Wick­low in to­tal con­trol over Wex­ford

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A RUTH­LESS Wick­low U16 team de­mol­ished a hap­less Wex­ford in their first com­pet­i­tive fix­ture of the year. The Wick­low play­ers held an ad­van­tage in all sec­tors and scored freely from the start. With the half time score of 5-11 to 0-1, the game was long over as a con­test. The man­age­ment were pleased not just with the score line but with the over­all stan­dard of skill, in par­tic­u­lar the un­selfish run­ning off the ball and ex­cel­lent tack­ling.

This is a hard-work­ing and com­mit­ted team and there was no ques­tion of a lesser ef­fort in the sec­ond half. Scores con­tin­ued to flow and the de­fence re­mained de­ter­mined and or­gan­ised through­out. Wex­ford did man­age a very late con­so­la­tion goal but the fi­nal score of 8-22 to 1-4 re­flects the ab­so­lute dom­i­nance of Wick­low.

It was agreed that both Wex­ford and Wick­low would field the re­minder of their squads in a sec­ond game. The pos­si­bil­ity of some re­demp­tion for Wex­ford was quickly dis­pelled as these Wick­low play­ers clearly wished to make an im­pres­sion. The fi­nal score of 1-12 to 0-1 com­pleted a very sat­is­fy­ing day for the Wick­low U16s.

The se­lec­tors will be faced with some dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions af­ter to­day's per­for­mances. All Wick­low play­ers made out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions. Saoirse Kearon, Jack McCall, and Daire Fitzger­ald were par­tic­u­larly strong in de­fence. The mid­field pair­ing of Cal Kelly and Robert Kelly held the up­per hand through­out. Cor­mac O'Shea, Jack D'Arcy and Conor Byrne were note­wor­thy in a for­ward line that scored at will.

The Wick­low un­der-16 team who de­feated Wex­ford in Bal­li­nakill at the weekend.

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