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Monday, September 28, 2009



The youths team made it a season to remember for the progressive Castleview

club when they captured the title in AUL Division Two. They scored 85 league

goals, conceded just 21, and were undefeated in the campaign which saw them

see off major challenges from Mallow Celtic, Leeside, Ballincollig, and


Rodney Power played like a product of the old school of centreforwards as the

collected 34 goals in 31 outings. Rodney is one for the future.

But it was, of course, a team effort. Keeper Martin Collins played a major

role and the club will miss him when the new season commences as he has taken

up an apprenticeship in Germany.

Ken Trindles and Paul Donovan shut out the opposition and sent accurate passes

forward for Power, Mark Daly (14), Jason McGillacuddy (7), and Barry Babington

(10), to capitalise on. Paul Smith, Paul McCarthy, and Ken Kiely were trojan

workers, ably assisted by Pat Cooney and Damien O'Sullivan.

Fifteen players were used during the campaign and each was a credit to the

club and to their mentors: Deccie Meehan, William Singleton, Pat Lehane, and

Pat Kelleher. Kelleher is now with the UN peace-keeping forces in the Lebanon

and the club, especially the minor champions, wish him all the best.

The panel: Martin Collins, Gavin Lawless, Patrick Cooney, Damien

O'Sullivan, Kenneth Trindles, Paul O'Donovan, Mark Daly, Paul Smith, Paul

McCarthy, Kenneth Kiely, Barry Babington, Rodney Power, Jason McGillacuddy,

Derek Daniels, and Keith Lynch.

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