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Dublin: 16 °C Sunday 27 May, 2018


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1. Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner)

2. Shane Fives (Tourin)
3. Barry Coughlan (Ballygunner)
4. Noel Connors (Passage)

5. Tadhg de Burca (Clashmore/Kinsalebeg)
6. Austin Gleeson (Mount Sion)
7. Philip Mahony (Ballygunner)

8. Jamie Barron (Fourmilewater)
9. Conor Gleeson (Fourmilewater)

10. Kevin Moran (De La Salle)
11. Pauric Mahony (Ballygunner)
12. Jake Dillon (De La Salle)

13. Shane Bennett (Ballysaggart)
14. Michael Walsh (Stradbally)
15. Darragh Fives (Tourin)


It’s almost time for throw-in. Who do you fancy to win it?

Waterford 0-1 Wexford 0-1

2 mins – Pauric Mahony and Lee Chin trade early frees. Meanwhile Austin Gleeson has picked up a yellow.

Waterford 0-3 Wexford 0-2

4 mins – Two touches and two points from Kevin Moran.

Waterford 0-4 Wexford 0-2

5 mins – Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh lands a fine score from distance.

Waterford 0-5 Wexford 0-2

7 mins – Mahony delivers his second score of the match.

Waterford 0-5 Wexford 0-4

11 mins – Conor McDonald and Jack Guiney fire over a score apiece. Wexford have come back into this game.

Waterford 0-7 Wexford 0-4

12 mins – Jake Dillon slots over a score, then wins a free which Mahony converts. The Deise are doing a better job of isolating their forwards.

Waterford 0-9 Wexford 0-4

16 mins – Mahony converts a free to bring his tally to four.

Waterford 0-9 Wexford 0-6

20 mins – Darragh Fives and Chin trade scores.

Waterford 0-9 Wexford 0-8

24 mins – Diarmuid O’Keeffe finishes off a good Wexford move in style. Wexford are back to within one despite Waterford’s dominance so far in this game.

Waterford 0-10 Wexford 0-8

26 mins – Mahony sends over his fifth free of the day.

Waterford 0-12 Wexford 0-9

32 mins – Austin Gleeson with a classy turn and point. Wexford respond immediately through Aidan Nolan.

Waterford 0-12 Wexford 0-10

35 mins – Jack Guiney nails a free to bring Wexford to within two.


Waterford 1-12 Wexford 0-10 – HT

Kevin Moran’s neat finish right before half-time leaves the Deise five in front. Wexford need to chase this game now.

The second-half is back underway.

Waterford 1-12 Wexford 0-11 

36 mins – Liam Ryan bombs forward and lands a monster score from distance.

Waterford 1-12 Wexford 0-12

38 mins – Rory O’Connor lands a really important score. Wexford trail by just three.

Waterford 1-12 Wexford 0-13

42 mins – Wonderful score by Lee Chin created by teenager O’Connor. Chin has pushed up field and he’s giving Waterford a real problem.

Waterford 1-13 Wexford 0-13

45 mins – Mahony scores Waterford’s first score of the second-half.

Waterford 1-14 Wexford 0-13

47 mins – James Breen is booked for a late hit on Gleeson. Mahony does the rest from the free.

Waterford 1-15 Wexford 0-14

50 mins – Gleeson (free) and Jack O’Connor swap scores.

Waterford 1-18 Wexford 0-15

52 mins – Kevin Moran splits the posts after a direct run through the middle. Then Maurice Shanahan announces his arrival off the bench with a superb point.

Waterford 1-18 Wexford 0-17

55 mins – Chin bombs down the wing and wins a free, which Guiney converts. Diarmuid O’Keeffe adds another score moments later.

Waterford 1-19 Wexford 0-17

58 mins – Waterford’s lead is five once again after Mahony’s latest free.

Waterford 1-20 Wexford 0-17

60 mins – Maurice Shanahan stretches the lead to six. Wexford need to find a goal from somewhere.

Waterford’s wide tally is up to nine. Wexford need a goal to save their season.

Waterford 1-20 Wexford 0-18

66 mins – Jack O’Connor adds his second score to reduce the gap to five.

De Burca was dismissed for interfering with the helmet of an opposing player.

We’ll have four minutes of additional time.

Waterford 1-23 Wexford 0-19

70 mins – Brian O’Halloran hits a quickfire brace. It’s looking like the end of the journey for Wexford and Davy Fitz until 2018.

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