Mag­nif­i­cent Wick­low

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Wick­low GAA Fans would have trav­elled more in hope than with con­fi­dence to Port­laoise last Sun­day for our Le­in­ster Cham­pi­onship match against Of­faly. Hav­ing failed to win a sin­gle match in Divi­sion 4 of the National Foot­ball ear­lier in the year it cer­tainly did not look good for the gar­den county.

But what a very pleas­ant sur­prise the Wick­low Fans got as the Wick­low lads turned in a mag­nif­i­cent per­for­mance to de­feat Of­faly by 1-20 to 1-15 af­ter ex­tra time. As Wick­low Lo­cal ra­dio Sta­tion East Coast did not bother to broad­cast the match I had to fol­low it on Twit­ter and Mid­lands Ra­dio three which is an Of­faly Ra­dio Sta­tion.

It sounded like an ex­cit­ing en­counter with lit­tle be­tween the teams in nor­mal time. Of­faly were in front at half-time but Wick­low fought back in the sec­ond half to bring to match to ex­tra time.

Wick­low dom­i­nated ex­tra time to run out de­serv­ing winners. Their win­ner’s prize is a handy match against Le­in­ster and all-Ire­land Cham­pi­ons Dublin in the Quar­ter – Fi­nals in a few weeks time? Bring them on.

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