Rathnew and Blessington will replay next weekend

With both sides finishing with 1 – 9 apiece last weekend in Aughrim, the Wicklow Senior Football Championship teams will meet once again next weekend for a replay.

Blessington had the lead until the 57th minute when James Stafford brought Rathnew back from the brink with a stunning goal, levelling the two teams before the final whistle.

And after some confusion following the spectacular match, it has been announced that the two teams will meet again next weekend for the Miley Cup.

Scorers for Rathnew: James Stafford (1-2), Edward Doyle 0-4 (4 frees), Eoin Doyle, Sam Healy and Theo Smyth (0-1 each).

Scorers for Blessington: Mikey O’Connor 0-4 (1 mark), Anthony McLoughlin 0-4 (3f)., Kevin Quinn (1-0), Dan Silk Fetherson (0-1).

Rathnew: R Doyle; A Byrne, J Snell, G Byrne; F O’Sullivan, J Hayden, S O’Dowd; C Lenahan, T Smyth; S Healy, J Stafford, C Clarke; E Doyle, Sean Coffey, E Doyle. Subs: T Curran for C Clarke (h – t); W Moorehouse for F O’Sullivan (39); J Graham for S Healy (49); C Coffey for S Coffey (58).

Blessington: R Gilligan; Steven Bohan, C Gallagher, A Curran; K Hanlon, J Gilligan, P McLoughlin; C McGuire, D Cooney; Eoin Keogh, A McLoughlin, J McGarr; D Fetherson, K Quinn, M O’Connor. Subs: M Shannon for D Cooney (42); Jack Cotter for K Hanlon (55); C Geraghty for D Fetherson (57).

Ref: Kieron Kenny (Tinahely)

Watch this space for updates.

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