Wednesday 17 January 2018

Trio feature in Lancashire hurling first

Greg Jacob, Simon Wallace and Joseph Sheehan
Greg Jacob, Simon Wallace and Joseph Sheehan

Three Wexford players - Simon Wallace (St. James'), Greg Jacob (Davidstown-Courtnacuddy) and Joseph Sheehan (Clonard) - made G.A.A. history on Saturday when lining out for Lancashire in their first round match in the Lory Meagher All-Ireland hurling competition.

It was the first time that Lancashire fielded a hurling team in a national G.A.A. competition, reflecting the growing strength of the sport in Great Britain.

It follows on from the appearances of three clubs from Great Britain - Fullen Gaels, Manchester (hurling), John Mitchels, Liverpool (football) and Kilburn Gaels, London (hurling) - in All-Ireland Club finals in Croke Park last February.

Unfortunately, Lancashire did not mark their debut with a win as they were beaten by Fermanagh on a 2-16 to 3-9 scoreline.

They play their second round game next Saturday in Ballinamore when they travel to play home county Leitrim.

Wexford People

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