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Sunday 17 December 2017

Wexford supporters come out in force for open night

Wexford Senior hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald with some young Wexford fans
Wexford Senior hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald with some young Wexford fans
The Wexford GAA Supporters Club race night is launched at the Centre of Excellence in Ferns last Wednesday

Wexford Senior hurlers and footballers were at the Halo Tiles and Bathrooms Centre of Excellence at Ferns last Wednesday evening for a pre-Championship Meet & Greet, providing their fans the young and the not so young with a wonderful opportunity to be up close and personal with their heroes.

As the golden summer sun shone on the Centre of Excellence our county players, including managers Davy Fitzgerald and Seamus McEnaney - or Davy and Banty as they are now known the length and breadth of Wexford - mingled and mixed, laughed and chatted and smiled and posed for a multiplicity of photographs as snap happy mams and dads, grannies and grandads captured the special moments.

Chairman Des Croke and members of the Wexford Supporters Club along with County Chairman Derek Kent were on hand to launch their forthcoming Race Night Fundraiser at Enniscorthy Dog Track on Thursday July 6, encouraging all to participate in this annual fun event which has become a major source of funding for the Supporters Club and Wexford GAA with all proceeds going towards the further development and enhancement of all our Wexford teams.

Yet another excellent idea from Wexford GAA and a truly wonderful occasion for the fans. Giving the young hopefuls of the future easy access to our county players can only be good and we are fortunate to have such impressive role models for our youth to emulate and admire.

Despite the increasing evening chill, the players stayed on the Ferns fields and continued to smile and chat and sign and encourage the next generation of Wexford GAA. Nothing was too much bother to them or indeed to Davy Fitzgerald who was surrounded by youngsters for the duration. None of them showed the slightest signs of fatigue or tedium but rather made each and every fan feel unique and special.

A most memorable evening thanks to these marvellous young men who are exceptional Ambassadors for Wexford GAA both on and off the field and need to be acknowledged and commended for all that they do for us.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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