ered as an offensive mark by Wicklow but confusion among the officials lead to the mark, in a totally scorable position, being overturned in place of a throw ball. Laois would win possession and time would run out.
Another defeat for Wicklow but a sense of hope among the supporters and players.
Scorer – Laois: Evan O’Carroll 0-5, Donie Kingston 0-3, Rory Bracken 0-1. Paul Kingston 2-2, Eoin Dunne 0-1.
Wicklow: Padraig O’Toole 0-1, Dean Healy 0-1, Anthony McLoughlin 1-5, Patrick O’Connor 1-0, Mark Jackson 0-1, Conor McGraynor 0-1
Eoghan Keogh; David Seale, Mark Timmons, Adam Campion; Eoin Buggie, Paddy O’Sullivan, Trevor Collins; Rory Bracken, John O’Loughlin; James Mullaney, Conor Boyle, Brian Byrne; Michael Keogh, Evan O’Carroll, Donie Kingston. Subs: Paul Kingston for Mullaney (HT), Robert Tyrell for Bracken (HT), Marty Scully for Byrne (HT), Damien O’Connor for Boyle (inj, HT), Denis Booth for O’Sullivan (inj, 40), Kevin Meaney for O’Loughlin (46), Finbarr Crowley for Timmons (55), Graham Brody for E Keogh (55), Eoin Dunne for O’Carroll (58), Danny O’Reilly for M Keogh (60).
Mark Jackson; Oisin Manning, Jamie Snell, Ross O’Brien; David Devereaux, Shane Mooney, Darragh Fitzgerald; Padraig O’Toole, Dean Healy; Mark Fitzsimons, Anthony McLoughlin, Gearoid Murphy; Chris O’Brien, Conor McGraynor, Patrick O’Connor. Subs; Ross Davis for P O’Connor, Fintan O’Shea for M Fitzsimons, Darren Hayden for T Smyth, Conor Healy for C McGraynor, Cormac O’Shea for G Murphy.
Blessington under-11 footballers with their coaches at their recent awards. Photo: Barry Hamilton
Wicklow’s Anto McLoughlin driving forward against Laois.