Castletown v Sarsfields preview

Wexford Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals

Castletown V Sarsfields

The second semi-final of the Wexford senior football championship also promises to be another extremely exciting encounter as county champions, Castletown come up against Sarsfields, once one of the leading lights of Wexford football but without a title since 1984.

Castletown claimed their first title in 29 years last year when they saw off Mattie Forde’s Kilanerin in the final last year. There is no doubt that this Castletown team epitomises the old adage, that a team is only as good as the sum of its parts, as besides Colm Morris and Anthony Masterson, there are very few recognisable names on this Castletown team.

Indeed, in last year’s county final, Masterson featured in attack, a position he is likely to feature in again this weekend. They are not without quality in other positions with inspirational midfielder Tomás Sheehy and veteran attacker, George Sunderland other players of note in this squad.

Sarsfields can probably count themselves quite lucky to have reached this stage of the competition having only scored two points in their quarter-final win over Adamstown.

However, it was the four goals that they put past their rival that proved enough to get them through to this semi-final. In that game, Sarsfields were inspired by Paul Murphy whose direct running was the direct cause for at least three of his side’s goals.

Sarsfields cannot rely on getting four goals in every game to win it and will certainly need to score more than six times to win this.

Verdict: Castletown

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