Tuesday 22 October 2019

Tadhg Furlong comes out to support Wexford at Parnell Park - and converts Scott Fardy into a Yellowbelly

Leinster rugby players, left to right, Tadhg Furlong, Scott Fardy, and Jack McGrath, and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 2 match between Dublin and Wexford at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
Leinster rugby players, left to right, Tadhg Furlong, Scott Fardy, and Jack McGrath, and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Round 2 match between Dublin and Wexford at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Daire Brennan/Sportsfile
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Tadhg Furlong was one of many interested spectators in Parnell Park today as Dublin and Wexford played out a thrilling draw in the Leinster Hurling Championship - and he dragged along two of his Leinster team-mates to witness the exciting encounter.

Sean Moran rattled the net at the death to salvage a draw for Dublin, who fought back against Wexford after Davy Fitzgerald's men hit two late goals to take control of the contest. Furlong, who is from Wexford and played GAA in his youth, was in attendance to show his support just one day after playing a key role in Leinster's win over Munster in the PRO 14 semi-final.

The tighthead prop gave the scoring pass to Sean Cronin for Leinster's first try at the RDS, which turned the game in their favour. Dubliner Jack McGrath was at the game with Furlong, as was Leinster's former Australian international Scott Fardy.

The influential forward wore a Wexford top in the Parnell Park stand, so Furlong obviously did a better job than Jack McGrath at selling his county.

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