Redemption for Wexford with Fitzy to the rescue

WEXFORD 3-10 TIPPERARY 1-14

WEXFORD 3-10 TIPPERARY 1-14

Goalkeeper Damien Fitzhenry played the captain's role to a tee at Croke Park as he netted from a 70th-minute free to guide Wexford past Tipperary and into an All-Ireland semi-final.

This afternoon's victory marked Wexford's first championship success against Tipp since 1968.

WEXFORD: D Fitzhenry (capt) (1-0, 1-0f); M Travers, K Rossiter, P Roche; R Kehoe, D Ruth, D Lyng; D Stamp, R McCarthy (0-1); E Quigley (0-1), M Jordan, S Nolan (0-2, 2 '65'); B Lambert (1-2, 1 '65'), M Jacob, R Jacob (1-2).

Subs used: C Kenny for McCarthy (38 mins), D O'Connor (0-2) for Nolan (45), PJ Nolan for Jordan (49), W Doran for Ruth (63-64, blood sub), P White for M Jacob (65)

TIPPERARY: G Kennedy; E Buckley, D Fanning, A Byrne; E Corcoran, C O'Mahony, S Maher; H Maloney (0-2), S Butler; J Carroll (0-1), B Dunne (capt) (0-2), D Hickey (0-4); L Corbett (1-1), D Egan, W Ryan.

Subs used: E Kelly (0-3, 0-2f) for Egan (27 mins), S McGrath (0-1) for Ryan (half-time), D Fitzgerald for Byrne (43), P Bourke for Butler (49)

Referee: James McGrath (Westmeath)

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