After three rounds of the Wexford Senior Hurling Championship, things are shaping up pretty nicely for a number of clubs and the excitement continues to mount.
Despite missing some of their key players in all matches, reigning champions St Martins have remained unfazed throughout the three rounds and sit on top with maximum points (6) in Group A.
In Group B, Naomh Eanna are quickly becoming their own after their first-round loss to Rathnure, while Oulart-The Ballagh also look like they’re a team back on the right track and hungry to regain the silverware they’ve had for so many years throughout this decade.
However, one team that will be absolutely delighted with their performances, is Oylegate-Glenbrien, who’ve pulled a string of powerful, stellar performances together.
Tipped as heavy 25/1 outsiders at the beginning of the Championship by LeadingLayer Betting, Oylegate remain unbeaten after the first three rounds. With wins over former Wexford hurling kingpins Oulart-The Ballagh, Ferns, along with their last-round thrashing of Rathnure, the Enniscorthy side now sits on top of Group B with maximum (6) points.
Damien Reck’s ability to sweep the centre-back line and place points on the opponent’s scoreboard after blistering attacking runs, Seamus Casey’s pace and eagle-eyed shooting, and Podge Doran’s ariel prowess makes this a formidable Oylegate side that would frighten anyone along the way.
If they can continue to produce a similar standard of performances, there’s no reason why this Oylegate-Glenbrien team should be ruled out as serious contenders for silverware.
LeadingLayer Bookmakers, based on Monck Street, no longer have Oylegate as 25/1 outsiders, and instead, they’ve slashed their odds and have now made them 7/1 to lift the trophy.
The odds for the outright winners stand as follows; St Martins 5/2, Oulart 5/1, Oylegate 7/1, Rapps 8/1, Naomh Eanna 8/1, Shels 14/1, Rathnure and St Annes (Both 16/1), Glynn 20/1, Buffers Alley, Ferns and Harriers (All 50/1)
All above odds are provided by LeadingPlayer Betting, based on Monck Street in Wexford town.