Sunday, July 28, 2013

July 28 - Senior Hurling: Galway v Wexford

Galway 1-18Wexford 2-12

Galway pulled joint top of the table with a well earned win over a battling Wexford.  Galway led from the beginning of the game, and from the middle of the first half pulled into a lead that they never looked like giving up.  With the scoring spread across the forward line Galway were well equipped to answer when Wexford looked like making a run at overtaking the lead.

John Moylan on the attack.
Galway held a 3 point lead at the end of the first 30 minutes of play as Wexford hung in thanks to a fine goal from David Drake.  Galway looked to be pulling away, but Drake's strike leveled the scores.  Galway had the aces in the deck starting with Waterford's Daragh Fives at center back, as well as a forward line that can rack up the scores.  The Tribesmen picked off the points, the first coming from a Fives '65.  John Moylan, who is having a fine season, David Collins, and Sean Curran were each on the mark.  Galway pulled ahead as the first half moved on through Moylan, Lupton and Collins scores.  At the break it was 0-10 to 1-4.

Tom Moloney with Pat Lupton in attendance.
Galway looked like they would make a formality out of the second half after David Collins drove home a goal mid way through and pulled 7 points ahead after Pat Lupton followed the score with a point.  Wexford rearranged their lineout, pulling Eoghan Kavanagh to center forward.  The Slaneysiders got the goal back after Brian Clince found Simon Aylward coming in on goal to give him the simplest of finishes from inside the 14.  A goal in it, but it was Galway who still looked in control of affairs.  The westerners got the next 3 points to restore the lead to 6.  Wexford continued to battle it to the end and pulled within a goal thanks to points from Aylward and 2 long range frees from O'Brien, but that was as close as it got.  Galway get the double win over Wexford, and are and are joint top with Tipperary.

Galway:  P. Connors, P. Ryan, C. Murphy, D. McCormack, D. Fives (0-4), D. O'Connor, R. Bergin, S. Curran (0-1), S. Brown, P. Ivors (0-3), J. Moylan (0-4), D. Collins (1-3), P. Lupton (0-3).  Wexford:  E. Spruhan, D. Redmond, M. McCaffery, T. Moloney, P. Nolan, M. Warnock, J. Kehoe (0-2), B. Clince (0-2), S. O'Brien (0-6), D. Drake (1-0), S. Aylward (1-2), J. Flynn-O'Connor, E Kavanagh.

By Rory O'Donnell

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