St Martins Defeat Oulart To Claim Their First SHC Title Since 2008

Contested between an experienced Oulart-The Ballagh side and a youthful St.Martins side, the Wexford Senior hurling championship final took place at Wexford Park on Sunday…

And the new…Wexford Senior hurling champions are:

ST MARTINS!

A quick goal by Garrett Sinnott from a bat-down by Martin Óg Storey put the Oulart-The Ballagh side in front from the early stages. However, St.Martins didn’t let that dampen their spirits and they clawed back into the game, with Rory O’Connor’s presence in the game becoming more influential as the half continued.

Quick thinking from a 21-yard-free to place the sliotar into the hand of Ciaran Lyng ensured that Lyng had a perfect opportunity to bury the ball in the net, and he made no mistake.

After that, the game turned in favour of the Martins and the substitution of Joe Coleman into the half-forward line was extremely influential. Not on the pitch 6 minutes and Coleman had already pointed two-points from play. Along with Coleman, another youthful player in Jake Firman raised a further two white flags in quick succession before the halftime mark. Once they got ahead going into the halftime stages, Oulart never seemed to threaten the Piercestown locals.

Clearly, the absence of Oulart’s top scorer Des Mythen for most of the match was a significant loss to Oulart-The Ballagh, but that is certainly not taking away from a St.Martins side who dominated proceedings and completely pulled away in the second-half.

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With the St.Martins team full of youth and talent they will aim to emulate the successful Oulart-The Ballagh team of the last decade in the Wexford Senior hurling championship.

St.Martins now await the Starlights in the Wexford Senior Football final, with a chance to create club history by winning the Senior double.

Well done to St Martins on a brilliant win.

Full time: St.Martins 2-16 – 1-09 Oulart-The Ballagh

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Wexford Weekly

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