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Byrne the Aughrim hero

ARKLOW TOWN B........................................ 1

AUGHRIM RANGERS .....................................2

(AFTER EXTRA TIME)

Aughrim completed stage two of a possible treble by winning the WDSL U13 Division 2 Cup at Whitegates in Wicklow town on Saturday May 18.

Already Division 2 Shield champions, Rangers must win their last three matches against St. Anthony's (twice) and St. Patrick's to become Division 1 League winners.

Darren Keegan's ninth minute ball over the top saw Noel Byrne give Aughrim the lead.

But Arklow equalised in the 36th minute.

Tom Scales' free saw James O'Brien challenged for the ball. It dropped to Conor Roche who netted with a volleyed finish.

Aughrim scored the winner in stoppage time of the first period of extra time.

Alan Doyle's free led to a Cian Moules cross and Byrne scrambled the ball over the line.

WOLFE TONE YOUTH CLUB C........................... 1

ARKLOW TOWN B ........................................3

Arklow dented Wolfe Tone's treble bid by securing the WDSL Under 14 Division 2 Cup.

Two goals early in the second period did the damage at Whitegates in Wicklow town on Saturday May 18.

Having already lifted the Division 2 Shield, the Bray side had beaten their club-mates of Wolfe Tone B 6-4 just a few days earlier to win the U14 Division 1 League title.

Sean Dodd put the 'Town in front in the sixth minute. Ryan McGowan doubled that lead seven minutes after the interval.

McGowan's surging run led to an own goal three minutes later.

Wolfe Tone pulled one back through Gordon Bradley's brilliant 30-yard shot.

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

WICKLOW ROVERS A..................................... 2

Wicklow came from one down at half time to claim the WDSL U10 Division 1 Cup.

The Green and White's had won the two previous Premier Division League meetings as well as a Division 1 Shield contest.

But trailed at break to Sam Bishop's stunning free-kick at Ferndale Park in Arklow on Sunday May 12.

However, two goals after the turnaround from Mark O'Brien and Fionn Luddy completed the comeback.

The two teams could meet in the Shield final if Arklow United don't take maximum points from their games with Greystones United C and Roundwood AFC.

NEWTOWN JUNIORS................................... 3

GREYSTONES UNITED B............................... 1

(MATCH ABANDONED)

The WDSL Under 14 Division 3 Cup final was abandoned after an injury to Greystones player Sean Maguire.

Shield champions Newtown led 3-1 at half time on Saturday May 18 at Whitegates with goals by Colin Odlum, Adam Heffernan and Aaron Toner with Ethan Webb replying for United

Maguire fell heavily after a challenge early in the second half and was taken to Tallaght hospital by ambulance. And had an operation on his arm.

The match was re-fixed at the same venue for Saturday May 25.

paul dowling


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