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The south county men's victory by the minimum margin - 2-17 to 1-19 - secures a quarter-final spot, with Rathnure and Glynn-Barntown, both pointless after their opening games, now left to battle for the second knockout spot from this group (stock photo)

The south county men's victory by the minimum margin - 2-17 to 1-19 - secures a quarter-final spot, with Rathnure and Glynn-Barntown, both pointless after their opening games, now left to battle for the second knockout spot from this group (stock photo)

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The south county men's victory by the minimum margin - 2-17 to 1-19 - secures a quarter-final spot, with Rathnure and Glynn-Barntown, both pointless after their opening games, now left to battle for the second knockout spot from this group (stock photo)

A powerful closing 20 minutes topped off with a winning point in added time from Jonathan Fogarty saw St Anne's of Rathangan edge out a battling Glynn-Barntown outfit in a thrilling Wexford SHC second-round clash at Wexford Park.

The south county men's victory by the minimum margin - 2-17 to 1-19 - secures a quarter-final spot, with Rathnure and Glynn-Barntown, both pointless after their opening games, now left to battle for the second knockout spot from this group. This will be a winner-take-all-clash which without doubt will leave it as one of the games of next weekend.

It took a piece of Conor McDonald finishing to keep Naomh √Čanna's championship hopes alive, while at the same time dumping Enniscorthy Rapparees out of the title race.

McDonald saw a late 21-meter free saved, but the ensuing goalmouth scramble resulted in a penalty four minutes into additional time, which the Wexford full-forward fired home to give his side a 2-11 to 0-16 win.

Reigning champions St Martin's secured their quarter-final spot with a 0-23 to 0-16 victory over Cloughbawn, while late points from Tommy Davitt, Christopher O'Connor and Ian Byrne handed Ferns St Aidan's a championship lifeline with a 0-21 to 1-15 victory over Fethard.

Irish Independent