Wexford eye home Cats date

HISTORY will be made should Wexford qualify for this year’s Leinster senior hurling semi-final, as they would entertain Kilkenny in Wexford Park for the first time in the championship.

Wexford entered into a home and an away agreement last year with several counties, with the Model County hosting Offaly in the opening round of the championship. Having sought out an agreement with the reigning provincial champions, Wexford have now received a home fixture should they reach that stage.

Wexford must first face the winners of Laois and Antrim, who meet at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, on May 14. Wexford will play the winners of that clash on May 29, with a tie against Antrim taking place in Wexford Park, while a Laois victory would see the game played at O’Moore Park.

Wexford now have the added incentive of a home fixture with Kilkenny on June 18 which would prove a huge attraction at the venue, which has been deprived of top-class hurling championship games in recent years.

Wexford also have another attractive outing against Kilkenny at Wexford Park when the counties clash in the opening round of the U21 hurling championship on Wednesday evening, June 8.

But the Wexford footballers must travel to Tullamore to take on Offaly in their provincial championship opener on May 28. Jason Ryan’s men enjoyed home advantage against Tom Cribben’s side when they clashed last season.

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