A defence as determined as they were skilful formed the solid foundation on which this Top Oil Rest of Leinster Schools Senior hurling 'B' semi-final win over Banagher Community School was built by St. Mary's C.B.S. (Enniscorthy) in Jenkinstown on Wednesday.
It was all about character in the Netwatch Carlow Training Centre in Fenagh on Saturday when 14-man St. Peter's battled exceptionally hard in the last eleven minutes to hold out for a one-point victory over strong-finishing Borris Vocational School in this Top Oil Corn Uí Dhúill Leinster Schools Senior hurling 'A' championship quarter-final.
While Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald believes this was a game they could have won by twelve points, he will keep calm in the midst of the euphoria as they eventually fashioned out a four-point victory with a storming finish in this excellent Allianz Hurling League Division 1 clash at Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday.
Gorey Community School produced a stunning display in capturing the Top Oil Leinster Schools Juvenile football 'B championship title with an emphatic 5-15 to 2-4 victory over Knocklyon's St. Colmcille's Community School in the final played on the astroturf at Bray Emmets G.A.A. club on Monday of last week.
Fethard won the county Intermediate 'A' hurling title last October, and now they are on the verge of an historic victory when they play the Waterford and Munsdter champions, Ardmore, in the AIB All-Ireland Club Junior hurling championship final in Croke Park on Sunday (2 p.m.).
Questions were always going to be asked of Wexford this season, but already they are delivering some of the answers which should see a huge attendance flock to Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday for their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash with Cork (2 p.m.).
A return to the old style route one approach yielded a dramatic improvement in Wexford's second-half fortunes, but it still wasn't enough to stave off the defeat that most observers expected in this feisty Allianz Football League Division 3 opener in Brewster Park, Enniskillen, on Sunday.
Apart from a mini-revival before half-time, the Wexford Senior camogie team otherwise put in a below-par performance in Division 1 of the Littlewoods Ireland National League as All-Ireland champions Cork edged the verdict by 0-15 to 1-10 in Saturday's re-scheduled round two encounter at a showery St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy.
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