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.
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 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.
Padraig Foley marked a significant milestone in his inter-county career with a magnificent winning point as the Wexford Senior hurlers produced a strong finish to pip holders Galway to the Bord na Móna Walsh Cup title under the floodlights in MW Hire O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, on Saturday.
Two of the more experienced players produced the goods when they were needed most in sunny John Locke Park, Callan, on Sunday as the Wexford Senior hurlers marched on to a third successive Bord na Móna Walsh Cup final with a decisive twelve-point win over depleted Kilkenny.
The first domestic silverware of the new decade was winging its way towards Ballyoughter rather than Bishopswater on Saturday night after St. Patrick's scored a decisive and deserved ten-point victory over St. Joseph's in the 2019 Greenstar Under-20 football Roinn 1B championship final in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy.
The extent of the work facing the Wexford Under-20 footballers before their championship opener away to Carlow next month was clearly underlined in the Netwatch Training Centre in Fenagh on Friday when the same opposition sauntered to a handy 19-point victory in this Andrew Corden Cup opener.
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