It looked like Wexford’s hopes of a run in the All-Ireland Championship were gone…
After drawing with Westmeath and losing to Dublin in this year’s Leinster Senior Hurling Championship, Wexford needed to get a result against Kilkenny up in Nowlan Park in the final round of the competition to keep their dreams of an All-Ireland campaign alive.
Going into the game as 4/1 outsiders, Wexford managed to walk away with the victory after an impressive performance in a must-win game. Although their dreams of a Leinster title were shattered, Darragh Egan’s side still advance to the All-Ireland series.
Wexford will now be playing the runners-up of the Joe McDonagh Cup in the next round.
In the Joe McDonagh Cup, Antrim will take on Kerry.
Wexford’s game against the Joe McDonagh runners up will be in a preliminary All-Ireland quarter-final, and a winning result there will see them play the runners-up of the Munster Hurling final, either Clare or Limerick.
To take on Clare or Limerick, Wexford will need to defeat either Antrim or Kerry, which will take place on the weekend of the 11th or 12th of June, with the fixture details still to be confirmed.
A win against either Kerry or Antrim will see Wexford into the All-Ireland quarter-final, which will take place the following week, on Saturday June 18th.
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