Heartbreak in Under-15 final
Wexford lose after extra-time
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).