Paul Brogan struck for the crucial goal eight minutes into additional time as DIT snatched a last gasp victory over an experimental Wexford side in this O’Byrne Cup clash at Páirc Uí Siochain, Gorey, yesterday. The additional time came about as Kieran Butler received a severe elbow injury.
But an understrength Wexford side, who trailed 0-12 to 0-8 with 11 minutes of normal time remaining, staged a remarkable recovery, kicking six unanswered points, three from Ben Brosnan, to lead by two points seven minutes into added time.
However a lapse in the home defence allowed DIT’s Conor Grimes cross for Brogan to finish off.
DIT scorers: P Brogan 1-1; C Madden 0-6, 4f; C Grimes D O’Reilly 0-2 each; C Reddin, 0-1.
Wexford scorers: P Byrne, B Brosnan 0-4 each; D Murphy 0-3; T Rossiter, N Harney (45), K O’Grady 0-1 each.
DIT: C Ferris; O Manning, B Power, S Clayton; G Gallagher, A Waters, D O’Reilly; C Campton, C Reddin; B McMahon, P Brogan, R Gaughan; C McGettigan, C Grimes, C Madden.
Subs: C Lynn for Grimes (b.c. 13 mins), G O’Reilly for McGettigan; D McGuinness for Lynn.
WEXFORD: L Rafter; P O’Keeffe, J Breen, M Furlong; T Rossiter, K Butler, J Wadding; P Byrne, J White; D Murphy, C Kehoe, N Harney; B Brosnan, C Lyng, J Tubritt. Subs: K O’Connor for Tubritt; K O’Grady for Harney; J Holmes for Lyng; R Tierney for Butler (inj), G Carty for Murphy; K Day for Tierney (black card 70).
Referee: K Kelly (Carlow).