Kerins in scoring comeback


HURLING CHALLENGE/Galway 4-9 Wexford 1-6: Interest focused on the Kerins' brothers comeback and it proved to be a fairytale for Alan as he contributed a goal and a point inside the first eight minutes at Wexford Park on Saturday.

After 11 minutes Galway led by 3-3 to 0-1, the goals coming from Eugene Cloonan, Alan Kerins and Kevin Broderick which set Galway up for a 3-4 to 0-8 interval lead. Wexford's Larry O'Gorman levelled the scores at 1-12 to 3-6 after 50 minutes with a goal. Wexford led 1-16 to 4-6 with seven minutes remaining but it was Galway who finished stronger.

GALWAY: L Donoghue; G Kennedy, D Cloonan, O Canning; D Hardiman, L Hodgins, C Moore; R Gantley, D Tierney; D Hayes (0-2), M Kerins, K Broderick (1-2); E Cloonan (2-2), A Kerins (1-1), F Healy (0-1). Subs: B Higgins for Kennedy; B Mahoney for Moore; D Shaughnessy for Hodgins.

WEXFORD: D Fitzhenry; C Kehoe, D Ryan, D O'Connor; D Ruth, L Dunne, D Stamp; D O'Brien, R Mallon; R McCarthy, L Murphy, P Codd (0-12); M Jordan (0-3), L O'Gorman (1-0), B Lambert (0-1). Subs: B Goff for Lambert; MJ Furlong for Mallon.

Referee: N Kehoe (Wexford).