Heart­break in Un­der-15 fi­nal

Wex­ford lose af­ter ex­tra-time

New Ross Standard - - SPORT -

When an­other vol­ley op­por­tu­nity fell to Dun­phy, from Evan Far­rell’s flick-on ten min­utes af­ter the in­ter­val, he made no mis­take with a classy fin­ish to the op­po­site cor­ner of the net.

How­ever, the two-goal lead lasted just 13 min­utes as Jake O’Sul­li­van pulled a goal back for the hosts.

Evan Far­rell headed over with Wex­ford look­ing to in­crease their lead with 15 min­utes re­main­ing, and, with the game tick­ing into the last ten min­utes, Dundalk equalised.

Far­rell missed the tar­get late on from the edge of the area but the game was des­tined for ex­tra-time.

Luke Mur­phy, who would even­tu­ally be named ‘man of the match’, made a cou­ple of fine saves in the first-half of over­time, while Tyler Dun­phy was de­nied by some solid ‘keep­ing at the other end.

With penal­ties look­ing a real pos­si­bil­ity, Dundalk took the lead with 93 min­utes on the clock when David Doyle net­ted from close range.

A bro­ken side, Wex­ford con­ceded a fourth right at the death as Dundalk took the shield.

De­spite the re­sult, this has been a hugely promis­ing year for the youngest of the na­tional league crop at Wex­ford F.C. They will be keen to keep those within this squad who move to Un­der-17 next sea­son and build again with the hand­ful who re­main at this age group.

Wex­ford F.C.: Luke Mur­phy; Dar­ragh McGuire, Seán Red­mond, Dy­lan Casey, Liam Doyle, Pa­tryk Remi­asz, Evan Far­rell, Conor Carew (capt.), James Cullen, Evan Con­nolly, Kyle Clancy. Subs. - Adam Phe­lan, Seán Adam Gour­ley, Harry Cur­tis, Seán Fitz­patrick, Tyler Dun­phy, Paddy Red­mond, Dy­lan McEvoy, Kyle Rankin.

Wex­ford F.C. goal­keeper Luke Mur­phy re­ceives his player of the match award from Ja­son Dono­hue.

The top three in the county ladies’ Se­nior cross-coun­try (from left): Jackie Carthy (Kil­more, third), Fiona Ke­hoe (Kil­more, first), Ann Sul­li­van (D.M.P., third).

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