Cork welcomed Wexford to Pairc Uí Chaoimh on last Sunday in their first home game of the Allianz hurling league. Both sides had lost their opener to Kilkenny and Limerick, so a win was of vital importance to both teams.
Cork welcomed back Bill Cooper, Conor Lehane and Mark Coleman and also in from the start was Michael O’Halloran who came on in Nolan Park along with Conor Calahane as Cork shuffled the team for this must win contest.
Wexford almost had a goal from their opening attack, but Anthony Nash saved well. Wexford did take the lead through Sean Murphy, but Cork replied with three in a row as Bill Cooper, Tim O’Mahony and Patrick Horgan were on target. Paul Morris made it a one-point game again from a free but Patrick Horgan with his second point restored the two-point advantage after ten minutes played. Wexford continued to compete and midfielder Diarmuid O’Keefe had a point from play before Horgan was again on target for the rebels. At the end of the opening quarter just a point separated the sides as Cathal Dunbar pointed for Wexford who trailed by 0-4 to 0-5 after 17 minutes played.
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