2018 Wicklow Senior Football Championship

The 2018 Wicklow Senior Football Championship was the 118th edition of the Wicklow GAA's premier club Gaelic football tournament for senior graded teams in County Wicklow, Ireland. The tournament consisted of 12 teams with the winner going on to represent Wicklow in the Leinster Senior Club Football Championship. The championship consisted of a group stage before progressing onto a knock-out stage.

Wicklow S.F.C.
Season2018
ChampionsSt Patrick's (13th S.F.C. Title)
RelegatedAnnacurra
Winning CaptainDean Healy
Final Man Of The MatchStephen Duffy
Winning ManagerCasey O’Brien
2017
2019

Rathnew were the defending champions after they defeated Blessington in the previous years final.

Hollywood made the straight bounce back to the top flight after claiming the previous season's I.F.C. title.

Tomacork (an amalgamation of Intermediate club Carnew Emmets and Junior 'A' side Coolboy) were originally included in the S.F.C. draw on 19 January, however later made the decision to withdraw themselves from the competition before its commencement.

St. Patrick's claimed their 13th S.F.C. title and first in 6 seasons when defeating Rathnew in the final.

Annacurra were relegated to the I.F.C. for 2019.[1][2]

Team changesEdit

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The following teams have changed division since the 2017 championship season.

Group StageEdit

There are two groups of six teams called Group A and B. The top finishers enter the Semi-Finals while the 2nd and 3rd placed teams in both groups enter a Quarter-Final. The bottom finishers of each group will qualify for the Relegation Final.

Group AEdit

Group BEdit

Knock-out StagesEdit

Quarter-Finals Semi-Finals Final
Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney 2-15
Kiltegan 1-11 Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney 1-11
Rathnew 0-15
Rathnew 0-13
St Patrick's 1-10
Hollywood 1-04
Baltinglass 0-09 St Patrick's 3-13
Hollywood 0-10

Keating TrophyEdit

The bottom two teams in each group enter the relegation process known as the Keating Trophy. 5th place from both groups play 6th place in the semi-finals. The winners proceed to the Keating Trophy final while the losers will face-off in the Relegation Final, with the ultimate loser being relegated to the I.F.C. for 2019.

Semi-Finals:

  • Eiré Óg Greystones 1-14, 1-4 Annacurra, Bray, 14/9/2018,
  • Newtown 2-9, 2-8 Avondale, Dunbar Park, 15/9/2018,

Final:

  • Eiré Óg Greystones 0-15, 0-6 Newtown, Roundwood, 28/9/2018,

Relegation FinalEdit

  • Avondale 0-14, 0-10 Annacurra, Ballinakill, 28/9/2018,

Knock-Out StagesEdit

Quarter-FinalsEdit

16/09/2018
3:30PM
Quarter-Final
Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney 2-15 - 1-11 Kiltegan Aughrim Park
Referee: ???
Man of the Match: Cormac O'Shea (Arklow)

23/09/2018
4:30PM
Quarter-Final
Hollywood 0-10 - 0-9 Hollywood Aughrim Park
Referee: ???

Semi-FinalsEdit

29/09/2018
4:30PM
Semi-Final
Rathnew 0-15 - 1-11 Arklow Geraldines-Ballymoney Aughrim Park
Referee: ???

30/09/2018
Semi-Final
St Patrick's 3-13 - 1-4 Hollywood Aughrim Park
Referee: ???

FinalEdit

14/10/2018
15:00
Final
St Patrick's 1-10 - 0-13 Rathnew Aughrim Park
Referee: ???

Final ReplayEdit

27/10/2018
15:00
Final
St Patrick's 0-10 - 0-8 Rathnew Aughrim Park
Referee: Declan Peppard (Hollywood)

Leinster Senior Club Football ChampionshipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wicklow Championship Draws 2018". Wicklownews.net. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Tomacork withdraw from SFC". Independent.ie. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Wicklow People Archives". Irishnewsarchive.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Bill Hill Wicklow". Billhillwicklow.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.