Wicklow SHC final: Dunne seals three-in-a-row
22 October 2012
Eoin Dunne's goal four minutes from the end secured a three-in-a-row of Wicklow SHC titles for Glenealy at Aughrim yesterday.
In what was a very entertaining final, the sides had been level seven times before wing forward Dunne set the holders up for victory. With their long-serving full forward Don Hyland in fine scoring form, Carnew held a slender 0-7 to 0-6 lead at the interval.
But Glenealy, who had a greater spread of scorers, hit back to level four times after restart. Wayne O'Gorman then edged them into a 0-11 to 0-10 lead before corner back Mark Collins and Hyland both missed chances to restore parity.
And Carnew were made to pay for those misses when Dunne sent a ground shot to the net for the game's decisive score.
Glenealy - J Driver; C O'Neill, M A O'Neill, R Byrne; Garry Byrne, P Dunne, M J O'Neill; J O'Neill (0-4), N Driver; T Doyle, W O'Gorman (0-1), E Dunne (1-2); Gavin Byrne, E Glynn (0-3), L Glynn (0-1). Sub: A Conyard for E Dunne.
Carnew - Ted Kennedy; M Collins, G Keogh, P Nolan; S Kinsella, T J Hennessy, M O'Brien; Thomas Kennedy, W Collins; N Skelton, L Kennedy, R Lambert; B McCrea, D Hyland (0-9), T Collins (0-1). Subs: S Doyle for P Nolan, D Nolan for L Kennedy, W Kinsella for Thomas Kennedy.
Referee - D Byrne.