Thursday 22 March 2018

Joy for Wexford in All-ireland contest

The Wexford squad complete with their All-Ireland medals.
The Wexford squad complete with their All-Ireland medals.

THERE WERE jubilant scenes in Cashel recently when Wexford won the under-16/17 All-Ireland final against Limerick.

Liam Shannon from Bridgetown and Bryan Kehoe from Castlebridge were first into action against Glen McNamara and Michael Whelan and they got Wexford off to a dream start in their first game, both players serving brilliantly and winning it 15-0 and the second game was closer but they kept the pressure on and won it 15-8.

Aaron Wright Power and Jack Roche were next in against Eoin Hegarty and Ben Walsh and they were both in great form, winning their first game 15-11.

They went 6-2 down in the second game but they stormed back with some lovely aces and won it out 15-10.

Wexford won the final on an aggregate score of 6029. Stephen Greene and Ryan Bates, both Bridgetown, were the other players on the panel.

This All Ireland win is a great boost for juvenile handball in Wexford.

Congratulations to all the players involved and their families for the support. Thanks also to Richard Martin and Tony Reid for doing a great job as manager/assistant manager respectively and here's to a successful 2013.