St Martins are through to the county hurling final, but they’ll be lining out without one of their best players…
In Saturday’s first semi-final at Innovate Wexford Park, St Martins emerged victorious on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-15 over Ferns St Aidans.
Unfortunately for the Martins though, Wexford inter-county hurler and young hurler of the year nominee Rory O’Connor is set to miss the Wexford Senior hurling final.
The young St Martins player was sent off in today’s [Saturday’s] semi-final against Ferns St Aidans, after he was involved in an off the ball incident. Ferns’ Tommy Dwyer also received a straight red card just moments into the second-half, for a seperate off the ball incident.
Irish television broadcaster TG4 captured footage of the two incidents:
The loss of star attacker O’Connor will be a tough blow for the 2018 champions, who’ll face St Anne’s in the final, after they defeated the Rapparees on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-14 in the second semi-final.
Last year, Naomh Eanna hurler and inter-county star Cathal Dunbar was set to miss Naomh Eanna’s first ever county final. However, after winning a lengty appeal process, he was allowed to feature, proving influential in the game.
At the time of writing, it remains unknown whether St Martins will appeal O’Connor’s sending off.
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