Hollywood advance at expense of An Tochar
Hollywood 0-13, An Tochar 1-8. Hollywood’s Senior football team had a good win over An Tochar to qualify for the final of the Keating Trophy in the curtain raiser in Aughrim on Sunday.
This in fact the losers group in the Championship and is contested by the eight teams that fail to qualify for the quarter finals.
It was the Roundwood men who dominated the first half of this game and went in leading by 0-5 to 0-3 at half time.
Within minutes of the restart John D Burke had kicked over two points to level the game.
Sub Brendan Brady was only minutes on the field when he scored a great goal to put An Tochar back in the lead. However Co Star Tony Hannon found his shooting boots at the right time and sent over a free to level the game again in the 20th minute and than put Hollywood in front again from a ’45.
Just to show Mick O’Dwyer, who was watching from the sideline, that he had lost none of the form that made him Wicklow’s top scorer in the championship Hannon then kicked over another free from well outside the 45m line. It was vocational schools star Keith Peppard who closed the scoring with a late point and Hollywood were through to meet Donard/Glen in an all West final.
An Tochar missed the services of their regular Full Back Clive Davis was on his honeymoon, and lost Kerry star Mike Hassett through injury after only five minutes.
Donal McGillycuddy had another good game and showed flashes of the form that had made him Wicklow’s centre forward in the nineties.
Hollywood's Tony Hannon bursts past Noel Brady of An Tochar.