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Wexford 2-10 Carlow 1-06
Wexford manager Paul Galvin got his first win as Wexford boss with a superb 2-10 to 1-06 win over Carlow at Wexford Park.
It took 10 minutes for the first score of the game to arrive with James Stafford pointing. The lead was doubled when Mark Rossiter pointed. The Slaneysiders then hit a crucial score on 19th minutes. Castletown man Ben Brosnan netting after an excellent team move beginning with goalkeeper Ivan Meegan. Brosnan in fact added two further points. One came from play and the other from a free. The gap was stretched even further when Jonathan Bealin, son of former Dublin player Paul, finished off another good team move which meant Paul Galvin’s men went in at the break 10 points ahead, 2-06 to 0-02.
However, it was Carlow who made a bright start to the second half. John Murphy converted a penalty on 37 minutes. Darragh Foley kicked over a couple of points and the gap was then down to four. Carlow gradually coming into their own. However, Wexford were not be denied. Goalkeeper Ivan Meegan knocking over a point from a free on 64 minutes. Mark Rossiter then knocked over the insurance score for Paul Galvin’s men.
Wexford: I Meegan (0-1, 1f); M O’Connor, G Sheehan, C Carty; R Devereux,d B Malone, E Nolan; G Malone, N Hughes; S Nolan, J Stafford, T Byrne; M Rossiter (0-3), J Bealin (1-1), B Brosnan (1-5, 1f). Subs: M Molloy for Nolan (48mins), C Devitt for Byrne (54), J Rossiter for M Rossiter (60), S Doyle for Carty (65), R Crosbie for Stafford (68).
Carlow: R Sansom; M Bambrick, S Remond, N Roche; J Morrissey, R Walker, C Doyle; S Murphy, E Ruth; J Murphy (1-1, 1 pen. 1f), D Foley (0-1, 1f), D O’Brien; S Gannon (0-1, 1f), B Murphy, D Walshe (0-3, 3f). Subs: J Moore for Bambrick (48mins), C Crowley for Doyle (49), Simon Doyle for J Murphy (66), R Dunphy for O’Brien (66).
Ref: S Mulhare (Laois).