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Friday 27 April 2018

Rossiter savours Sigerson Cup win

There was mixed fortunes for the Wexford contingent at the third level colleges football finals in Santry Avenue on Saturday, but the event was marked by celebrations for Jim Rossiter of St. Fintan's.

The county Senior defender won a precious Sigerson Cup medal as a member of the U.C.D. panel which pipped N.U.I.G. by one point in a keenly-fought decider.

There was a similar margin in the Trench Cup decider, but on this occasion it was a disappointing outcome for the Slaneyside contingent involved with W.I.T.

Their crew which lost by the minimum margin to Mary Immaculate from Limerick included four of Rossiter's Wexford colleagues - Gusserane duo Mark O'Neill and Mark Rossiter, plus Cathal Devereux (Our Lady's Island) and Dylan Furlong (Sarsfields) - as well as David Doran from Réalt na Mara.

And there was Wexford guidance on the sideline too, as the team was managed by Darren O'Reilly from Horeswood.

The focus switches to hurling this coming weekend, and there will be a strong Wexford backing on the D.C.U. squad which will contest the Fitzgibbon Cup final for the first time when they take on hot favourites U.L. in Mallow on Saturday.

The Foley brothers from Crossabeg-Ballymurn, Oisín and Pádraig, lined out in goal and at left half-back respectively in their 2-20 to 1-12 dismissal of D.I.T. in the semi-final in Parnell Park on Tuesday.

And they were joined on the successful side by St. Martin's pair Aaron Maddock (right half-back) and Joe O'Connor (midfield), with the latter picking off two points. Darren Byrne (Blackwater) is also on the squad.

Unfortunately, hopes of a guaranteed outright Wexford win were dashed when U.L. accounted for an I.T. Carlow side featuring Shane Reck from Oylegate-Glenbrien, Michael Redmond (Rathnure), Cathal Dunbar (Ballygarrett, 0-3) and Seamus Casey (Oylegate-Glenbrien).

Wexford People