Defending champions Bray Emmets and Glenealy must meet again next weekend to decide Wicklow’s senior hurling title after the sides played out a draw at Aughrim on Sunday.
Even though the sides were level at least nine times before the final equaliser by Glenealy sub Jack Kavanagh deep in injury time, this was a free-ridden encounter that never really caught fire.
A total of 19 of the 32 scores came from placed balls, with Bray’s sharpshooter Christy Moorehouse registering ten while Glenealy’s Gavin Weir claimed 7 of his eight points from frees.
Wing back Matthew Traynor, who kept close tabs on Moorehouse in general play, pointed a free for Glenealy as did centre forward Danny Staunton.
Danny Staunton opened the scoring for Glenealy after 2 minutes, Moorehouse responded for Bray from three frees, but Glenealy regained an tight 0-8 to 0-7 lead at the break.
That set the tone for the second half.
C Moorehouse 0-10 (frees), M Lennon 0-4, D Maloney and M Boland 0-1 each.
G Weir 0-8 (7 frees), D Dtaunton 0-5 (1f), M Traynor 0-1 (free), J O’Neill and J Kavanagh 0-1 each.
: P O’Reilly, B Kearney, K Lacey, S Maloney, C Lohan, P Doyle, J Henderson, D Masterson, L Maloney, M Lennon, R McMahon, E McCormack, D Maloney, C Moorehouse, M Boland.
B McCormack for R McMahon, A Murphy for L Maloney
C Staunton, R Byrne, W Kavanagh, P O’Brien, M Traynor. G Byrne, S O’Dowd, R Manley, R Byrne, G Weir, D Staunton, T. Doyle, J Byrne, A Driver, J O’Neill jnr.
J Kavanagh for J Byrne, James Tyne for R Byrne, D Conyard for A Driver
: Martin Molloy, Annacurra.