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Video: Wexford boss David Power hails Graeme Molloy's monster shoulder against Down


Graeme Molloy in action against Down

Graeme Molloy in action against Down


Graeme Molloy in action against Down

Graeme Molloy pulled off the GAA hit of the year so far in Wexford's shock qualifier win over Down in Wexford Park on Saturday.

The Model County's centre-back has been plagued by injury troubles in 2015 but on his first start of the year, he gave an inspirational display.

In the dying minutes, as Down tried to reel in their hosts, Molloy smashed Conor Laverty with a perfectly-timed hit that resulted in a crucial turnover for Wexford.

Watch his hit below:

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

The passion of the Wexford Footballers was a sight to behold yesterday, this Grame Molloy "tackle" on a Down player exemplified this.

Posted by Official Wexford GAA on Sunday, June 28, 2015

Speaking on Game On on RTE 2fm, Wexford manager David Power hailed the impact of his returning defender.

"Graeme played not one single minute of the league, he only came on for the last 10 minutes of the game against Westmeath," he said.

"We had nothing to lose but I was astonished that he lasted so well for the whole 70 minutes.

"That shoulder happened in the last two minutes of the game. To see him back playing was huge as well."

Wexford's reward for the victory is a Round 2B qualifier against Derry in Celtic Park.

"Derry have some very good players... Mark Lynch, Eoin Bradley. We've got nothing to fear either," he added.

"The secret is we have to be moving the ball fast and a good kicking game.

"If you're moving the ball fast, it's very hard for the other team to get their defence set up.

"We need to be converting all of our scoreable frees too.

"We're going to keep playing the football that I believe in. We're going up to with the belief that we can win."

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