Saints show they mean busi­ness Andy McEvoy Premier

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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.

Divi­sion 3

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.

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