Gaelcholáiste na Mara reach final
Gaelcholaiste na Mara 2-8, Colaiste Bhride Carnew 2-6: Last year’s runnersup Gaelcholaiste na Mara from Arklow are through to the girls Junior A football final again.
However, they had to withstand a spirited rally from a fine Colaiste Bhride side in an excellent game of football in Pearse Park on Friday.
The home side trailed for much of the first-half but secured a narrow interval lead of 1-2 to 0-4.
GCM pulled further ahead in the third quarter but the Carnew school came back strongly near the end. Both sides played some skilful and entertaining football but the winners deserve to go through to the final and will make a bold bid for a first county A title after Easter.
Best for the winners were Aife Kavanagh, Erin Murphy and Vivienne Walsh. Colaiste Bhride had a fine goalkeeper in Louise O’Neill and were also well served by top scorer Hayley Murphy as well as the Sullivan twins Aoife and Emer.
Gaelcholaiste’s opponents in the final will be the holders Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass or Colaiste Chraobh Abhann Kilcoole. The latter defeated Colaiste Raithin by 5-3 to 2-4 in their quarter-final clash.
The Wicklow schools juvenile hurling team bowed out of the Leinster B championship when losing out to a good Gorey Community School side on Thursday. They will now rue their narrow defeat to FCJ Bunclody.
Wicklow showed a number of changes for this game and held their own in an even first quarter. Gorey led by 2-4 to 0-3 at the interval and went on to dominate the second half for a convincing win.
Wicklow Schools: Adam Cooney, Brendan Hawes, Matt Thompson, Keelin Byrne, Seán O’Loughlin, Anto Byrne, Paddy Mellon, Daire Henderson, Hugh McDermott, Martin Gilbert, Seán Hughes, Enda Dempsey, James Cranley, James Manley, Daniel Nolan. Subs. - Aaron Murphy, Jamie Cullen.
Junior A camogie quarter-final: Avondale CC beat St. Mary’s College Arklow.
Boys First Year Football A semi-final: Colaiste Bhride Carnew 5-14, Scoil Chonglais 1-8.
B quarter-final: St. Brendan’s Bray beat Blessington CC
Senior Football A semi-finals: Friday March 26, St. Patrick’s GAA Ground (11.30 a.m.), De La Salle College Wicklow v. Colaiste Bhride Carnew; Rathnew (4 p.m.), Abbey CC Wicklow v. Avondale CC.