Wicklow Under-12s share spoils with neighbours
Wicklow 1, Wexford 1: Wicklow had to settle for a share of the spoils in the Under-12 Cashin Cup last Sunday despite taking the lead just before of half-time.
St. Peter’s Bhoys star Seán Devlin found Wicklow Rovers man Seán O’Brien and he crashed home a superb half-volley from near the penalty spot.
The hosts’ joy was short-lived however as their southern neighbours levelled things up not too long after the break after Wexford player Kamil converted the rebound after a fine save from Tommy Dunne.
This leaves the Garden County sitting pretty on four points as they have already got the better of Kildare when they went there and came away 4-3 winners.
One has to feel that Wexford will be the happier of the two sides after this one though after they left the Whitegates with a point.
Wicklow: Tommy Dunne, Stephen Downey, Niall Donnelly, Tommy Whittle, Fiachra O’Hannain, Seán Devlin, Mark Miley, Darragh Byrne, Aaron O’Sullivan, Seán O’Brien, Nathan O’Rourke. Subs. Seán Lawless, Kaelim Broughan, Jack Dwyer, Conor Byrne, Nathan Fagan, Jordan McGrath, Seán McGraynor.
Meanwhile, two of Wicklow’s other underage sides were also in action over the weekend but unfortunately there was no joy for either side as they both lost their matches.
The U-14 side visited Greenogue Park to take on the Dublin and District Schoolboy League and suffered a very heavy 10-0 defeat. Wicklow went in trailing 4-0 at the break but the DDSL showed no mercy as they racked up another six goals in the second-half.
The U-15s were the other team to take to the field this week when they travelled to Kilkenny.
The hosts proved that hurling isn’t the only sport their good at though as they picked up a 5-3 win over their Wicklow opposition. The hosts went ahead before a brace from Arklow Town’s underage international Mark Hardy gave the visitors the advantage.
Kilkenny equalised just before half-time though and were enjoying a two goal lead early in the second-half.
A Shane Doyle effort gave Wicklow hope once more but the Cats found the net for the fifth and final time to seal matters.
Wicklow Under-12s, who drew with Wexford at the weekend.