them set up a ‘winner takes all’ encounter with Manulla for the league. The introduction of Emma Knox for Corcoran in the second half galvanised the Celtic rearguard and contained the Town attacks.

“People need to know that with the exception of Mary Corcoran & Rebecca O’Malley, this is the team that reached this seasons U14 Connacht Cup final” said coach Jeremy Dee. “As a group of young players they have shown amazing improvement as the season has progressed and will all, bar two, be underage again next year. Whatever happens in our last league game I am very proud to be associated with such a great bunch of players. When we lost our top striker for this game every other player stepped up to the plate and took responsibility.”


Bees Knock-ed Out Of Quigley Cup


Castlebar Celtic B 3-4 K&K Utd

A healthy crowd witnessed a keenly contested Quigley Cup quarter final at the Rival Arena on a chilly Saturday afternoon where the away side K& K Utd made their experience count by overcoming the home B side by the odd goal in seven. When Pat Smyth brings his side to town there is rarely a dull game between Knock and Celtic and from the first minute of the weekend game it was a similar story. Referee Allan English only had the whistle blown when the away side won a free kick, the ball was lofted towards goal and a free header found the back of the net. A couple of minutes later Celtic settled down and a corner was beaten away by Celtic 'old boy' Eric Eaton in the Knock goal. Gormally followed up but his shot whizzed past the post. With 9 minutes on the clock Geraghty won a free after a good aerial challenge, something that he excelled at all day. Barrett left his defensive duties momentarily and from 35 yards out sent a sizzling shot beyond the helpless Eaton to equalise for his team. Knock came more into the game and a fine tip over in the 19th minute by Irwin prevented the lead to the away side. However a neat passage of play from Knock on 23 minutes saw them take the lead once again as they threaded the ball through the middle and their striker found the net with a nice angled shot. The game turned in favour of the home side for the next 10 minutes thanks mainly to some heroic defending by Ahern. It was Gormally who was switched up front that took down a ball and in the wink of an eye he had it skilfully buried in the Knock net. Another breakaway goal on 35 minutes gave Knock the lead once again. Moran nearly levelled matters from a McNeela free kick with half time looming but it was the away side that had the lead at the break. A resurgent home side came out for the second half and when Quinn sent over a perfect corner the ball ping-ponged around the Knock goal for what seemed an eternity before finally being cleared down field. Knock capitalised on Celtics attacking and scored a fourth breakaway goal only 5 minutes into the second half. For much of the remainder of the second half Celtics Bees put up a great fight and when Barrett got another 'goal of the season 'contender after 21 minutes the home side began to believe again. Barrett found the net off the crossbar from 20 yards out with the 'keeper helpless. The home side battled bravely to the end but just could not find the equaliser in a fabulous game of football. Brave performances from McNeela, Barrett, Conway and Geraghty along with the tireless display of Ahern and the work rate of Quinn was not enough on the day. Best of luck to Knock in the semis as they try to play football the correct way, also well done to Mr. English who had a very good game with the whistle.


No Winner Of The Weekly Lotto


There was no winner of the clubs weekly lotto jackpot of €10,900. The numbers drawn were 6, 18, 22 & 27. The €20 winners were Davina Dennis, Deirdre Minogue, Carmel Biggins & Paula Jordan. The next draw will take place in the Mulroy’s Bar on Thursday 1st November with the Jackpot @ €11,000.The lotto committee would like to thank the Byrnes’s Bar for holding the draw and all the people who purchased tickets.


Emma Hits Winner To Top The Group


Emma Hansberry was the Irish hero when she hit the winning goal to give the Irish U19 Women a deserved 3-2 victory over Serbia today. This was an absolutely excellent performance from the girls because Serbia are a really good side and had several senior internationals in their line-up," said Connell at the end. "Our midfield of Denise O'Sullivan, Emma Hansberry and Claire Sine were superb and Claire O'Connell at the back was the player of the match. Emma hit the winner on 74 minutes when her superb free kick went in of the post.


Youths Quiz Night In Mulroy’s


Castlebar Celtic Youths are holding a table quiz in Mulroy’s Bar on Thursday 1st November @ 9 pm. The cost of a table is €40 and everyone is welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to support the youth club as well as having an enjoyable night out. 


Emma Hansberry Captains Ireland U19


Emma Hansberry captained the Irish U19 women’s side in their landslide victory over Latvia on Monday. Emma capped of the evening with a deserved hat-trick which has seen the Dave Connell managed side qualify for the second phases of the UEFA U19 European Championship. "Although we led 4-0 at half-time we were a bit disappointed but we certainly upped the performance in the second half and the 3-4-1-2 formation we used certainly worked. Claire Shine and Emma Hansberry definitely stood up to the plate today and delivered," said Ireland manager Dave Connell. Ireland will face the hosts Serbia on Thursday to see who will top the group. The clubs Women’s Development Officer was delighted to learn about Emma been selected as Captain for the Irish U19 team and stated that the last month has seen Castlebar Celtic players involved in all four Irish teams that have qualified for the UEFA European Championships @ U17 & U19 for men and women, which is the only club in Ireland to achieve this.   


