Wexford Football Semi-Finals Preview

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Wexford Park is the venue for back-to-back Wexford SFC semi-finals this Sunday. Firstly, holders Castletown take on St. Martin’s at 1.30pm. Then, it’s Shelmaliers vs Starlights at 5pm.

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Last year’s winners Castletown-Liam Mellows are safely navigating the Championship again. They began topping Group D with no fuss. Following that, Sarsfields were the victims in the quarter-final. Castletown won 2-14 to 0-08 to march on.

This Sunday they face St. Martin’s. Following a draw with St. Mogue’s Fethard, St. Martin’s bounced back in the first knock-out game. They racked up a score of 3-13 to beat  Horsewood’s 0-10. St. Martin’s have been to the final twice in the last five years. Unfortunately, both visits ended in defeat. They have work to do if they are to win their first Championship since 2013.

In the evening, 2018 winners Shelmaliers take on 2017 winners Starlights. The former were only runners-up in Group D behind Castletown. This proved to only spur the side on though. They had seven points to spare in their win over Group A winners Glynn Barntown. That quarter-final ended 2-11 to 2-04.

Like Shelmaliers, Starlights were runners-up in their group. However, this didn’t stall them. Despite losing to St. Martin’s, Starlights qualified for the round of eight. In a tough game against St. James’, they won 2-12 to 1-12.

All four of this year’s semi-finalists have featured in the decider in recent years. As a result, this competition is in the melting pot and everyone will fancy their chances.

Wexford GAA TV are showing both games live on Sunday.

Wexford SFC Semi-Finals: Sunday 27th of September (Wexford Park)

Castletown vs St. Martin’s (1.30pm).

Shelmaliers vs Starlights (5pm). 

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