Bray People - - SPORT -

IT WAS all about the Wick­low hurlers for Satur­day and some of Sun­day on the Twit­ter ma­chine this week. The hurlers played tremen­dously well to see off a tough and spir­ited Down chal­lenge in Na­van to clinch the NHL Di­vi­sion 2B fi­nal.

One of the talk­ing points from this game was the freak­ing out of the Down mid­fielder Fin­tain Con­way af­ter re­ceiv­ing a red card from the Galway ref­eree.

In the course of his con­nip­tion, Con­way lashed out at Wayne O’Gor­man and Jonathan ‘Bosco’ O’Neill. He punched O’Neill to the ground and then pro­ceeded to launch his size 11 or 12s at full­force on to the pos­te­rior of the Gle­nealy and Wick­low leg­end.

This prompted a few sym­pa­thetic tweets in trib­ute to the Wick­low star.

Gavin Weir - @gav­in­weir94 - Maybe some things are worth get­ting a kick in he hole for! #leaguechamps #poor­bosco @wick­low­gaa.

This was fol­lowed by Eu­gene Dunne - @Euge­dunne - @wick­low­gaa - Down hurler called up to foot­ball panel af­ter ex­cel­lent per­for­mance to­day. #wrong­code #poor­bosco

But there were many tweets of con­grat­u­la­tions as well in­clud­ing one from our near neigh­bours in Car­low.

Car­low GAA - @Car­low_GAA - @wick­low­gaa - Com­grat­u­la­tions on a fan­tas­tic vic­tory to­day, hope­fully we won't be play­ing ye next year. Best of luck in the Christy Ring Cup.

And also from the Eire Og Grey­stones club. - Eire Og - @EireOgNCL - Hats of to Wick­low hurlers on pro­mo­tion to Di­vi­sion 2A es­pe­cially our club­men @_stephen_kel­ly_ & Billy Cud­dihy, both starred to­day @wick­low­gaa

But soon the at­ten­tion swung to the foot­ballers who needed to beat Tip­per­ary in Sem­ple Sta­dium to be in with a chance of pro­mo­tion.

Man­gan_1992 - @Man­gan_92 - Mas­sive game for @wick­low­gaa to­day.. get the win any­way and hope antrim do us a favour #hon­the­boys #har­rysarmy.

Alas, it wasn’t to be and Wick­low pulled off a sen­sa­tion vic­tory by scor­ing two goals within two min­utes right at the death prompt­ing Wex­ford star Anthony Master­son to sug­gest a tac­tic for just such a game.

Anthony Master­son - @an­tomas­ter­son1 - If ever there was time to take a black card it was in this game... What a fin­ish @wick­low­gaa.

Wick­low GAA News tweeted a pic­ture that was di­vided in two with the top half con­tain­ing a shot of the Sem­ple sta­dium clock and score­board and it showed 69.52 C Mhan­tain (15) Tiob Arann 22 and in the bot­tom half it had a shot of the score­board which read 72.54 C Mhan­tain (24) Tiob Arann (22).

RTE sports pre­sen­ter, Des Cahill spotted the tweet and retweeted it say­ing - Cost me an ac­cu­mu­la­tor @ww­gaa Crazy end to Wick­low v Tipp.Wick­low 7 points down at end of nor­mal time but-.

And fi­nally we leave you with this - Diar­muid O'Flynn - @bal­ly­hea14 - In­cred­i­ble is an overused word, but three goals in one minute of ex­tra-time by @wick­low­gaa to beat @Tip­per­aryGAA by two points in AFL D4.

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