Davy's reign begins with emphatic win

By Alan Aherne

8 January 2017; Wexford kitman John Conroy hangs jerseys in the dressingroom prior to the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford kitman John Conroy hangs jerseys in the dressingroom prior to the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford players warm-up ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald in conversation with Barry Carton ahead of the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Johny Murphy of UCD is tackled by David Redmond of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Johny Murphy of UCD is tackled by David Redmond of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Harry Kehoe of Wexford is tackled by Huw Lalor of UCD during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Johny Murphy of UCD is tackled by David Redmond of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald watches Cathal Dunbar prepare a sideline cut during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; John O'Toole of UCD in action against Barry Carton of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; John O'Toole of UCD in action against Barry Carton of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; A general view during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Paul Morris of Wexford in action during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Barry Carton of Wexford in action during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Players battle for possession during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Johny Murphy of UCD is tackled by David Redmond of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Eddie Hayden of UCD is tackled by Paul Morris of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Johny Murphy, centre, and James Houlihan of UCD in action against Richie Kehoe of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Eddie Hayden of UCD is tackled by Paul Morris of Wexford during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald, right, and UCD manager Nicky English following the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald, right, and UCD manager Nicky English following the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald, right, and UCD manager Nicky English following the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald with supporters following the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald
8 January 2017; Lee Chin of Wexford in action during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
8 January 2017; Conor McDonald of Wexford in action against Ruairi Dwan of UCD during the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup Group 3 Round 1 match between Wexford and UCD at Páirc Uí Suíochan in Gorey, Co. Wexford. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Davy Fitzgerald's reign as Wexford Senior hurling manager began with an emphatic 35-point victory over a woeful U.C.D. outfit in this one-sided Bord na Móna Walsh Cup tournament opener before a big crowd in Páirc Uí Shíocháin, Gorey, on Sunday.

It was one-way traffic throughout as the home side cruised to an easy 5-31 to 1-8 win, with nine of the starting team plus four substitutes getting on the scoresheet.

A goal from the lively Barry Carton in the fourth minute set the tone for the rest of the game as a very sharp, hungry and committed Wexford set about making it an outing to forget for the outclassed students.

The lead had been stretched to 3-5 to 1-0 midway through the half, with Paul Morris and Cathal Dunbar also grabbing goals while Galway's Darragh Dolan managed a reply in between for U.C.D.

It was 4-13 to 1-5 by the interval, after Harry Kehoe got on the end of a good move for the fourth major.

Wexford added another 1-13 without reply on the re-start before U.C.D. finally managed to respond, with Richie Kehoe raising the final green flag.

Kevin Foley, Eanna Martin, Shane O'Gorman and Aidan Nolan all made scoring contributions off the bench for the Slaneysiders whose next outing is away to Carlow on Sunday, January 15. They will meet Dublin at home on the following Thursday night at a venue to be announced.

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