Clare vs Wexford: The Banner take on the Model county in All ...

22 Jun 2024








Clare v Wexford - Figure 1

Shane O'Donnell wins man-of-the-match again

The man's mantle-piece must be full at this stage. Having scored 1-4, he deserved it once again terrorising Wexford right through the game.

Afterwards, he said he was delighted the character of the team shone through in their response.

"There was a lot of upset people after the Munster final a couple of weeks ago. I don't think any of us were happy with our performances," he told RTÉ.

"But we know what character is in this team. Sometimes we don't get it ourselves but we know it's there. We knew it was there just had to come out and do it today."

Clare will now face Kilkenny in the All-Ireland semi-final for a third year in a row but O'Donnell says they will treat it 'like any other match.'

"It's three years in a row. At the same time it's just another match. We'll treat it like any other match. Just looking forward to that now."

All-Ireland semi-final pairings confirmedKilkenny v ClareLimerick v Cork

That's full-time. 

The red card had a huge impact on the game especially considering how well Rory O'Connor had been playing. Shane O'Donnell was simply unplayable for Clare but the twelve point margin of victory flatters them them. Wexford were right in the game up until that point but the numerical advantage told in the second half with Diarmuid Ryan and John Conlon sweeping up effectively.

Clare v Wexford - Figure 2

Mark Fanning makes a good save from Shane Meehan and McCarthy scores the 65.

What a brilliant young hurler. Playing full back, the young man scores his third of the day this time from a sideline.

Sub Shane Meehan gets his name on the scoreboard getting out in front of his man before striking over on the run.

Lee Chin latches onto a break and scores a point but the fizz has gone from this encounter.

1-4 for the Éire Óg wizard now. He bounces off a few tackles before then lashing over from a tight angle.

Seamus Casey scores what is unfortunately just a consolation for Wexford.

The game is really running away from Wexford here as the numerical advantage begins to tell. Ian Galvin kicks the ball to Tony Kelly and he scores his sixth of the day.

Absolutely sensational from Shane O'Donnell once again.

He catches another long delivery before striking over under severe pressure. Even with men and hurls hanging out of him, it makes no difference at all to a man who is playing some incredible hurling.

The numerical advantage is beginning to tell at this stage. Cathal Malone runs up the wing and lays off to Diarmuid Ryan who strikes over.

Two goal chances go abegging for Wexford

Eibhear Quilligan makes a good save from Richie Lawlor as Wexford came looking for a goal to drag them back into the game.

They come again in the next play as a high ball causes consternation but eventually it goes wide after a kick from Conor McDonald.

Shane O'Donnell wins the free and Mark Rodgers' effort gets the hawk-eye treatment, returning a Tá.

Mark Fanning pulls off a great double-save to deny Tony Kelly and Patrick Crotty but Kelly had been fouled on his way in. Rodgers slots the free.

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