A GREAT DAY
Crowds enjoy superb
AN EXTRAVAGANZA of football was on display in sunny Wicklow Town on Good Friday and Easter Saturday as Tony 'Butch' Doran and the Doran family in conjunction with Wicklow Town AFC, hosted their now annual Easter soccer blitz in aid of Wicklow Cancer Support.
The weather was stunning as was the football and to mark the occasion 39 teams in total participated in the blitz, from under eight right up to senior level. As previously stated there was no silverware up for grabs, however a goody bag was given out to all participants and each player and referee left with the pride of helping out a very worthy cause.
Wicklow Town AFC, Wicklow Rovers, Rathnew AFC, Ashford Rovers, New- town Juniors, Aughrim Rangers and St Patricks's Avoca all had teams featuring in the many tournaments over the two days.
There were no trophies but there were winners. The under-8s kicked proceedings off on Good Friday morning, with Wicklow Rovers coming out as winners with Rathnew AFC coming a close second.
This was a common pattern to follow as Wicklow Rovers went on to win the under-9, 10, 11, 13 and 16s tournaments respectively.
However Wicklow Town AFC pipped their neighbours to the post in the under-12 tournament, beating Wicklow Rovers on penalties to take the crown in what was a very exciting group that produced 27 goals in 11 games.
Wicklow Town were also the victors in the under-14 category, with Newtown Juniors next to them finishing in second
The Senior Wicklow Town WDFL Premier team.