Two wins from two for talented Wicklow Minor hurlers
CARLOW WICKLOW 1-21 1-10
THE Wicklow Minor hurlers made it two wins from two in the celtic Challenge last week as they took on a strong Carlow side on Wednesday night in Fenagh Center of Excellence (Carlow).
The Garden County hurlers got off the mark early with a point from team captain David Maloney.
A second followed by his club and county teammate Rory lamb Wicklow’s before Carlow got one of their own.
The Carlow forwards seemed to be dominating for the majority of the first half but the bravery of the Wicklow men proved too much as they did enough to hold out the strong attacking forward lines from the home team.
The delivery of ball to the Wicklow forwards was the key throughout the game, making use of the speedy inside line.
At the break, the Wicklow hurlers led the home side by 0-12 to 0-6.
Some questionable refereeing decisions began to frustrate the blues, allowing the Carlow men to get the upper hand for a brief period.
But some fantastic individual performances across the field raised the hearts of these young men who finished strong on a score of Wicklow 1-21, Carlow 1-10.
Bray Emmets’ Rory Lambe picked up the Man of the Match award after a superb display throughout.
Wicklow will take on Meath in Bray on Wednesday (tonight) at 7.30pm.
Wicklow: Conor Connolly (Aughrim); Des Byrne (ARP), James McGing (Carnew), Dara Owens (Aughrim); Neill Browne (Greystones), Eoin Kavanagh (Carnew), Shane Browne (Avondale); David Maloney (Bray), Jake O’Kelly (Blessington); Zach Cullen (Avondale), Seanie McDonnagh (Bray), Brian Keogh (Hollywood); Torna Mulconroy (Ballinacor), Paddy Moorehouse (St.Pats), Rory Lamb (Bray). Subs: Eoghan Byrne for Jake O’Kelly, Oisin O’Neill for Paddy Moorehouse, Tim Byrne for Des Byrne, Brandon Ryan for Shane Browne, Cian O’Neill for James McGing, Jack Murray for Dara Owens, Adam Bushe for Neill Browne, John Doyle for Zach Cullen, Kevin Kinsella for Rory Lambe.
Rory Lambe collected the Man of the Match award.