Monday 20 November 2017

Inter-pro's put on hold

Storm Desmond intervened to ensure that some Wexford hurlers and footballers didn't have to make long journeys to Galway and Newry respectively on Saturday to assist Leinster in the much-maligned inter-provincial series.

Brian Malone was the sole Slaneysider selected on the football squad which was due to meet Munster in Pairc Esler.

Minus the Dubs who are on holidays at present, the panel also featured five from Kildare, four from Westmeath and Offaly, three from Meath, two from Laois and Longford, and one apiece from Wicklow, Carlow and Louth.

There was a much better representation with the hurlers who were also scheduled to meet the men of Munster, in Pearse Stadium in Salthill.

They had named their team rather than merely announcing a panel, and it featured Matthew O'Hanlon at full-back, Liam Ryan at left corner-back, Lee Chin at right half-back, David Redmond at midfield, Conor McDonald at full-forward, and Liam Og McGovern among the substitutes.

The 27-strong squad also included six from Kilkenny, four from Laois, three from Offaly, two each from Dublin and Westmeath, and one apiece from Kildare, Carlow, Wicklow and Meath.

The postponement prevented a potentially very busy weekend for Liam Ryan, as he assisted Starlights to an Under-21 football Premier final place on Friday night under lights when they dethroned Shelmaliers.

And with no re-fixture of the Leinster games announced at the time of writing, he will be hoping there isn't a clash with that football decider which takes place on Sunday.

Wexford People

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