Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford side and a crowd of 7000 spectators welcomed the All-Ireland champions Galway to the Park on Saturday.
Full time: Wexford 1-23 – 0-23 Galway
There’s no show like a Paudie Foley show.
The Crossabeg-Ballymurn club-man has become an important asset to Davy Fitzgerald’s starting team. Deservedly winning the Man of the Match award, he continues to improve week in, week out.
Like in Wexford’s previous game against Kilkenny, Foley found himself over long-range frees and on the scoresheet numerous times, hitting 0-5 (0-3 frees) in the game.
Wexford are powerful at home.
Some crowd, some buzz, some atmosphere and with Kilkenny coming to Wexford Park next weekend, it’s only going to get better.
It’s almost 2 years since Wexford were last defeated at home. They lost by one point in the Allianz NHL quarter-final to Waterford on the 3 April 2016, but they haven’t been beaten there since.
In the Leinster Championship, Wexford will face the Cats and Offaly away, while Dublin and Galway will travel to the fortress that is Wexford Park.
Conor McDonald injury.
Along with getting the all-important goal, the Naomh Eanna club-man stepped up when Wexford needed it most in the final few minutes.
Unfortunately, though, McDonald has allegedly broken a bone in his hand. An update on his injury will follow shortly.
Footballers relegated, but on a high.
The Wexford footballers overcame Armagh in their final Allianz NFL game of the year. As this was their only victory of the campaign, they were already relegated to Division 4 upon entering the game with the Orchard County.
However, this will be a much-needed confidence booster for Paul McLoughlin’s side ahead of the looming Leinster championship first round.