Foot­ball semis cen­tre stage

Bray People - - SPORTS -

THE TWO semi-fi­nals of the se­nior foot­ball cham­pi­onship go ahead next Sun­day at Aughrim while one place in the hurl­ing semis has still to be ironed out.

Fol­low­ing last week­end’s eleven points win over Bless­ing­ton, Rath­new have set up a mouth wa­ter­ing clash with old ri­vals Balt­in­glass in the last four, while cham­pi­ons Kil­te­gan are pit­ted against St. Pa­trick’s in the other semi-fi­nal. Th­ese are the teams that headed the four groups in the early rounds, show­ing that the cream has come to the top, and we should be in for two crack­ing games that could go ei­ther way.

Mean­time de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Glenealy, Carnew and Ark­low Rock Parnells are through to the semi-fi­nals of the se­nior hurl­ing cham­pi­onship.

The fourth semi-fi­nal place will be de­cided ei­ther in the board room on in a re-fix­ture of the game be­tween Bray and Kil­te­gan. A cou­ple of weeks ago, Kil­te­gan failed in their bid to have their match with Bray changed to an­other date and the Com­pe­ti­tions Con­trols Com­mit­tee awarded to Bray the points that would have put them into the last four.

How­ever, Kil­te­gan ap­pealed to Le­in­ster Coun­cil who re­ferred the mat­ter back to Wick­low’s Hear­ings Com­mit­tee for a de­ci­sion.

The Hear­ings Com­mit­tee is due to hear the Kil­te­gan ap­peal this week. Should the de­ci­sion go against Kil­te­gan, then Bray join Glenealy, Carnew and Ark­low Rock Parnells in the semi-fi­nals.

But should Kil­te­gan win their ap­peal, then their match with Bray will be re­fixed; pos­si­bly early next week to en­able the county se­nior hurl­ing cham­pi­onship fi­nal to pro­ceed as planned on Oc­to­ber 18.

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