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I was ready to walk in 1996

Being in the right place at the right time meant so much

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When Billy Byrne sunk the Cats in 1997, the world seemed like a perfect place for Wexford hurling fans.

When Billy Byrne sunk the Cats in 1997, the world seemed like a perfect place for Wexford hurling fans.

Our man Tom sporting a big smile - and a fine head of hair too! - in the build-up to the 1996 All-Ireland Senior hurling final

Our man Tom sporting a big smile - and a fine head of hair too! - in the build-up to the 1996 All-Ireland Senior hurling final

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When Billy Byrne sunk the Cats in 1997, the world seemed like a perfect place for Wexford hurling fans.

Having looked at some of the more disappointing days last week, I have decided to flip the coin this week and look at some of my happier days on the field of play.

Given the theme, I know many of you might say that this week's article won't take up too much paper space but, upon delving into the archives of my brain, there were many good times when lady luck certainly chose to smile on teams representing the sunny south-east.

I remember getting a hand-out from Liam Griffin where one of the assertations was that 95% of success was being in the right place at the right time, and certainly this rung through for me on one of our most memorable years in 1996.