Heartbreak for Wicklow in Croke Park

A gallant Wicklow senior side lost out to Sligo on Saturday in the AFL Division 4 final.

Wicklow were promoted last weekend following a win in Waterford and were hoping to finish off the league campaign with a win over the table toppers.

All looked like it was going to plan as Wicklow went into the break with a two point lead, it could have been a five point after Kevin Quinn’s effort came back off the post.

Shortly after the restart Sligo went in front for the first time in the game with a goal from Paul Kilcoyne, despite the best efforts from the Wicklow team they went down by two points. Final score Sligo 2-10 Wicklow 0-14.

They will now dust themselves down for next Sunday when they will take on Carlow in the first round of the Leinster championship in Aughrim.

Wicklow: Mark Jackson; Eoin Murtagh, Malachy Stone, Jacques McCall; Cillian McDonald, Patrick O’Keane, Tom Maher; JP Hurley, Padraig O’Toole; Andy Maher, Mark Kenny, Darragh Fitzgerald; Dean Healy, Kevin Quinn, Eoin Darcy.

Subs: Karl Furlong for McCall 52, Zach Cullen for A Maher 53, Cian O’Sullivan for Fitzgerald 57, Fintan O’Shea for T Maher 60, Johnny Keogh for Kenny 70.

Wicklow scorers: Kevin Quinn 0-5 (0-2f, 1m), Mark Jackson 0-3 (0-1f, 0-2 45), Eoin Darcy 0-2 (0-2f), Mark Kenny 0-1, JP Hurley 0-1, Dean Healy 0-1, Cian O’Sullivan 0-1 (0-1f).

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