Wexford recorded their third win on the bounce against Kilkenny, extending their unbeaten run against the old enemy to six games, and manager Davy Fitzgerald could not hide his delight at their latest Allianz Hurling League victory at a windswept Chadwicks Wexford Park on Sunday.
Wonderful scenes of joy from the Coláiste Bhríde Carnew players and supporters greeted Aidan O'Brien's final whistle that heralded the end of a mammoth three-game battle with a brave Gorey Community School with victory for Bob Fitzgerald's side by 1-7 to 1-3 in a windy Pearse's Park, Arklow, on Saturday afternoon.
Jockey Seán Flanagan is battling to be fit for the Cheltenham Festival after being injured in a nasty looking incident at Naas on Saturday when coming down at the third-last obstacle on Noel Meade's Village Mystic in the 25-runner maiden hurdle won by Entoucas (4/5f) for Joseph O'Brien.
One precious score after the interval - arriving in the opening minute - proved sufficient in the long run to give Wexford a second successive Allianz Football League Division 4 victory over neighbours Waterford in absolutely appalling conditions in Fraher Field, Dungarvan, on Saturday.
The opening day of the lucrative Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Saturday was a big one for Wexford connections, with two massive winners and a second in big races, led by Paul Nolan who announced his return to the big time with his first Grade 1 success for six years with Latest Exhibition, ridden by Bryan Cooper.
The Wexford Senior footballers performed the impressive feat of holding the opposition scoreless from play as the hard work in the early stages of Paul Galvin's tenure was rewarded with a comprehensive seven-point win over a very poor Carlow side in their second Allianz League Division 4 encounter before a small crowd in Chadwicks Wexford Park on Saturday.
The Wexford footballers got full marks for application and effort in Glenavy on Sunday, but they were reminded that it takes more than that to put precious points on the board as a goal-hungry Antrim side defeated them by six points in this Allianz League Division 4 opener.
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