Carty a doubt for U-21 clash

Brendan Furlong

Published 24/02/2016 | 00:00

Wexford are boosted by the inclusion of a number of Senior players for their opening round Eirgrid Leinster Under-21 football championship game against Longford at St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy, this Wednesday (7.30 p.m.).

The only doubt on the Wexford side is St. Martin's attacker, Jamie Carty, who is suffering from tonsilitis.

Manager David Power said: 'We have included Jamie in the substitutes but we are not yet sure if he will be available. We will wait until before the game'.

Wexford have had a number of games in preparation for this outing, looking quite impressive in the Peter McNulty tournament which they hope will give the side an extra edge for this encounter.

Longford have fielded impressive Minor sides over the past few seasons, having qualified for two provincial finals, which should see them confident entering this campaign.

However, David Power is looking forward to the game. 'We have done a good bit of work with the team.

'We don't know a lot about Longford other than their fine Minor record of the past two years which should see them provide formidable opposition.

'Wexford have only won one game since they last won the provincial title in 2011 which is something we are determined to rectify.

'It will be by no means easy as Longford have a good under-age structure, so it will be a difficult opener. We are still confident of putting one over them,' he said.

Wexford: Ben Turner (Crossabeg-Ballymurn); Daire Barden (Fethard), Jim Rossiter (St. Fintan's), Robbie Vallejo (Geraldine O'Hanrahans); Shane Doyle (Ballyhogue), Naomhan Rossiter (St. Mary's, Rosslare), Simon Donohoe (Shelmaliers, capt.); Niall Hughes (Kilanerin), Glen Malone (Shelmaliers); Eoghan Nolan (Shelmaliers), Ian Carty (Taghmon-Camross), Bryan Power (Fethard); Donal Shanley (St. Fintan's), Eoin Roche (Sarsfields), Seán Ryan (Gusserane). Subs. - Nicky Greene (St. Martin's), Seán Barden (Adamstown), Johnny Connors (Adamstown), James Stafford (Glynn-Barntown), Tom Byrne (Kilmore), Darragh Pepper (Starlights),Tim Bowler (Duffry Rovers), Matthew Joyce (Glynn-Barntown), Jamie Carty (St. Martin's).

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