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Keith Rossiter thinks that the Wexford-Kilkenny clash is still in Wexford’s hands

The Wexford v Kilkenny match will take place this weekend…

A loss against Kilkenny, along with a win for Antrim against Westmeath, would see Wexford relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup for the following season.

Speaking on The Wexford Hurling Podcast, Keith Rossiter thinks that the game is still in Wexford’s hands, despite some poor performances during the campaign.

“This is still within our hands. This is still in Wexford’s hands. It’s still within this group of players to go beat Kilkenny in Wexford Park,” he started.

By God, we need a crowd in Wexford Park next weekend – for the sake of Wexford hurling. Go and get the result, and that’s the bottom line. There’s a match to be won; we’ve never feared Kilkenny, especially this group of players. You could see that last year in Nowlan Park. Nobody really expected them last year and they went and turned them over. It’s still firmly in their hands to stay in Liam McCarthy. For anyone involved in Wexford hurling, the supporters, will need to go out and support them,” he continued.

“I think there’s a big performance in these lads.”

The match will not be shown on RTE or on the GAAGo platform. It means that the only way to watch this match will be to actually attend the game in Chadwicks Wexford Park.

Echoing Rossiter’s comments, former Wexford hurler and now-pundit Tom Dempsey has called for Wexford hurling supporters to arrive in Wexford Park in large numbers, for a match that is being dubbed as important – if not more important – than Wexford’s All-Ireland final in 1996.

It’s a huge game for the Wexford Senior hurling team, and although their season has ended in terms of further progression into the All-Ireland stages, there’s arguably a much bigger stake on this weekend’s game now as it could see Wexford regress even further.

The full The Wexford Hurling Podcast can be listened to here.

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