The Wexford Senior hurlers cruised to victory today against Kilkenny..
The game ended with twelve points in favour of the Yellowbellies, on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-09. For several reasons, both Brian Cody and Davy Fitzgerlad had reduced panels to pick from, so two experiemental sides lined out.
One of the reasons behind the absence of some players was due to the College’s hurling Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup matches taking place the same day.
In a Group D clash played at UCD’s Billing’s Park between IT Carlow and UCD, it was the travelling outfit that emerged victorious.
One player, who could have been playing for Fitzgerald’s Wexford hurlers today, was Cathal Dunbar. Instead, the Naomh Eanna club-man was steering his college team to a seven-point win in the Fitzgibbon Cup, scoring 1-04 from play in a game that ended on a scoreline of 3-20 to 2-16.
Dunbar lined out at centre-forward, with inter-county Kilkenny Huw Lawlor marking him at centre-back for the UCD outfit. Also on that UCD outfit and on the opposing team, was Dunbar’s club-man, Charlie McGuckin.
Similar to Dunbar, McGuckin proved menacing for UCD – and he, just like Dunbar, found himself on the scoresheet on more than one occasion.
McGuckin regularly lines out at midfield for his club side, however, today, he was named at full-forward. McGuckin, a son of Offaly’s Shane McGuckin, rattled the net twice, both from play, which completed his tally.
Other Wexford represenatives who featured in that high-scoring game were Oylegate’s Shane Reck, who played at corner back for IT Carlow and Ferns clubman Conor Scallan, who came on as a half-time substitute for UCD, and Rathnure’s Rory Higgins who came on as a late substitue for IT Carlow.
Meanwhile, five Wexford natives helped guide DCU to glory over the University of Limerick.