We’ve Named The Top 10 Wexford Sports Stars

10.J.J Codd

Jamie Codd is an amateur jockey with big cross country successes. Just recently he rode Cause of Causes to the Muir Challange Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham festival.

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9.Adam Nolan

Nolan has numeral boxing achievements such as reaching the Last 16 in the 2012 Olympics, as well as being crowned Irish Elite Welterweight Champion in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015.

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8.Tadhg Furlong

Furlong made his international debut against Wales in 2015 and has went from strength to strength. Most notably when he lined out as tight head prop in Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last year.

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7.Marin Storey

The Oulart-The-Ballagh man captained Wexford to the All-Ireland in 1996, however, the Oulart man also received 3 all stars in his playing career. There is no doubt that Storey deserves to be on this list.

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6.Kate Kelly

Kelly has been a stalwart of Wexford camogie ever since making her debut in 2002. She has went on to achieve a total of 9 all-star awards, as well as winning 4 All-Ireland titles with Wexford.

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5.Gordan D’arcy

Over a career with spanned from 1998 to 2015, the ferns native racked up 260 caps for Leinster as well 82 with Ireland. He went on to win 3 Heineken Cups, a Challenge Cup, 4 League titles with Leinster and 2 Six Nations including the Grand Slam in 2009.

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4.Kevin Doyle

Arguably the most successful Wexford soccer player ever, Doyle has accumulated 62 caps for his country, as well as playing for both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Reading in the Premier League. He currently plays for Colorado Rapids in the MLS.

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3.Mattie Forde

Forde is without doubt Wexford’s greatest ever footballer. He went on to win an All-Star in 2004, he also represented Ireland in the international rules series in 2004 & 2005.

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2. Darragh Mc Donald

Mcdonald went on to win silver in the 2008 paralympic games in Beijing, however, he went one better in 2012 when he won a gold medal in the 400m freestyle.

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1.Billy Walsh

Walsh has had an illustrious career, leading Ireland coaching Ireland to numerous World and Olympic gold medals. And it comes as no surprise that people put Irish boxing’s poor performance in the 2016 Olympics down to Walsh no longer being part of the setup.

Billy Walsh has resigned from his position

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