Monday 26 June 2017

A model performance

Wexford’s Redmond Barry swarms all over Laois’s Padraig McMahon during yesterday's Leinster SFC semi-final
Wexford’s Redmond Barry swarms all over Laois’s Padraig McMahon during yesterday's Leinster SFC semi-final
Eugene McGee

Eugene McGee

The common perception this morning around GAA Ireland is that Dublin will be laughing all the way to this year's Leinster title when they consider that only Westmeath and Wexford stand between them and that fourth successive Leinster crown.

But that might be an over-simplistic assessment because, whatever about Westmeath, Wexford footballers showed yesterday that are right up there with the top 10 counties in the country.

That is no exaggeration. When you looked down from the stand yesterday you saw a powerful set of athletes wearing the Wexford colours, men who are big and strong, yet mobile. And lest one might think that Wexford are relying on physical power to win matches, this is far from the case as the skill level in this side is the highest I have ever seen in a Wexford football team.

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