Rathnew A and C through to Cup decider
RATHNEW AFC made history this weekend as two of their teams advanced to the final of the Wicklow Cup.
On Friday evening, the first team thumped Arklow Town 61 in Avoca and then on Sunday, their third team ousted Ashford Rovers on penalties at the Whitegates.
It is the first time in history that two sides from one club will contest the final and, understandably, Villagers Chairman Barry Mernagh is beaming with pride.
“I’m absolutely thrillied. It’s brilliant. From where we were last year, to this, it’s brilliant. I said to you a few weeks ago there was no trophies won yet, well we know now that at least one trophy will be coming back to Rathnew!
“The Division 3 team will definitely get the support, they’re the underdogs.
“Any neutrals that have no family involved for either side will definitely be up for them. It’ll be a great day.
“The club will win. The village will win.
“Don’t get me wrong, I’ll be playing to win it (as first team manager) but if we don’t, it won’t break my heart half as much as it would if we’d lost to a different club.”
And the Rathnew domination continues, with the news that Rathnew referee David Jameson will oversee the final.
Rathnew AFC A secured their spot in the final with a 6-1 thrashing of Arklow Town while their C counterparts had a much tougher battle with Ashford Rovers which they won after a penalty shoot-out.