The Wicklow senior hurlers will play their league final on Saturday next April 1st at 5pm in Parnell Park, Dublin.
After a very good league campaign to date Seamus Murphy’s men will be quietly confident of a win. They did lose to Meath in their last league game but in truth this was something of a Phoney war with both counties already assured of their place in the decider.
Yesterdays game did see some good performances from some Wicklow players who will have been hoping to catch the managements eye for the league final.
With both teams already guaranteed a place in the final, they used the game to experiment with their starting line-ups and the hosts seized the initiative early on thanks to goals from Luke Martyn, Gary Kelly and Peter Farrell.
As a result, the team in green and gold enjoyed a commanding 3-12 to 1-8 interval cushion. Wicklow kept plugging away. Padraig Doyle netted the Garden County’s goal but it proved to be of no avail.
Meath the current holders of the Christy Ring Cup will be raging hot favourites for to lift the title but Wicklow have been resolute and determined all campaign and will aim to make the most of their chance for promotion.
Wicklow – Robert Fitzgerald; Eugene Dunne, Billy Cuddihy, Emmett Byrne; Mick Connor, Andrew Hughes, Martin O’Brien; Wayne Kinsella, Jim Connors; Eamonn Kearns (0-1), Diarmuid Masterson (0-4), Padraig Doyle (1-2); James Cranley, Gerry Connors (0-2), Enda Donohoe (0-7f). Subs: Eoin McCormack for E Byrne, Warren Kavanagh for W Kinsella, Joey Driver for M O’Brien.