The bridesmaid tag may not suit Dunsany but the red and whites seem to love it.
The old hit song ‘ I keep on knocking but I can’t come in’ springs to mind when one thinks of the mid Meath side who have been beaten in a massive amount of finals since they last won one in 1972.
They lost last years decider to St Vincent’s by a single and that Ardcath side had earlier beaten Castletown comprehensively.
That day in Duleek Castletown looked anything but a good side and had they faced Dunsany last year the odds would have been against them.
Yet just three years ago Castletown were playing in an intermediate semi final losing it to Nobber so they would hardly have been expecting to find themselves scrapping in a grade lower at this stage.
But to their credit they have knuckled down to their task and are unbeaten so far in the JFC and have been running up big scored in the process.
Kevin Ross is their best known player and if he can keep a cool head he can be a match winner, while at the other end of the pitch Johnny Ginnity is still a top class shot stopper.
Pierre Fox will kick his usual quota of scores for Dunsany but unlike Castletown they have a problem between the posts as Niall Flynn tends to be vulnerable positionally under a high ball.
County man Eoin Harkin should stand out at this level, and in fairness usually does but even his splendid efforts may not be enough to see the hoodoo end.
Castletown to take it.