Galway finally broke their 2011 duck and won their first game in sensational fashion. It was a tense, exciting game as the ball moved quickly up and down the field and the lead changed hands on several occasions. Galway looked in danger of continuing their winless streak with less then 10 minutes to go as Wexford looked to be in the familiar position of controlling the game, but the tribesmen battled hard and a goal with seven minutes to go provided the drive to continue on and win the game.
|Fintan O'Leary breaks away for Galway.|
|John Moylan in possession as Keith Killilea looks on.|
Galway: D. Kilmartin, M. Malone, K. Murphy, C. Woods, A. Brennan, E. O’Mahoney, N. McCree, S. Lennane, P. Guinan, F. O’Leary (0-4), E. Guinan (0-8), J. Moylan (0-3), S. Brown (1-1). Sub: K. Killilea (1-1) Wexford: G. Griffey, D. Redmond, J. Lyng, B. Dalton (0-1), S. White (0-2), G. Callnan, M. Molloy (0-1), T. Moloney (0-1), B. Dowling (0-4), A. Shore (0-5), G. O’Connor, T. Murphy, C. Kenny (0-5). Sub: J. Hetherton (0-1).
By Rory O'Donnell