Bray Emmets 2-9
Bray Emmets won their first Wicklow SHC title since 1952 after staging a late comeback to dethrone Glenealy at Aughrim yesterday.
The holders looked to be on course for their expected victory when they led by 1-10 to 2-4 entering the final quarter against a Bray team that had their captain and full back Peter Kiely sent off. But with county star Christy Moorehouse in inspirational form, the town side finished with a flourish to register a famous victory.
Bray had led by 2-4 to 0-4 at the break thanks to goals from Moorehouse and Mikey Lee, but Glenealy turned the game on its head after the restart when Enan Glynn netted and his brother Leighton struck a series of frees. However, Bray wrestled back control in the closing stages.
Bray Emmets - E Mason; P Lee, P Kiely, C O Dulachain; A Murphy, J Henderson, J Doyle; D Masterson, D Lohan; C Moorehouse (1-5, 0-4f), M Lennon (0-1), R Cunningham; M Browne (0-1), M Lee (1-2, 0-1f), T Cash. Subs: P Doyle for T Cash, P Cunningham for R Cunningham, C Byrne for M Browne.
Glenealy - J Driver; C O'Neill, MA O'Neill, R Byrne; G Byrne, T Doyle, G Devlin; J O'Neill (0-1), D Staunton; S Nolan (0-2), W O'Gorman, L Glynn (0-7f); G Weir, E Glynn (1-0), A Nugent (0-1). Subs: T McGrath for G Devlin, N Driver for G Weir.
Referee - J Kelly.