Joule Park set for a busy Sunday

Wicklow GAA are expecting a busy day on Sunday next as the reigning Leinster Club champions St Vincents put their title on the line against Rathnew. St Vincents have been imperious in recent Leinster campaigns and have won three of the last four provincial titles. They have serious pedigree with seven Leinster titles to their name and three All-Ireland club titles to their credit. Throw in the fact that they have won three of the last four Dublin senior titles with their only blip a final defeat to Ballyboden St Endas in 2015 and the task facing Rathnew is formidable. Manager Brian Mullins knows nothing will come easy in Aughrim on Sunday and if any of his men don’t fancy it they could struggle. He has at his disposal a talented squad of players and the talented Diarmuid Connolly pulling the strings, they will expect to keep their winning run going and are many peoples favourites for All-Ireland glory next March.
That is where the Rathnew men thrive. There is nothing more they love than somebody coming to town needing knocking off their perch or to be put back in their box. A tough away win in Louth over Newtown Blues will have given them massive confidence and the prospect of a large Wicklow following backing them would be a welcome sight in Joule Park.They may not have been at their best on many occasions over the season just yet with patchy displays along the way to securing their 33rd Wicklow title. They have big games in them and have plenty of big game players in their ranks and another plus is Harry Murphy knows what it takes to win a Leinster.
Club games can be turned on small margins and a big home support could pivotal in that regard Sunday.