Playing with an extra man for more than three-quarters of the game didn't provide the expected boost in Bellefield on Wednesday when the Wexford Minor footballers were comfortably defeated by a vastly superior Dublin side in their second Electric Ireland Leinster championship Group 2 encounter.
High drama around the Offaly square deep into added time failed to yield the desired result in Bellefield on Tuesday when the Wexford Minor footballers were pipped by the minimum margin in their Electric Ireland Leinster championship Group 2 opener by the relieved visitors.
The Pettitt's Senior hurling championship Group A campaign won't really start for St. Martin's until next weekend, because they scarcely had to break sweat en route to this runaway 34-point victory over a completely outclassed St. Anne's side in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross, on Saturday.
It was not the second-half showing the small band of Model county supporters expected, as a horror show after the break eventually condemned Wexford a ten-point defeat as Galway stormed all over them in this Allianz Hurling League quarter-final at a windswept Pearse Stadium in Salthill on Saturday.
After leading from the 45th second onwards, it would have been rough justice on Wexford if they hadn't held on to take both points from this dead rubber Allianz Football League Division 4 game watched by a paltry official attendance of 102 in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday.
Given that the afternoon featured rain, hail, sleet, sunshine and a howling wind, it was entirely appropriate that Wexford should brew up a second-half storm to dethrone Allianz Hurling League title-holders Kilkenny and book an away quarter-final versus Galway in the process before 5,800 supporters in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday.
The only way for players and mentors to respond to criticism is to produce a positive result at the next available opportunity, and in that regard the Wexford Senior footballers must be praised for restoring some pride with a gutsy three-point win which ended the slim promotion chances of neighbours Wicklow in this Allianz League Division 4 clash at a rain-sodden and gloomy County Grounds in Aughrim on Saturday.
One could sense the sigh of relief around Cusack Park in Ennis as Clare supporters saw their side survive a stirring closing 20 minutes as Wexford surged back from a 13-point deficit, only for the home side to come through an enthralling finish to this Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game on Sunday.
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