The draws for the County Wicklow GAA Championships took place in Ballinakill on Thursday night, with reigning senior football and hurling champions Rathnew and Glenealy learning their respective fates.
In the Renault Ireland senior football championship, Rathnew were drawn with Avondale, Kiltegan, Bray Emmets, Éire Óg and Hollywood in Group 2, while Blessington, Baltinglass, AGB Arklow, Annacurra, Newtown, St. Pat’s and newcomers Tomacork were drawn together in Group 1.
Meanwhile, in the Dacia Ireland senior hurling championship, defending champions Glenealy will face Carnew, St. Pat’s, Éire Óg, Kiltegan and Bray Emmets, under new manager Paul Carley, in a round-robin with the top two teams entering a semi-final while the remaining four will compete in a pair of quarter finals.
In the pick of the junior championship draws, neighbours St. Pat’s and Rathnew were drawn together in the Boom and Platform Hire Junior A Football Championship alongside Kilcoole and Aughrim.
Draw in full:
Junior Hurling Championship: Barndarrig – Bray Emmets – Carney Emmets – Glenealy – St. Pat’s – Éire Óg.
Format – Played on a league basis with top two in A final, team 3 and 4 in B final and the C final for team 5 and 6.
IHC: The Rocks Arklow – Glenealy – Avondale – Kiltegan – Carnew Emmets – Kilcoole – St. Pat’s.
Format – Top two in semi-final and two quarter finals for next four teams.
Dacia Ireland SHC: Glenealy – Carnew Emmets – St. Pat’s – Éire Óg – Bray Emmets – Kiltegan.
Format – Top two in semi-final and two quarter finals for remaining four teams.
Arklow Bay Hotel Junior C:
Group 1: Tinahely , Stratford Grange – Annacurra – Valleymount – Coolkenno
Group 2: Donard Glen – Kilcoole – Barndarrig – Fergal Ógs – AGB Arklow – Blessington
Philip Doyle Junior B:
Group 1: Dunlavin – Lacken – Blessington – An Tóchar
Group 2: Newtown – Kiltegan – St. Pat’s – Baltinglass
Group 3: Enniskerry – AGB Arklow – Avondale – Hollywood
Group 4: Carnew Emmets – Avoca – Bray Emmets – Ashford
Boom and Platform Hire Junior A:
Group 1: Éire Óg- Newcastle – Knockananna – Valleymount – Barndarrig
Group 2: St. Pat’s – Rathnew – Kilcoole – Aughrim
Group 3: Shillelagh- An Tóchar – Coolboy – Baltinglass – Kilbride
Darcy Sands IFC:
Group 1: Rathnew – Carnew Emmets – Donard Glen – Laragh – Ashford – Ballymanus
Group 2: Coolkenno – Ballinacor – Strat Grange – Dunlavin – Tinahely – Kilmacanogue
Format – Top team in each group in semi-final. second plays third in oppossite group. Last two teams in each group play oppossite group for relegation.
Renault Ireland SFC:
Group 1: Blessington – Baltinglass – Newtown – AGB Arklow – Annacurra – St. Pat’s – Tomacork
Group 2: Rathnew – Avondale – Kiltegan – Bray Emmets – Éire Óg – Hollywood
Format – Top team in each group in semi-final. second plays third in opposite group. Last two teams in each group play opposite group for relegation.