Despite their poor National Football League campaign, some people are remaining hopeful ahead of Wexford’s looming Leinster Championship opener.
Speaking at the Wexford GAA Championship Preview Night as one of the main speakers, Wexford Gaelic football legend Mattie Forde insists Paul McLoughlin’s charges can still get the job done against Laois:
“They’ve had a tough season so far, but their biggest defeat was only by four points.”
The Model County lost all of their Division 3 matches, except for their final game against Armagh. But, that victory against the now promoted Orchard County, will stand to the new players involved in the panel.
It was a game they needed to win, and emerging victorious would restore that sense of belief into the young Wexford footballers.
“We have twenty plus new players in the panel this year, and I honestly believe we can beat Laois.”
Forde also mentioned the new Wexford jersey and he’s hopeful that’ll bring that missing something to the panel, on what will be a historic day for Wexford football and Wexford GAA.
“History will be with us on the day as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Wexford’s four-in-a-row”
Tipped at 3/1, Wexford will enter the game as strong outsiders, while Laois travel to Wexford Park as heavy 1/3 favourites.
The opening round of the Leinster SFC between Wexford and Laois gets underway on Sunday, May 12th.
Tickets to the game can be purchased online here, or at your usual retailers.