Wednesday 24 January 2018

Junior holders in Leinster final again

by Alan Aherne

Niall Harney (Wexford) Shane Kenny (Longfort)
Niall Harney (Wexford) Shane Kenny (Longfort)
Niall Hughes (Wexford)
James Stafford (Wexford) Vinny Hourican (Longfort)
Sean Ryan (Wexford) Conor Farrell (Longfort)
Conor Sinnott (Wexford) Enda Macken (Longfort)
James Stafford (Wexford) Liam Hughes (Longfort)
Conor Sinnott (Wexford) Liam Hughes_Daniel Keogh (Longfort)
Robbie Barron (Wexford) Shane Kenny (Longfort)
Glen Malone (Wexford) Cathal Reilly (Longfort)

Reigning champions Wexford advanced to a second successive Leinster Junior football championship final with a 1-15 to 1-9 win over Longford in Innovate Wexford Park on Thursday.

Wexford 1-15 Longford 1-9

The home side recovered from the concession of an early goal and raced into an interval lead of 1-7 to 1-4, with their entire tally coming from play.

Niall Harney grabbed the goal at the second attempt approaching half-time after his initial effort was saved, bundling the rebound over the line.

Although Longford narrowed the gap to one point on the re-start, Wexford quickly regained their composure and did more than enough to earn a Leinster final clash with Louth in Drogheda on Wednesday, June 22.

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