This Thursday evening Castleknock play in their first senior football semi-final. Formed in 1998, they truly are the nouveau riche of Dublin GAA. Their story is a heartening one, their defiance to make their presence felt in west Dublin all the more impressive with the mammoth St Brigid’s for company.
Paul Geaney has no doubt Tommy Walsh will be a force for Kerry again, yet the 2014 All Star nominee believes the former AFL player may take longer to re-acclimatise to Gaelic games than Tadhg Kennelly did five years ago.
Following the abysmal showing of Australia’s international rules side last October and the subsequent promise that it wouldn’t happen again this year, it appears the Aussies have kept their word by naming an exceptionally strong squad.