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Saturday 23 September 2017

Ruddy hits four in U9 title romp

With the curtain coming down on the 2009/10 Heatons/Sportsworld Wicklow District Schoolboys League season, three more side's entered the league winners enclosure this week.

Conrad Ruddy was the four-goal hero as Wolfe Tone Youth Club A secured the Under 9 Division 1 crown.

Having drawn 1-1 away to rivals Ashford Rovers last week at BallinaleaPark - Ashford would have won the title if they'd taken the threepoints - Wolfe Tone beat Bray rivals Ardmore Rovers 9-0 last Wednesday to take the silverware by two points.

Alan Hayden also blasted in a treble for the Blue's with Dan Waters and Ben Murphy also rippling the net at the Temple Sportsfield.

Meanwhile at Whitegates last Thursday, Wicklow Rovers B came from 2-1 down at half time to defeat Aughrim Rangers 3-2.

And capture the Under 11 Division 2 crown.

Both teams had identical records of 11 wins, one draw and one defeat before kick-off.

It appeared as if Aughrim would take the trophy after the opening half hour, but goals by Kevin O'Halloran (2) and Robbie Dunne saw Rovers become champions in the make or break last league fixture.

Rathnew AFC completed stage one of a proposed treble as they overcame Arklow Town 4-3 to lift the Under 16 Premier Division silverware.

Already guaranteed a play-off with Greystones United if they'd lost, the Villagers led 2-0, 3-1 and then 4-2 last Tuesday at the

Bridgewater Centre Park thanksby Shane Doyle (2), Stephen Olohan and Paul Ellis.

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