O'Byrne Cup: IT Carlow claim Wexford scalp
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Late points from Cian Reynolds and Darragh White gave Carlow IT a surprise O'Byrne Cup success over Wexford at Bunclody on Wednesday night.Model County star Ben Brosnan was on target for the students during the opening 35 minutes and game was tied 0-6 to 0-6 at the break.
Aidan O'Brien's team enjoyed the better of the exchanges during the third quarter and points from Paddy Byrne, Kevin O'Grady and Adrian Flynn parachuted them into a 0-9 to 0-7 lead.
The students upped the ante, however, and were rewarded with those two late points as Wexford failed to translate their possession into scores.
Carlow IT – Tom Hughes; J Kinahan, C Lawlor, A Nolan; A Forde (0-1), B Kinshan, E Walsh; R Downey, C Boyle; S Gannon, Ben Brosnan (0-3), D Hayden (0-1); M Mangan (0-1), B Hurley (0-3), D Mulhall (0-1). Subs: D White (0-1) for Mangan, C Reynolds (0-1) for Gannon, Shane McNamara for Tom Hughes, Fiach O’Bearra for D Mulhall
Wexford - B Redmond; H O'Neill, S Culleton, R Tierney; A Flynn (0-3), J Leacy, B O'Gorman; R Quinlivan, C Carthy; P Kelly, K Gore (0-1), S Gaul; K O'Grady (0-3), K Kehoe, P Byrne (0-3). Subs: D Murphy for O'Gorman, A Shore for Gaul, A Masterson for Redmond, B Malone for Kelly, C Doyle for Gore.