Early goals kill off U-21 out­fit

Wicklow were with­out key men

Bray People - - SPORT -

WICKLOW'S in­ter­est in the Hast­ings Cup ended at wet and windy John­stown on Satur­day when they went down to the home side Roscom­mon.

For to have any chance of mak­ing it through to the Shield fi­nal the three wise men, Damien Byrne, Ron­nie Phillips and Pat Wo­gan would have needed to get out some­where close to full strength but this they were un­able to do.

With play­ers like Danny Woods, Bren­dan McCrea, Aaron Murphy, Philip Murphy and John Hen­der­son still miss­ing, they were doomed to strug­gle from the start.

Hen­der­son, who has been car­ry­ing an in­jury from ear­lier in the year, was present and did come on late in the sec­ond half but his pres­ence was not enough to turn the game in Wicklow's favour.

Roscom­mon got off to a fly­ing start and had two goals in the first quar­ter to really put Wicklow un­der pres­sure.

While Conor McGraynor scored a few good points for the Garden County, mostly from frees, the home side still led by 2-7 to 0-6 at half time.

Noth­ing changed in the sec­ond half. Wicklow did bring on four sub­sti­tutes but that still made lit­tle dif­fer­ence. McGraynor fin­ished with a tally of 0-6 (4f) while Paddy O'Rourke and sub Alan Daly also got on the score sheet.

The team was more or less the same as the one that played Kil­dare on the Tues­day night ex­cept that Michael Man­gan played from the start; Daniel Keane re­placed the ab­sent Theo Smith and Shane O'Rourke from Dunlavin came on for Bren­dan Swords.

Subs used were Philip O'Connor, John Hen­der­son, Aaron Nu­gent and Alan Daly.

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