Wexford GAA history under the lights

By Dan Walsh History was made at Chadwicks Wexford Park yesterday (Saturday) with the first ever hurling match held under floodlights and the festive occasion was even more special for the almost 13,000 in attendance as Wexford defeated Kilkenny, 1-25 to 2-18, in a Walsh Cup tie. It cost slightly less than €1 million toContinue reading “Wexford GAA history under the lights”

John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager

By Dan Walsh In a statement on social media “Wexford GAA are delighted to announce that we will be proposing John Hegarty as our new Senior Football Manager for ratification at the September County Committee Meeting.” Hogan Stand is reporting that former Wexford star John Hegarty is set to take over the reins as theContinue reading “John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager”

Tributes to Castletown’s Joe O’Shaughnessy

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of former Chairman of Wexford GAA County Board and record senior football medal holder Joe O’Shaughnessy, (78), of Coolroe, Castletown. A farmer who received his early education at Castletown National School and Gorey CBS, Joe played football for Castletown and for Wexford. He played under-age with Gorey YoungContinue reading “Tributes to Castletown’s Joe O’Shaughnessy”

Hurling title returns to Enniscorthy after 43 years

By Dan Walsh Rapparees 6-18 St Anne’s Rathangan 1-17 They say that goals win games and Rapparees beat the St. Anne’s defence on six occasions in the Pettitts county senior hurling final at Chadwicks Wexford Park today to bring the first title to the Enniscorthy town club since 1978 – 43 years ago. Rapparees wereContinue reading “Hurling title returns to Enniscorthy after 43 years”

Tributes to Wexford goalkeeper Pat Nolan

By Dan Walsh Tributes are pouring in for long-serving Wexford hurling goalkeeper, Pat Nolan, (84), who won every accolade in a sporting career spanning 20 years, who has died at his home at Ballinastraw, Glenbrien, near Enniscorthy. Pat Nolan arrived on the inter-county hurling scene at the age of 17 with the Wexford minor teamContinue reading “Tributes to Wexford goalkeeper Pat Nolan”

Sad passing of GAA stalwart Willie Carley

By Dan Walsh The world of GAA is mourning one of its greatest stalwarts as a player, official and mentor, Willie Carley, a native of Wexford town who grew up and lived at Lambstown, Killurin, who sadly passed away on Monday. Leading the tributes is Wexford GAA who recorded on social media its sympathy toContinue reading “Sad passing of GAA stalwart Willie Carley”

GAA Weekend Round-up; Wexford wins in hurling and football

WEXFORD 2-11(17) WICKLOW 0-14 Good day for Wexford football with a 2-11 to 0-14 victory over Wicklow at Aughrim today (Sunday) earning a rare opportunity to play against the record breakers six-in-a-row All-Ireland champions Dublin in the Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter-final in Chadwicks Wexford Park next Sunday. It is Wexford’s first Leinster Championship successContinue reading “GAA Weekend Round-up; Wexford wins in hurling and football”

Wexford GAA stunned by Foley decision

By Dan Walsh The Wexford senior hurling team returned to the Ferns Centre of Excellence for a squad session following Covid-19 restrictions earlier this week and the shock news for supporters was the announcement that Paudie Foley, (26), All-Star nominee in 2019, is not expected to be part of the Wexford panel for the comingContinue reading “Wexford GAA stunned by Foley decision”

Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding

The Funeral Mass takes place today of John ‘Jack’Harding, Kilmacoe, Curracloe, who played a hero’s game at full forward on the Wexford team that beat Tipperary 2-15 to 0-11 in the 1960 All Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park. He recently celebrated his 87th birthday and was a member of Shelmalier GAA Club. InContinue reading “Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding”