Wexford played the Tribesmen today in the Walsh Cup final…
Full time in O’Moore Park:
A late goal from Naomh Eanna club-man Conor McDonald followed by a long-range point by Paduie Foley in the dying seconds helped Wexford secure the victory. Wexford have regained the Walsh Cup, having lost out to Galway by six points last year in Bellefield.
St Martins club-man Jack O’Connor captained the side in the absense of joint-captains Lee Chin and Matt O’Hanlon due to their respective injuries.
Wexford last won the Walsh Cup in 2018 after defeating Brian Cody’s Kilkenny on what was a historic occasion. A win today is a perfect start to the New Year and the new decade for Wexford hurling.
Davy Fitzgerald’s and Wexford’s attention now turns to the start of the Allianz Hurling League, where Wexford’s first game will take place against Laois on Saturday evening, January 25th.
The scorers from today’s clash:
James Lawlor; Gary Molloy, Liam Ryan, Joe O’Connor; Kevin Foley; Paudie Foley (0-1), Ross Donohue, Damien Reck (0-1); Aidan Rochford (0-2), Aidan Nolan (0-1); Harry Kehoe, Conor McDonald (1-0), Jack O’Connor (0-8, 0-8fs); Michael Dywer, Andrew Shore.
Liam Og McGovern for Shore (42), Paul Morris for Kehoe (42), Shaun Murphy for D Reck (42), Simon Donohue for R Donohue (48), Cathal Dunbar (0-1) for Dwyer (49), Seamus Casey (0-2, 0-2f) for Jack O’Connor (59)
Darach Fahy; Paul Killeen, Jack Grealish, TJ Brennan; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Adrian Touhy (0-1); Sean Linnane (0-1), Sean Loftus (0-1); Conor Walsh, Tadhg Haran (0-12, 0-11fs), Brian Concannon (0-1); Ja Mannion (0-1), Jason Flynn, Evan Niland.
Aidan Harte for McInerney (h-t), David Glennon for Linnane (50), Diarmuid Kilcommins for Concannon (50), Thomas Monaghan (0-1) for Walsh (53), Ronan Burke for Brennan (55), Niall Burke for Flynn (57), Brian Concannon for Loftus (67), TJ Brennan for Haran (70 + 1)
Highlights of the Walsh Cup final will be shown on TG4 tomorrow at 8pm.
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