Thrilling Senior football final ends in deadlock
St. Pat’s and Kiltegan lock horns again on Sunday
WE SUSPECT that one of the most pleased spectators at Aughrim last Sunday was Mick O’Dwyer.
And the reason for that was because his county players on both St. Patrick’s and Kiltegan showcased their immense talent in a sunshine blessed county final.
Paul Earls worked his magic from a minimum amount of ball to score 1- 2 for St. Patrick’s and Jacko Dalton, Derek Daly and Seanie Furlong had huge games for Kiltegan. St. Pat’s corner-back Padraig Higgins is also a member of Micko’s squad.
If diplomatically feasible following Sunday’s match, he should be looking at the possibility of knocking on the door of St. Patrick’s centre-back Paudge McWalter to see if there is any way of getting him to come on board.
McWalter is a soccer player with UCD but he is also a very talented gaelic footballer and his performance last Sunday was truly awesome. He would be a huge addition to the county team as they endeavour to progress another couple of rungs up the ladder next season.
For the moment, though, lets hope that we have another sunny day next Sunday so that the replay lives up to, if not surpasses, last weekend’s splendid drawn encounter that held the near 5,000 spectators enthralled to the end.
Kiltegan will be concerned that they may have left the Miley Cup behind them after they set the pace all the way in the drawn encounter, leading their more fan- cied opponents by four points on two occasion.
St. Patrick’s are pleased to have gotten out of jail last weekend, to have gotten a second bite of the cherry, and they will certainly be treating opponents Kiltegan with the utmost respect again next Sunday after that let off.
Given the weather and the crowd, the replay has the ingredients to be another fine advertisement for Wicklow football which has been making great strides in the last few years under the Kerry maestro.
Kiltegan's Seanie Furlong goes to ground under pressure from Ronan Connolly of St. Patrick’s during the Senior Football Championship final.