Senior Boys Gaelic Football
Yesterday the Blessington Community College Senior Boys Gaelic Football team, under the guidance of their coaches Mr Kirby and Sorcha Nolan, beat Temple Carrig in the quarter final of the Senior Wicklow Shield Championship.
Blessington dominated the opening few minutes creating a few goal opportunities which were denied by the Temple Carrig goalkeeper and the crossbar. However despite the opportunities created, Temple Carrig took there own chances and dominated the next 20 minutes or so scoring two goals in that time to no reply. The final 5 minutes before half-time proved to be the catalyst to Blessingtons comeback as they scored 3 unanswered points to reduce Temple Carrigs half-time lead to 7 points on a scoreline of 0:04 to 2:05
Despite conceding a goal in the opening minute of the second half, Blessington played scintillating football for the next 20 minutes where every player contributed to an amazing comeback. A Robbie Miley goal followed by two more and a series of unanswered points saw Blessington overturn their ten point deficit om the 31st minute to an 8 point lead on the 55th minute. Temple Carrig scored two goals and a point in the remaining minutes, but it was just not enough on a day of comebacks which saw Blessington coming out victorious.
It is finished Blessington Community College 3:14
Woodbrook College 5:07
Next up for this group in Wicklow is the semi-final against St Davids Greystones.
Blessington: R Willoughby, JL Morris, C Reid (v-c), D Walsh, C Mooney, C Maguire, C Roe (c), D Cooney, T Fisher, L O'Brien, R Mikey, J Leitner, J O'Kelly, T O'Conner, L Carey.
Subs: M O'Toole for L Carey, J Sammon for J Leitner, K Reid for C Mooney, C Tounou for L O'Brien.
Unused Subs: B Clarke and D O'Connor.