Despite some great performances containing entertainng, attacking football, the Wexford senior football team have lost their position in Division 2 of the National Football League when losing by 14 to 1-8 to Laois in Wexford Park.
Wexford 1-8 Laois 0-14
Wexford were relegated to Division III of the Allianz Football League following a three-point defeat to Laois at Wexford Park. Armagh’s victory over Galway confirmed the fate of Aidan O’Brien’s side, who finished second from bottom in the Division II table with five points.
Shane Roche opened the scoring with a free for Wexford and the sides were level at 0-2 apiece after 10 minutes. However, Laois hit the next seven scores to lead by 0-9 to 0-2 at half-time, with Ross Munnelly and Colm Kelly bagging a brace of points each for the O’Moore County, while Colm Begley also chipped in with a couple of fine long-range efforts.
Wexford hit back at the start of the second half and mounted a comeback with an early Ben Brosnan score before Redmond Barry slotted home the only goal of the game from the penalty spot. Michael Furlong and PJ Banville chipped in with further scores to reduce the gap to just two points, 1-7 to 0-12, with ten minutes left.
However, Justin McNulty’s side hit crucial late scores, from Munnelly and Kelly, to seal the win in the closing stages. Laois finished with 14 men when sub Conor Boyle was shown a straight red card for a foul on Brian Malone late on.
Wexford pressed hard for another goal but it wouldn’t come on a day that to be fair we were second best overall.
Now its back to the local club championship which starts on Friday week with hopefully a bit of warm weather to help cheer us up.