It won’t be long until Fitzgerald’s Wexford Senior hurlers are out again in the All-Ireland Hurling Championship.
Wexford will face the Joe McDonagh Cup runners-up (Carlow or Westmeath) in the preliminary quarter-final on July 7th/8th.
The Wexford Senior hurlers were last out against Kilkenny on June 9th, but in the meantime, the Wexford u-21 hurlers, which includes a number of Senior representatives, faced Dublin in their Leinster semi-final.
Within that u-21 team includes the likes of Rory O’Connor, Aaron Maddock, Conor Firman, Damien Reck, Gary Molloy, and Darren Byrne, to name just a few.
According to the Wexford People, St Martins club-man Aaron Maddock picked up an ankle injury during the game. Meanwhile, Maddock’s club and county counterpart Conor Firman was forced off after 22 minutes against Dublin, and both players now face an uphill battle to be fit for the preliminary quarter-final, and more importantly, for their u-21 final, which takes place three days earlier on July 4th.
Speaking on the injury front, Fitzgerald noted:
“Both Conor and Aaron face a crucial few days in their bid to be fit. Aaron will have an x-ray on his ankle this week, but he played through the full 60 minutes with the u-21 side, which didn’t help.”
“Conor is a tight hamstring; so it’s a case of just wait and see.”