The highly-anticipated Wexford and Kilkenny Leinster Championship match took place in Chadwicks Wexford Park this afternoon….
It was do-or-die for Wexford as a loss would have seen them relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2024. Wexford emerged as two point victors in a pulsating and memorable game of hurling.
One talking point that has somewhat went under the radar due to the fact that the highly-entertaining game was not broadcasted on RTE or GAAGo was Liam Og McGovern’s goal in the second half.
After a long James Lawlor free was dropped short, the Kilkenny defence were coming out with the ball. They were stopped in their tracks though by tenacious tackling by the Wexford forwards.
Conor McDonald found himself on the ball, and he then he gave a clever handpass to the onrushing Kevin Foley. And while Foley couldn’t control it, he delivered an excellent quick-thinking flick pass to Liam Og Mc Govern.
McGovern looked like he was getting fouled, but he still managed to get the shot off. A one-handed shot from his knees flew into the top corner of the net.
It wasn’t the only goal that Mogie scored today as he finished with a personal tally of 2-01 from play in an extremely important game for Wexford hurling.
Today’s result means that Wexford survive relegation and that they will be playing in the Leinster Championship next season, while Westmeath have been relegated.
Read more of the talking points from the Wexford and Kilkenny game here.
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