Monday, June 15, 2015

Senior Hurling: Galway v Wexford

Wexford 0-13 Galway 7-15

Galway proved to be too much for Wexford to handle on Sunday afternoon at the ICC.  With about 20 minutes of the game gone it seemed evident that the westerners had the edge on their fellow Brighton opponents, and John Moylan who was back in a Galway jersey for the first time this season was in blistering form.

Wexford could not get off the ground against a rampant Galway on Sunday.
The first half opened with each side swapping 2 points apiece.  Shane Egan and Jamie Desmond for Wexford and John Mylan with both of Galway’s.  Moylan netted following a Barry Whelan pass, and from that point on it was pretty much all Galway.  From the full back line to the full forward line Galway were on top, and Moylan made hay from his corner forward position helping himself to three goals and two more points before the break.  Orin Keevers at center back controlled affairs and combined well with his wing backs, while up front Cormac Wafer, Jack McDowell and Robert O’Hanrahan did well.

John Moylan was in great form on Sunday.
Wexford kept plugging away at the coal face, but it was never looking like they had a road back into the game.  James Desmond and Jason Foley pointed, but at the break there was a considerable mountain for the Slaneysiders to climb. 

The second half played out with Galway looking safe and Wexford happy enough to wait for better things in their next outing.  Robert O’Hanrahan added a sixth goal to the Galway tally and substitues Chris Keegan and Darragh Murray also got in on the act to add to an already ballooning differential.

A handy win for Galway to get the championship off to a start, while for Wexford back to the planning sessions and hoping for better in their next outing in 2 weeks against Fr. Tom Burke’s.

Wexford:  E. Kavanagh, D. Quigley, B. McCarthy, J. Keyes, J. Foley, J. Desmond, C. Robinson, C. Burke, S. Egan, J. Kehoe, N. Kennedy, T. Maloney, J. O’Driscoll.  Galway:  K. Hemmensley, P. Dwyer, M. Lennon, S. O’Neill, O. Keevers, JJ Doyle, S. Roche, O. Casey, J. McDowell, R. O’Hanrahan, C. Wafer, B. Whelan, J. Moylan.

By Rory O'Donnell

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