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ARKLOW UNITED A ...................3


Arklow edged out Wolfe Tone in a five-goal thriller to secure the WDSL Under 14 Premier Division Shield.

Having lost the Cup final but claimed the League title, United did a double at Finn Park in Kilcoole on Wednesday May 29.

The Green and Black's took a 13th-minute lead when Philip Malomo got on the end of a brilliant through ball from Ciaran O'Shea to score from 12-yards out.

But seven minutes later, Jordan Dunne took advantage of a mistake in the Arklow defence to score.

United went back in front early in the second half through a quick counter. In a sweeping move, Sean Cronin ran onto a Malomo flick to smash to the net from eight yards.

However, the Bray side equalised again just four minutes later as Michael O'Neill made the most of a calamitous error in United's backline to finish.

Arklow snatched victory in the 65th minute. A great left-wing burst by Glen Power saw him release Malomo between two opponents and score brilliantly from just outside the penalty area.

ARKLOW TOWN A................... 7

AUGHRIM RANGERS ................3

Arklow came from a goal down to record victory in the U12 Premier Division Shield.

The Town led 4-2 at half-time on Tuesday May 28 last at Pat O'Toole Park in Rathdrum before running out 7-3 winners.

Gearoid Donohue gave Rangers the lead. But that was cancelled out by Liam Moore.

Dan Harris-Hingerty then put the Cup runners-up ahead only for Aughrim's Adam Keegan to equalise.

Having won both group Shield matches comprehensively (15-1 and 7-0), Arklow restored their advantage with goals by Danny Testa and Moore.

Testa missed a second-half penalty before Ben Fennell, James O'Brien and Callum Randall sent the Black and White's to victory.

Keegan netted again right on full-time with a fine lob.

ARKLOW UNITED.................... 2

ASHFORD ROVERS................... 1

Super-sub Emma Cox' stunning strike near full-time saw Arklow secure the WDSL U12 Division 2 Shield.

And in the process end Ashford's treble hopes at Ferndale Park on Friday, May 31.

In what was a repeat of the Division 2 Cup final in which Rovers won 4-1, Tommy Quinn put them ahead in the 10th minute.

But having lost the two group matches to Rovers (3-1 and 2-1), Olufemi Tanimowo levelled for United on the stroke of half-time.

With five minutes remaining, and with extra-time looming, Cox scored the winner with a cracker from just outside the box.

ST. PATRICK'S AFC.................... 3

ROUNDWOD AFC.................... 1

St. Patrick's did the WDSL Division 3 double as they saw off Roundwood in the WDSL U13 Division 3 Cup Final.

Having already lifted the Shield, the Avoca side scored twice after the interval at Pat O'Toole Park on Wednesday last.

Dale Fluskey put the Saints ahead with a shot to the roof of the net. But Conor Kelly levelled matters for Roundwood.

After the break, Dean Carter scored with a back-post header from Cillian Condell's cross.

And Dalton Joyce wrapped it up with a stunning volley finish after good work by Fluskey.