Final of Celebrity Bainisteoir tonight

Castleisland Desmonds play in the RTE's Celebrity Bainisteoir tonight when The Final takes place in Parnell Park in Donnycarney, Dublin at 8pm. It is a particularly exciting match for Kerry as Castleisland Desmonds is in the final this year and it would be great if all the Kerry clubs spread the word to anyone in Dublin to come and and support the team from the Kingdom'sIn the final, Desmonds will face Mairéad Farrell's Ballymun Kickhams.

It is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to attend! Throw in is at 8pm and as it is a huge sporting event and with thousands of spectators expected to attend we ask that people start to arrive from 6:30pm.

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In addition Bewley's Airport Hotel (which is where the team will be staying) are also offering a supporters rate for those interested in staying overnight or making a weekend of it.

History of Castleisland Desmond's run in Celebrity Bainisteoir 


Derek from Crystal Spring   took up his position as Celebrity Bainisteoir of Castleisland Desmonds football team for this year's hit TV show. Honoured to be invited on the show as one of the eight Bainisteorí, Derek was delighted when he was recently introduced to his team and took charge of training for the first time. Eager for the upcoming competition, Derek says the strong club and community spirit evident in the North Kerry town will undoubtedly come to the fore and combine to mount a serious challenge for the winner's spot this year.

In the quarter finals Castleisland were opposed by Nuala Carey's Shannonbridge side. Following defeat in the home venue decider in the Curragh, Desmonds travelled to Shannonbridge having received a great send off from their loyal supporters at home. In a closely fought encounter Castleisland ran out victors, as Derek had predicted they would, with a 2-10 to 2-06 scoreline. A brilliant display by Castleisland against a spirited Shannonbridge team.



The semi-final was an equally tense affair. Having won the home venue decider in the Curragh, Desmonds entertained Kilconly at home in Castleisland. On a beautiful day over 3,000 people came to support the teams. The home side started well and at half time led the visitors by 1-5 to 0-4. The second half saw Desmonds consolidate their lead and with ten minutes to go led Kilconly 2-10 to 0-6. From there to the final whistle was a nailbiting afair as the gallant Kilconly battled back and reduced the deficit to 2 points with 2 minutes to go. Desmonds replied with a last minute point to win the match by 3 points on a 2-11 to 1-11 scoreline and book a place in the final. Scenes of jubilation erupted on and off the pitch as the home side and their supporters savoured the win.

In the final, Desmonds will face Mairéad Farrell's Ballymun Kickhams. The match will take place at Parnell Park, Dublin on Friday next 29/10/10 at 8pm and will be aired the following Sunday.

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Tune in to Celebrity Bainisteoir on RTÉ 1 TV at 6.30pm on Sunday next 31/10/2010.