Flanagan penalty earns three points for St. Fergal’s
Rathnew 0, St. Fergal’s 1: The Division 1 Shield champions got off to a winning start last Friday night in an extremely tight encounter at Shamrock Park.
DIVISION 1 Rathnew would have been hoping for a better start on their Division 1 return but they were up against a side who have a great chance of promotion this year and suffered a defeat thanks to Ian Flanagan’s penalty in the first-half after the striker had been fouled in the area.
Both sides finished with ten men however when they had a player each sent off.
St. Peter’s Bhoys 4, Wicklow Rovers 1: This match was all but over by the 45th minute as the Bray side romped into a four goal lead last Sunday afternoon as the recently promoted Division 1 outfit got their new season off to a perfect start.
Paul O’Reilly gave them an early lead before Daniel McCann, Shane Byrne and then Adam Brack all added to the Bhoys lead.
Youngster Luke Byrne came off the bench to score a consolation for Wicklow Rovers in the second half.
Arklow United 1, Aughrim Rangers 2: Aughrim Rangers were the side to emerge on top in this tight encounter, with both sides putting n a huge effort at Ferndale Park last Sunday.
Richard Conroy hit the back of the net for United but a Niall Byrne penalty and another goal from Mick O’Brien meant all three points would be going back to Aughrim.
Wolfe Tone Celtic 9, Wicklow Town 2: They’ve just come up from Division 2 and going on this evidence they could well find themselves in the Premier Division next year after Wolfe Tone Celtic gave Wicklow Town a real hammering.
John Connors got a double for the Town but it proved no match for their Bray opposition, smashing an incredible nine goals past the Wicklow side.
Glencormac United 2, Newtown Utd 0: Even though they have just come up from Division 3, Kilmac outfit Glencormac United showed they were capable of competing at this level by enjoying an impressive 2-0 win over their Newtown opposition.
Mick Molloy gave his side the lead in the first half and the points were secured in the second period when James Doyle coolly converted his spot kick at Ryder’s Field last Sunday afternoon.