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De­cent show from Wick­low

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LAST Thurs­day night in Ark­low the semi-fi­nal of the Car­low Cup was played in what was at times some very un­favourable con­di­tions. Even with this be­ing the case both sets of for­wards came out on top in a very topsy-turvy match.

Wick­low started off the game at a fre­netic pace scor­ing 1-1 in­side the first five min­utes.

The goal was the first score when af­ter some very good build up play Wick­low cor­ner-for­ward Ruairi Tomkins stepped in­side his marker and slot­ted the ball into the back of the net.

Wick­low full-for­ward Eoin Darcy fol­lowed up the goal with a fine point from play.

Wex­ford then kicked into gear with their first point com­ing from wing for­ward Jack Fin­u­can from a free be­fore dan­ger­ous cor­ner-for­ward Lee Jor­dan popped over a point from play. Darcy scored a free in re­ply for Wick­low.

Wex­ford got two points in re­ply with wing back Adrian Breen get­ting the first of these af­ter mak­ing his way up the field be­fore Fin­u­can got an­other free.

Some good de­fend­ing fol­lowed for the next few min­utes be­fore Wick­low for­ward Darcy man­aged to get his hands on the ball to fire over an­other point from play.

From the re­sult­ing kick-out, Wex­ford went on the at­tack and the afore­men­tioned Fin­u­can found space in front of the Wick­low goal be­fore bury­ing the ball into the back of the net.

In re­tal­i­a­tion to the goal, Wick­low replied with a goal of their own through cor­ner-for­ward Tomkins. Wex­ford got two points in re­ply both com­ing from their half-for­ward line, the first com­ing from Niall Con­nolly and the next com­ing through big cen­ter-for­ward Mark Boyle.

With the game edg­ing to­wards half-time both teams went on mean­ing­ful at­tacks with Wick­low get­ting an­other few points com­ing from cor­ner-for­ward Alan Bar­rett and Tomkins get­ting an­other point from some great build up play.

Full-for­ward Darcy scored a point from play be­fore Wex­ford mid­fielder Ciaran Ka­vanagh made a lung-burst­ing run up the field be­fore putting the ball over the bar.

Wick­low fin­ished the half off well with points from play com­ing through Darcy again and cente-for­ward Niall Gaffney get­ting his name on the score­sheet leav­ing the score 2-7 to 1-7 to Wick­low at half-time.

Wex­ford must have got a good talk­ing too at half-time be­cause they started the sec­ond half like a house on fire scor­ing 1-3 with­out re­ply in the first 10 min­utes; the first of these score com­ing from cor­ner-for­ward Jor­dan be­fore that big cen­ter-for­ward Boyle man­aged to get his hands on the ball in front of the Wick­low goal­mouth be­fore putting the ball into the back of the Wick­low net.

Dan­ger­ous Wex­ford cor­ner-for­ward Jor­dan popped an­other score over the bar and Wex­ford fol­lowed up with an­other score from wing for­ward Fin­u­can.

This foray of scores kicked Wick­low into ac­tion, scor­ing three points in re­ply all these scores com­ing from free kicks af­ter some in­dis­ci­pline from the Wex­ford de­fence; Darcy scor­ing two of these frees with cor­ner-for­ward Ruari Tomkins hit­ting the other.

Jor­dan fired over an­other free for Wex­ford to put them one point ahead. Wick­low lev­eled the game through Tomkins who scored a point wor­thy of win­ning any game swing­ing the ball over his right shoul­der from a very dif­fi­cult an­gle.

Wex­ford fin­ished the game off with Jor­dan scor­ing a free be­fore get­ting an in­sur­ance point from play to put the game away from Wick­low in the fi­nal minute leav­ing the fi­nal score read­ing 2-11 to 2-13.

Scor­ers – Wick­low: E Darcy 0-6, R Tomkins 2-3, N Gaffney 0-1, A Bar­rett 0-1.

Wex­ford: J Fin­u­can 1-3, A Breen 0-1, L Jor­dan 0-6, M Boyle 1-1, N Con­noly 0-1, C Ka­vanagh 0-1.

Wick­low: Kian Ger­aghty; Ben Fen­nel, Cian McHugh, Rory Whe­lan; David Lawlor, Dave Devine; Nicky Kear­ney, Cian Walsh Eoghan Byrne, David Maloney, Niall Gaffney, Oisin Cullen; Alan Bar­rett, Eoin Darcy, Ruarri Tomkins. Subs: Jo­hhny Ke­hoe for Eoghan Byrne, Gavin Fog­a­rty for Nicky Kear­ney, Shaun Cran­ley for David Maloney, Dave Wright for Rory Whe­lan Kevin Quinn for Dave Wright.

Wex­ford: Jack Nolan; Rob Mur­phy, Ja­son Dev­er­aux, Gloudy Makvese, Dar­ragh Cana­van, James O Leary, Adrian Breen Ciaran Ka­vanagh, Harry Ke­hoe; Niall Con­noly, Mark BoyleJack Fin­u­can; Lee Jor­dan, James Dixon, Conor Hughes. Subs: Ol­lie Ga­han for Gloudy Makvese, Noel Row­some for Adrian Breen, Gary hall Roche for Niall Con­noly Ben Mor­ris for Jack Fin­u­can, Adam Mullins for James Dixon.

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