The attention of the hurling world turned to both the final rounds of the Leinster and Munster hurling championship.
Antrim, Wexford, and Westmeath could all go down in Leinster, while Dublin, Galway, and Kilkenny could all reach the Leinster final. Galway came from 10 points down at halftime to earn a draw against Dublin at Croke Park to secure themselves a provincial decider.
While Kilkenny looked to have doomed Wexford to relegation after quickfire goals from Eoin Cody and Mossy Keoghan. Wexford dragged themselves back into the game to lead by a single point at halftime.
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The game then kicked into another gear in the second half, with both sides taking the lead at different stages however Daragh Egan’s men won by won by 2 points in the end, with the game finishing Wexford 4-23 Kilkenny 5-18
Speaking to scoreline after the game Wexford manager Darragh Egan, who was under fire from supporters after giving up a 17-point lead against Westmeath the previous week, gave all the credit to his players;
“We were very poor in the first ten or fifteen minutes, and credit goes to Kilkenny. They ran at us in droves, they really really tore us apart. When we went touch tight and got a man each and went physical with them, we stemmed the tide.”
“Just happy our lads held their nerve, they could have left it, down tools, but they really didn’t. Our week was a topsy turvy one, but credit to the players, they kept their heads down and thankfully we got the result we needed.”
“It was a classic, it always is. This is my fourth time involved in Wexford and Kilkenny and its always absolute chaos”
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The result now sets up a tie for Kilkenny with Henry Shefflin leading Galway in the Leinster final. Wexford meanwhile will remain in the Leinster championship with Westmeath relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup after they lost by 4-24 to 1-19 to Antrim in Mullingar.
In Munster Limerick will play Clare in the Munster senior hurling final on June 11th. The All Ireland champions edged Cork by one point at the Gaelic Grounds, 3-25 to 1-30. It means Cork are out of the Championship, but Tipperary qualifies despite a 1-24 to 21-point defeat to Waterford in Thurles.
Listen back to the full interview with Daragh Egan below on Scoreline Extra: