Once again, Wexford will battle it out in Wexford Park tomorrow..
After Wexford’s u-20 hurlers loss to Kildare and the Wexford Senior hurling loss to Clare in the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers, the Wexford minor hurlers are the only Wexford hurling team left to support in this year’s championship.
Wexford will now face Dublin in the Leinster Minor hurling semi-final after the Dubs defeated Meath on a scoreline of 4-18 to 1-6 at Páirc Tailteann. The time and venue for that upcoming clash has also been confirmed.
The Leinster semi-final clash between Wexford and Dublin will take place in Chadwicks Wexford Park, tomorrow, Wednesday 21st July, at 7:30pm.
Dublin minor manager Gearóid Ó Riain anticipates an interesting battle:
“I think that there were definitely a few nerves about the place last Wednesday, and the first day out is generally a big deal for players at this level.
“I’d be confident that we’ll be far more fluent tomorrow night and the lads have shown that they are quick learners.
“There are no half measures now and playing Wexford on their home patch will make sure of that, but I’ve been very happy with the attitude of our players – and I’m sure they’ll show that same positivity once the ball is thrown in.
“I think both ourselves and Wexford took their time to find their feet the other night but that is to be expected, and it’s all about getting into the championship mode now.”
“Because of the restrictions, teams don’t know each other as well as they normally might at this level, and it’s a very interesting dynamic because of that,” he said speaking to the Irish Independent.