Wednesday 18 October 2017

Winters warms up Maynooth to see off Wicklow

Nui Maynooth3-16 Wicklow 2-10

Maynooth's scoring spree in a 15-minute period in the second half proved vital in this Kehoe Cup clash. Photo: Domnick Walsh
Maynooth's scoring spree in a 15-minute period in the second half proved vital in this Kehoe Cup clash. Photo: Domnick Walsh
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Maynooth's scoring spree in a 15-minute period in the second half proved vital in this Kehoe Cup clash.

Wicklow had drawn level in the second half, but Maynooth's 2-6, including a goal by Brian Molloy, put the game beyond Wicklow.

Maynooth led by 1-6 to 0-3 after 20 minutes, Paul Winters scoring 1-4. Wicklow's Diarmuid Masterson buried a goal into the top corner and Gavin Weir punished Maynooth from frees to leave a point between the teams at half-time (1-8 to 1-7).

Maynooth's other attackers took over from Winters after Wicklow levelled. The pick of the scores was Molloy's goal when he played a ball into Jim White and continued his run for a return pass and fine finish.

Wicklow fought well towards the end as Anthony Byrne scored a goal and Eamon Kearns put over a lovely point near the side line. They also got a penalty near the end as Gavin Weir faced his fellow Wicklow man Robert Fitzgerald in the Maynooth goal, but the goalkeeper saved.

Wicklow fought well as Anthony Byrne netted a consolation goal.

Scorers - NUIM: P Winters 1-5 (2f, 1 '65) , B Molloy 1-1 (1f) , J White 1-0, N Kenny (1f), D Burke 0-3 each, E Kenny 0-2, J Bellew, R Donohue 0- 1 each. Wicklow: G Weir 0-6 (3f) , A Byrne, D Masterson (1f) 1-1 each, E Kearns, D Nolan 0-1 each.

NUI Maynooth - R Fitzgerald; C Breen, M Campion, P Deegan; D Hennessey, E McLoughlin, K Sheridan; J Bellew, R Donohue; P Winters, J White, N Kenny; B Molloy, D Burke, E Kenny. Subs: T Stafford for Deegan (44), A Gleeson for Bellew (61).

Wicklow - D O'Neill; P Keane, B Cuddihy, W Kavanagh; L Maloney, J Henderson, M O'Brien; D Masterson, R Keddy; D Nolan, S Kelly, C Moorehouse; G Weir, A Byrne, P Doran. Subs: E Kearns for Moorehouse (h-t), J Byrne for Nolan (44), M Lee for Doran (47), E Dunne for Kavanagh (57).

Ref - B Redmond (Wexford)

Indo Sport

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Editor's Choice

Also in Sport