Wexford senior hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald knows his team face a major hurdle today (Saturday) when they welcome the All-Ireland champions to Innovate Wexford Park in their third game of the Leinster Championship round-robin series.
The Slaneysiders scored a 1-23 to 0-23 victory over Galway in the league quarter-final in March dethroning the Tribesmen. But after consecutive games against Dublin and Offaly, Fitzgerald feels a third game in succession is going to be a tall order for this troops.
“You can’t look ahead to the other game,” said Fitzgerald to John Fogarty in the Irish Examiner. “All I know is to play Galway and Kilkenny in your last two games isn’t ideal. I love the Championship; I just wanted another extra week or two instead of running it over five weeks.
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) June 2, 2018
“Just give it an extra week or two and that isn’t a whole pile. Just give it that much more and I think you will have an incredible Championship. The attendances are pointing towards that.
“It’s a big ask for us. I’ve said it before but the thing that bothers me is us having to play four weeks in a row. Physically, this is going to be a very demanding game. When you play Galway, you’ll cover a lot of ground and there will be a lot of hits and it’ll be an exciting game.
“We’re playing the All-Ireland champions and from what I saw of their last game (against Kilkenny), they’re the best team in the Championship without a shadow of a doubt.”
Galway meet Wexford in their third outing of the 2018 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday, 2nd June. Throw-in at Innovate Wexford Park is 5pm.
— Galway Daily (@GalwayDaily) June 1, 2018