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Power relishing Wexford's next test

Cian Tracey and James Donoghue

Published 30/06/2015 | 02:30

Wexford Manager David Power
Wexford Manager David Power

Wexford's reward for overcoming Down last Saturday is a daunting trip up north but manager David Power is confident that his side can build on the momentum of what was a hugely impressive victory.

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A meeting with Derry in Celtic Park on the weekend of July 12 is the Model County's next test and Power is relishing the challenge that lies ahead.

"I can really see us performing again. We have two weeks now to get ready for the next performance," he said.

"Hopefully now this is not the last game either, that we can actually drive on and hopefully win in the next round as well."

Power, who is in his first year in charge of Wexford, claimed his first senior championship win as manager maintained that his side's "tough league campaign" has made them eager to extend their summer.

"This was my first big win as a senior manager and I'm still learning, I'm still learning about the whole thing," Power admitted.

"I'm very proud. We had a tough league campaign. We headed down to Division 4 but we kept battling."

Meath's failure to beat their rivals Westmeath has resulted in them facing a trip to take on a Tyrone side buoyed by their victory over Limerick in Healy Park on Sunday.

Tipperary will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Kerry and they will be hoping that home advantage counts against Louth who saw off Leitrim.

Kieran McGeeney's Armagh were comfortable 10-point winners over Wicklow and will host Galway.

Elsewhere, Limerick have been handed a double boost ahead of Sunday's hurling qualifier against Westmeath.

Goalkeeper Nickie Quaid (shoulder) played an hour for his club last weekend while Seanie Tobin will also be available after completing his one-month suspension.

Round 2B football qualifier draw: Derry v Wexford; Tyrone v Meath; Tipperary v Louth; Armagh v Galway.

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