Hurlers face Wexford this Saturday in quarter-final

The hurling league quarter-final between Galway and Wexford, which was postponed due to snow last weekend, will take place on Saturday in Innovate Wexford Park (3pm ).

It is a game Galway will be keen to win as they look towards the Leinster championship, while also wanting to get back to winning ways after their recent defeat to Limerick in 1B of the league.

The senior hurlers were on the back of a 15-match winning streak before losing to Limerick in the last round of the league, and Wexford will not make it easy either.

They will be well revved up under Davy Fitzgerald and they will not want to go down to Galway at home.

They have solid defenders in full-back Liam Ryan, and half-backs Matthew O'Hanlon and Diarmuid O'Keeffe. Shaun Murphy at midfield is a good operator, and up front they will looking to Conor McDonald, Paul Morris and Jack O' Connor for a good few scores.

Galway had selected a team for last weekend's clash that showed four changes in personnel from the one that was beaten by Limerick.

John Hanbury, Jack Grealish, Joe Canning and Jack Coyne had been added to the starting 15, with Shane Bannon, Greg Lally, Jason Flynn and Shane Maloney making way.

Three-times hurling All-Star full back Daithí Burke, who had a superb game for the Corofin footballers last weekend in Croke Park - scoring two lovely points from play and demonstrating once again that he is one of the best dual players in the country - will also rejoin the hurling panel and he will give Micheál Donoghue more defensive options in the coming weeks.

The Galway team that was announced for last Sunday's cancelled game was: James Skehill, Adrian Tuohy, John Hanbury, Padraig Mannion, Jack Grealish, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte, Johnny Coen, David Burke (Cpt ) Cathal Mannion, Joe Canning, Niall Burke, Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Jack Coyne.

Regardless of who sees action for the All-Ireland champions, Saturday will be a good challenge, and it will interesting to see how they respond to the expected physicality and intensity of Davy Fitzgerald's team.



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