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Hurlers 2018 Season

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I split the 2018 season thread - better to have separate ones for either code

Bainisteoir (National) - 28/12/2017 17:37:57    2066089

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Any reports on the match / team / who played well?

Bainisteoir (National) - 30/12/2017 20:11:08    2066306

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I had to follow last nights match on the Wexford GAA twitter feed of all places ... In the absence of any available match report or team sheet here is what I gleaned:-

Seamus Murphy got a straight red in the first half so we had to play most of the game with 14 men. We were level on various occasions but Wexford got a goal in the second half which made it a bit of a struggle for us. However the lads kept Wexford within range for most of the remainder. Both sides seemed to miss a share of frees throughout the game. In the circumstances it was a highly creditable result and would indicate a lot of good work is underway with the hurling team.

Maybe someone who was actually at the game could give us a view on proceeding or if someone can get a match report they could post it up?

Bainisteoir (National) - 04/01/2018 12:34:45    2066775

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Hurlers played well last night. Very competitive and Wexford had 10 players starting that will start in championship including Chin etc. Martin Kavanagh as good as any hurler on show. We could have had more points but opted to go for goals which showed confidence in our ability. Sending off was deserved and we really battled hard after that. James Doyle good at CB, Jack Kav worked hard. Chris Nolan was very impressive in between a marker and sweeper. Alfie was his usual self and Michael Doyle of MLR showed up well corner back. We were missing English, 2 Coady's, JM Nolan, Paul Doyle amongst others so well done lads.

anFhrainc (Carlow) - 04/01/2018 13:47:02    2066792

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Wexford 1-20 Carlow 0-18

Cathal Dunbar's 55th-minute goal proved decisive as it edged Wexford to a five-point victory over a battling Carlow outfit at Hollymount.

Very little separated the sides through the opening 15 minutes at the end of which the sides were level 0-4 each. Lee Chin and Denis Murphy swapped two points apiece to keep the sides still deadlocked at 0-6 each, before Carlow were reduced to 14 players having Séamus Murphy straight red carded for a wild pull after 30 minutes.

Despite the setback, it was still Carlow who finished the half with two Murphy pointed frees, leaving Wexford leading by the minimum, 0-9 to 0-8 at half-time.

Despite their numerical disadvantage it was Carlow who showed better on the resumption through the accuracy of Murphy's pointed frees. But with Chin responding for the home side, Wexford lead 0-14 to 0-13 after 48 minutes.

Entering the closing 15 minutes the sides were still level 0-15 each, but Dunbar's goal at the end of a sweeping move eventually killed off the Carlow challenge with Wexford finishing strongly to gain their opening win of the season.

SCORERS - Wexford: L Chin 0-9 (seven frees), C Dunbar 1-1, H Kehoe, P Morris 0-2 each, S Donohoe, M O'Hanlon, E Moore, A Nolan, C McDonald, J Guiney 0-1 each. Carlow: D Murphy 0-9 (seven frees), J Kavanagh 0-3, D Byrne 0-2, J Kavanagh, C Wall, E Byrne, C Nolan 0-1 each.

WEXFORD: C O'Leary; D Reck, L Ryan, C Firman; S Donohoe, M O'Hanlon, E Moore; L Chin, Joe O'Connor; K Foley, A Nolan, P Morris; H Kehoe, D Dunne, C Dunbar.

Subs: S Murphy for Donohoe (h/t), Jack O'Connor for Nolan (43 mins), W Devereux for Firman (45 mins), C McDonald for Dunne (47 mins), D O'Keeffe for Moore (55 mins), J Guiney for Kehoe (60 mins).

CARLOW: B Tracey; A Corcoran, J Doyle, M Doyle; G Cody, E Nolan, J O'Hara; J Kavanagh, D Byrne; S Murphy, M Kavanagh, E Byrne; D Murphy, C Wall, C Nolan.

Subs: C Foley for E Byrne (52 mins), P Doyle for C Nolan (53 mins), P Abbey for O'Hara (57 mins), A Casey for J Kavanagh (69 mins).

Referee: J O'Brien (Tipperary).

Bainisteoir (National) - 04/01/2018 22:01:35    2066861

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A big season on the way for the hurlers. Can they build on the Christy Ring success of last year? If progress is to be achieved, they will have to win promotion from division 2A in the league and that wont be easy. There are a few new faces in the squad this year and competition will be strong for a starting place in the first round v Westmeath. This group has the talent to be successful. I just think they need a little more self belief and they could have a good season.

Ashwielder (Carlow) - 11/01/2018 09:56:56    2067757

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