From the Indo. Hopefully Robbie Codd can be kept off the beer for a while though I doubt he'll still be on the panel by the time the League is over.
Wexford 3-20 Antrim 1-14
JOHN MEYLER began his reign as Wexford manager on a winning note when his new-look side fashioned a 12-point victory over Antrim in the Walsh Cup at Piercestown yesterday.
Meyler opted for many new faces and the youngsters showed great heart as they battled back from a point adrift at the break before turning on the style in the final 20 minutes.
Antrim led by 0-9 to 0-8 at half-time, with Liam Watson and Barry Lambert trading tremendous points.
A shock looked on the cards until Wexford's Robbie Codd crashed home a goal inside four minutes of the restart.
Paul Shields brought Antrim back into the game when he crashed a low shot past Dermot Flynn in the 50th minute to leave just two points separating the sides.
However, Wexford upped the tempo and Codd added his second goal eleven minutes from the end, while substitute Rory Jacob found the net from an acute angle one minute into injury-time. Wexford now meet Laois in the semi-final.
SCORERS - Wexford: R Codd 2-2, B Lambert 0-5 (4f, 1 '65'), R Jacob 1-2, M Jacob 0-3 (1f), M Jordan 0-3, M Doyle 0-2, E Quigley, C Kenny, D Lyng 0-1. Antrim: P Shields 1-2, L Watson 0-4 (4f), N McCauley 0-2, C Herron (65), M Herron, K Stewart, P Richmond, C Duffin, J McIntosh, S Burke 0-1 each.
WEXFORD - D Flynn; C Lawlor, R Kehoe, P Roche; PJ Carley, K Rossiter, C Kenny; D Lyng, R McCarthy; M Jacob, E Quigley, M Doyle; M Jordan, R Codd, B Lambert. Subs: R Jacob for Lambert; T Mahon for McCarthy.
ANTRIM - D D Quinn; B McAuley, J McKeague, J Campbell; M Molloy, C Herron, N McCauley; C Cunning, B Herron; L Watson, K Kelly, M Herron; K Stewart, P Richmond, P Shields. Subs: J McIntosh for Stewart; M Scullion for Cunning; C Duffin for Kelly; S Burke for B Herron.
REF - J Guinan (Kilkenny).