Saints show they mean business Andy McEvoy Premier
St. Peter’s went agonisingly close to claiming the Andy McEvoy Premier Division title last term and they started this season as if they mean business with a 4-1 victory over St. Anthony’s at Little Bray Community Centre on Friday evening.
Danny Byrne and Darren Lacey both bagged doubles for the Bray outfit, with Lorcan Kenna replying for the Kilcoole side.
Pat O’Toole Division 1
Before the reformatting of the Wicklow League two games were played in the Pat O’Toole Division 1 over the weekend.
Arklow Celtic and Wicklow Rovers have now been placed in the top flight, and on Sunday it was the former who comfortably came out on top at Whitegates.
Larry Byrne, Kevin O‘Regan, Shane Walker and Seán Garvey scored for the winners in their 4-1 triumph, with Simon Philips replying for the hosts from the penalty spot.
Arklow Town will also now ply their trade in the Premier Division and they picked up a derby win on Saturday when overcoming local rivals Arklow United 3-1.
Jack Kavanagh netted a double to secure victory for Town at Bridgewater Centre Park, with Andy Farrell earlier on the scoresheet, cancelling out Johnny Quinn’s opener for United.
All of the teams from Division 3 will now be playing in Division 2 after the Wicklow League restructuring, but at the weekend they played in the third tier.
Roundwood fought back from two goals behind at the interval to eke out a 3-2 win over Arklow Celtic at the Vartry Grounds.
Goals from Wayne Kenny and Craig Kinsella looked to have Celtic in control, but Roundwood had other ides, with a double from Glen Hughes and a Ryan Burke strike earning them the points.
Carnew hit Arkow Town for six at Bridgewater Centre Park, winning 6-1 with Cillian Gilligan, Jonathan Smyth, Conor Kennedy, Seán Murphy, Dean Grandy and Robert Ryan scoring, while Willie Kavanagh hit the back of the net for Town.
A Ronan Lynch hat-trick helped Aughrim Rangers to a 5-0 win over Derry Rovers, with Gearoid Murphy and Luke Browne also scoring.
Stephen Kearney of Glencormac,United is chased by Anto Byrne of Ashford Rovers.