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Published 11/10/2010 | 05:00

Diarmuid Lyng of St Martin's breaks his hurley across the left arm of his opponent Des Mythen in the Wexford SHC final. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile
Diarmuid Lyng of St Martin's breaks his hurley across the left arm of his opponent Des Mythen in the Wexford SHC final. Photo: Matt Browne / Sportsfile

Quite what the Wexford heroes of 1960 -- presented to a tranquilised crowd at half-time -- made of this county final is, perhaps, best left to the imagination.

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Safe to say, though, it didn't make them tingle. For Oulart The Ballagh retained their crown in front of maybe 6,000 people despite spilling 17 wides and losing their centre-back Darren Stamp to a bad hand injury almost before the band had put their instruments in their cases.

St Martin's, the 2008 champions, looked so hell-bent on containment that they all but neglected to hurl here. Paidi Kelly's beautiful fourth-minute opening point would be their only score of the first half and, indeed, their only return from play from eight forwards used over the hour.

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