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Galway vs Wexford – Preview and Stating Team – Start time 4:30 Saturday. This is the first match in the Leinster Hurling Championship.
Galway vs. Wexford
It will be the 14th championship fight between the counties, with Wexford winning six of Galway’s five and drawing two from the previous thirteen.
The last five championship meetings
2020: Galway 1-27 Wexford 0-17 (Leinster quarter final)
2019: Galway 0-16 Wexford 0-16 (Leinster ‘Round Robin’)
2018: Galway 1-23 Wexford 0-17 (Leinster ‘Round Robin’)
2017: Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 (Leinster Final)
2010: Galway 2-22 Wexford 1-14 (Leinster Quarter Final)
Wexford are trying to win their first Championship Championship against Galway since 1996, the last time the All-Ireland title was won.
Wexford lost to Galway (2-15 to 0-15) at Pierce Stadium in February in this year’s Allianz Harling League clash. Wexford have won all five of their Group A games before losing to Waterford in the semifinals. Galway finished third in 1A, winning three of their five games and losing two.
There has been a lack of goals in recent Galway-Wexford Championship games. Only three goals have been scored in the last four games of 2017-18-19-20 (2-1 to Galway).
Galway boss Henry Shefflin, new to the championship, is in his first season but has plenty of experience playing against Model County. He was one of eleven Kilkenny teams who won ten of the championship games played at Wexford. The only defeat was in the 2004 Leinster semifinals.
How they performed at the previous Leinster ‘Round Robin’ Championships 2018-2019 (excluding finals):
Galway: 8 played; Won 6, Drew 1; Lost 1.
Wexford: 8 played; Won 3, Drew 3, lost 2
Galway won the 2018 final; Wexford won the 2019 final.
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