Wicklow into Christy Ring final

Updated: May 28, 2012

The Garden County reached their second Christy Ring Cup final in a row after beating Meath by seven points, 3-17 to 2-12, in their semi-final at Arklow.

It appeared as if they were going to clock up a massive winning margin early on as they raced into a 2-07 to 0-3 lead after 26 minutes, the goals smashed home by corner-forward Andy O’Brien and centre-forward Wayne O’Gorman.

Meath hit back and raised green flags through Derek Doran and midfielder Stephen Clinch from a free from midfield, which cut the deficit to four points, 2-10 to 2-06, at the break.  On the stroke of the short whistle however they were reduced to 14 men after Stephen Donoghue received a red card minutes after he came on.

At times in the third quarter Meath looked to have the extra man as they kept the margin tight, but then Wicklow’s super-sub Christy Moorehouse effectively closed out the game with a great goal when he raced in from the right wing before blasting the ball high and into the net giving the goalkeeper no chance.

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