Following on from their unbeaten run last year this Caragh Celtic team took only 8 minutes to register their first goal of the new season. A fine strike from Luke O’Donovan was deflected into the Clane Utd goal and a second goal also from Luke quickly followed. By the end of quarter 1 Caragh Celtic were 3 nil up thanks to a superb goal by Darragh Cunningham and some fine goalkeeping from Andrew Dunne.
The second quarter saw 3 more Caragh Celtic goals. 2 well taken goals from Rory Kenny, including a fine header from a cross delivered by David MacPartlin and a fine individual goal by Gavin Thompson.
Clane Utd came back strongly scoring 3 goals, however Caragh Celtic’s captain, Niall Dolan scored with a fine chip over the keeper. The final quarter saw Caragh Celtic extend their lead further with 2 more goals from Darragh Cunningham, giving Darragh the first hat trick of the seaon. Overall some great passing and defending from Caragh saw this match end Clane Utd 3 – Caragh Celtic 9.
Caragh Celtic team – Andrew Dunne, Niall Dolan(capt), Luke O’Donovan, Fionn McCarthy, Adam Earley, Darragh Cunningham(motm), Ciaran Kavanagh, Rory Kenny, David MacPartlin and Gavin Thompson.