Celtic Rained On Castleisland B Parade

Castleisland AFC has enjoyed some great days at the home of Kerry soccer in Mounthawk Park in recent years. Yesterday wasn’t one of them.

The replay of the Greyhound Bar KO Cup Final between the Islanders B side and Killarney Celtic kicked off at 3-30pm.

In conditions completely opposite to those which the drawn encounter enjoyed on July 1st. This game was played in a thick and unrelenting mist for most of its duration.

Mulling Over

Three second half, Celtic goals sealed the game for the Killarney side. It left the Castleisland lads and their manager, Dan Maunsell mulling over what could have been from a great performance and several near misses in the drawn game.

The Castleisland manager was philosophical coming into this stage of the competition anyway. Before the drawn game, Dan Maunsell hoped his side would put in the huge effort need to lift the cup in Mounthawk.

Second Yellow

They came away from that game knowing that they had given it their all. They also knew that they could have taken away the prized cup that evening.

After losing the dynamic Daniel Downey – to a second yellow card on Sunday – the game began to slide away from their grasp.

Even being two down and facing into the final minutes, manager Maunsell was still urging his boys on. But a harmless looking attack in the dying minutes turned out to be anything but and that was that. Castleisland AFC Nil – Killarney Celtic 3