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Watch: The unprecedented free-taking competition that decided this afternoon's Walsh Cup final

Wexford won the trophy for the first time in 16 years in unusual circumstances.

Source: Wexford Gaa/YouTube

THERE WERE UNUSUAL scenes at Nowlan Park today, as hurling’s first ever free-taking competition decided an entertaining Walsh Cup final.

With the scores at 1-24 apiece after extra-time, Wexford beat Kilkenny 3-2 in the shootout to claim the trophy for the first time in 16 years.

Mark Fanning hit the winning free amid a tense finale, which you can watch back in the video above, with the dramatic climax starting around the one hour and 28-minute mark.

h/t @Damian_Cullen

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