Wicklow students facing two massive games
COUNTY Wicklow students face two huge GAA games this week with Wicklow Schools facing St Pat’s of Navan in the Top Oil Bro Bosco Cup Leinster Post Primary Schools Senor ‘A’ football semi-final after overcoming Offaly Schools last time out and Coláiste Bhríde Carnew taking on Wexford CBS in the Top Oil South Leinster Post Primary Schools Junior Hurling ‘C’ final replay in Ferns.
These are two groundbreaking clashes for Wicklow sides in recent years. Victory over Wexford CBS for the hurlers of Coláiste Bhríde would be a wonderful achievement and would boost hurling immensely along the Wexford border.
Likewise, a place in the Senior ‘A’ Leinster football final by getting the better of the likes of St Pat’s of Navan would be an incredible achievement for a talented young squad managed by John Paul Davis.
It’s a noon throw in on Friday for Coláiste Bhríde in the Ferns C.O.E., while Wicklow Schools will travel to Abbotstown to face Colm O’Rourke’s side at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
At the same time the Wicklow Senior footballers will be getting their Division 4 clash with neighbours Wexford up and running as they look to bounce back from the disappointing defeat away to Derry last weekend.
John Evans’ men felt the full power of the Derry men and left the Oak Leaf county empty handed after the concession of two poor goals.
It’s a massive weekend for Eamonn Scallan’s hurlers. They travel to Derry with the possibility of a league final spot very much alive and well providing they can topple the league leaders in what is always guaranteed to be a difficult encounter.
James Kelly will take his high-flying Wicklow ladies across the country to do battle with Sligo where victory would complete a run of three wins from four games after their loss to the Rossies.