It was a special night down in Chadwicks Wexford Park as Kilkenny made the trip to face Darragh Egan’s side.
It was not to be for Derek Lyng on the night, where a late goal handed the manager his first loss since taking charge of The Cats.
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The win ultimately allowed Wexford a route to the Walsh Cup final with Galway, which has now been made a double header of sorts, as the game will amalgamate with the league fixture.
The Model County was certainly buoyed by the turnout of the night, with the County board doing a tremendous job in promoting the game. The atmosphere was electric and was indeed felt on the pitch by the home side. Speaking to Scoreline Wexford Full-back Liam Ryan was delighted that younger panel members experienced something like that;
“It was a great occasion, there was some crowd for a Walsh Cup game. It was nice to give the people that came here a win at the end of it. Happy with the performance, obviously things to work on, but looking forward to the league now”
“It was very strange, usually during the Summer time you would be getting used to the buzz coming, but mid-January! It felt weird, but I am sure the younger lads appreciated the crowd we had there. Getting the appetite for the noise.”
“At the end of the day, it all comes down to Championship. the way it is structured, you have to win your home games. That is what we are trying to do, make it very very difficult for teams to come here.”
“A draw was probably a fair reflection on the game. Every time we play Kilkenny we never get anything easy. they are a savage team. New manager, a new style of play, they are very able to work the ball out. They will be a different animal come championship.”
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