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Under 21s face tough test against Limerick 11/09/15

| September 11, 2015

Well all roads lead to Thurles this weekend as our Under 21 hurlers go in to battle for the All Ireland Crown. Only Limerick stand between our lads and a day of glory.

Wexford had really been In great form and looked mighty impressive all the way up to the semi final but that game against Antrim fell a bit flat as far as Wexford were concerned. Of course they easily disposed of the northerners without playing well and it is often the case that a performance can fall a bit flat when the opposition do not present a great challenge.

That semi-final performance is the one thing that casts a bit of a shadow over Wexford because in their semi final Limerick were really impressive as they have been in all their games to date and on the evidence of what we have seen so far the Shannonsiders will go into the game as favourites.

Wexford have been very successful at this level under the management of J J Doyle and his backroom team, winning three Leinsters in a row. However, they have come up that little bit short on the All Ireland stage so they will be hoping that they can go one better this year.

Looking at the game from a Limerick point of view you would have to say that they probably fancy their chances of dealing with the Wexford challenge. They will probably say if they play to their potential and stick to a game plan then the title is theirs.

From a Wexford point of view the picture is a little different. Our boys will know it will take a mighty effort on their part to overcome this Limerick outfit. They will know that they will have to take every single opportunity they are presented with and work very hard off the ball to unsettle this Limerick team.

Wexford have a big physical team and some very classy hurlers and they will have to use these assets to the full.

Limerick will be looking for their big stars to perform on the day, the likes of Ronan Lynch, Darragh O’Donovan, David Byrnes, and Cian Lynch, while Wexford will be looking to Conor McDonald, Liam Ryan, Kevin Foley and Conor Devitt to lead from the front and you know what if all fifteen players give it their best on the day there is no reason Wexford cannot go one better this year.

The lads will have great support on the day and I certainly wish them all the luck they deserve.

 

At local championship level we are down to the quarter finals. So how will they go?

Faythe Harriers V Cloughbawn: This is a hard one to call. Even though Cloughbawn are playing well The Harriers are capable of putting it up to anyone on their ‘good’ days and I expect the townies to sneak through this encounter.

by Larry O’Gorman

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