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 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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