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Saturday 25 November 2017

Wallace strikes winner

An injury time free from Mark Wallace meant that Fethard went home with the impressive Ted Foxe Cup after an entertaining fixture against neighbours, Gusserane, in Cushinstown on Sunday.

Fethard made full use of the slight breeze in the first-half to enter the break ahead by 0-10 to 1-2.

Gusserane's goal came from county Minor Sam Wall, and it ensured that the O'Rahilly's stayed within touching distance at the break. Thanks to points from the Dwyer brothers, Mikie and Ciarán, and Wallace's frees, Fethard managed to keep some distance between the teams.

However, a superb goal from Mark O'Neill ensured a thrilling final quarter. When Sam Wall scored a brace of points to level the game in the lead-up to full-time it looked as if the contest was set to go to extra-time.

Wallace coolly sent over the decisive point in injury time however to ensure that Garrett Foley collected the cup for the team in red. The final score read Fethard 0-17, Gusserane 2-10. The opening game in Cushinstown was no less exciting, with Geraldine O'Hanrahans and St. James' needing extra-time before they could be separated in the Jamesie Kinsella Cup final.

The New Ross outfit showed determination to haul back a half-time deficit of six points to ensure that the teams finished level after 60 minutes.

Their young charges drove forward in extra-time to win out on a scoreline of 1-21 to 3-12.

Wexford People

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