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Bray People - - SPORT - JAMES NOLAN

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.

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