Wicklow SFC: AGB bridge 56-year gap

October 07, 2019

Wicklow's Ciaran Hyland celebrates with Fay Hyland after his side's Leinster SFC round 1 extra-time victory over Offaly at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise.
©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

Arklow Geraldines-Ballymoney are preparing for their first Wicklow SFC final since 1963 after coming from eight points down to beat Blessington in Saturday's semi-final replay.

After extra-time and, even a penalty shoot-out, couldn't separate the sides the first day, Blessington appeared to be cruising to a comfortable win when they led by 1-10 to 1-2 on 40 minutes.

But amazingly, Blessington failed to score for the remainder of the game, as a JP Hurley goal revitalised the Arklow Geraldines-Ballymoney challenge.

Philip Healy, Hurley and Andrew Maher tagged on points to reduce the gap further before Cal Kelly stunned Blessington with a winning goal in injury-time to set up a final date against holders St Patricks in Aughrim on Sunday (throw-in 3.30pm).

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