Wexford Footballers Not Using Number 23 Jersey For Classy Reason

The Wexford footballers will play their third round O’Byrne Cup clash this evening…

Shane Roche’s side will take on Meath in Ashbourne this evening at 5 pm.

Roche has named the Wexford football team for this evening’s clash.

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The news about Ashling Murphy had sent shockwaves across the country. To mark their respects to Ashling Murphy, a young primary school teacher, who was murdered in Tullamore on Thursday, Wexford GAA will not be using the number 23 jersey tonight.

A space has been left blank on the official programme.

Ashling, an innocent young woman who was just out for a jog, was only 23 years old.

Micháel Martin, Wexford’s GAA chairman, said:

“As a mark of respect to the late Ashling Murphy our senior footballers will not wear the number 23 jersey in this evenings game. Everyone in the Wexford GAA community extends our deepest sympathy to the family & friends of Ashling and to the school community in Durrow NS,” Martin said.

Vigils also took place across Wexford on Friday 14th, in memory of Ashling Murphy. A vigil was held in Gorey, Wexford town, and New Ross to name just a few.

The news sent shockwaves throughout Ireland and abroad.

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