Wexford will surely not have an easier outing this year than their visit to O’Connor Park, Tullamore yesterday.
Jason Ryan’s men were on top throughout as they recorded their third win of their league campaign. The forwards had a field day and a goal with the last kick of the game from Shane Roche was the icing on the cake.
Any hopes of an Offaly comeback were dashed early in the second-half when Kevin Lynam was red carded.
Wexford went to the break 0-10 to 0-3 ahead without ever having to get out of second gear with PJ Banville, Ciaran Lyng all hitting multiple scores.
Offaly scored the first point of the game from a Nigel Dunne free but the next eight all came for Wexford as they cruised into the lead.
A goal early in the second-half from Ken Casey gave Offaly hope but Wexford responded with another six unanswered points.
Sub Bernard Allen did add a second goal for Offaly midway through the second half but the flow of points for Wexford kept coming right up to the final whistle as Offaly slumped to a fourth successive heavy defeat.
Scorers for Offaly: K Casey, B Allen 1-0 each, N Dunne 0-3fs, B Connor 0-2.
Scorers for Wexford: C Lyng (3fs), B Brosnan (4fs) 0-5 each, S Roche 1-2, PJ Banville 0-4, A Flynn 0-3, R Barry, A Doyle 0-1 each.
OFFALY: Alan Mulhall; James Gallagher, John Moloney, Lorcan Hiney; James Keane, Paul McConway, Derek Kelly; Brian Connor, Niall Smith; Peter Boland, Alan McNamee, Nigel Dunne; Anton Sullivan, William Mulhall, Ken Casey.
Subs: Niall McNamee for Lorcan Hiney (ht), Bernard Allen for Anton Sullivan (ht), Kevin Lynam for Paul McConway (38), Ger Treacy for Willie Mulhall (59).
WEXFORD: T Hughes; R Tierney, G Molloy, B Malone; A Flynn, D Murphy, A Doyle; A Shore, D Waters; R Barry, C Morris, B Brosnan; C Lyng, S Roche, PJ Banville.
Subs: L Ginn for D Murphy (49), R Quinlivan for A Shore (59), P Kelly for C Lyng (59), M O’Regan for PJ Banville (62). Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh).
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