U18’s Hold Their Nerve To Advance In FAI Cup


Galway Hibs/Foyle 1-1 (1-4) Castlebar Celtic

Castlebar Celtic U18 side recorded their first national cup victory of the season with an extremely hard fought victory over Galway Hibs in Bohermore last Sunday. On a heavy pitch Celtic found it difficult to settle into the game. A number of injuries in the opening stages for Hibs meant the game was fragmented and full of stoppages. A very nervy start could have seen Celtic 1-0 down when the Hibs striker needed only to finish into an empty net, but Stephen Walsh's last ditch tackle was brilliantly timed and saved a certain goal. Celtic lost center half Jamie Ivers to injury after around 25 minutes and he was replaced by Gary Walsh, who is only returning from injury after a 4 week layoff. For the most part, the back four had a solid game, but they will b disappointed with the sloppy goal they conceded 30 minutes in. The visitor's had an uphill battle ahead of them. The second half started with better intensity and Celtic started to create more chances. Gareth Dunne, Liam Flatley and Jordan Loftus all started to become more influential up top while Johnny Walsh and Colm Nevin started to take control in midfield with Ryan Helly holding behind them in what was a very solid performance. Flatley scored the equaliser early in the second half when he ran from the right hand side towards the middle, creating space for himself to fire an unstoppable strike into the bottom left hand corner from 20 yards. It was the reaction the visitors were looking for, but they couldn't close out the game in normal time. There were chances for either side and the game could have gone either way, and only for some terrific defending from Mark Howley, Stephen Walsh, Gary Walsh and Kenneth McDermott, the game could have swung Hibs' way. Paul Daly put in an excellent second half shift between the posts, making a couple of important saves. On the other hand, Celtic had created a number of clear cut chances that they will be disappointed they didn't take, but they never let that deter them going into Extra Time. Extra time really was a one sided affair. Celtic laid siege on the Hibs defence and spent most of the extra period in their third, but the goal never came. But Celtic remained confident going into the shootout, and it couldn't have started better - Flatley burying his side's first spot kick into the top right corner and Paul Daly following it up with a terrific save to give Celtic an early advantage. Hibs scored their next, and missed their last, while Jordan Loftus and Colm Nevin confidently put away their spot kicks. Johnny Walsh stepped up to take the winning penalty to send Celtic through to the 2nd Round. Celtic: Paul Daly; Kenny McDermott, Steve Walsh (c), Jamie Ivers, Mark Howley, Ryan Helly, Colm Nevin, Johnny Walsh, Jordan Loftus, Gareth Dunne, Liam Flatley. Subs: Gary Walsh, Darren Murray, Keith Mulchrone


Fixtures For This Week 42


U18 Quigley Cup: Castlebar Celtic B V K&K Utd Sat 27th Oct @ 2 pm Rival Arena

U16 Girls League: Castlebar Town V Castlebar Celtic Sat 27th Oct @ 2 pm Away

U15 SFAI Cup: St Francis (Athlone) V Castlebar Celtic Sat 27th Oct @ 2 pm Away

U14 Girls Cup Final: Castlebar Celtic V Killala Mon 29th Oct @ 12.30 pm Milebush

U12 Mayo League: Manulla C V Castlebar Celtic C Sat 27th Oct @ 12.30 pm Away


Results For Last Week


FAI Junior Cup: Castlebar Celtic 9-1 Hollister

U18 FAI Cup: Galway Hibs 1-1 (1-4) Castlebar Celtic

U16 SFAI Cup: Castlebar Celtic 0-1 Tuam Celtic

U16 Cup Final: Castlebar Celtic 3-1 Manulla

U14 SFAI Cup: Castlebar Celtic 5-1 Castlebar Town

U12 SFAI Cup: Charlestown Ath 2-4 Castlebar Celtic

U12 Girls Cup: Castlebar Celtic 7-0 Castlebar Town

U12 Cup Final: Castlebar Celtic 2-2 (5-6) Manulla


U16 Girl’s Crowned Mayo Cup Champions


Castlebar Celtic 3-1 Manulla

Castlebar Celtic U16 girl’s team were crowned Mayo Cup Champions following a majestic footballing display in Milebush on Saturday afternoon against an honest Manulla outfit. Celtic were in control from the kick-off with goalkeeper Sinead Dyra never really troubled throughout the 80 minutes thanks the superb back-four of Feena McMenamin, Megan Dever, Ellie Dillane and the Player of the Match Sarah Baynes. The Hoops midfield quartet of Aisling McNulty, Tara Philips, Mary Corcoran and Rachel Baynes were in top form and played some wonderful football and they were always willing to link up with Ciara Moran and Rebecca O’Malley who were a handful all afternoon. Celtic took the lead on 20 minutes following some good work from Aisling McNulty and O’Malley was on hand to coolly find the corner of the Manulla net. The surprise in the ground was that it took the rampant Hoops so long to break the deadlock. Manulla who were under tremendous pressure for most of the half only looked dangerous when Jessie Nolan was on the ball but she was fighting an uphill battle. With half-time approaching Manulla got a surprised equalizer when Celtic failed to clear their lines from a corner kick and the Manulla slotted home from close range. The second half saw the introduction of Jenny Chambers, Grainne Flynn and Emma Knox and they all put in impressive performances. The Hoops killed the game off in a 5 minutes spell from the 15 to 20 minutes of the second half when Ciara Moran hit two wonderful goals following great interplay between Rachel Baynes and Mary Corcoran. Following the game Sarah Baynes was named Player of the Match. Manager Jeremy Dee was delighted with the football his team played especially with only two player’s overage again next season. He is now looking forward to see if his young side can add the Mayo League title to the Cup. Celtic: Sinead Dyra, Feena McMenamin, Megan Dever, Ellie Dillane, Sarah Baynes, Aisling McNulty, Tara Philips, Mary Corcoran, Rachel Baynes, Ciara Moran, Rebecca O’Malley, Jenny Chambers, Grainne Flynn, Emma Knox, Grainne O’Neill.


