Last July in the searing heat of Semple Stadium, Wexford played Clare in the All Ireland qualifiers. As the game entered it’s dying moments and Wexford began to ratchet up the pressure and eat into Clare’s lead, Tomás Waters went down in obvious agony. To the anger of the Wexford support and management the game went on around Tomás who finally hobbled off in distress.
It’s hard to believe but Tomás was just released from hospital this weekend and will continue treatment – intravenous antibiotics into his heart – and is a long way from fully recovered.
Tomás is self employed running his own construction company Model Construction http://www.modelconstruction.ie/ which he has been running from his hospital bed. This is a man who battled his way into the Wexford set up, who made full back, one of the toughest positions in the game his own. A man who many had written off but who became Wexford’s only All Star nominee for 2013, this is a man who committed to Wexford and who now deserves our support in return.
Team manager, Liam Dunne is as you would expect in his players corner and has organised, with the wholehearted support of Kilkenny manager Brian Cody a challenge game between the Wexford and Kilkenny senior hurling teams.
The game takes place in New Ross on Sunday 8th of December, throw in 2pm, tickets cost €10 and we’re urging all Wexford and indeed Kilkenny supporters to come out and support. Tickets can be purchased from the office in Wexford Park.
St Martin’s will be running a shop on the day, and BWG Foods are donating the produce, with all proceeds going to Mossy, so bring your wallet and purses!
Liam and Brian have said they will be putting out their best teams so this won’t be shadowboxing!
If you’d like to get involved make a contribution contact Dermot Howlin, 086 81 34 507, [email protected].