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Vincent Hogan: Seven-year icth

Cry of Wexford generations rings out as U-21 success over Cats provides renewed hope

Published 11/06/2011 | 05:00

On Tuesday night, Tom Dempsey was struck by the reluctance of Wexford people to head for home. Their senses alive, they seemed desperate to catch the last rays of a glorious evening.

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Maybe half an hour after the game had ended, the field was still thronged with pockets of men and women, conducting animated seminars. Wexford's U-21 hurlers had just beaten Kilkenny and it felt like the earth's plates had begun to shift.

Well, perhaps not. But the night, at least, offered respite from a misbegotten history, so they savoured the bragging rights like a fine wine, suspending context for another day.

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