Derby Delight For U14 Boys


Castlebar Celtic 5-1 Castlebar Town

The clubs U14 boy’s side advanced to the 3rd Rd of the SFAI Cup following a convincing 5-1 victory over neighbours Castlebar Town. Celtic starting without their injured captain Gavin Durkan, goalkeeper Alan Kelly and left winger Steve Martin were made to work very hard by a determined Town side. It was the Hoops who deservedly opened the scoring when the impressive Dara Ludden coolly finished after 15 minutes. Town responded immediately when their striker found the back of the net after Celtic failed to clear their lines but this was the last time the superb defence of goalkeeper Cathal Coyne, Mark Kelly, Ruáiri Nevin, Thierry Baba and Brian Walsh were breached. Once the Hoops battling midfield of Alan Lyons, Adam Ruane, Jack Rowland and Ben Murphy upped their performance Celtic began to take control. Another brilliant Ben Murphy free kick gave the home side the lead and the excellent Jack Rowland made it 3-1 with a good finish after some good play from Aaron Naughton. The Second half saw the introduction of Josh O’Connell and Ronan Gallagher and they made telling contributions to this excellent victory. The second half saw Jack Rowland complete his hat-trick with two great strikes and put the game beyond Town.


U12 Advance In National Cup


Charlestown Ath 2-4 Castlebar Celtic

The Celtic’s U12A team travelled to Charlestown for an 11am kick off on Saturday the 20th without the influential front pairing of Conor Mongan and Ben Edeh and Midfield playmaker Paddy Heneghan. Ronan Dervan from the right wing stepped up to partner Celtic’s outstanding other Striker Dillon Felle. A very scrappy game ensued on a heavy pitch that certainly did not favour the Hoops flowing passing game. Charlestown were more than a match for their visitors though an excellent free kick from Dillon Felle thundered off the bar after ten minutes. Dillon was on the score sheet minutes later with a well taken solo effort to open the scoring but the lead did not last for long. An excellently struck free kick saw the Celtic keeper collide with an opponent as the ball dipped in over the wall and the ball missed both players to bounce into the empty net. Celtic’s winded keeper James Robinson had to sit out the rest of the half with a cut knee and the Hoops defensive midfield anchor man Donnacha McHugh deputized till Robinson returned for the second half. Both teams went in at the break with a goal apiece and the Management team of Mick Robinson and Dennis McHugh introduced Eoghan Barrett and Emmett Murphy into the midfield. Celtic enjoyed a good 15 minute period that showed the difference in class between the league two Champions and their Premier league title chasers with goals from Dillon Felle and a volleyed rebound once again off the crossbar from Paul Walsh. By now Celtic were looking comfortable but a free kick struck high that Robinson got his finger tips to bought the Home side back in touch. Although Celtic hit the post on two more occasions and Eoghan Barrett clean through and with only the keeper to beat will feel he should have done better after beating off two defenders, a bigger gulf in the scoreline would have been an injustice to Charlestown who for other than 15 minutes matched Celtic all the way without really drawing a save of merit from the Hoops keeper or unduly troubling the defence of James Cunningham, Paul Walsh, Owen McHale and Michael Fahy. While Celtic now advances to the third round of the Mayo Cup, both management and players will be under no doubts that today’s showing is a far cry from some of the superb form that the lads have shown this season. With a final last game showdown V Manulla at home for the Premier League Title and second round ties to come in the Daninone and Connaught Cups Celtics outstanding Under 12′s are in contention for Silverware on all four fronts. Celtic Team: James Robinson, James Cunningham, Ryan Baines, Owen McHale, Michael Fahy, Donnacha McHugh, James Basquille, Ciaran Moylette, Callum Lavelle, Ronan Dervan, Dillon Felle, Emmett Murphy, Paul Walsh, Eoghan Barrett


No Winner Of The Weekly Lotto


There was no winner of the clubs weekly lotto jackpot of €10,800. The numbers drawn were 8, 11, 19 & 23. The €20 winners were Keith Leonard, Ronan McHale, Donnacha Sloyan & Maureen McNicholas. The next draw will take place in the Byrne’s Bar on Thursday 25th October with the Jackpot @ €10,900.The lotto committee would like to thank the Ray’s for holding the draw and all the people who purchased tickets.


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