Football semis centre stage
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.