Saturday 25 February 2017

The game at a glance

Man of the match: Ian Ryan (Limerick): It could have been any number of players from both sides, but Ryan was always dangerous. He won the late free and then had the nerve to nail it.



Turning point

Eoghan O'Connor's injury-time goal. Limerick were gone until O'Connor meandered his way through a packed defence and found the corner of the net.

Talking point

Ian Ryan's late point. Once more, the controversy highlights the need for score technology.

Ref watch

Derek Fahy let the game flow throughout, but the entire focus of his performance was on Limerick's late point.

What they said

Maurice Horan

(Limerick manager):

"The referee gave it, so I presume it was a point. But I'm very proud of our lads, they deserved that break. We kept going until the end, never threw in the towel, that's the trademark of that team."

Anthony Masterson

(Wexford goalkeeper):

"How long more are we going to get decisions wrong? I just don't care and I don't care if I get in trouble for it. To go out and have a decision like that made is an absolute disgrace."

Match statistics

Wides: Limerick 5; Wexford 4

Frees: Limerick 12; Wexford 19

Yellow cards: Limerick 5 (P Ranahan, S O'Carroll, G Collins, S Kelly, J Kelly); Wexford 2 (J Wadding, A Morrissey)

Red cards: Limerick 1 (T Lee); Wexford 0

Attendance: 3,700

What next?

Limerick play the team which routed them by 11 points in the Munster SFC semi-final, Kerry, in their first ever All-Ireland quarter-final this weekend. After a summer that began with promise, Wexford are left to lick their wounds.

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