Marshalstown clubman Mitch Jordan was the guest on this week’s podcast…
In this week’s podcast, the classy former Wexford hurler described how a veteran George O’Connor made a show of him as a nineteen year-old at his first gym session with the Wexford Senior hurlers.
The Marshalstown club man also spoke about the memorable drawn game against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final of 2003.
“John Conran took over that year in 2003. The Jacobs came onto the team, and there was a whole influx of young blood when more lads came into the team in 2003.”
“Look it, the semi-final against Cork — it was a great atmosphere up there those days. In fairness, the Wexford crowd always brought good support and it was brilliant.”
“The first day, we probably left it behind us — and I think everyone would probably say that. We played really well that day, everything clicked for us, it was good. But, we had a spell in the second half, where the level just dropped a bit. We were up by about six points but Cork had a ten point swing. Within a ten or twelve minute spell, they got this massive run on us and it looked like they were going to clean us off the park.”
“In fairness to the lads, the team dug in, we came back to get the draw, with Rory’s [McCarthy] famous goal. It was an incredible finish to be fair,” Jordan said, speaking to The Hurling Podcast.
Unfortunately, the Yellowbellies would eventually lose to Cork by thirteen points in the All-Ireland semi-final replay.
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