Wexford Seniors shared the points with Dublin yesterday and in doing so dealt a blow to Wexford’s League ambitions with a 0-12 to 0-12 draw at St Patrick’s Park in Enniscorthy. Linda Bolger and Dublin’s Ali Twomey accounting for nine of each sides tally in a game where Wexford looked to be cruising at the half time mark.
Dublin opened the scoring with a point from play from Ali Twomey, with Katrina Parrock replying with a magnificent point from play. Siobhan Kehoe added Dublin’s second from play before Chloe Fox levelled the contest with a well struck effort from out the field. Linda Bolger was the scorer in chief for the home side from dead balls and Shelley Kehoe with a point from play saw Wexford’s first half tally rise to 10 points as Twomey added Dublin’s third point to leave the score at 0-10 to 0-3 to Wexford. Indeed what was thought to be a goal from a hand-pass for Dublin was blown for a penalty for the girls in blue. Louise O’Hara’s low effort was kept out by D’Arcy, but Dublin were surely left wondering about the advantage in the advantage rule on this occasion.
Wexford’s first half dominance was equalled by the girls in blue during the second half hour, chiefly led by Ali Twomey. Dublin tightened things up at the back, holding Wexford to just two points in the second half, while a run of five consecutive points got them right back into the game. Bolger looked to have snatched the victory late on with a 21 metre free out on the sideline following a foul on Shelley Kehoe but fittingly, Twomey converted a free in injury time to grab a share of the points.
Wexford will look to a win over table toppers Galway this Sunday to keep their hopes of reaching the league semi final alive. Wexford sit in third place with 4 points, Clare in second on 6 points and Galway with the perfect 9/9 points.
Clare face Dublin this Sunday and a tricky home tie against Galway in the last round while Wexford have Galway at home followed by Offaly away. It’s all to play for!