Wicklow Minis were in flying form against Carlow
WICKLOW U-12s, benefiting from recent games against Navan and Dundalk, put in a great performance against a very good Carlow team on Saturday.
The four quarter format seemed to favour Wicklow who got stronger as the game went on and enabled constant rotation of the squad. This was an exceptional game between two very talented sides that were very much up for it.
Squad: Andrew Burke, Patrick Brophy, Jake Butterworth, Zachary Collis-Lee, Oisín Connolly, Mark Cullen, Ruairí Egan-Barron, Patrick Finnegan, Darragh Kavanagh, Oisín Keegan, Stevie O’Boyle, Ruairí O’Callaghan, Ryan O’Toole, Patrick Owens, Alex Porter, Ronan Quigley, Fintan Ryan, Sam Ryan, Bartje Sheehan, Airidas Vekeriotas WICKLOW UNDER-11S Carlow 2, Wicklow 11: A squad of 20 u- 11 players travelled to Carlow last Saturday. This allowed two teams to be rotated over four quarters. However, Carlow were no match for this strong young Wicklow team and the contest was well over after the first two quarters. Next week Wicklow host Rathdrum in Ashtown Lane.
Squad: Josh Duffy, Fred McHugh, Luke Fox, Alex Courser, Max Einstein, Jack Lang, Shane Gill, Conor O’Brien, Stefan Nixon, Des Fitzpatrick, Ben Fleming, David Nicholson, Ronan Mannion, Mark Cullinan, Ross O’Toole, Peter Hastie, Shane Carty, Eoghan Somers, Tim Spencer, Stephen Acres WICKLOW UNDER-10S
Wicklow U10’s played two matches against 2 very strong Carlow teams. The first match was a very tight affair with Wicklow loosing out by 1 point , the same Wicklow team then went on to play a different Carlow side.
Jason O’Neill carried Carlow lads on his back all the way to the try line, with great support play from Rory Kelly and Dylan Younger. This was a great team effort from this young squad.
Wicklow U-9’s sent two teams to Carlow and recorded wins in both games. The Tigers beat their Carlow counterparts by 9-5. The Lions came from behind to record a 7-3 victory including tries from Lorcan Kelly, Patrick Nixon, Luke Boyce and Jack McGrath. WICKLOW UNDER-7S
Wicklow U7’s travelled to Carlow RFC on Saturday. In only their second match, all the Wicklow players played very well, but we were not good enough to beat a very good Carlow squad. They play Rathdrum next Saturday.