For the first time in their history, Ferns St. Aidan’s are the Wexford senior hurling champions.
Following Patrick Breen’s kicked second-half goal, Jonny Dwyer hit a sideline cut for the ages at the death to secure a one-point win for Ferns over St. Martin’s in what was an end-to-end game of hurling in Chadwick’s Wexford Park, Ferns leaving with a 1-20 to 0-22 victory.
They’ll now play Carlow champions St. Mullins on the weekend of 12/13 November with Kilkenny’s senior champions set to meet their Westmeath counterparts on the same weekend.
Speaking to KCLR after the final, Breen says they won’t pay too much attention to St. Mullins yet, but know they’re on the horizon.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet, it’s just an unbelievable feeling. The first-ever team to win a county senior title for Ferns, it’s unbelievable”, Breen told John Moynihan at the final whistle.
“Jonny handed it out, I think Jonny got bottled up and my man left me, everybody just seemed to run away from me. I said I’d just keep going now, I wouldn’t be recognised for my hurling but said I’d keep going as close as I could to the goal, said ‘I’m going to kick this’ and it ended up going in”, said Breen of his goal chance.
As for St. Mullins, there’s a few celebrations to be had first.
“We won’t think about that for a while, but obviously it will be in the back of our minds. We’ll enjoy this first. Obviously, when the Leinster championship does come around, and things settle down, we’ll give that one hell of a crack and I can guarantee you that.”
In the meantime, we’re there’ll be plenty of this to be had across the week…