Wexford boss Ryan sticks with winning formula

Wexford manager Jason Ryan has selected an unchanged team for Sunday's Leinster SFC final showdown with defending champions Dublin (Croke Park, throw-in 4pm).

Wexford manager Jason Ryan has selected an unchanged team for Sunday's Leinster SFC final showdown with defending champions Dublin (Croke Park, throw-in 4pm).

Ryan and his selectors have given the nod to the 15 players who started the 0-18 to 0-12 semi-final win over Laois.

That means half-back Adrian Morrissey and midfielder Thomas Howlin, who came into the side after starring as substitutes in that memorable quarter-final success over Meath, again retain their places.

Team captain Colm Morris, more noted as a corner back, has been listed at wing-back once more, while the experienced Paddy Colfer, Ciaran Deely and Rory Stafford will hope to be introduced off the bench.

Ahead of Wexford's first Leinster SFC final appearance since 1956, manager Ryan said: "We are confident. But we're realistic enough to know that this is going to be the toughest game we've had so far this year.

"Dublin will certainly be the best team we are going to have played against, so we're going to have to produce our best game to win this one.

"Our lads have dealt with every challenge which has been put before them this year, and the last three games were massive, against Fermanagh (in the NFL Division 3 final) and Meath and Laois in the championship.

"But our lads showed in each of those that we have wonderful character, ability and temperament, as well as a belief to win those games," added the Waterford man.

Wexford are hoping to claim the Leinster title for the 11th time in their history. Their last provincial triumph was back in 1945.

WEXFORD (SFC v Dublin) - A Masterson; N Murphy, P Wallace, B Malone; A Morrissey, D Murphy, C Morris (capt); T Howlin, B Doyle; R Barry, E Bradley, A Flynn; C Lyng, PJ Banville, M Forde.

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