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All Ireland Gold - Wexford V Offaly 1996

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "childhood, teenage years, young adult etc. will suffice..we dont need to know about your physical development thank you very much...spot on on your analysis of Wexford from 79-96...so near and yet so far, beat Kilkenny, to loose to Offaly..1984 in particular, Kilkenny were going for 3 AI's in a row...same story, ye beat Kilkenny by a late Tony Doran goal, Offaly went 0-08 to no score up in Leinster final, eventually ye got going, Offaly won though 1-15 to 2-11..the 1993 League finals (replays) loss to Cork was another got away on ye...I remember ye had a free or 65 to win the second day last puck of game and missed it..."
Will spare you the precise details of my puberty, then. Sufficient to say that all went exactly as it should.

'84 was one of the most difficult defeats of all to stomach. Wexford just a point down and with all the momentum after just scoring a goal as the clock ticked towards 35 minutes, and then the ref blew the final whistle with something like 15 seconds of normal time to go. No injury time allowed whatsoever.

It wasn't until the biffos had the same thing done to them by Jimmy Cooney in '98 that we realised we should have stormed the field and sat down. By then, it was too late…..

'93 Leinster Final was another one that got away. Think it was Eamonn Morrissey who scored the late equaliser for Kilkenny? And then Wexford were well beaten in the replay.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 73 - 26/08/2019 16:23:33    2229474

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "Will spare you the precise details of my puberty, then. Sufficient to say that all went exactly as it should.

'84 was one of the most difficult defeats of all to stomach. Wexford just a point down and with all the momentum after just scoring a goal as the clock ticked towards 35 minutes, and then the ref blew the final whistle with something like 15 seconds of normal time to go. No injury time allowed whatsoever.

It wasn't until the biffos had the same thing done to them by Jimmy Cooney in '98 that we realised we should have stormed the field and sat down. By then, it was too late…..

'93 Leinster Final was another one that got away. Think it was Eamonn Morrissey who scored the late equaliser for Kilkenny? And then Wexford were well beaten in the replay."
Eamon Morrissey scored four points in a row, all in a few minutes, after he was switched off John O'Connor who had held him all day. Desperate mistake not to have sent John after him. They should have won both the League and Leinster title that year. but lost both in replays.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2275 - 26/08/2019 17:12:58    2229484

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Eamon Morrissey scored four points in a row, all in a few minutes, after he was switched off John O'Connor who had held him all day. Desperate mistake not to have sent John after him. They should have won both the League and Leinster title that year. but lost both in replays."
My father always said Wexford were a better team in 93 than they were in 96.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 551 - 29/08/2019 10:36:09    2230364

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Ah the 90s, the greatest period in our games, any county felt they could win Liam or Sam not like the bull since when only 3 or 4 have a chance, it was roughly a level playing field during that time

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1386 - 29/08/2019 11:34:32    2230381

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "My father always said Wexford were a better team in 93 than they were in 96."
That was an excellent wexford team, the drawn leinster final against Kilkenny was one of the greatest games of all time. Tg4 should show that some night.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 743 - 29/08/2019 15:24:20    2230446

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