On Wednesday evening, Wexford will host Offaly in Wexford Park in the Leinster u21 quarter-final.
A win would be unbelievable for both teams as it would set up a semi-final date against either Carlow or Kildare, where both teams would be confident in progressing to the final. In the previous four years, the Slaneysliders have achieved u21 Leinster championship glory on three occasions and will be hoping that 2017 will be another successful year.
The team consists of current Wexford Senior players, such as Darragh Hughes, Cathal Dunbar, Aaron Madock, Joe O Connor, and Rory O Connor to name a few and Wexford will be quite confident going into the game against Offaly tomorrow evening.
For those interested, Wexford’s handicap is -4 at 11/10 with PaddyPower.
Even though Offaly have three starters playing that featured in their Senior Championship clash against Westmeath, those odds seem incredibly generous.
Offaly u21 team:
1. Eoghan Cahill – Birr
2. Dylan Watkins – Birr
3. David O’Toole-Greene – Shamrocks
4. Paddy Delaney – Kinnitty
5. Ben Conneely – St Rynagh’s (Capt)
6. Eoghan Parlon – Coolderry
7. Conor Molloy – Coolderry
8. Cillian Kiely – Kilcormac/Killoughey
9. Padraic Guinan – Drumcullen
10. Conor Freeman – Carrig & Riverstown
11. Oisin Kelly – Belmont
12. Ciaran Cleary – Shinrone
13. Liam Langton – Clodiagh Gaels
14. Eoghan Callaghan – Kinnitty
15. Ronan Hughes – St Rynagh’s
Wexford u21 team:
1. Darragh Hughes- Naomh Eanna
2. Michael O Brien – St Pats, Camolin
3. Darren Byrne- Blackwater
4. Conor Firman – St Martins
5. Gary Molloy – Naomh Eanna
6. Aaron Maddock- St Martins
7. Brian Quigley – Rathnure
8. Rowan White – Glynn Barntown
9. Daire Barden- Fethard
10. Harry O Connor- St Martins
11. Rory O Connor – St Martins
12. Joe Coleman- St Martins
13. Cathal Dunbar- Ballygarrett
14. Stephen O Gorman- Taghmon Camross
15. Darren Codd- St Martins
We wish the Wexford u21 team and management the very best of luck.
Jason Redmond, Wexford Weekly.