Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
This Saturday brings with it a massive game for Wicklow Football as our Minors welcome Dublin to Aughrim for a crunch Leinster Minor Football Quarter Final Clash. Last year we had our home advantage stripped due to Aughrim being deemed to fancy for the Duds so fast forward a year and our Minor Footballers have provided a repeat fixture that IS going to be held in Aughrim. Dublin will be coming to Aughrim on a mission after Kevin O Briens Wicklow charges went right into their back garden in last years Championship and came away with a win so we expect every Wicklow GAA supporter to come out in force and support our lads and pack Aughrim to the rafters. This game is part of a double header that sees our Wicklow U-20 side taking on Offaly at 1pm in the U-20 league so make theffort and bring a full car. We have a little bit of how both sides have made it to this stage below and we would finally like to say that we wish our Wicklow sides all the very best and dearly hope Wicklow comes out in force to support these great young players who have put such positivity back into Wicklow GAA.
Wicklow were drawn with Kildare, Louth and Kilkenny in Group 3 for the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship and opened their 2019 campaign with a trip to Newbridge to take on Kildare who Wicklow had the titanic replayed games with in last years Leinster Semi Final. A tough opening game for any side but Wicklow were an equal match for Kildare and with the game in the melting pot deep into the second half Wicklow had two goal chances in quick succession and Kildare broke to the opposite end and in a cruel blow they bagged a goal that gave a skewed reflection of a nip and tuck game which either side looked likely of winning with 10 minutes to play.
A second away trip was what faced Wicklow as they headed south west to Nowlan Park in Kilkenny to take on a DJ Carey managed side who had pushed Louth to the pin of their collar in their opening game. This game on paper was a bit of a tricky tie as Kilkennys form against Louth signalled that Kilkenny were going to be a tougher nut to crack than people would assume and it was going to be important to start well which a ruthless Wicklow side duly did with a no prisoners taken mindset after the Kildare defeat and they mercilessly took Kilkenny apart in a 9-20 to 2-03 win.
The final group game and the first game at home was going to be a straight knockout clash with Louth with the winner heading for the Leinster Quarter Final so the pressure was well and truly on. Wicklow opened up on Louth for the first 20 minutes of the half to take a nice lead but in the final 10 minutes of that half the foot got taken off the pedal and Louth closed the gap to stay in range at the break. Management shook up the team at the break and Wicklow unleashed absolute fury on the Wee County men in the opening minutes of the half to put serious daylight between the sides. Eoin Doyle and Matthew Ging finished with 3-11 between them while Joe Prendergast and Bradley Hickey controlled the airways in the half forward line with Shane Daly a very live direct running threat. Luka Harney and Arun Daly were controlling the middle and with Tom leading the rearguard Wicklow never looked like relinquishing their lead and ran out full value winners.
We came out in huge numbers last year to roar on the lads, now we ask you to come out in bigger numbers as our Wicklow Minors look to make it back to back wins over Dublin but this time its in our own back yard so don’t let these lads down and turn up Saturday to make Aughrim a Fortress!
This unbeaten Dublin side who topped Group 2 with 3 wins from 3 will be a formidable challenge on Saturday. They opened their account in style with a home win over last years reigning champions Meath, bagging four goals in a 6 point win in Parnell Park. Ryan O Dwyer top scored for the young Duds with 1-02 in a game where seven of their side registered a score.
A trip down the the arse end of the N11 was what faced Dublin in their second game and with their tropical disease injections sorted they headed south, not even stopping in Gorey to visit all their relatives! They were given a stern test by the young Wexicans but a 2-06 haul from Fionn Murray went a long way in securing an 8 point win.
The last hurdle was a real stinker with a trip down to the swamplands being what stood between them and the clean sweep. Getting great value from the Tropical disease injections, the Duds braved the bog roads and the creatures around them to Tullamore and faced off with an Offaly side who had beaten the Wexicans and narrowly lost to Meath and were going to be a stern final test. Robbie Bolger and Finn Murray goals proved to be the only difference as Dublin recorded a hard earned 6 point win to book their place in the Quarter Finals and a date with Wicklow in the garden.
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