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Saturday 21 September 2019

Intermediates face the Cats

WEXFORD, who are looking for a longawaited provincial hurling title, will come up against arch-rivals Kilkenny in the Leinster Intermediate final at Wexford Park this Wednesday (7.30 p.m.).

Amid concern at the lack of preparation in previous years, Wexford decided early on to put a framework in place, with the result that the squad has played a number of challenge games, while also showing huge commitment to training under trainer Willie Cleary.

Unlike their opponents, Wexford are allowed to pick their second best side, but with the Senior hurlers and footballers on championship duty this weekend, many players who would have figured will be missing.

Manager Paul Dempsey and his selectors Seán Dunne and Darin Sane, have still managed to assemble a quality squad.

Former Senior Noel Carton will be handed the netminding role, while players such as Barry Kehoe, Clive Lawler, James Tonks, Eoin Doyle, Michael Lillis, Stephen Doyle, Tomás O'Leary, Paudge Doran and Ricky Fox are sure to figure in the starting line-up.

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